Let’s be honest. Finding the perfect shade of lipstick is a pretty brutal undertaking. By the time you “think” you’ve found a great shade, purchased it, taken it home and tried it on, there’s a very good chance that your new shade doesn’t look so hot once you see it under normal, non-department store lighting. By then, it’s open, used and non-returnable. Congratulations! You’re stuck with a brand new lipstick that you don’t want and won’t wear. Good luck finding some extra space at the back of your makeup drawer amidst your other beauty and cosmetics rejects.
Trying some free lipstick samples can help you avoid wasting your money on future beauty product mishaps. Try a shade, test it out and save some money by not purchasing any more lipsticks until you’re certain you’ve found the one. Browse the latest deals from around the web below.
And, while you’re looking, here are some quick pointers for choosing a lipstick.
1. First of all, choose the type or formula of lipstick you might need. Do you just need a simple all purpose lipstick or do you want a lipstick that reduces the lines in your lips? If you have thin lips you might want a lipstick that plumps your lips. If you are going out for the evening, you might want a long lasting lipstick that will not come off when you drink or eat.
2. After you have chosen the type of lipstick you want, you can then look at colors. For daytime, stick to neutrals or pale shades. If you are looking for an evening color, you will want to choose a darker shade than what you would normally wear. You can also get away with shimmery finishes and more dramatic lipsticks.
3. In addition to color, take into account your coloring or skin tone. If you have warmer toned hair and skin, you can pull off warmer shades like bronzes, corals and golds. You can wear warmer reds and pinks as well. If you have cooler toned skin, stick to reds and pinks with more of a bluish or purplish undertone.
Finally, remember that your lipstick should compliment your overall look. This means it should blend well with your outfit and the rest of your makeup – not over power it. Keep these tips in mind as you choose free makeup sample shades or test lipstick shades at the cosmetics counter.
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!
You have from now until February 20 to enter. ‘Like‘ Milani’s Facebook page and then follow the instructions to enter. They will award 3,000 winners with a free lipstick (100 each day for a month). A different shade will be given out each day.
You can enter each day to increase your chances. Good to luck to everyone!
Yesss! I’ve been waiting for a Clinique freebie for awhile. To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, Dillard’s department stores are giving away a free five-week supply of Clinique’s Butter Shine Lipstick with all Clinique beauty consultations. Go here to see complete offer details and find a store near you where you can schedule your consultation.
You can choose between two lipstick shades (Baby Baby or Pink-a-boo). Hope you guys enjoy this one! xo
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:
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only!
While supplies last, take advantage of this in-store offer. Head to your closest American Apparel store and get a complimentary lip gloss, no purchase required! Offer ends November 11, 2012! Get additional details here.
First of all, congratulations to Shanta S., the winner of our last giveaway! And, we are excited to announce that we’ve just started our next freebie event!
This one is for TWO Lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics in the shades of your choice. MAC Lipsticks are the bomb dot com when it comes to high quality lipsticks that don’t dry your lips. They are also one of the products that made MAC famous. The lipstick looks fabulous under a lipgloss or can be worn on it’s own.
On this giveaway, we are partnering with our buddies over at eReplacmentParts. They encourage frugal living, do it yourself projects and other money-saving lifestyles by making it easy for you to fix the stuff you have instead of throwing it out. You can find a part for just about any kitchen appliance or household item on their site in additional to super easy-to-follow ‘how to’ videos on their site. We’ve included a few entry types on our form below so you can get to know them a little better, and also have more chances to win!
For those of you who are already following us on Twitter, Facebook or have mentioned us, etc. from earlier giveaways, you already qualify for entries in this giveaway too! All you need to do is record your entries using the form below. Good luck to everyone! xoxo
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Our next giveaway is now underway! This time we are giving away a MAC Lipstick and a MAC Lipglass. The lucky winner will get to select their shades. (You can see all available shades of MAC lipstick here: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl, and all available shades of Lipglass here: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/166/309/Products/Lips/Lipglass/Tinted-Lipglass/index.tmpl).
MAC’s Lipglass is one of my all time favorite products. It’s perfect worn on it’s own, or you can layer it over your MAC Lipstick for extra impact.
As with our other giveaways, you can enter a whole bunch of different ways, including daily entries by Tweeting about the giveaway to help us spread the word!
Good luck! xoxo
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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.
Head on over to the Target Facebook page and ‘like’ the page to qualify to enter their giveaway for a free beauty bag.
They are going to be giving away 457,000 beauty bag prizes by May 26, 2012, so you have that many chances to win! Good luck to everyone who signs up.
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.
Yay.. this freebie is available again. Try a free sample of Almay’s Hydracolor Lipstick, compliments of Walmart. Sign up here. Simply click on the pink button that says “Free Sample” to sign up. Easy peasy.
The Hydracolor lipstick formula give your lips tons of moisture, so if you can’t stand lipsticks that dry out your lips, this one is a must try. I’m a lip gloss lover myself, but this lipstick walks that fine line between a lipstick and a gloss, so I give it a thumbs up for sure.
This offer is only available for a limited time. Walmart has similar offers from time to time and we will keep you updated here on any offers available.
Covergirl has done it again. When it comes to long-lasting lip products, Covergirl really has an edge on the market. Their new Lip Stain lip color is a hit. It gives you color that lasts all day without drying out your lips. If you haven’t tried it yet, or if you’re looking for a great lipstick or gloss for work, or any other all day event, then definitely look into this product. You can request a sample here by participating in this offer.
We are so excited to announce that we are doing our first blog giveaway here at FreeMakeup&BeautySamples.com!
One lucky winner will receive a MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in the shade Oyster Girl, a gorgeous, cool-toned sheer pink. It has a slight pearl sheen to it, and flatters just about any skin tone.
Here are the details and instructions on how to enter. You can enter multiple ways and multiple times. You have until September 30, 2011 at midnight EST to enter. Marks, get set, go!
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Thank you for participating and best of luck to all of you!
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Want a lip product that lasts all day? Give this one a try. Cover Girl’s new line of Outlast products really go the distance by lasting longer than your regular cosmetics. Their Lipstain lip marker is one of the most popular products from the line. If you have a long day at work, a wedding, or another all day event, this product will stay with you through thick and thin. Try it out by requesting your sample here. This offer does require participation. If you’re interested, be sure to check out our list of free samples that don’t require participation.
This giveaway features the Fusion Beauty Colorceuticals Lip InFATuation Plumper Set
from Sephora. One lucky winner will get the set after entering the giveaway here. The set will include three miniature LipFusion shades (Angelic, In the Flesh and Pucker Up). The set retails for $24. You can enter up until April 17, 2011.