We’ve all been there ladies. When money gets tight, we have to make some sacrifices with what we buy and sometimes that means cutting corners with our beauty products. But you probably didn’t know that that doesn’t have to be the case! There are actually several ways you can “cheat the system” to get your very own make up and beauty products for FREE. I haven’t paid for makeup in the past THREE YEARS. And I only wear top quality, premium cosmetics. Here’s how I do it:
Enroll in consumer testing panels. L’Oreal offers one here. but other cosmetics companies do as well. After you complete 5 surveys from L’Oreal, they will send you a free sample of one of their premium products. Plus, you can see if you qualify for a home study. I did a study on eye shadow and they sent me 9 different kinds! All I had to do was fill out a short survey every week and mail that in. At the end of the 9 weeks, they sent me a huge basket FULL of their products that was probably worth more than 300 dollars.
Join the Physician Formula’s Buzz-O-Meter Program. They don’t just send samples, but actually send out full-size demos of products from various companies and they just ask that you talk about the products with your friends.
Follow your favorites on Twitter or Facebook. Often, companies will have giveaways or sweepstakes where you can get free cosmetics just for being their “friend”. I’ve received several products this way from Clinique, Cover Girl, and MAC.
Check out Swagbucks. After you sign up on their site, you can earn “swag bucks” just by using their search engine. You can redeem the “swag bucks” at the “swag store” toward Christian Dior, Smashbox, and Aveda products.
Daily Deal Sites. Rue La La and Haute Look are just two of many daily deal sites out there that offer credit for referring your friends. If you tell your friends to sign up you can earn coupons, discounts and freebies just by recommending the sites.
Become a cosmetics reviewer. Cosmetics reviewers on youtube get tons of free products just for doing video reviews. Create a youtube account and start to review the products you already own, be sure to add your email to your page so that companies may contact you for “business inquiries”. You can also send emails to companies with a link to your channel and ask them to send you product in exchange for reviews.
These are just a few of the ways you can cheat the system to get free makeup. You can probably come up with more if you start to get in that mode of thinking.