Sephora Play time once more. I am usually late with my Sephora Play box reviews, but now I have a crazy backlog. I didnt realise that it was the August Play box which I had spoken about on the blog. So I thought of writing about all these boxes I had loved,but with a difference. While I usually review the box, one month at a time, this time I will tackle two boxes in one post. Rather than a basic unboxing and review of the boxes, I will address them category wise - MakeUp, Skin Care, Hair and Fragrance.
So lets start with September and October 2017 Play Boxes. As you know, every month, the box and its ingredients are selected around a particular. Think of September, and we finally make the transition from Summer to Fall. The box was no different. The theme for the month of September was - FALL INTO BEAUTY. Aptly titled, the box contained beauty products which helped you make the transition with the changing of seasons.
With October, as the leaves start changing color, the emphasis of the Sephora Play box was on our faces . COMPLEXION COMPANIONS was the theme for the month of October. It was all about setting you up for a flawless look that takes just a few minutes, and is long staying. From prepping and priming, t finding your foundation shade, this box made it simple to create that #nofilter finish.
Lets look at the products in details :

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation : 
This is one of my all time favorite foundations, and it was so nice to get a sample size of it. And luckily it was a perfect shade match. Guess they finally decided to tap into the SKIN IQ scores stored on my Beauty Insider Profile. My shade is Y245. For a detailed review, click HERE.

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer: 
Its a smoothing pore perfecting primer that blurs imperfections and fills in fine lines, for a baby soft foundation-ready canvas, and make up that stays all day long. I had used Foundation and Concealer from Urban Decay, but not their Primers. And as I always say, that I dont use Primers on an everyday basis, but courtesy the Play box , I have enough stash of Primers now. A little goes a long way with thsi primer, and it did a good job. I was initially skeptical of, the pink color, but it blends into the skin, without leaving a pink cast, per se. I let the primer sink in, for a couple of minutes, before I used the foundation.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Color in Happy : 
I love it when there is a Lip color sample, as I am such a lipstick junkie. And more so, when its a brighter color. "Happy," is a strawberry red lip color, with a metallic finish. Think of 80s and frosted lipcolors. This is the same treend , done better. Lip colors can now come in such a variety of finishes, from metallics to shimmers, that there's something for everyone. I am wearing the color in the pictures, in this post.

Benefit Gimme Brow Voluminizing Fiber Gel in Medium : 
I love me some brow products too. And I had never tried out Benefit's Gimme Brow. Its water resistant and packs in fibers, to give you that impression of fuller brows. I loved the tiny wand to add volume and color to fill in my brows. I am surely getting the full size of this product.
Stila All day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black : 
I dont step out of my home without black eyeliner, so its nice to try out new products. I stopped using liquid eye liner, a decade back, but maybe Sephora didnt get the memo. Jokes apart, Stila's eyeliner, is a felt tip liner, which offers a lot of precision. The color is pigmented and is waterproof. If you are a liquid eyeliner person, then you could try out this product.


Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb: 
Its a rich satiny cream that delivers comforting, intense hydration . It helped to soften and visibly smooth skin. I have inetsnely dry skin, which is also sensitive. I used this cream at night, along with my anti ageing regimen. my skin seemed to drink it up. You can also use it as a face mask, by using the product generously, and tissuing off excess.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea 4-in 1 Setting Mist : 
I have used this product earlier and I swear by it. A savior when your skin feels dry during the coloder months, and also during long haul flights. I have repurchased this product quite a few times. For a detailed Review, click HERE. 

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Skin Booster : 
Its a skin perfecting Serum that plumps, smooths, and hydrates skin for flawless make up application. I am a huge fan of Hyaluronic Acid and this serum uses HA as an active ingredient.

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion  Pore Perfecting Scrub: 
It is a three in one formula that targets pores with physical and chemical exfoliation, which makes it perfect for combination skin. I have dry and sensitive skin, and I am usually vary of chemical exfoliants. I used this product once, but it had drie dout skin even more. Maybe i need to use a few times more, to assess it better.


My Hair is curly and frizzy and colored. Earlier, in my 20s, I used to straighten my hair every day, but now I rock my curls. I have tried out a host of curling products. Of them, one of my favorites is the Deva Curl range. I love all of their products that I have tried. So I was very happy to try out a new product from this line.  Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask is a depp conditioning mask that cares for curly or wavy hair and infuses it with mositure for soft, frizz-free hair. It was just perfect, to add in the moisture to my hair, which had dried out after a long summer of chlorinated pools.

The two fragrance samples were Clean Reserve Sel Santal and Citron Fig and Tory Burch Bel Azur. I used both during my Iceland trip and they were refreshing . While one of the fragrances were spicy , the other was fresh.

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