Free Foundation Samples


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 Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation Sample

Free Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation Sample

Ooohh. I can’t wait to try this one. Head over here to try Lancome’s Tient Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. This luxe foundation gives you a flawless complexion that lasts all day – up to a full 24 hours! Perfect for a long day at work or a special event.

You can even choose your shade (light, medium or dark) when you request your sample, ensuring you get to try one that fits your skin tone.

Find more makeup freebies on our cosmetics samples page.

Free Gift on Your Birthday by Joining the bareMinerals FAB Program

Free bareMinerals Gift on Your Birthday

If you sign up as a member of the bareMinerals FAB (Friends and Benefits) rewards program, you’ll receive free gifts from time to time as well as a free birthday gift during the month of your birthday if you provide your birth date in your program profile! No purchase required. You’ll also get special invites to FAB on events, discounts and other perks like 15% off your first purchase.

There’s no cost to join and no obligations. You will earn rewards when you do make purchases at any boutique, outlet or online, so the account is created so that they can keep track of all of that (you get a $10 credit for every $150 you spend).

To join, all you need to do is sign up here. Easy!

Free Five Day Supply of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Ready to Wear Foundation

Free Five Day Supply of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

This is one of the best freebies we’ve seen. For a limited time, you can get a free FIVE DAY sample supply of Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer and Ready to Wear Foundation!

The May 2015 issue of Marie Claire Magazine promoted the freebie (on page 73)- saying that while supplies last, you could pick up a free sample at any Laura Mercier counter! Find your nearest one here.

I love tinted moisturizers – they’re perfect for summer and for replacing your otherwise heavy foundation during the Spring and Summer months, so I’m definitely taking them up on this freebie. This offer is valid while supplies last.

Free Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream and BB Cushion Sample

Free Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream and BB Cusion

Go, go! Target has a freebie available and they go quick, so hurry on over here to get a free sample of Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream along with a free sample BB Cushion too.

This freebie is only available in certain areas, so use the zip code search to check and see if it’s valid in your location!

We love these Target freebies – they usually have these samples available when a company is promoting a new product or formula. So great.

Free Gift from Smashbox Cosmetics on Your Birthday

Free Birthday Gift From SmashBox on Your Birthday

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!

bareMinerals Fresh & Flawless Fresh-Face Collection and By Popular Demand Collection Giveaway!

We’re giddy with anticipation for Spring to settle in AND to get our April beauty giveaway underway!

This time we are going to have TWO winners!!!

A fan favorite brand, we’ve chosen to feature bareMinerals for this event!

The prizes are the gorgeous bareMinerals ‘Fresh & Flawless Fresh-Face Makeup Collection’ and the bareMinerals ‘By Popular Demand 6 Piece Collection For Face, Eyes & Lips’ as our prizes for this fun April giveaway.

Here are details on what each collection includes:

bareMinerals Fresh Face Giveaway at !

Fresh and Flawless Collection:

    The Fresh & Flawless collection is just stunning. It’s a complete set of products for eyes, lips and face to help brighten and lighten up your look just in time for the warm, breezy Spring weather.

    It includes bareMinerals’ amazing Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener, which illuminates your skin, giving you the appearance of a brighter, more rested look.

    It also comes with a fabulous 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance cream eye shadow in Soft Linen, a gorgeous Springtime neutral. The eyeshadow also has SPF 15 to help prevent aging.

    There is also a beautiful bareMinerals Cheerful Blush in the shade Precious Pink, a very pretty rosy pink.

    The set helps you finish up your look with the bareMinerals Balance & Boost Mineral Veil Finishing Powder – a stunning product that gives you fresh, natural, youthful looking skin.

    Top it all off with the gorgeous Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rebel, a shiny, rosy pink – a shade that looks great on all complexions and skin tones.

    It all comes together in a darling little pink cosmetics bag.

Enter the bareMinerals Giveaway at PrettyThrifty.comBy Popular Demand Collection:

    The By Popular Demand Collection is full of fan favorite products and gives you a variety of products for a complete look.

    It contains the bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow and Blush in perfect neutral shades with a bit of shimmer.

    It also comes with a stunning Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil® finishing powder, their budge-proof Round the Clock™ waterproof eyeliner, and a gorgeous, bright Marvelous Moxie® lip gloss.

Our giveaway runs for all of April! You can enter from now up until May 5th, 2015 at midnight MST. It’s open world wide to anyone 18 and up!

We’ve added a lot of entry types, which are all listed in our giveaway widget below (don’t see it? Click here). Just follow the instructions to enter any or all of the ways you would like. The more entries you complete, the better your chances to win!

Remember that many of the entries can be done daily, so you can earn extra entries by coming back again!

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Here’s a complete list of all products and sizes included in the sets:

Fresh & Flawless Collection:

– 0.07 oz Balance & Boost Mineral Veil finishing powder
– 0.02 oz Mini Well-Rested Face & Eye brightener
– 0.03 oz Cheerful blush (precious pink)
– 0.10 oz 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance cream eye shadow broad spectrum SPF 15 in Soft Linen
– 0.07 oz Mini Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Rebel (pink mauve)

By Popular Demand 6 Piece Collection For Face, Eyes & Lips:

– 0.02 oz Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil finishing powder
– 0.07 oz BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Top Shelf in Mixologist, Cognac
– 0.02 oz Mini Round The Clock Waterproof eyeliner in 9PM
– 0.10 oz BareMinerals READY blush in the Aphrodisiac
– 0.07 oz Mini Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Spark Plug
– Double-ended eye and face brush

Free Deluxe Sample of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Free Sample of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

April’s 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan announced tons of freebie offers that can be redeemed in store (no need to purchase the magazine). One of them is this free deluxe sample of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation! The sample is a deluxe, 10 day’s worth size. Pick yours up at any participating Estee Lauder counter (find your nearest one here).

Just give them a call to make sure they’re participating and then head on in to pick it up. Offer good while supplies last.

$1 Off Any L’Oreal Product = Free Item at Your Nearest Dollar Store!

$1 Off L'Oreal Beauty Products

L’Oreal has a sweet $1 off coupon available for a limited time. You can use it anywhere L’Oreal products are sold. Many dollar stores have their eyeliners or eyeshadows for just $1, so if any of your local dollar stores carry L’Oreal items, you can get one of them for free! To get the coupon, go here and print it out. It will be valid for 30 days from the date that you print it out.

If you don’t have a dollar store nearby, or your closest ones don’t have L’Oreal products, you can still use the coupon at places like Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc. to get the dollar off regular price.

Free 15 Minute Mini Makeover at Sephora Stores or Online

Free Sephora Mini Makeover

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

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

Free Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Sample

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

Free Sample of Lancome Teint Idol Foundation

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]

Free Smashbox 'Try It' Makeup Kit

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

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.