Brand Name Free Makeup Samples and Trial-Size Bonus Offers

Here’s a list of the FREE makeup samples and trial size bonus offers that are available through designer and top brand name companies like Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Dior, MAC, CoverGirl, Maybelline, Loreal, Clinique, as well as outlets such as Sephora and Macy’s in the US and Debenhams and Boots in the UK.

How to Get Free Makeup Samples and Beauty Products

Included in the following list of the free samples of makeup, cosmetics and skincare products, is information on where to get them, how to qualify, and how much you need to spend {if anything}in order to receive authentic free makeup samples, trial size products and special bonuses direct from designer cosmetics houses – not through third-party websites. The offers are available to customers who use brand name products and wish to try samples of newly released items or to be alerted to bonus gifts for specific cosmetics.

Editor’s Note:

Free samples of makeup and cosmetic or skincare products are time sensitive offers that expire. The exact freebies and bonuses described may no longer be available by the time you read this, which is why, wherever possible, I’ve included a website address for each brand so you can check for the latest offers.

Although there are descriptions of some offers {current at the time of writing}, direct links to specific coupons, vouchers or product samples are not provided because they expire quickly and will not be of long-term benefit.

The website addresses provided are NOT affiliated with Eyebrow Tattoo but are made available in an effort to help women get quality samples and bonus gifts directly from retailers, cosmetics houses and skincare companies.

Lancome

1. LANCOME

Here’s how to get free makeup samples from Lancôme USA

Many ladies who use Lancome products, and shop at beauty counters in department stores, may not be aware that there’s a convenient online shopping center whereby every customer who places an order can choose from a variety of FREE samples.

Lancome Génifique

Every order placed through the Lancôme USA website will receive one complimentary sample, and the products offered are not just tiny little packets of hand cream but up to 2 ounce tubes and bottles of regular beauty products and free makeup samples such as: tubes of mascara, eyeliner pencils, lipsticks, lip-gloss and age-defying serums like Génifique.

Free Lancome Samples

At the time of writing this post, if you order any Lancome products worth $35, you can choose not one but FOUR free samples of makeup and high-end skincare / beauty pro. You just have to enter the code CYSNOV at the checkout and you’ll be directed to a page where you can choose 4 sample items totally FREE. Depending what you choose, you can get about $1000 worth of products for FREE and shipping is also included.

The current list of free makeup samples that can be chosen from Lancome is as follows:

  • a 2 ounce tube of Crème Radiance foaming cleanser
  • a .25 ounce bottle of age defying Génifique Concentrate
  • a .25 ounce jar of Absolute Replenishing Eye Cream
  • a 2 ounce tube of Nutrix Royal Body Cream { with Royal jelly}
  • a .07 ounce tube of Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
  • a tube of Définicils Precious Cells Mascara {Black}
  • Le Crayon Khôl eyeliner pencil {Black Ebony}
  • Juicy Tubes ultra shiny Lipgloss {Tickled Pink}

These are NOT free makeup samples by mail but INSTANT bonuses that will be shipped with your order. To take advantage of these free samples of makeup and concentrated skincare and beauty products, go to the Lancome Special Offers page at: http://www.lancome-usa.com/special-offers/special_offers,default,sc.html or the main website at: https://www.lancome-usa.com {perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

What’s Required to get seasonal bonus offers and samples from Lancome?

Create an account, by entering your email address and password into the user-friendly Lancome system, and in seconds you can be browsing special offers.

Here are the Fall / Holiday 2011 Lancôme Promotions:

{a} Lancôme Limited Edition Beauty Sensation

Lancome Beauty Sensation

Get $300 worth of makeup and beauty products for $57.50 when you make any Lancome purchase.

