If you like shopping for makeup, you know just how amazing it feels to find free or discounted makeup items, especially given the fact that buying good-quality makeup can be really expensive.
Since most makeup products don’t have a really long shelf life, you don’t really need to be spending hundreds of dollars on makeup items. That’s why we’ve put together some tips to help you find affordable and free makeup items.
1. Sign up for product testing
If you enjoy trying out new makeup products, this is a great way to test new makeup products. There are a number of companies that will provide you products for free in exchange for your review or opinion of the product. Of course, different companies will give you different types and sizes of products, which means you may get a tiny sample or a full-sized product.
2. Sign up for rewards programs offered by beauty stores
A number of beauty stores including Victoria’s Secret, Ulta®, bareMinerals, and Sephora offer reward programs. Signing up for these reward programs could get you freebies, coupons, and excellent deals.
3. Sign up for newsletters
It’s also a good idea to sign up for email newsletters of beauty and makeup brands since many of these companies offer coupons to their customers.
4. Make use of coupons
Haven’t tried couponing yet? Coupons are a really awesome way to score amazing-quality makeup at really affordable prices. While couponing may seem intimidating to people who’ve never tried it before, it’s actually a lot easier than it seems. All you need to do is keep an eye out for good coupons online and in newspapers and magazines.
5. Get free samples
Many makeup brands offer free samples to customers. For instance, Ulta’s® website allows you to get free samples when you purchase products online. If you are visiting a makeup counter in person, you could even get travel-sized freebies.
6. Sign up for a subscription box
There are a number of different beauty subscription boxes that you can sign up for to score great deals. Just make sure to do some research beforehand to ensure you can use all the products that are included in the subscription box before they expire.
7. Swap with your friend
If you have makeup products that you don’t use, consider swapping unused items with your friends or family members. This is a great way to get new free makeup products.
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