As a makeup lover, free samples are easily one of the best things about the Internet. Nowadays we can simply request samples be sent to us rather than the old-fashioned method of having to go to the store! Free samples are not only a good way to save money, they are actually one of the best ways to find new brands and products too. A lot of my makeup knowledge these days comes from trying out free samples, especially when it comes to skincare. Skincare samples are probably my favorite as they always seem to be the most generous (you will often get more than 1 sachet/bottle to try out), plus most of the time they are actually decent products!
Below I will list some of the best makeup samples I have tried in the past month. Most of these are still available!
CoverGirl & Olay 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation
This is from CoverGirl & Olay’s Simply Ageless product line, I received this as a sample from Lifescript for completing a sponsor survey. I love Olay products, so I was really excited to give this a try. I think it’s now one of my favorite foundations, even including expensive brands! Good, even coverage, no flakiness. It has a very creamy consistency and I do feel like my face is getting moisturized while wearing it. I’ve never been a huge CoverGirl fan but this is now one of my go-to foundations for daily wear. I also like the dispenser — you get every single drop out of the bottle and you don’t have to wrestle the top off to get the last few applications out of the bottle!
You can request a free sample of this foundation by clicking here!
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Moisturizer
I love L’Oreal samples, they are always giving them out too! They are usually decent sizes as well, this moisturizer sample came in a 5.oz sample bottle which lasted a good few weeks. L’Oreal usually always has free samples on their website, last year they were giving out their Advanced Haircare shampoo & conditioners too. You can still sign up for the Hydra Genius moisturizer sample by clicking here!
Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion
This was another sample I got from Lifescript, I absolutely love Burt’s Bees products as they are cruelty-free and always use organic products. I hadn’t tried this particular body lotion yet so it was really nice to be able to sample it! The sample size was pretty small – I’d say about 1/10th the size of a regular bottle, but there was still enough to get a good amount of uses from it. The lotion is actually really good, it’s super light so you feel like your skin actually absorbs it! I’d definitely recommend trying this one out.
You can still request a free sample of this from here! Note: If they have run out of the body lotion your sample may be substituted for something different.
I will keep this list regularly updated if I find any new great makeup samples, so be sure to check back if you didn’t manage to get these ones! You can also check out the makeup samples category by clicking here. There’s all kinds of samples you can get your hands on, but remember a lot of the time they are only available until supplies last. For this reason I would recommend bookmarking your favorite freebie site so you can check each week or so, new samples comes around quite often!
You can also still use the old-fashioned method of actually contacting a brand and asking for samples, or even popping into the drugstore. Many stores these days will gladly give out free samples of their products if you ask, even Target were giving out a bunch of makeup samples at one point!
I hope you enjoyed this small list! Feel free to check out our beauty samples category here to see a much larger list of free samples you can sign up for 🙂