The seasonal Limited Edition set comes in two versions, one is Pretty Plums and the other Beautiful Bronzes, but both include these items:

  • 2 Juicy Lip Gloss tubes {Tickled Pink / Moulin Rose or Bolole / Simmer}
  • 2 Lipsticks {Love It / The New Pink or It Girl / Sugared Maple }
  • 1 Blush {Subtil in Aplum or Cedar Rose }
  • 1 limited edition duo brush set
  • 1 new Le Crayon Khôl eyeliner pencil {Black Ebony or Black Coffee}
  • 1 bottle of the latest Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
  • 1 tube of Définicils Mascara {Black}
  • 3 eyeshadows { Pink Pearls / Pink Zinc / Drama or Latte / Kitten Heel / Mannequin }
  • Plus a cosmetic tote called the “Lancôme Signature Train Case” {black}

{b}Lancome facebook Freebies

Lancome doesn’t offer free makeup samples by mail because you can now get most of their freebies by going to their facebook page and clicking “like” on their promotions. For example, you can get Free 7 Day Trial Samples of their newest Teint Miracle foundation or get samples of Trésor Midnight Rose perfume. If you have a facebook page, you’re just a couple clicks away from all the top Lancôme makeup, beauty, skincare and perfume freebies that are available without searching for expired coupons through other websites.

For UK customers, check out the 2011 yearend special promotions {available through facebook} that include deals between Boots Advantage Card members and Lancome.

There are also some yearend promotions and freebies for Génifique skincare collections that can be found by going to the UK site at: http://www.lancome.co.uk/{perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Editor’s Note:

If the above mentioned offers are no longer valid by the time you read this post, the websites provided {as well as the suggestion of signing up to the Lancôme facebook page}will remain valid.


Elizabeth Arden Free Samples

2. ELIZABETH ARDEN

Here’s how to get free makeup samples free shipping / gifts / bonuses /discount codes/ special offers from Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden UK:

In the UK, if you go to Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis or House of Fraser you can get a free voucher for 2 capsules of Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Intensive skin replenishing formula after having a free skincare consultation.

This is just one of the free makeup and cosmetics samples that Elizabeth Arden offers online through Debenhams and other stores, so if you want to receive vouchers, coupons and other special offers in advance, add Elizabeth Arden to your facebook, enter through the RED DOOR, answer some online quizzes, share favorite products with friends and get rewarded by receiving makeup, perfume and cosmetic freebies firsthand. New specials, just for facebook fans, are updated regularly.

While you’re on the facebook page, don’t forget to check out the daily Elizabeth Arden Special. Sometimes it’s a product, a free sample or Free Shipping on any order no matter how small. Daily facebook promotions are usually good for one day, so you need to go there before shopping. {Some facebook offers may be valid in the UK, the USA and international regions.}

Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door:

Elizabeth Arden USA:

Elizabeth Arden has seasonal freebies and promotions as well as free makeup samples free shipping specials and trial offers. At the time of writing, the main promotions for free makeup samples and cosmetic products, which you can get for yourself {and will change depending when you visit the site}, are available from http://specialoffers.elizabetharden.com/ {perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Here are the Fall / Holiday 2011 Elizabeth Arden Promotions:

{a} Elizabeth Arden 4 Piece Gift Set:


http://shop.elizabetharden.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2779912{perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Using the current code BEAUTY35 {check codes because they change for other products when using the Special Offers address above}you can get a 4-piece gift set that includes:

  • trial sized Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules
  • Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift & Firm Moisturizing Cream
  • trail size {1-ounce} Eight Hour Skin Cream Protectant
  • trail size {1-ounce} Eight Hour Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment
  • plus a bonus cosmetic bag {transparent}

Want to know what Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Capsules are all about?

Watch the following video from HSN that explains these skincare capsules.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Eye Beauty Capsules:

How to get free makeup samples using the BEAUTY35 code

You must make a $35 purchase of any Elizabeth Arden product, which also qualifies you for free shipping. If the product code has expired when you read this, you’ll still be able to get the latest promotional code at: http://specialoffers.elizabetharden.com/ {perhaps the link can open in a small new window} and view the most recent bonus cosmetics, skincare and free makeup samples free shipping offers without going to any untrustworthy third-party websites.

