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A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Free Makeup Samples

It can be very challenging to find the correct product for our skin tone. I had to learn this the hard way, and ended up with various makeup products that didn’t suit my skin tone. However, all this changed when a sales associate at a makeup boutique offered me a lesson on getting free makeup samples.  Since that day, I have received handfuls of samples and this article will provide information on how to get these samples.

 

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Firstly, here are four makeup products you can receive without having to pay anything.

 

  • Foundation

A professional makeup artist who stated that she pays for more for certain products, such as foundation, that are in close contact to her skin.  For other products, she will tend to use drugstore brands.  By choosing the correct product for your skin, it is important you opt for the correct color or you will be wasting your hard-earned cash.

To avoid making an incorrect choice, it is recommended that you try a sample of the product before committing to the makeup item.  This is particularly true if you are using a department store brand.

 

  • Mascara

The flirty lashes are a must-have for almost all women, but some mascara can result in clumpy messes instead of long lashes.  To avoid this issue, it is recommended that you ask for a sample instead of using the testers others have used at the store.  The eye area is a highly sensitive one and you do not want to catch any infections from previous testers.  I was able to get a free version of Lancôme’s High Definition mascara from their counter when I asked for a sample.

 

  • Perfume

A person’s skin reacts differently to different perfumes; therefore, it is essential that you request a trial size before purchasing the perfume itself.  Before committing to L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, I asked for a sample and received one.

 

  • Skin Care Products

My skin is sensitive and this means I can use only certain skin care products.  By using sample products before purchasing the full item, I am able to determine whether or not the product is suitable for my skin.  At the moment I am trying Bare Essentials’ cleanser and moisturiser before deciding on whether or not to purchase the full bottle.

 

  • Be Friendly

The first point to consider when trying to receive a sample is to be friendly to the person behind the makeup counter.  A sales person is more likely to assist individuals who are polite and courteous instead of rude and arrogant.  Of course, this friendliness must not be faked or you will not receive any samples.

 

  • Make Conversation

Some of the sales people are amateur makeup artists and will enjoy sharing their secrets, so it is recommended that you make conversation to “pick their brains” regarding makeup application.  For example, one sales associate tipped me to use Stila’s convertible color on my cheeks and lips.

 

  • Ask For The Samples

The aim of the conversation is to ultimately ask for samples, and it is as easy as asking for them.  The majority of makeup boutiques will have samples for customers wishing to try a product and all you need to do is request them.  However, if you are not keen on speaking to a sales person, it is possible to obtain free samples from a online free stuff website or makeup store websites.

 

  • Make A Purchase

While asking for samples is fine, it is recommended that you make a purchase as well and not use samples only.  This will help you build a relationship with the sales associates at the makeup boutiques and could lead to more free samples.

 

I hope you find these tips useful, and I get as many makeup samples as possible.

 

*Collaborative post.

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Mariacarla Boscono Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK October 2016

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Mariacarla wears Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini poncho and Lancôme make-up, photographed by Nico Bustos and styled by Miranda Almond for Harper’s Bazaar.

The stunning Mariacarla Boscono is looking all shades of beautiful on the Harper’s Bazaar cover for October 2016. I love her pose and the piece she has on. This is a very different kind of cover, different in a good way.

I have never heard of Mariacarla Boscono until this cover and I know many of you won’t recognise the name or face so here is a brief introducton for you –

Mariacarla Boscono is a 35-year-old Italian supermodel. You may have spotted her in the Givenchy, Chanel or Stella McCartney ad campaigns recently. This beauty has been modelling for over 20 years now and she has had a very successful modelling career, working with all the major brands – Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Calvin Klein, 
Hermès and Bulgari, among others.

 

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Mariacarla wears Ralph Lauren dress and Lancôme make-up on the subscribers’ cover

 

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Mariacarla wears Michael Kors Collection dress and Lancôme make-up on the special-edition WHSmith cover

 

I think Mariacarla (love the name by the way, so exotic) is a stunner. She looks amazing for her age, and she has distinct features so I can see how she stood out from her peers. I like all three covers but I prefer the main cover at the top. That Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini poncho is so beautiful and her Lancôme make-up is simply flawless. The WHSmith special edition cover is also a beauty.

However I don’t see myself buying this cover because it does not look like there is much in it for me. But I do like the sound of the “Why Lipstick is a Femininst Issue”, that sounds like a fab read.

What do you think of the covers? Which cover do you prefer? Have you heard of the cover girl – Mariacarla Boscono?

Sound off in the comment section below. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

 

Daria Werbowy Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK May 2016

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Daria Werbowy is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK May 2016 issue, looking good. This is a gorgeous shot. I think the cover girl looks very beautiful with her flawless natural makeup and hair. I must confess, I didn’t know who Daria Werbowy was, so a quick Google search gave me the answers I needed. She is a 32-year-old Ukrainian Canadian model, born in Krakow, Poland, and later emigrated to Toronto, Canada with her family at the age of 3.

Daria Werbowy is best known as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand – Lancôme. However, she has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry like; Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Valentino, and YSL, to name a few.

I think this cover is great, the shot catches my eye, and I am sure it will stand out on the newsstands, but the articles featured in this issue are not listed on the cover, and that is a massive issue for me. I like to see the hottest features on the cover to be sure I will be having a good read, and this cover doesn’t reveal much.

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However, according to the editor’s letter, Dana will be opening up in her interview, and telling us how she has broken free of the confines of a conventional modelling career, stepping away from the relentless schedule of catwalk shows, and discovering the freedom to do what she most enjoys (sailing, surfing and photography).

The letter also states that there will be some creative fashion stories featuring Carine Roitfeld’s gloriously diverse choice of models; a beautiful celebration of spring florals by Erik Madigan Heck and Leith Clark; and an ethereal woodland fantasy by Regan Cameron and Miranda Almond. For the fashion lovers, this issue promises not to disappoint, so I may be grabbing a copy.

What do you think of this cover? Will you be buying?

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