If you are someone who loves beauty and makeup products, then you already know how expensive it can be to build up an extensive beauty collection. Fortunately, there are ways to provide a boost to your makeup bag with free products that are offered by major beauty brands, such as GLAMGLOW, Estee Lauder, bareMinerals, Benefit, MAC and many more. Use our ultimate how-to guide to find out how to build your beauty collective for free. You really can get all of this absolutely FREE of charge!
Let’s start with the basics…
Why is makeup given away for free by these major companies? There are many different methods that can be used for obtaining free beauty products and makeup, so keep reading to learn how without proven and tested methods.
Receive free makeup through company giveaways
Online giveaways are one of the easiest methods to use to receive free beauty products. To generate more interest in their brand or to spread the word about a new product, often beauty companies will launch free sample giveaway campaigns. Usually they are conducted on a first come, first served basis so make sure to apply for one as soon as you hear about it.
Beauty samples are an excellent way to test a product out for free before having to buy it.
• Deep Conditioning Mask – John Freida
• Brow Pencil – Benefit
• 1 Hour Express Tan – MineTan
• Nourishing Dry Body Oil – Kiehls
• Volcasmic Mattle Glow Moisturiser – GLAMGLOW
• Skin Longevity Serum – bareMinerals
• Double Wear Foundation – Estee Lauder
The above are just a couple of beauty products and brand that have done giveaways recently. There are always some new beauty products that are available for you to sample, so be sure to stay in tune with all of the most recent giveaways at the WOW FreeStuff website.
Get free beauty products through product review trials
So how can a beauty company know for sure if their product is good? Or how can customers trust that products really do what they claim?
One of the best ways is to have real honest reviews from actual people – like you and me.
Large beauty panels will frequently run a product review panel. They allow individuals to sign up in order to test a new product out for free in exchange for providing an honest review of the product. That means you can test new products out that you might not normally try, and the company is able to build up its review ratings and reputation. Also, most of the products that you get are full-sized – so that is definitely a bonus!
The following are some of the companies that offer review panels – so sign up for free today:
Soap & Glory
General product review sites frequently run beauty campaigns as well, so they are definitely worth signing up for. Glamour Beauty Club, BzzAgent, and The Insiders are all good sites to sign up for – some of their recent campaigns have included Dior Foundation, Argan Oil Hair Mask from Garnier, and a Josh Wood Colour Hair Dye Kit.
Receive beauty freebies every month from Debenhams Beauty Club
Every month Debenhams Beauty Club offer members are able to claim a new beauty freebie that has been released in stores. Products range from perfume to skincare, toiletries, and makeup, and are always of good quality and size. In recent months we have been fortunate to be able to claim some really fabulous beauty freebies, including Nourishing Body Oil from Kiehl, Bloom Eau de Parfum by Gucci, Rituals Shower Foam, and Skin Longevity Serum from bareMinerals. Signup for a membership today and keep a close watch out for the WOW FreeStuff emails to find out when the next giveaway is. Just pop over to your closest Debenhams store and claim your freebie by showing your member’s card. Sign up today for your free membership to the Debenhams Beauty Club so that you don’t miss out.
Obtain free makeup samples at beauty counters
If there are any specific beauty products you want to try, you can ask for free samples at the beauty counter. A majority of brands have samples selections to give out to customers who have an interest in potentially buying their products. Foundation is among the most difficult makeup products to buy, and free samples can definitely come in handy in these situations. To ensure that a certain shade is a good match for your skin tone and a foundation suits your type of skin, it isn’t good enough to just test it out on your hand while you are at the store. The best method for testing a new foundation out is to get a sample that can be worn for a couple of days as part of your regular life. That way, you will be able to check to make sure the foundation coverage is actually what you are looking for, and that the texture and colour are the right match for your skin.
Leading brands such as Clarins, Dior, Estee Lauder, and Bobbi Brown all provide free foundation samples whenever you are show interest while you are at one of their beauty counters. So the next time that you are at a beauty department store such as House of Fraser or Debenhams, tell the professional trained makeup expert that you are interested in testing a new foundation out and they will help you find the one that suits your needs the best.
The best time to request free samples is when the store isn’t busy. Try to avoid going during the busy lunch hour time, and if possible visit in the early morning instead. That way the salesperson will have time to talk to you and also offer the best free sample selections based on your needs and interest. Show interest in the product. Do some research ahead of time to that you sound like someone who is seriously and not merely a freebie seeker? Overall, be polite and kind. Your efforts will be well rewarded if you do this.
Receive free beauty products via competition wins
Another great way to get free beauty product is by entering competitions. Although there is no guarantee that you will win, it doesn’t take much of your time to apply. So for a chance at winning, it is definitely worth the time to enter. The Gloss runs competitions on a regular basis and collaborates with leading beauty brands such as Eyeko, REN Skincare, and Omorovicza. They frequently have hundreds of products that are available, in either travel sizes or full-sized from high-quality beauty brands.
Email companies and ask for free samples.
Another way to get free samples on great beauty products is to directly email beauty brands. When you express interest in specific companies or products, you can end up with many nice free samples that are sent directly to your doorstep. Perhaps the company uses natural ingredients only, or your favourite scent or maybe a certain product that may solve your skincare issues, and if you indicate your interest then you maybe rewarded for your efforts. Make sure you are friendly and always make your emails personal – if you are polite brands are much more likely to offer freebies to you.
Get free makeup via online orders
If you like to order your beauty or makeup products online, make sure to maximize your effort by receiving free samples along with your orders Recently we have seen many new beauty websites comes on the scene such as Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic, and Feel Unique. These one-stop beauty sites enable you to buy high-quality beauty products directly from home, and often throw in some free samples also. Feel Unique has some excellent offers for testing new products out and discovering which ones are ideal for you. They have a Pick-n-Mix programme where you are able to select five samples from more than 500 products. You will need to pay a shipping fee of £3.95, but it is redeemable against any future purchases you make on the website.
The following are some more brands and websites that offer free samples when you make online orders with them:
• Cult Beauty
• Charlotte Tilbury
So there you go! All of the different ways to receive free beauty products and makeup both in the store and online.