View some of the products that are being offered as bonus and sample gifts with purchases in this video with Elizabeth Arden in New York and Celebrity Makeup Artist Brett Freedman, courtesy of Elizabeth Arden Beauty.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Makeup Tutorial with Celeb Makeup Artist Brett Freedman:

Holiday Color Collection

{b} 33-Piece Holiday Color Collection

This is an authentic Elizabeth Arden free makeup samples free shipping offer that provides you with:

  • 12 eyeshadows in a gold compact
  • 2 cheek colors
  • 4 shimmer powders
  • 1 taupe lip pencil
  • 2 eye pencils in smoky black and espresso
  • 3 Ultra Lipsticks
  • 2 lip gloss tubes
  • 1 black mascara
  • 1 bottle of makeup remover
  • a set of 3 makeup brushes in a pouch
  • a red croc cosmetic travel tote

It’s available at: http://specialoffers.elizabetharden.com/pwp/33-piece-holiday-color-kit/

The total retail value of this kit is $350 {because the products are regular size}, but it’s available for $45 when you purchase any other product{s} for a total of $27.50. Confused? Here’s what this offer really means: You end up paying for the equivalent of two Ultra lipsticks and all the other makeup and accessories are FREE. You don’t need to send away for free makeup samples by mail because the gifts will be added to your online shopping cart when you check out.

Want to see the Elizabeth Arden Ultra Lipsticks that come with the above offer?

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick:

Note: Some of these special bonuses, which require no coupons, are only available online.

{c} FREE 3 Piece Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti Aging Face and Body Deluxe Kit

Anti aging face and body

When you purchase any Prevage product, you can enter the code: PROTECT3 and receive totally FREE samples plus free shipping of:

  • a trail-sized Prevage Advanced Anti Aging Serum
  • a trail-sized Prevage Anti Aging Moisturizing Protector with sunscreen
  • a trail-sized Prevage Anti Aging Total Transforming Body Moisturizer
  • plus and a silver cosmetics bag

How to get the free Prevage samples using PROTECT3 code

If you’re planning on ordering any one of the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti Aging Serums, creams, moisturizers or skincare sets, you only need to enter the above code when checking out and the FREE samples will be sent with your order. FREE shipping is included with the offer.

http://shop.elizabetharden.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2942115

{d} 9-piece Elizabeth Arden facebook FREE Makeup Samples using code Glow9

http://www.facebook.com/elizabetharden

These Free samples of makeup are available ONLY online and belong to the Cult Status Collection, which includes 9 pieces of makeup, skincare and cosmetics products, that come completely FREE and with Free shipping.

How to get the 9-piece free makeup samples

Go to Elizabeth Arden and find the Cult Status Collection offer. Place any $50 online order and enter the Glow9 code at checkout to get the gift.


3. ESTEE LAUDER

FREE Makeup Samples and Beauty Product Promotions

Here’s how to get free makeup samples directly from Estée Lauder:

To get FREE samples of products from Estée Lauder, as with most of the top cosmetics brands, you needn’t hunt all over the internet for coupons, codes or vouchers, but instead go directly to the source. Get the most recent Estée Lauder free makeup samples by going to http://www.esteelauder.com/cms/promotions/index.tmpl{perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Estee Lauder FREE Makeup Samples and Beauty Product Promotions

Codes for promotions, like the 2011 year end bonuses such as the Estee Lauder Winter Wonders Skin Trio, will come up automatically. Register for other discounts by simply providing your email address, or shop for regular products online and choose ONE FREE SAMPLE per order from the list of high-end products at: http://www.esteelauder.com/promotions/samples.tmpl?cm_sp=Lnav-_-Special%20Offers-_-Free%20Samples{perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Although the list of freebies you can choose will change, just to give you an idea of what’s available at the time of writing, here’s a list of FREE Estee Lauder items:

  • a one day supply of Estee Lauder Time Zone Night Creme
  • a one day supply of Estee Lauder Perfectionist Wrinkle Lifting Serum
  • a sample of Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup {Intensity 3.0}
  • a ten day supply of Estee Lauder “More Than Mascara”
  • a one day supply of Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher
  • a sample of Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude Powder Tattoo

