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How to get free makeup samples

how to get free makeup samples

There’s nothing worse then rushing out to buy that latest Armani foundation or Lancôme lipstick to find out after you apply it that it’s really not you. Avoid throwing your hard earned money down the drain by searching for samples of popular makeup brands. It’s actually a lot easier then you might think to get your hands on free samples and big brands like Benefit and Estée Lauder are often seen giving products away. Here’s a list of the places you should look to get your free makeup samples.

Feel Unique Pick and Mix

If you’ve ever ordered anything from Feel Unique you’ll know they give you the opportunity to pick around 4 samples with your order. There’s a good mix of makeup, skincare and fragrance samples.

Join testing panel sites

There are quite a few testing sites that offer products from big brands like Sanctuary, M&S, The Body Shop and Boots in exchange for a honest review. Sites include:

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Beauty counters

If you pop along to one of the big makeup counters in department stores like Debenhams and John Lewis you have a good chance of getting a few freebies. Ask for a makeover or demo of a new product and once they’ve finished ask if they can provide a sample. You can say that you want to see how it looks in natural light and come back if it’s suitable for you. You’ll often be given a little pot with the product in, often it’s mainly foundation samples but other products may be available.

Look out for free sample offers

Often big brands will advertise free samples of their new products on their website or through social media. You can also try signing up to sites like as they often list links to the latest beauty sample releases. Be quick though as they get snapped up really quickly!

Sign up to cashback sites

Often sites like TopCashback will offer you a free beauty product for registering as a new member. You will initially have to pay for the product and they’ll refund you in cashback. It’s not valid for existing members (much to my disappointment!)

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