Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty subscription service provided by, you guessed it, Sephora. For $10 per month, you are sent five beauty products (hair, skin, makeup, ect) AND a fragrance sample in a Sephora sachet bag! At this point, there is a wait list, but you can join the queue and get more info HERE. FYI, I was on the wait list for a couple months before I got my invite.
Pros of Play!
Affordable, $10 per month
Prestige brands only
Fragrance is a bonus and doesn’t count as one of your 5 samples
Point bonus for Beauty Insiders (50 extra points per month with Play! Pass purchase)
Play! Book with product info and tips for use
Cons of Play!
Wait list only
No customization, everyone gets the same thing
Some repeats of common samples (I’m looking at you ‘They’re Real’)
June Play! by Sephora Products
tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion .23 fl oz ($4.33 value)
Benefit They’re Real Mascara .1 fl oz ($8 value)
Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It Hair Styler .5 fl oz ($3.10 value)
Becca Backlight Primer Filter .2 fl oz ($7.60 value)
bareMineral Bareskin Serum Bronzer .1 fl oz ($2.80 value)
Thanks to my one true love, Sephora, I got a chance to try this foundation! (Finally a useful sample, amirite?) I rarely try out “high end” foundations, but I was really excited to try this. Becca is know for their highlighters, but I was very interested to try their complexion products.
About the Foundation
This foundation is a full coverage, liquid formula. It claims to cover blemishes, redness, and even skin tone while also hydrating. It comes in 20 shades. The color ranges from pale-pink porcelain to a rich, chocolate brown. I am very impressed at their range, particularly the selection of medium to deep shades! The bottles are 1 fl. oz. and are $44 from Sephora.
Application + Coverage
I used the shade “Shell” for my first impression application. I dabbed it all over my face and used a Real Techniques stipple brush and a Real Techniques beauty sponge to buff it into my skin. I would recommend using a sponge or Beauty Blender with this foundation, as I was not satisfied with how the stippling brush worked with it. I was very impressed with the coverage. I had a lot of redness in my cheeks and around my nose and chin, and it did cover it. It also covered up the acne scarring on my chin.
This foundation is awesome. The coverage is medium to full, but it does not settle into my lines, enhance my skin texture, or look cakey. The finish is a very soft satiny matte, but I did set it with a loose powder and finished with my Elf Mist n Set. It looked radiant and had a lot of dimension. My skin is pretty normal in regards to moisture; I am not really oily or dry. I do have a lot of texture on my cheeks and chin, as well as hormonal acne on my chin. I also have fine lines around my eyes and my undereye tends to get pretty crepe-y. I did not feel it settled into my lines or enhance any of the texture on my face. It covered my redness and blemishes. I did use the Nyx HD Concealer for my dark circles and darker pigmented acne scarring, but I used less than I typically do with my Maybelline Fit Me foundation.
It’s a really good foundation for my skin and the skin issues I personally have. It covered amazingly while also not looking to heavy or cakey. That price tag is hard to swallow though, especially because I usually pay $7-10 for my foundation from the drug store… However, it may be worth the investment due to just how beautiful it does look on the skin. I have two nearly-full bottles of Maybelline Fit Me, but once I use that up, I will be getting a full size of the Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme.