Susan is an internet marketing professional who regularly writes on Medium and is the author of two SEO books on Amazon.
How to Get Makeup Companies to Send You Free Stuff
Over the past few months, I have encountered the "$39 Experiment," and other creative efforts to get free makeup. Thousands of people are reporting great results by contacting companies directly. They report that you don't have to participate in spammy surveys or websites to receive samples. You don't even have to spend one penny writing to them either. Email and online forms work!
Here's how to write your letter or email to convince a company to send you samples and PR packages. These techniques work. The chances of you receiving samples is relatively high, provided you know who to write to. I have written to many companies and many sent me free samples and full-sized products. You can also get a great selection of travel-size products this way.
This kind of activity has always been kept a secret. Only a lucky few who know that you can get free makeup see results.
I am here to expose the truths and how to best tackle the letter!
What You'll Need
The easiest and best way to receive free samples is to write to the company directly. There is no need to fill out dodgy surveys or questionnaires, which usually amount to nothing and should be avoided. Here is a step by step overview of what to do:
- Make a list of the companies you're interested in.
- Find their addresses (email or postal) on the company website.
- Write out your email/letter (we'll discuss this in detail below).
- Send it and wait for the mail to come!
- Special tips for receiving PR packages are included below.
Examples of Products You May Receive
|Category||Examples of Companies||What You Might Receive|
Juara, REN, DermOrganic
Samples/full sized products of skincare products including moisturisers, cleansers or hand cream.
Eye shadows, lipstick/lipgloss.
DermOrganic, Living Proof
Any haircare products including shampoo and conditioners, sample sized or full sized.
Lacoste and Boss
Perfume companies almost always have plenty of samples to send for free.
1. Decide Who to Contact
Whether you want the samples only for personal use, to try in your work as a makeup artist, or to review on your beauty blog, the first step to decide which companies you want to contact. There are literally hundreds of companies across the world that could potentially send you samples, so don't feel limited.
I have written to about 15 companies and I will mention the ones that sent me free samples (and the ones that didn't!). Since many companies simply won't respond at all, make sure you have a few on your list so you get some results!
For inspiration, take a look at some cosmetics or personal care products in your home. Some companies I recommend writing to are:
- Carmex: Known to send samples in the U.S.
- Burt's Bees: May send samples in the U.S.
- DermOrganic: Sends lots of samples.
- REN: Sends samples.
- Juara: Sends samples sometimes.
- Many of the brands featured in the photos here send samples!
2. Find the Address
Once you have an idea of the companies you would like to contact, it is time to search for the addresses. The best way to do so is to visit the company website. Look for a "Contact Us" or "Help" or "About Us" link at the top or bottom of the homepage. That's usually where you'll find all the details you need.
Some companies may only provide an email address. Others may provide postal mailing addresses, and still, others require you to fill out a form to contact customer service. Any of these methods can work.
Make sure to choose the correct email address. Some companies have different emails for technical support and other departments. Look for "customer service," "media relations," or "public relations."
3. What to Write in a Letter
The most important part of this process is to write an excellent letter. You want to make the company think, "Wow, this is a really loyal customer!" or "We could get some amazing publicity from this blogger!" It sounds difficult, but here are some ideas to get you started writing a professional and convincing letter or email.
Note: I believe in giving compliments to the company. Only after that do I ask for free samples. This method works a lot better than the complaint route (unless you have a legit complaint and proof of purchase).
- Dear Sir/Madam,: A polite and formal greeting works best.
- Introduction: Say that you are writing to tell them what a great range of products they have. Give many compliments about their company, from how their products always work wonders on your skin to how their products deliver each time. If their cleanser or eye shadow is your favorite, now is your chance to tell them what you think. They really do value our (the consumers) opinions.
- Personal Experience: Include an experience that you had with their cosmetics. It could be how glossy your hair is after using their shampoo or how their skin cream cleared up the dry skin on your hand. This adds more credibility and personality to the letter.
- Ask for Samples: Do not ask bluntly. This it does not work. Mention that your hairdresser recommended their shampoo range or that you want to "try before you buy" and see which one works best on you.
- Skin or Hair Type: Some companies will need to know your skin type/condition so they know which samples to send. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to mention this.
- Your Address: Don't forget this!
- Gratitude: Say thank you for taking the time to read your letter and that you would be so grateful if they send you samples. Say that you are looking forward to their response.
- Sign off: "Yours faithfully," "Kind Regards," or "Best Wishes."
A Sample Email or Online Form Message
Here is a sample email to a fictional skincare company. You can use this template for any personal care company you write to or to fill out an online request form.
I am a dedicated fan of your company because I love the way that you combine such pure techniques with science to create wonderful skincare products! I absolutely adore your products because they always deliver what I need, whether it is to give my skin more vitality or to cleanse. Each product always delivers, I value your experience in creating such stunning products each and every time.
A friend recently recommended that I try out some of your bath and skincare products. I would love to try some products out before I buy, to see which work best on me and which I love using.
