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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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Giveaway – Win Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Range

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I bet this giveaway post will make Rimmel London lovers out there very happy. I know it makes me very giddy!

I wrote about Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Range some days ago and now I have the lovely opportunity to gift one of my readers the entire range I reviewed, thanks to Rimmel London.

So 1 lucky reader will be getting the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Extreme Black Mascara, Black Mascara, Thick and Thin Eye Liner, all worth over £20.

 

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The rules of the competition are very simple –

  1. Retweet this post.
  2. Follow me on Twitter
  3. Leave a comment telling me your Twitter name

This giveaway is open internationally so everyone can apply. It ends 22 October at 10pm.

Good luck guys.

Product Review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Range

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I was extremely overjoyed when these beauties landed on my doorstep. I am a makeup lover and I love Rimmel London so finding these in the post was good. I am always up for trying new makeup. My makeup bag is currently loaded with a variety of makeup products and brands and I love it. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

I have used quite a number of Rimmel London products and I have many of them in my makeup bag. I always head for the Rimmel London stand at my local Boots store. I like that their products are affordable and good, and the new Scandaleyes Reloaded range is no different.

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Extreme Black/Noir Intense

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Black

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about these mascaras –

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara is everything you need for unstoppable volume! Now with a new formula and max density brush that gives extreme volume and wear for up to 24HR impact that’s easy to remove with warm water.

Here are my thoughts on both mascaras:

PROS

  1. I love the packaging of both mascaras. Especially the rich red-orange packaging. I found it attractive.
  2. I love the fact that there is a black and extreme black shade.
  3. They are very long-lasting. They stay on all day.
  4. I found it easy to wipe off with warm water.
  5. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  6. It is very affordable at £6.99 each.
  7. Both mascara gave my lashes more volume and more length.
  8. No clumps at all.

CONS

None.

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I recommend both mascaras to anyone in need of a great mascara. These are the ones you need.

 

Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eye Liner

 

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about the Precision Micro Eye Liner and the Thick and Thin eye liner –

3D slanted felt tip liner to draw flawless thick and thin lines!

Unique 3D applicator draws thick and thin lines
Intense colour lasts up to 24 hours
Waterproof and smudge-proof

 

Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS

  1. I found both easy to apply, especially the Precision Micro Eye Liner.
  2. They are quite affordable at £5.49 each.
  3. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  4. They dry quickly and does not smudge.
  5. They are long-lasting.

 

CONS

None.

 

I think both eye liners do the job perfectly. I would recommend them 100%.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

*PR samples.

 

 

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