Mineral makeup is taking the cosmetics industry by storm. Makeup that is actually good for your skin? That’s what many mineral cosmetics brands promise. However, as most customers know, some makeup doesn’t match your skin tone, is too oily/dry on your skin, or can even make you break out. It really comes down to testing each formula to see how it looks and feels on your own skin. What works for one person might not work well for another.
The only problem is that mineral makeup in particular can be pricey. Who has enough extra money to try out a whole bunch of mineral makeup formulas? Some might, but most don’t. Try some of these free mineral makeup samples and you’ll skip the part where you have to actually buy them. Save that for when you actually find a mineral makeup product you love.
Your skin, and particularly the skin on your face, is the most noticeable part of your overall look. A flawless finish is priceless. The right mineral makeup product will help you maintain your skin’s health and keep it looking fresh and flawless.
Once you’ve found your perfect mineral makeup product, here are some tips on how to apply it:
How to Apply Mineral Makeup
Before applying your mineral makeup, gather all your supplies. This includes your mineral veil, foundation, bronzer and all of your brushes. Begin by washing your face. Use a gentle soap and warm water. You are now ready to apply your mineral makeup. To begin shake a tiny amount of foundation into the lid of your makeup. If you need to mix multiple foundations, do so in one lid. Using your concealer brush, swirl a small amount of the foundation onto the brush. Tap off an excess. The foundation should be applied were you need extra coverage. This can include dark spots, under eyes or to cover any blemishes. Use even strokes when applying the foundation. You can now use the foundation to cover the rest of the face. Start at the outside of the jaw and work your way inwards. You may need to reapply powder to your brush. Next you can add color by using a blush or bronzer. You will apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks. Sweep the blush over the cheek area in light strokes. This will prevent the makeup from being to dark. Make sure to blend the blush well. The final step is applying a finishing veil. The finishing veil will set in the makeup allowing for a flawless look.
This makeup kit is perfect for those who are new to mineral makeup. Get a taste of the various products you could potentially introduce into your makeup routine. If you haven’t tried mineral makeup, you don’t know what you’re missing.
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!
To get this one, you need to first ‘like’ the Physicians Formula Facebook page. There are only 1,000 of these available, so you’ll need to be ready to hit submit right when the offer goes live at 2pm PST/5pm EST on 2/13/2013. They will post a secret word on their Facebook page right at 2pm PST, and so watch the countdown on the page so you’ll know when to go for it! Hope a lot of you are able to get this one!
BB creams or ‘Beauty Balm’ creams are one of the newest ‘it’ products in the beauty industry. They act as both a moisturizer and makeup to give you a beautiful, natural looking glow that you can rock alone, or layer underneath your makeup. They are the ultimate multi-taskers since they target dry skin, aging, imperfections, uneven skin tone and even provide SPF protection.
While supplies last (and we know they wont last long!), you can snag a free sample of Maybelline’s new Dream Fresh BB cream by requesting yours here. UPDATE: This same freebie is now available at Target.com as well! Click on the ‘Request Sample’ button.
This is an awesome freebie – you don’t want to miss this one! Enjoy.
Head straight to this page and fill out the little form to get a sample of Calico Minerals’ cleansing and nourishing kit. The kit includes products from each of the three steps of the skin care system: their Deep Refining Facial Toner, Nutrient-rich Facial Serum and Deep Nourishing Facial Moisturizer.
Our next giveaway is underway! This time, we’re giving away a MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish. If you haven’t tried this product before, you’re in for a treat. Mineralize Skinfinish is an all time MAC fan favorite. MAC junkies collect these like nobody’s business.
The product is applied on bare skin or on top of your foundation. They have a slight sheen to them to give your skin a finish of perfection. They can double as bronzers or highlighters depending on the shade you choose, so they’re the perfect product for summertime.
This is a very limited time offer: at 5pm EST on Wednesday, May 30, the first 1,000 people to sign up will receive a free Youthful Wear Illuminating Powder from Physicians Formula. This powder gives your face a gorgeous glow and can be worn alone or over foundation.
