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Free Foundation Samples

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Finding the right foundation formula for you can be a long process. Trying free foundation samples is the best way to try out various formulas.

Foundation makeup comes in many different forms: mousse, liquid, cream, cream to powder, all powder and even tinted moisturizer foundations. There are so many factors to consider when choosing a formula: skin type, skin tone, and the amount of coverage needed are all going to play into which one will work best for you.

Here is a break down of each type to help get you started:

  • The mousse formulas work best on normal to dry skin. They provide the right amount of moisture and don’t cake. This option is also great for women who are older. Mousse foundations don’t set into wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Looking for excellent coverage and a smooth finish? Then a liquid foundation is ideal for you. These formulas work best on normal to dry skin. They are ideal for any type of special occasion, photography session or other important event. Liquid foundations last longer and look better in pictures or on stage. Keep in mind though, if your skin tends to be on the oily side, you may want to consider a powder foundation instead.
  • Cream foundations provide medium to full coverage and work best on normal to dry skin. Keep in mind that if you have normal to dry skin and want sheer coverage you can go with a mousse, cream or cream to powder option.
  • Powders are great for adding a finishing layer to the other types of foundation, or they’re great for using alone if your skin is in the normal to oily range. The powder in the product helps to absorb oil and create a matte finish.

In addition to the formula of foundation, you can use free samples of foundation to help you find an exact shade match. Some companies offering samples provide a few different shades so that you can compare and contrast colors. You can also visit a makeup counter to get matched by a professional. Remember to match the product to your jawline to ensure a true match. If you match it to your cheeks, nose or forehead, the color will look too dark or too reddish compared to the rest of your face. It also won’t blend into your neckline, leaving a tacky and obvious line where your makeup ends.

Keep these tips for finding the perfect foundation in mind as you try samples and shop around. If you’re confident about the type of foundation formula you want to try, but aren’t sure exactly which brand o buy, trying some of the free foundation offers listed below can help you out. Trying a few can give you a good idea of what texture, color and weight you like best. For instance, some feel lighter than others, some provide a matte finish whereas others provide a silkier or more glowing finish. The right formula will all depend on the look you’re going for as well as your own personal preference.

All in all, the best thing to do is to try a few different brands before you settle on a final choice. Get feedback from others and pay attention to which ones are most comfortable and which are easiest to apply. Taking various factors into consideration, the decision making process will be much easier and you’ll end up with a flawless finish you can feel confident about.

Latest Free Foundation Sample Offers:

Free 15 Minute Mini Makeover at Sephora Stores or Online

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Free Sephora Mini Makeover PrettyThrifty.com

How fun! For a limited time, you can get a complimentary 15 minute mini makeover from a beauty consultant at any participating Sephora store. You can request any of the looks listed here – including the Smokey Eye, Essential Eyeliner, Everyday Eye, Polished Brow, Blush + Bronze, Perfect Lips or Flawless Foundation + Color IQ. They’ll also send you home with 1 of 2 bags filled with free samples.

You can also go here and use code MAKEOVER to get the freebies online!

Free Deluxe Sample of bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation at ULTA

 

Free bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation at Ulta Stores PrettyThrifty.com

As part of their ’12 Days of Beauty’ campaign, Ulta is giving out free deluxe samples of bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation (by bareMinerals) while supplies last. These have a value of $14 and will be given out with a complimentary skin care consultation!

To get one, just head into your nearest Ulta location and mention the promo (you can find more details on page 9 of this online store advertisement on page 9).

This serum foundation helps to even and brighten your skin tone – giving you a healthier, clearer, more youthful look. Be sure to stop by next time you’re near an Ulta store to get this before they run out!

Free Five Day Sample of Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation

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Free Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Sample PrettyThrifty.com

While supplies last, you can head over to your closest Laura Mercier counter (locate one here) and get a free sample of their Smooth Finish Foundation – enough to try it out for five days or more. No purchase is required. Just mention the offer when you get to the counter, which was promoted in this October’s issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

If you are wanting to try a really nice foundation to see the difference compared to your current product, this is a great chance to do so. Offer is good until they run out of samples.

