Makeup samples are an amazing way to try new products before you shell out cash for them. Trying before you buy is always a good idea. It can save you from makeup buying regret. Additionally, it’s also a lot of fun to try new products.
1. Ask for Them at Makeup Counters
Makeup counters are a great place to score free makeup samples. Don’t be afraid to ask for them. You’re a potential lifetime customer so the sales associate should be happy to supply you with some. They’ll usually give you more than you ask for because they know that it could mean potential business for the company they represent. In turn, you may become a loyal customer and then can continue getting great samples.
2. Order from Sephora
Sephora is a neat company to order from. They carry many different brands so you can get all of your beauty favorites at one place. They also give you free samples with every order. That’s a great incentive to order from Sephora. Smashbox also gives you free samples with every order and Tarte Cosmetics gives free samples with a $40 purchase.
3. Contact a Mary Kay Consultant
I used to be a Mary Kay consultant and still love most of their products. You can get samples on many different products in the Mary Kay line. You can also get a free facial or earn free products by hosting a Mary Kay party. It’s definitely worth it to contact your local Mary Kay consultant. If you don’t know who that is, the Mary Kay website can help you locate one close to you.
4. Swap with Friends
Sometimes you end up with samples you don’t want. Your friends probably find themselves in that position, too. It’s always good to check with your friends before you trash unwanted samples. The sample you don’t want may be the one they’ve been dying to try. In return, they can give you their unwanted samples. Without making a big production, you’ve set up a swap.
5. Check Your Magazines
Magazines can be a great place to find samples. I’ve found moisturizer, foundation, bb cream and perfume samples in magazines. Be careful to go through your entire magazine so you don’t miss them. Leafing through a magazine once can leave samples behind. Get your money’s worth out of your magazines by finding all the included samples.
6. Request Them Directly
Are you dying to try a specific product? Contact the company directly. Many times, companies are happy to send you samples if you ask for them. They may even include coupons for the product you want to try. They know a small free gift such as this could mean return business for them.
7. Follow Your Favorite Makeup Brands on Social Media
Following your favorite makeup brands on social media could land you some free samples or even a full size product. Makeup companies sometimes give away full size products to their social media followers. You never know, you could be the lucky winner! It’s worth the small effort of following makeup companies to get the perks. Besides all of that, you’ll be the first to know the latest on new products by following them.
These’re 7 ways you can get free makeup samples. What makeup are you dying to try a sample of? I’d love to hear from you!