Totally free makeup samples are a fantasy for most women on par with free fabulous shoes. If you’ve ever bought makeup or been along when someone has to pay for makeup you know that the prices can be dizzying. Lipstick at over $30 a tube would make anyone feel faint. Hence the dream of totally free makeup samples.
Well, dream no more…totally free makeup samples can be yours! Here’s how to score some makeup freebies.
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How to Snag Totally Free Makeup Samples
Follow the Freebies
Pay close attention to active freebie sites (umm, you know, like this one) as most totally free makeup samples are in limited quantities. This means you need to act fast! Target and Walmart offer some of the best online totally free makeup samples, and I always share them as soon as I see them (and I obsessively check daily). Here are some of the latest Target free makeup samples and Walmart free makeup samples.
Another great opportunity comes from Sephora. This company will occasionally offer free one-on-one beauty consults which include free makeup samples. The best way to find out about these events is to stay tuned in to sites like Freebie Finding Mom as well as social media…which brings us to the next tip.
Follow all of your favorite beauty brands and the companies that carry those brands on social media. If a company or brand is going to give out totally free makeup samples there’s a good chance they’ll post those offers on social media sites first. Social media platforms are also a great place to find out about contests and other opportunities to win makeup. Be sure to interact with the companies (ex. Share posts) and even go out of your way to mention them (ex. Tweet about their new product you just tried) as the company may surprise you with a totally free makeup sample.
Allure magazine has a reputation for offering totally free makeup samples online fairly regularly. Usually these aren’t even sample sized but full sized beauty products – a definite score! These giveaways are, for obvious reasons, very popular so be sure to act quickly.
Pay…but Not in Cash
Under the tip “Be Social” I mentioned engaging with companies on social media…this is one way to “pay” for samples. You can also become a beauty blogger and occasionally brands will send you free makeup samples for review. In addition, sometimes you can take a survey or complete some other task and get totally free makeup samples. Instead of money, you’re basically paying with your time.
Become a Member
Another way to get totally free makeup samples is to become a member with companies like Ulta and Sephora. These companies may give you a free product or sample on your birthday or when you place orders over a certain amount. In addition, you can earn points on purchases which you can then cash in for freebies.
Not Quite Free but Almost
If you’re willing to invest a little money, you can get new beauty samples each month through Birchbox. For just $10 a month, Birchbox delivers 4 to 5 hand-picked deluxe beauty samples from high-end brands. Samples include makeup, skin care, fragrance, body, and hair products. All of the samples are generously sized, with enough product to allow you to figure out if they’re right for you.
Even sweeter Birchbox customizes the boxes based on the Beauty Profile you fill out. Some samples are sent to everyone, other samples are chosen specifically for your skin, beauty needs, and style. Keep in mind that all you pay is your $10 monthly subscription fee; there are no shipping or handling fees for the monthly Birchbox and you can cancel at any time. So you really are under NO obligation.
Try these tips out and you’ll be scoring totally free makeup samples in no time!
Do you have other tips for getting totally free makeup samples? Please share them in the comments!