Estee Lauder facebook Freebies and the latest in FREE Makeover Tools


Estee Lauder on facebook offers the latest freebies to fans and a link to their special Virtual Makeover Tool {which is totally FREE} and allows you to upload your own picture and try on the New “Pure Color” fall 2011 makeup collection. Choose foundation, concealer, blush, bronzers as well as eye shadows and lip colors. Save your looks, compare before and after pictures, and order, or save to favorites, the products you like the most. You can chat for FREE with an online beauty advisor, and check for the latest freebies, samples, promotions and new releases. If you can’t find the link to the free Makeover Tool on facebook, then here’s where you can go directly:

http://www.esteelauder.com/


4. DIOR

Here’s how to get free makeup samples from Dior:

Although there are lots of interesting things on the Dior facebook page, the best way to get free samples is to sign up to the Dior Beauty Newsletter to find out about special promotions and freebies. You can also download the Dior iPhone app to get connected to the House of Dior or go to the Dior FREE Beauty University through their channel on You Tube. To get connected to what’s hot and free from Dior, go to their official website and click on FOLLOW DIOR:

http://www.dior.com/

If you’re not in the United States, you can still register for free samples of makeup and special offers as well as the newsletter and other applications by choosing your continent which can include, Europe, North / South America or Asia.


Free MAC Cosmetics

5. MAC

Wondering how to get free mineral makeup samples from MAC?

Sorry. MAC Cosmetics doesn’t offer free mineral makeup samples through their online shop. In fact, they don’t offer any freebies {and websites that claim to offer MAC eyeshadow and foundation samples for FREE are all out of date}.

There’s only one way to get authentic MAC Cosmetics free mineral makeup samples, and that’s by going to Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, a Duty Free Shop or a MAC store in your area and asking for a sample. Eyehsadows samples are hard to come by even at MAC cosmetic counters, but mineral foundation samples may be available if you ask.

If you need to know the location of your nearest MAC cosmetic’s shop or department store that carries these products, use this link to the official MAC website store locator:
http://www.maccosmetics.com/locator/index.tmpl{perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Editor’s Note:

Although MAC doesn’t offer online samples, they give back to the world through programs like VIVA GLAM {in conjunction with Lady Gaga}, offering support for men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. In 2011, nude Lipstick / Lipgloss was part of that program.


free COVERGIRL makeup samples

6. COVERGIRL

Here’s how to get free COVERGIRL makeup samples:

Forget all the websites that claim to have coupons and discounts because they mostly have expired offers. Get current Covergirl product samples, coupons, codes and special offers directly from Covergirl at: http://www.covergirl.com/Specials{perhaps the link can open in a small new window}

Get coupons for certain products, discount codes, and join the Covergirl TEXT club to be sent freebies within the United States. The trademarked “easy breezy” beautiful COVERGIRL text club offers the most recent free products and promotions available. Enter text: Breezy to 24475 to get whatever they have to offer.


free samples of makeup from Maybelline

7. MAYBELLINE

Get free samples of makeup from Maybelline by going to their official facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/maybelline

Be aware that there lots of pages with maybelline in the name and some claim to offer free stuff, but usually lead in circles. Stick with the official Maybelline NEW YORK page and you’ll immediately notice offers for the latest free makeup samples by mail or online coupons that can be redeemed at shops or codes for immediate shopping.

At the time of writing this post, Maybelline is offering $1 OFF a tube of Baby Lips and has some fun specials for Lots of Lashes. Go straight to the source and get free stuff that’s current.


L’Oreal free makeup simples

8. LOREAL

L’Oreal offers free makeup simples, discounts, coupons and freebies by going to: http://www.lorealparisusa.com/{perhaps the link can open in a small new window} and selecting SPECIAL OFFERS.

Choose to become a member of MY LOREAL and be first in line to receive: coupons, vouchers, gift baskets, free L’Oreal beauty samples, info about where to find Sunday coupons in your local newspaper, and mobile alerts and/or facebook specials.