Free Sample of Lancome Teint Idol Foundation

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Free Sample of Lancome Teint Idol Foundation PrettyThrifty.com

Wow, Lancome has a promo going for a free ten day supply of their Teint Idol Ultra 24 Hour Foundation. Quite the freebie! To get one, just mention the freebie (advertised in the October 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine) at your nearest Lancome cosmetics counter.

The offer is good while supplies are in stock, so be sure to get this as soon as you can! Most major mid to high end department stores will have a Lancome counter, but you can find your closest one here if you’re not sure where it is.

Free Smashbox Makeup Kit from 7-10am PST Today Only! $52 Value! [Via Cash Back]

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Free Smashbox 'Try It' Makeup Kit PrettyThrifty.com

HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Between 7am and 10am PT TODAY ONLY, new TopCashBack members can get a free Smashbox Cosmetics ‘Try It’ makeup kit from Nordstrom! Do not miss this.

To get one, you need to go here and follow the instructions. They will have you go from their site to the Nordstrom site where you’ll purchase the Smashbox kit for $19. Then, a free $21 credit will appear in your Top Cash Back account for free, making the kit completely free!

This offer is for new members, but if you have more than one person in your household, like a spouse, parent, etc. you can have more than one person signup per household!

The kit includes:

– Photo Finish Foundation Primer
– Photo Finish Lid Primer
– Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume
– Full Exposure Mascara
– Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx

Free Gift from Smashbox Cosmetics on Your Birthday

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FREE Birthday Gift From SmashBox PrettyThrifty.com

Cool, a birthday freebie from Smashbox Cosmetics! When you sign up Smashbox’s ‘Pretty Points’ program (a completely free loyalty program where you earn points for purchases), you will get a free makeup gift on your birthday! This time around it looks to be a darling double sized lip gloss, although they do change the free gift from time to time. :) To sign up and get your free gift, go here!

Free Deluxe Sample of bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadow

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Free Sample of bareMinerals BB Cream Eyeshadow

While supplies last, you can get a free 5-in-One BB Cream Eyeshadow deluxe sample in the shade Candelit Peach at any participating bareMinerals boutique. This product hasn’t been released yet and these freebies will give you guys a chance to try out this product before anyone else.Print out this coupon and bring it with you. No purchase is necessary when redeeming it in store.

If you can’t make it to a store, you can also use code FABEYES while checking out online to get the freebie added onto your purchase.

Free Sample of Smashbox Photo Foundation Primer

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Free Smashbox Photo Foundation Primer Samples

Looks like this offer is a UK only one. For a limited time, ASOS is giving out free samples of Smashbox’s Photo Foundation Primer. To get one, go to this page and click on the box that says ‘get your free sample’. If we find a similar offer for US visitors, we will update this post asap.

Free Maybelline Fit Me Gel Stick Foundation Samples

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Don’t wait on this one, since these tend to run out pretty quickly. Try the Maybelline Fit Me Gel Stick Foundation by snagging a sample from Walmart.com. Go here to get your free sample. Click on the blue ‘get a free sample’ button and they’ll send your sample to you within a few weeks. This offer is valid for U.S. Customers only. Limit 1 per household.

Free Sample of Any Clinique Foundation at Nordstrom Today Only!

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Nordstrom is doing another sample Saturday! This time, they’re giving out Clinique foundation samples. It’s happening today, 2/22/2014 only. This is an in-store offer, so to get one, head to the beauty department of your nearest Nordstrom. It’s a great chance to try a higher end foundation to see if you like it. They’ll be handing out samples until they run out. Hope you guy scan snag one!! xo

Win Free Mary Kay Products!

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Here is an awesome giveaway offer. Sign up now to win FREE Mary Kay Products! There will be 5,000 winners for each week, and they are doing the offer for 10 weeks!! Click here to sign up and use this code : MaryKayAllStars4

This giveaway ends on January 16, 2014!

Laura Mercier Flawless Essential Products Giveaway

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Hurry and enter for your chance to win $325 worth of Laura Mercier Flawless Essential products! Awesome deal, here are some of the special offers:

NEW Foundation Primer-Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen/PA
NEW Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
Secret Camouflage
Caviar Stick Eye Colour
Faux Lash Mascara
Lip GlaceCustom Artist Portfolio

Click here to enter or check your entry status!