How to receive free makeup samples through the mail

Updated April 17, 2017

Just about everyone loves free samples, and for anyone enthusiastic about cosmetics, becoming aware of the many sample sources can be tremendously beneficial. Free make-up samples allow users to try out new shades or products without wasting money. These days, you can get free samples of hair and make-up products delivered right to your door. The Internet is your best resource for these samples, so take advantage of what it has to offer.

Visit cosmetic websites directly. Dove, Olay and L'Oreal Paris all list free samples, special offers and coupons directly on their websites. Signing up for companies' e-newsletters is also likely to yield free samples. Some companies, like Cover Girl, will ask you to join their special clubs before sharing samples. You can even set up a separate e-mail account for your beauty freebies. These companies will ask for your home address for sending the samples.

Check out make-up retailers. Most companies that sell make-up online will include free samples with any order you place. Sephora, for example, gives away three free samples of your choice with your order, no matter the amount of money you spend. Even better, these companies often ask for your birthday and send you samples or coupons that are valid during your birth month.

Sign up at sample sites. There are a whole host of websites, like and, that gather all the free samples available on the web and direct you to them, free of charge. Some sites require you to join an e-newsletter mailing list to get free access to the goods, so you may want to create a separate e-mail account for these, too. Others direct you to surveys where you'll be rewarded with coupons or samples mailed to your house after completion.

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Irena Eaves began writing professionally in 2005. She has been published on several websites including RedPlum, and Eaves holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University.