sephora play unboxing: february ’18

Feel the l❤ve

⏲ Read time: 7-10 minute

Love is in the air.

Sephora is jumping on board the love train just like the other beauty subscriptions this month. This month, they’ve picked some products that they can’t live without and will help you feel your best during the month of love.

Think two lip products (one to share with your galentine), some skincare to help you radiate and a scent that gives you butterflies, this Play Box has you covered.

Here’s what’s inside my Sephora Play this month:

LANCOME | Drama Liqui-Pencil in Cote D’azur

Don’t feel the blues about this liner, because I have a feeling this will be a hidden treasure for some upcoming looks.

We learned in my December Ipsy GlamBag that colored liners have never been my jam because I’m slightly intimidated by them. Pulling this out of my Play Box, I was super hesitant because not only is this Mimi from the Drew Carey Show blue, but it’s also a pencil liner (something I haven’t used in ages).

Then, the creative wheels started turning and I got an idea for some future looks that I’m excited to rock, but during the right time. Immediately, I thought about popping this in the waterline with either a subtle smokey eye for a girl’s night out or lining my top lash line with a very natural eye for some fun during the work-week.

This liner is very pigmented and it doesn’t budge on the skin. At first, I was really scared of the electric blue but now, I’m looking forward to finding some ways to jazz up some neutral looks.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Sephora Collection | Ultra Shine Lip Gel in 04 Perfect Nude

Sephora specifically sent out two lip products this month so you can share one with a friend. After receiving this in my November Play Box, I decided to give this to my mother, who was excited to test out “real” makeup.

MAKE UP FOR EVER | Artist Rouge Lipstick in M500

Since going blonde, I have been really apprehensive on wearing dark, vampy shades. I’m not sure if it’s because I think I can’t pull them off anymore or it’s because I’m just intimidated by the bold colors. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve either worn a dark shade, or any lipstick for that matter.

This is a high-pigmented lipstick that’s iconic for its long-lasting wear. This wine shade can be built-up, so you can opt for a light berry stain or go full vamp.

Immediately when opening this products, I noticed that it was defective (as the top of the lipstick was smudged and loose in its component, broken from the base of the applicator).

This made me leery on using the products because I knew it was going to eventually break, but I figured I’d try it at least once. The swatch I wore wasn’t anything to brag home about, therefore I didn’t hesitate tossing it in the trash. I already own a lot of shades this color (that I don’t wear).

Rating: 2 out of 5

FIRST AID BEAUTY | Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask

For the past few months, my skin has been stressed out beyond belief, unlike any other aspect of my life. (Ayo, finally getting routines established like what?!) No matter what I do, I’m left with texture along my cheekbones and it’s something I’ve become self-conscious about.

Why not feed your face some superfoods like ginger and turmeric to help refresh and revive your skin. Plus, jelly masks offer a ton of hydration which will help give your skin a more supple appearance.

I like the smell of this mask because it almost smells a bit peppery, which is the ginger working full effect. I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t put a thick enough layer on, but I noticed that the mask dried down very quickly. My skin did look brighter after a one-time use, but we’ll have to see if using it the recommended three times a week will make a difference.

Rating: 3 out of 5

PETER THOMAS ROTH | FIRMx Peeling Gel

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with blackheads on my chin and nose, leaving me very self-conscious. I’ve tried exfoliant after exfoliant, only to be disappointed.

I might have found a miracle product. This stuff is weird af, but it’s legit. Apply this to dry skin and start massaging it in, which you’ll notice it roll off into little balls. Keep massaging it into the skin, especially in whatever trouble areas you have. Rinse with water.

At first, I thought it didn’t do a whole lot. Then, I took a closer look at my skin and noticed that the blackheads on my skin looked as if they had been brought to the surface. I spent nearly 10 minutes in front of my mirror just picking at those blackheads, them popping to the surface with such ease! I didn’t have to squeeze too hard, causing stress to the skin, and my skin felt so much softer after a one-time use.

I used to love the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate treatment because it was the only thing that gave me noticeable results. With this coming in under $50, this will absolutely be something that I purchase when I run out.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

TORY BURCH | Love Relentlessly perfume

If I said that I’m coming around to floral scents, would you hold it against me?

I think the older I get, the more my preferred scents change. For a long time, we know I detested floral scents, but I think I might have found one that I don’t downright hate. This is really shocking because this has middle notes of rose!

This scent starts out strong on the floral notes, but eases into the musks of sandalwood the sparkle of pink pepper. (If you’re like me, you had no idea that pink pepper was a real thing and googled it, only to find it looks like pomegranate seeds.)

It’s long-lasting, but doesn’t give me the flower-shop headache vibes. In fact, it morphs into a scent that I could grow to like. It’s sophisticated and cheerful, just in time for spring to roll around.

Rating: 3 out of 5

⬇📽 Watch my Sephora Play Unboxing video below 📽⬇

About sarah

25. writer. obsessed with makeup, french bulldogs, nyr and sparkle.
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