A girl really can’t have too many eyeshadows. No one wants to be stuck wearing the same shade every single day, and then we have special occasions like dates, proms, weddings, holidays, costume parties and other fun events. We need subtle colors, classy colors, evening colors, casual colors as well as bright, daring colors to meet all of our various eye makeup needs. One of the best ways to build up your eyeshadow collection is to try free eyeshadow samples.
Odds are, you’ll end up with a sublime new shadow to rock at your next outing. But if you end up disliking one of your eyeshadow freebies, then no harm done. Just toss it or give it away. What have you got to lose? Eyeshadows are easy to apply and fun to try. Sign up for any and all of these eyeshadow samples that interest you.
While you’re browsing the free eyeshadow offers below, here are a few techniques to in choosing an eyeshadow shade that goes best with your eye color.
1. To find the best shade of eyeshadow, look deeply into your own eyes. You already know whether you’ve got blue, green, or brown eyes, but to find an eyeshadow that really compliments your eyes you need to find the subtle tints hidden within your main eye color. A very close look into any eye will reveal speckles of color beyond the dominate color. For instance, I’ve got blue eyes but a closer look reveals splashes of golden brown. Your hidden color might simply be different tints of your dominate color. An eyeshadow matching these tints will easily compliment the natural coloring of your eyes, skin, and hair.
2. You can also find a complimentary color by choosing the color opposite your eye color on the color wheel. For instance, the opposite of blue is yellow, so if you have baby blues, choose a gold or brown color to really make your eyes pop. If you have brown or green eyes, purples and violets will make them stand out.
3. Another way to make sure an eyeshadow compliments your eyes is to find an eyeshadow to match your dominate eye color as perfectly as possible. Don’t just match green with green, find the green that is unique to your eyes and find an eyeshadow as close to a perfect match as possible. Many people try the technique above to use a complimentary color, but finding an eyeshadow that closely matches your eye color (rather than contrasts), can make your eyes dazzle because it creates one rich, beautiful color that seems to blend your eyes and the eyeshadow. If you try this technique, remember: the trick is to dust the eyeshadow on very lightly. Apply a sheer wash of color on your lid and stop at the crease. Use a neutral or no shadow at all on the brow bone. The color shouldn’t go past the crease. Applying it too heavily or using too bright of a color can end up looking overwhelming and tacky.
Maybelline is giving out tons of makeup and beauty prizes to the winners of their Color Whisper Sweepstakes. There’s a huge $5000 grand prize (wouldn’t that be nice!?) They’re also giving out sets of their Color Whisper lip glosses to new winners each week. Each set includes all 20 shades of the product! To participate, simply enter here. They’ll have you click on a shade to start. Just follow the instructions to sign up and I wish all you who enter the best of luck!
Hurray! Our next giveaway is underway! We’re giving away a MAC Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow and a MAC Lipglass in the shades of your choice! Also, congratulations to Taura M., the winner of our last giveaway. She chose two gorgeous shades of MAC Lipstick. We hope you love your new lipsticks, Taura!
The eyeshadows and lip glosses have been some of our most popular giveaways, so we’re excited to give away more them. If you haven’t tried MAC’s Lipglass, you’re MISSING OUT! You will love it. The shades are gorgeous, and it’s one of the best lip glosses on the market.
As part of the giveaway, we wanted to include options to help promote our awesome web developers at Project Helium too! They’ve helped us design and develop our site, and have been sooo helpful with other things that have come up. They’re the best choice we could have made as far as small business web developers go!
As with our other giveaways, you can enter a bunch of different ways. They’re all listed in the widget below:
is offering another freebie on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Sign up for the Kardashian Khroma Kardazzle Complete Face Palette with shadows and highlighters to create smoky eyes. The first 500 to sign up at noon EDT will receive the freebie.
Yay! Estee Lauder gift time is here again. From now until August 8th, you will get a free gift set full of gorgeous beauty freebies with any purchase of $70 or more at Neiman Marcus stores (and also at NeimanMarcus.com) .
The gifts include a pretty tote bag, skin cream, an eyeshadow palette, a lip gloss, a lipstick, a mascara and a fragrance sample. The free gifts usually retail for a total of over $100, so these are definitely worth snagging – if you need to stock up on any Estee Lauder products, take advantage of the freebies and buy them now.