To sign up, head over to the Physicians Formula Facebook page and enter the secret word (provided on the Facebook page at 5pm EST sharp!). Again, the first 1,000 to do so will win. Just FYI, 5pm EST is 4pm Central, 3pm Mountain and 2pm Pacific. You will want to have the page ready to be pulled up right on time so you can be sure to snag one!
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.
It’s the Estee Lauder Foundation Event at Dillards stores nationwide. Visit the Estee Lauder cosmetics counter inside your nearest Dillards store and get a free ten-day supply of your ideal liquid foundation shade. They have a pretty cool iMatch™ System that helps anyone find the closest foundation match – both in shade and formula type. No purchase is required, but samples are limited to one per customer.
Visit Estee Lauder’s Facebook page here for additional details.
The event ends November 23, 2011 at 9pm (store close) or while supplies last, so don’t wait to get yours. I would stop by as soon as you can.
If you haven’t seen the tv commercials yet, then listen up. You can get a deluxe sized bareMinerals foundation sample at any Bare Escentuals boutique. If you’re like me, my first question was – Ok, well where is the nearest Bare Escentuals store? Is there one close to where I live? So here you go: find your closest store here.
Bare Escentuals is one of the most legit mineral makeup brands on the market. So if you haven’t yet tried mineral foundation, you don’t wanna pass this one up. Mineral makeup in general provides great coverage while still allowing you to keep a healthy glow instead of looking like your makeup is caked on. It’s also healthier for your skin than most other foundation formulas.
I’m not sure what shade the free mineral foundations are available in, but I would imagine they will have a few to choose from when you go in. Also, I’m not sure how long this promo will go for, so it’d probably be best to stop by in the next week or so to make sure you don’t miss out.
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!
Bare Escentuals is promoting their bareMinerals Matte Foundation. Bring in this printable coupon into any Sephora inside JCPenney store. In exchange, you will receive a complimentary sample (10 days worth) of their Matte Foundation plus a free baby buki mineral makeup brush. If you live near a JCPenney Sephora store, this deal is a must.
The offer is only good while supplies last, but they have promised to provide you with a sample of something else if they run out of the bareMinerals samples.
Only while supplies last (ie: hurry!), you can get two free samples of foundation, concealer/cover cream or powder from Iman Cosmetics. Simply visit this page, then choose which face most closely matches your skin tone. From there, choose which two makeup samples you would like to try. Your options will include Iman Stick Foundation, Liquid Makeup foundation, Luminous Foundation, Cream to Powder foundation, Cover Cream concealer, Luxury Pressed Powder, Perfect Response Powder or Semi Loose Powder. Allow for ten days or so for your free foundation samples to arrive.
This is a great offer requiring no participation or purchase. Iman is a great makeup brand that specializes in cosmetics for women of color. Be sure to sign up as soon as you get a chance so you don’t miss out!
This offer is for a mineral makeup kit from Bare Escentuals, the leading manufacturer of mineral makeup on the market. This offer does require participation, but in exchange, you get an entire makeup kit, not just one sample product.
This starter kit includes two shades of mineral makeup foundation, a mineral bronzer, a mineral makeup powder, three makeup brushes and a special 4 oz. brush cleanser/shampoo. It also comes with a “getting started” guide to help you learn the basics of applying mineral makeup products. This awesome kit retails for $174. Visit this page for complete details or to sign up.
When it comes to mineral makeup, Bare Escentuals is the most popular brand out there, so with this offer, you really can’t go wrong.
While supplies last, They are offering a free mineral makeup kit from MAC Cosmetics. MAC’s mineral makeup line, Mineralize, is considered one of the best of the best in the mineral makeup world. The line was just launched within the last few years (back in 2008), and has already grown to become one of the most popular in the mineral makeup industry.
Free MAC Cosmetics samples are probably the hardest samples to find. So, if you’re interested in trying something from this line, this is a great opportunity to do so. Plus, you can be confident in knowing that the products are from MAC, a brand known for top of the line quality and expertise when it comes to beauty products. MAC isn’t the most popular cosmetics brand for nothing.