Could you please send me some samples from your skincare or bath product ranges? I would be so grateful if you could. I would be very happy with any samples at all. My address is ___ Thank you! I am looking forward to trying them out!
Requesting Free Makeup From Stores
Your favorite cosmetics store may also be a source of free samples. Let the employees know how much you enjoy their products! Compliments and positive feedback go a long way to convincing people to be generous!
Why Do Companies Send Samples?
Most blogs and websites have reported that they have received the most free samples from cosmetics and makeup companies. Why is this?
- Manufacturing samples and even full-sized cosmetics are relatively cheap for the company, so they can easily afford to send samples to those that ask.
- You may want to try out the latest product of theirs, but ask for a sample to "try before you buy." If you like the sample, chances are you will probably buy the product afterward and even recommend it to family and friends. This is what the company is banking on.
- Cosmetic companies generally include samples of their latest products when you order online and purchase some items. These samples are stocked and ready to be shipped if someone writes asking to try out a couple of their products.
- Companies send PR packages to artists and bloggers when there is a new season launch. They want people to know about new products. They may also be holding a blogging event for artists and bloggers who review products. This is a key way for companies to promote their goods.
If you ever try writing to companies for free stuff, I would recommend writing to cosmetics/personal care companies because they are the most likely to send samples.
What to Write if You Want a PR Package
If you are a beauty blogger, makeup reviewer, or makeup artist looking for free samples, you will get better results from companies if you convince them that you're likely to send more business their way.
Here are some tips to getting a free PR package in the mail:
- Establish your credibility by including the URL of your site, business, or YouTube channel, if you have one.
- Ask or find out whether the company is launching a new line of products. They will be more likely to send samples if they are trying to spread the word about new items.
- Ask about any blogger events the company is holding or participating in. Makeup bloggers and artists usually receive free samples at these events.
- Ask them about what they require for "credits." This is when a magazine reviews a product and mentions it by name. Some companies are particular about where they are credited. This question will boost your credibility and may get you more samples.
- If you have done makeup at an event, contact the makeup manufacturer and include event images. Ask them whether you can thank them for providing the makeup (another way of asking them to send you more!).
Since I've been asked for more tips on getting PR packages, I've also written an extensive article which contains more in-depth advice on how to maximize your chances of getting a PR package from a beauty company.
Phrases to Include
If you are feeling a little stuck on what to write, here are some phrases you can use. You can alter this language by filling in the blanks or changing the words to match your style and according to the product you are talking about.
- I am writing to say how much I adore your skincare/makeup products.
- I believe that ___ creates the finest hair/skin products in the world.
- I am such a fan of your company!
- It is nice to know that your products will always deliver every time.
- My personal favourite is the ___. It's my savior! Thanks to this amazing product, my skin glows so radiantly!
- I like the way that your company combines natural botanicals with science to create a truly powerful yet organic and natural product.
- My friends and family always say how soft my hair is when I use your shampoo!
- My skin is usually dull and dry, but after using your cleanser it regains its youthful self!
- I use ___ every day. Without it, I could not survive!
Asking for Samples
- My hairdresser recently recommended that I should try out your shampoo range because it works most effectively with my hair type. I would love to try some of the hair products in your range before I buy. Thank you!
- I would love to sample some of your other products.
- I would like to try out some of your products just to see which work best on my skin/hair.
4. Send it Off!
The final step is to send your letter or email to the company of your choice. Make sure to send it to the correct address and department. Emails or letters that are sent to the wrong department in customer service are more likely to be discarded than forwarded to the relevant department.
What to Expect
You will likely have to wait for a couple of days for a response via email and another two weeks for your samples to be posted. Sometimes it can take up to two months for any response at all, so be patient. I usually give up after a week, but it really varies depending upon the company.
The majority of companies send free samples, since beauty and personal care have the most samples to give away. A positive and well-written letter is the key to success. For an approximate number, I would say that one in two beauty cosmetics will send samples. Perfume companies usually always send samples.
Just to show and prove that this method actually works, I followed in the footsteps of the $39 Experiment and wrote to a few companies. I will showcase my results.
- DermOrganic: Talk about fantastic customer service! I wrote an email to them and after two hours, they replied immediately and said they would send samples. They were also pretty happy about my compliments too. A few days later, I received samples from them including products from their haircare range and skincare range plus a coupon. Nice!
|Company||Response||What They Sent|
Two sample boxes including their hair care range and skin care range worth $12. I also received a coupon too for 25% off my next purchase.
Cleansing and moisturizing creams plus a facial mask.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this guide and that it will encourage you to try it too. Just try for yourself and see what results you can reap.
I appreciate any comments or questions! Thank you for reading!
Questions & Answers
Question: Can I receive the makeup samples if I'm not a beauty blogger?
Answer: It depends on the nature of the company's free sample policy. I've seen that smaller, local companies tend to give out more free samples to people who aren't social media influencers or beauty bloggers. International companies often refuse to send out free samples and will only do so if you have a certain amount of followers, etc., It just entirely depends on the company, I guess, and I'll be writing some more articles about this in the future, so keep an eye out for those.
