Any woman knows that trying a new beauty product, whether a simple lip liner or something with more drastic consequences like hair coloring, can be a stressful and expensive process. It can be quite disappointing to drop $50 on a fancy new organic foundation only to end up not liking that shade or having it irritate your skin. The solution to spending money on something you’re unfamiliar with is to simply get a free beauty product sample either directly from the manufacturer or through a site you can trust with your information. Let’s take a closer look at both of these options.
Manufacturer Direct Samples
Naturally the most straightforward route you can take is to visit a site like L’Oreal or Clairol and see if they have any promotions going on that include samples. It’s very common for large and small companies alike to offer some sort of freebie at various times throughout the year.
When you do find the sample area, you’ll have to put in your name, address, e-mail, phone number and usually opt in or out of their mailing list. Most people won’t want to be on this list but if you’re interested, it couldn’t hurt. You might get some coupons and updates on new products and that can be useful. It can take between 1 and 4 weeks to get your free sample depending on the company, their shipping methods and where you live.
Sample Specialty Sites
A sample specialty site is any website that tries to list all sorts of free samples on a regular basis. It’s fairly hard to find a good one lately as they seem to come and go pretty frequently. A quick look can turn up hundreds of these and some are good but some aren’t so you need to be careful here. Always keep your anti-virus software going and use in-browser protection if possible.
These sites often list dozens of companies offering samples in a variety of categories including beauty products and they can be quite useful to see who is offering what but they often lead you to surveys and things you probably don’t want anything to do with. You CAN luck out and if you find a good one, bookmark it.
Don’t feel like hunting around but want to stay up to date on what company is giving out what sample today? A cheap membership site will let you select a category and check out various promotions right from their site and sign you up for stuff automatically. This is very handy and often ensures you’ll get something new before people not using these sites. They are also virus free. It’s something to consider if you really like getting free samples, not just beauty related but across many categories.
It’s fun to get free samples in the mail and you might just stumble upon something like lipstick that is the one color you’ve always wanted but just didn’t know it yet!