A Guide To Boosting Your Make-Up Bag By Receiving Free Beauty Samples

Certain beauty brands offer free samples to potential customers allowing them to try the new product before making a purchase. There is nothing more annoying than spending large amounts of money on new foundations when it does not even match your skin tone correctly. However, beauty experts in the industry know certain secrets about how to get your hands on specific free make-up products, simply by asking for a make-up sample.

Estee Lauder, Benefit and Soap & Glory are among the larger corporations who hand out free make-up samples; but the supplies are limited, so you need to know where to find these samples. Skincare companies, such as L’Occitane and L’Oreal are also known to give out small samples of their new products to potential clients before any purchases are made. There are certain methods whereby you can gain hold of these samples including requesting the products online or asking for samples in a retail store.

While you might not always be able to bag a full-sized tube of Mac brand foundation, it is possible to obtain small pots of the product that are ideal to slip into your favourite handbag for travelling purposes. So, before you decide to splash out on the latest Givenchy lipstick, try to use these top tips to make sure you cannot obtain the product for free before making a purchase.

1. Asking At The Beauty Store Counters

While making a request for free makeup samples in person can be overwhelming, it is something that you should take advantage of. Beauty counters in retail outlets such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Boots will often have free samples available for customers who wish to try the product before making purchases.

However, you should be aware that make-up artists do not hand the free samples out to simply any person; you need to show a genuine interest in the product before they will give you a sample. According to the founder of LatestFreeStuff.co.uk, Deepak Tailor, if you are considering spending at least £20 or more on a make-up product, it is highly recommended that you ask for a sample to try beforehand.

Clarins is a brand well-known for their freebies and these skincare brands are often more generous with free products than make-up counters. Just remember that the store assistants will not hand samples out if they believe you are in it to collect the freebie and not try the product.

2. Sign Up To Test Make-Up Products

Large brands will typically send out free product samples in exchange for customer feedback. In some cases, the company will ask for feedback to be sent directly to the business; however, other brands may ask you to share your opinions and thoughts on social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

According to Deepak Tailor, skincare and make-up brands are constantly searching for bloggers and testers to use their products and offer feedback before the item is released to the public. To use the samples, it is recommended that you sign up to the big brands’ product testing panels. Of course, not all of the brands will use your services as they may be targeting a specific demographic; for example, a skincare company may be testing products on females between the ages of 20 and 25 years.

Soap & Glory have a ‘Beauty Brigade’ product testing group where members can register and will be sent products to review from their homes. Another skincare brand, Elemis, allows customers to register for the chance to test new products before they are released to the general public.

3. Feel Unique Pick And Mix

Feel Unique is an online beauty brand offering customers the chance to choose a maximum of five free product samples per month from over 400 sample brands, such as Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, Clinique moisturisers and Yves Saint Laurent fragrances.

The samples available from Feel Unique are small measuring in at approximately 1.5ml per perfume sample and a single sachet for foundation items; however, this amount can last a long time. You will need to pay an amount for packaging and postage, approximately £4; but you will receive a gift voucher worth the amount paid which can be redeemed in a beauty store.

4. Freebies On Social Media

It is common for people to see items on their Facebook timeline showing skincare brands offering free samples in exchange for post sharing or liking. Unfortunately, the limited number of samples makes it difficult to find the samples and obtain the items. Magic Freebies is one website that collects these social media offers allowing you to find them in a single online area.

Current sample offers available from Magic Freebies includes beauty samples from Estee Lauder, such as a 10-day foundation and primer. Of course, there are various other options when you register to another sample website.

Magic Freebies is not the only free sample website and other websites, such as LatestDeals.co.uk and LatestFreeStuff.co.uk, collect all current deals available offering free samples available when registering to other websites. In previous years, these websites listed free samples from large brands including Estee Lauder, Chanel, Revlon, MAC and L’Oreal; so, it is definitely worth keeping your eye on the sites.

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