The very thought of free beauty samples is enough to make us weak at the knees. Whether it is free skincare, free makeup samples, or perhaps free tutorials, there isn't a beauty lover around who doesn't love the chance to try out new products and learn new tricks.
So, we know all too well that little sachets, bottles and packets of beauty awesomeness exist by the truckload, but where, oh where are they hiding? And how can we get our hands on them?
Relax, kick back and pour a wine. Here's exactly where to go to score FREE beauty samples, and free beauty services in Australia.
Free Make-Up Samples
With any purchase under $150 at Sephora Australia you will earn you a free sample, whether skincare or cosmetics, and examples include First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and IT Cosmetics Concealer. If you spend over $150, you are entitled to a premium sample such as a Kat Von D Mini Lock It Concealer. Samples change all the time, but there is always something fabulous to try out.
Every single online order at Bobbi Brown Australia is entitled to a free gift, quite often two of them! Examples include concealers, cleaning milks, face and eye creams; they all come in sample sizes and are selected at checkout.
With every M.A.C Australia online order, you get freebies. There is no offer code requires, simply select one fabulous beauty treat when you checkout. Too easy!
With every online order under $150, you get to select three limited-edition samples to trial at home. Samples include skin care and cosmetics, and these are included with your parcel, and delivered to your door. If you order over $150 worth of products, you may be entitled to a "deluxe sample pack", but this can be a seasonal promotion.
Cult Beauty is a popular UK beauty store, but they do deliver to Australia. It's very easy to score freebies from this popular beauty retailer, and what you get very much depends on how much you spend. Items includes palettes, face masks, primers and makeup; check the "free gift' page to see what's on offer right now.
Free Skincare Samples
Skincare promotions change frequently at this famous beauty store, and sometimes there is a minimum spend required to score your gift. A recent offer (Jan 2019) was a free Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Complex II and Advanced Night Cleansing Balm with purchases over $100.
Get two free samples for every order over $50. (Remember you get free shipping at Adore Beauty over $20 - love that!)
Gaia is a company that is very open to sending out beauty and personal care samples to potential customers, and you don't need to purchase anything first. All you have to do is send them a stamped, self-addressed envelope with instructions as to the samples you'd like to try, and Gaia will send them out to you.
With every online order you receive two samples of bestselling products. These are selected at checkout and bundled up in your order; it's a great way to try out new products.
Receive free samples with every order. Items include shampoos, body washes and moisturisers, and change frequently depending on stock levels.
Free Fragrance Samples
With every purchase over $100, you're entitled to a high-end sample. In the past this has included favourite fragrances: Modern Muse Eau de Parfum and Modern Muse Nuit (sample size). Keep an eye out, as offers change periodically.
Free Make-Up Tutorials
The Body Shop offers both a complementary Express Makeover of your choice in store. Options include lips, foundation and eyes. Bookings are made at your nearest store.
Priceline is your best friend when it comes to beauty trials and learning about cosmetics, and you can book your preferred lessons online. The types of services offered at Priceline include:
- Free foundation matching tutorial
- Free eye make-up application tutorial
- Free beauty tools tutorial
- Free eye lash application tutorial
- Free highlighting and contouring tutorial
- Free eyebrow shaping tutorial
- Free special make-up tips for special occsaions
- Free skincare advice
Get a free false eyelash application lesson with any false lash purchase.
At Myer there are several beauty services available, some of them complementary, such as:
- Benefit WOW Brows Tutorial
- Benefit "Trending" tutorial
- Benefit Real Big Eyes
- Benefit Chisel & Glow
- Benefit Complexion Pore-fection
- M.A.C False Lash Application Tutorial (with any lash purchase)
David Jones offers a range of make-up and beauty services in store, some at a cost, and some complementary. To book, you'll need to head to your nearest David Jones beauty counter. Sessions include:
- David Jones general beauty advice
- Dior Flash Make-Up (lips, eyes, or foundation)
- Estée Lauder Highlight and Contour
- La Prairie Complexion Perfection
- Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
- Sisley Pout Perfection
- Sisley Luxury Hand Treatment
- Jo Malone Sensory Journey
Have we missed any? Let us know of any other stores you know that offer samples and trials in the comments below!