Mascara is the ultimate go-to cosmetics product for most women. If you’re only going to wear one makeup product, mascara will give you the most bang for your buck. If you are still wondering if there is a better formula out there than the one you’re currently using, consider giving one of two of these free mascara samples a whirl. You may very well find a mascara that’ll send your old one packing.
If you aren’t sure which type of mascara is best, keep reading. We’ve created this break down of the various mascara formulas to help you find the one that will be the best fit for your lash needs.
Lengthening – Lengthening mascaras will accentuate the length of your lashes, but may not add thickness to each lash. These formulas are best for those who already have pretty full or dense lashes. A lengthening formula will give you that extra length while maintaining the fullness you are lucky enough to already possess.
Curling – Some girls have naturally curly lashes while others of us have lashes that stick straight out. Of course, you can always curl your lashes with a heated or non-heated lash curler, but it does take extra time and effort. If you want to add a little bit of curl to your lashes without the extra hassle, a curling mascara formula is for you. Usually, these mascaras have a curled brush which gently curls your lashes as it coats them in mascara.
Volumizing – This mascara formula focuses mainly on adding umph to your lashes by way of thickness and density. They may also add some length, but they will mainly make each individual lash plumper than it would be without mascara. Unlike lengthening formulas, the goal of these types of mascara formulas is to ramp up the existing lashes to give the illusion of thicker fuller lashes.
Color or Tinted – Colored mascaras are great if you’re looking to change up your boring day to day look. Unlike your typical brown or black mascara, a dark purple or blue can create a little color accent which can play up your eye color or complement your eye makeup. These formulas are best for evening or special occasion looks.
Defining – A defining mascara formula is excellent for those with naturally beautiful lashes. If yours are already quite long and pretty full, a defining mascara will simply ensure the lashes don’t get stuck together. This mascara type focuses on keeping each lash separate and defined, all while eliminating clumps. If you hate clumps or you tend to get clumps with your current mascara, give a defining formula a shot.
Bobbi Brown is giving away 10,000 mascaras and you can enter for your chance to win one here. (FYI – when you sign up, you can deselect the box to receive emails if you don’t want to receive Bobbi Brown product updates).
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!
I love trying out new mascaras, since it can be so hard to find the best one for any given situation. With this offer, you can get a free Physicans Formula brand mascara by sending in this rebate form. It’s their 100% Natural Origin Fake Out Mascara, and it looks like it could be a good one! You can use the rebate form for any purchase all the way through October 31, 2013. The form must be sent in by November 15, 2013.
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
This month, as mentioned in Marie Claire’s June 2012 issue, you can stop by any participating Macy’s department store and get a free deluxe sample of a Dior Legendary Mascara. Simply sign up for a free Dior Mascara Wardrobing and you’ll receive a complimentary sample during your appointment.
Be sure to call your nearest Macy’s location first to make sure they are participating in this promotion. You can find your closest store here.
We want to show you guys how much we appreciate you – and give you more chances to win. So we’ve decided to start doing 2-3 giveaways each month instead of just one!
You may have noticed that we’ve been joining forces with some of our other blogging friends and participating in some group sponsored giveaways. But, our FreeMakeupandBeautySamples.com hosted giveaways (usually MAC Cosmetics giveaways) have much lower entry numbers, which means there is a much higher chance of winning. You will still see opportunities to enter group giveaways, but we will be adding more of our own giveaways to the mix! They will be posted every ten days or so instead of just once per month.
More good news: If you are already following us on Twitter, Facebook, or on our mailing list, you already qualify for continual entries on each of our subsequent giveaways. Same goes for those who have mentioned us on their site or added our button. You don’t have to do anything new other than click on the entry on the Rafflecopter form for each giveaway once it is posted on the site. If you’re getting our email updates, you’ll be notified via email each time we start a new giveaway.
Now to the fun part… Our next giveaway is for a MAC Cosmetics Opulash Mascara in Black and a MAC Cosmetics Technakohl Liner in the shade of your choice! The giveaway will end at 12:01 am EST on May 8th. Be sure to enter and best of luck to all! xoxo
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 is another printable coupon offer redeeemable at Sephora Inside JCPenney stores. Print out this coupon and bring it in for a deluxe sample sized Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara from Too Faced Cosmetics. This is a great new mascara formula that offers precision and stand out lashes perfect for your next evening out.
Keep in mind this offer cannot be redeemed online or in regular freestanding Sephora stores.
After all of the CoverGirl LashBlast mascara commercials, tons of women have been wanting to try out this new formula. Since there are new mascara products released every month, it can be pricey to keep up. If this is a product you’ve been curious about, but you haven’t wanted to drop the cash on it, then this offer is one you should try. Get a free sample with participation.