When you arrive on the Special Offers page, you won’t have search for coupons or samples because it opens the most recent free makeup samples and coupons available.

At the time of writing this post, L’Oreal offers $2 off Absolute Foundation, rebate offers, trial products and a funky reward system whereby you complete a personalized “Can I Help You” series of questions, tailored to what you use, and afterward you get discounts.

Go directly to LOREAL, apply quickly for VIP Access, and get even more special offers and discounts personalized to what you actually use.


9. CLINIQUE Skincare Coupons / FREE Mineral Makeup Samples from Sephora

Here’s how to get free makeup and skincare samples by Clinique and other companies through Sephora:

Sephora offers coupons for free Clinique gifts as well as Bare Escentuals mineral makeup samples and bonus offers through their online shopping center under BEAUTY DEALS. Go to:

http://www.sephora.com/promo/beautybonuses/?searchString=coupon

The coupons, bonuses, samples, free trial offers and promotional codes provided on the above Sephora page are too numerous to list, but they are all CURRENT items that are only available ONLINE – NOT free makeup samples by mail or offers you can get in shops.

Sephora online shopping provides 3 free samples with every order.

Coupons, samples and other promotions available include:

  • free mineral makeup samples from Bare Escentuals
  • Anastasia mini mascaras samples
  • Yves Saint Laurent promotions
  • Shiseido freebies
  • Clinique moisturizer samples
  • Clinique Pore Refining Serum samples
  • Givenchy anti-aging trial size gifts with purchase
  • free designer cosmetic bags and totes

free macy's samples

10. Macy’s

Here’s how to get free makeup samples and special bonuses through Macy’s:

Go to the Macy’s online store where they have a list of over eighty items that are either FREE or a bonus with purchase.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/beauty/gifts-with-purchase

Go to: Deals and Promotions for the most recent coupons, promotional codes and free shipping offers. Click on: Find In-store Savings to enter your city and get a list of coupons, discounts and weekly SALE items as well as a catalogue exclusive to your area.

Macy’s online shopping offers a massive variety of free samples of makeup free shipping on orders over $50 and one of the largest brand name and designer product selections available. Some of the makeup, perfume, cosmetics and skincare brands they carry are: Calvin Klein, Chloe, Clarins, Clinique, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Lancôme and Shiseido, amongst others.


11. Debenhams UK

Here’s how to get free makeup samples free shipping, special bonus offers, coupons and gifts from Debenhams in the UK:

Go to: http://www.debenhams.com/ and get the FREE Debenhams Beauty Club app that provides you with FREE UK Delivery on all orders, points for shopping that can be redeemed on other purchases, free skincare consultations / fragrance finder aids, and best of all, receive the product gifts and exclusive Debenhams specials for makeup and beauty brands they carry.

When you’re in a Debenhams store, you can also use the BEAUTY CLUB app as an in-store assistant, scanning barcodes to find information on your favorite products, getting notified of last minute discounts in the store you’re at, and being able to read product reviews before deciding which items to buy.


12. Boots UK

free boots make up samples

Here’s how to get free makeup samples from Boots in the UK:

Aside from the Advantage Card system, which allows members to redeem points for products and be notified of special offers, Boots stores in the UK are famous for offering FREE samples of makeup, perfumes and skincare from Biotherm, Olay and Estee Lauder.

To get free samples and find out how to qualify for free shipping, go to the main website at: http://www.boots.com/ and enter Beauty Samples. There you’ll find a list of coupons, samples and products that provide more than the usual number of Advantage Card points. One FREE samples available through Boots, at the time of writing this post, is:

Estee Lauder foundation brush & Advance Night Repair


Editor’s Note:

Many online sites, which claim to offer free makeup samples and cosmetic discounts, do NOT have up-to-date offers, however there’s one place called: Shop4Freebies that provides coupons, in-store discounts and a list of sample items available from reputable sources. Since the list is updated every 24 hours, it seems to be kept current, and includes links to genuine facebook alerts.


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