Ready, set, go! Our next giveaway is on! The winner of this one will get a MAC Powder Eyeshadow in the shade of their choice, as well as a MAC Mascara in the formula of their choice! (You can see all formulas here: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/152/7069/Products/Eyes/Mascara/Mascara-Finder/index.tmpl).
Update your eye makeup selection this season and enter today. As with our other giveaways, you can enter a variety of different ways using the form below. Good luck everyone!! xoxo
Our next giveaway is starting! Enter to win starting at midnight EST on Monday, April 9th. One lucky winner will receive a MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush in the shades of their choice! The contest will end at midnight on April 20th. Good luck to everyone!
The contest is open to U.S. residents only (prize may only be shipped to a U.S. address). You must be 18 to enter.
Win a MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow! You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of shades available on the MAC Cosmetics website.
You can enter a whole bunch of different ways (see below). The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!
If you’re already receiving our email updates, following us on Twitter, ‘liking’ us on Facebook, etc, those count as entries for this giveaway and all future giveaways! So all you need to do is submit the entry using the widget below:
Estee Lauder Gift Time is here! From January 24 – February 5th, 2012, you can get free makeup from NeimanMarcus.com and Neiman Marcus Stores with any $70 Estee Lauder purchase.
The bonus gift includes a 14-day supply of Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme, lip and eye makeup products in the season’s most popular shades, a chic gold-weave fashion tote bag, and other Estee Lauder products. The free gift retails for over $195.
Here’s another great product by Clinique. Their Lid Smoothie is a long lasting cream eyeshadow that has unique cooling properties to help soothe tired eyes, or give you a cool twist during those hot summer months. It also contains antioxidants to help protect against aging. Clinique claims the shadow lasts a full eight hours – great news for those of us who need makeup to last through a full work day or special event.
Just when you thought the product couldn’t get any better, guess what.. the formula is also crease resistant, completely fragrance-free and has been allergy tested for those of you with sensitive skin.
If you haven’t tried it out for yourself, give this one a go by clicking on the box to the right. This particular offer does require additional participation. Remember, you can always visit our page featuring only offers that don’t require extra surveys and such.
Sweet! Another free printable coupon for any Sephora inside JC Penney Store. This one is for a free Pro Prime Eyeshadow Base from NARS. This primer helps keep your shadow in place. It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof and will help you get through your day without those annoying eyeshadow creases that pop up after a few hours of wear. View the coupon here, print it out and bring it in to any Sephora Inside JC Penney store. Please note that these are not redeemable at freestanding Sephora stores.
Hurray! We are starting our next giveaway. The prize for this one is a MAC Cosmetics Pigment. If you haven’t tried MAC’s Pigment before, it is a delightful loose powder product most often used as an eyeshadow. It can also be used as highlighter or shimmery blush. One of my favorite things to do is to mix a tiny bit with my moisturizer to give my shoulders and collarbone a gorgeous glow.
Pigment is one of MAC’s most popular products, so we are excited to feature it in our October giveaway. The giveaway winner can choose the shade of their choice from the currently available shades on maccosmetics.com. Right now, they include:
follow your fancy
Please note that our giveaway is only open to US residents. See our complete giveaway rules below. Also, please let us know what other makeup and beauty products you would like us to feature in our upcoming giveaways. If you have a product suggestion, please let us know by leaving a comment below!
Mary Kay currently has free mineral makeup samples available! Sign up here to get yours, and hurry before they run out! The come in the form of color cards – cards that contain a single application mineral makeup look ready for you to try. The cards contain both eye and cheek mineral makeup. You can pick between the natural look, the classic look or the dramatic look. Choose whichever color palette suits you and your personality best. This is a great way to test out the full spectrum of Mary Kay mineral makeup. No surveys, no participation and free shipping. Enjoy!
Get a bareMinerals Naturally Luminous six piece makeup kit for a limited time by signing up here. The kit is a color collection that includes two mineral eyeshadows, one mineral blush, an eye liner, a lip gloss and a mineral eyeshadow makeup brush. The products were inspired by the bareMinerals skin care line which helps to maintain your skin’s moisture with a unique water encapsulated mineral formula. These products are less drying than other cosmetics, plus the colors are ultra refreshing and perfect for Spring!