May’s Sephora Play box is themed “Beauty on the Rise,” and is a tour of cult favorites, hard to find formulas and one of a kind brands that are making their mark in the beauty industry. This month, Sephora replaced their regular drawstring cloth bag with a cute, see through pouch that’s perfect for housing your essentials. Here’s what was inside my box:
Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone: This is a color-rich stick that is a lip liner, lip stain, and lip color all in one. While I love getting lip products, I tried this on, and the color is a rusty brownish red, which is definitely not my shade, especially for summer time. It’s a major bummer to get a shade that’s not in my preferences.
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser: I was so excited to see Sunday Riley in my box this month. This is a clay cleanser that brightens the skin while cleaning and minimizing the pores for balanced, clear skin. I was not expecting a clay cleanser to be so runny, but it smells good and makes my skin feel great when I use it with my Clarisonic Mia.
Grande Lips Lip Plumper in Clear: I was surprised to discover that this product was more than just a temporarily plumping gloss, but instead a treatment gloss with results over time. I’ve only applied it once, but the instant results are a little bit of a cool, minty tingle (not nearly as aggressive as some other lip plumpers I’ve tried), and a shot of hydration which feels really good. The instructions say that in order to achieve maximum results it should be used regularly for 30 days, and this sample will definitely not last that long, but I will enjoy using up what I do have. Read more