Question: Could you still get free beauty samples even if you have a beauty page on Instagram?
Answer: Yes, definitely! In fact, companies love to negotiate and build working relationships with Instagrammers, since you'll help promote their products and increase sales for them. Make sure to mention the fact you're an Instagrammer. I have some more tips in another article I wrote: https://bellatory.com/fashion-industry/How-To-Get-...
Make sure to check it out before you contact the company, as it gives some more tips and tricks you can use to make sure your email showcases your flair as an Instagrammer/beauty blogger at its best.
Question: How do I get famous enough to be able to ask the makeup companies for free samples?
Answer: I wrote another article which details the process of starting a blog and content schedule that'll get you noticed by beauty companies. This is great if you want to start reviewing makeup and cosmetics, but aren't really sure what exactly is required. https://hubpages.com/misc/How-To-Get-PR-Packages-F...
Question: What should the subject line for free makeup samples read when I have my email ready to send?
Answer: You could try any of the following: "Compliments to [Company]": This shows them that you've nothing but good words about the makeup they created. Or else, you can try "Feedback on [a product" or something along those lines.
Question: Can I get free makeup samples from a company based in another country?
Answer: Yes, definitely! In fact, companies love hearing from overseas purchasers and users of their products. For example, I'm from Europe, but I've written to many companies before that are based in the US, and they've sent me free samples.
Question: Do these free makeup sample tips really work?
Answer: It completely depends on what companies you target, and the amount of "free samples" they have on offer, but for me, it's just been a luck game. For improved chances, make sure you don't just copy and paste the above letters, you need to make your letter as authentic as possible. If you fail to do that, then the company might not send you free samples for that sole reason, they'll know you copied it from somewhere.
While there are no guarantees whatsoever that this method of gaining free samples works, it has worked for me in the past, so I wish you all the best with your endeavours. If you've any other questions, feel free to ask! :)
Question: Would I be more likely to receive makeup samples and PR packages from makeup companies if I have a growing number of followers on my Instagram account?
Answer: It depends on the number of followers you have at that moment, as well as how engaged they are with your page. For example, if you have thousands of followers, but they interact very little with your photos, then companies might see that your audience isn't engaged with the products that you're using or advertising. However, even if you had fewer followers, as long as they are very active, companies would see that high engagement and would value it a lot more.
Question: Will companies send PR packages to countries outside of America?
Answer: Yes, of course! Beauty companies don't care where you live, as long as you've got followers online who read your reviews and can purchase from the beauty company online. In fact, they love to send to social media influencers and beauty bloggers from around the world, because it'll expand the company's reach to new audiences and new countries.
Question: How do you get a hold of these types of emails?
Answer: Just go to the "Contact Us" section of the company's website, and you'll find all the relevant emails there. Some companies will have PR emails, which you can contact if you're a social media influencer, and then regular customer careline emails for non-media related queries.
Question: What smaller companies would be best to “target” for some free samples?
Answer: Usually smaller companies in your local area would be great to target, since they're just starting out and would love to build a group of passionate fans and/or future customers. So by sending out a few small samples to customers who want to try out their products or small social media influencers can usually be a great marketing strategy for the company.
Google some small local beauty companies near your area, and you should send them an email.
© 2014 Susan W
Arwa on July 27, 2020:
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Zehra on July 14, 2020:
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Kyla Lor on June 08, 2020:
I'm doing this to my first video ❣️
Toshika on May 21, 2020:
What if I'm just doing this to get samples for my startup videos!?
Umaima on May 20, 2020:
It is so helpful.. thankyou for sharing this with us ❤
Nitya sachdeva on May 15, 2020:
Hii I dont have any youtube channel but I want to become makeup artist so plz can u give some sames plz....
Syedzaidi on May 10, 2020:
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Mehtab Shaikh on April 27, 2020:
Hii . I am really thankful for all the ideas what is been shared here.
I have started with my you tube channel and i want to share my work.
Please watch the video/like/subscribe
It will be a help and wil motivate me in making more makeup tutorial videos
Ghadeer Aqeel on March 27, 2020:
Do you have to put your address? on March 17, 2020:
I’m not sure but I would love to know!
Sayee patil on March 09, 2020:
Actually I have started my YouTube but there no views and followers coming then what can help me
Kendra Lozano on February 07, 2020:
Thank you so much for writing this piece! Really helpful!
Rooz on November 27, 2019:
Hi I am Rooz here ! So I wanna start a website where in I review products but ya it wudnt be showcasing the products on myself , it will just be a general written review . Will companies still send me PR packages ? so again will they be sending me any PR packages ?
Naazmeen on November 21, 2019:
Hi I am Naazmeen here ! So I wanna start a website where in I review products but ya it wudnt be showcasing the products on myself , it will just be a general written review . Will companies still send me PR packages ? Btw I stay in India so again will they be sending me any PR packages ?
saniya tabassum on November 21, 2019:
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Anne on November 19, 2019:
Dear Sir/Madam, I am a dedicated fan of your company because I love the way that you combine such pure techniques with science to create wonderful skincare products! I absolutely adore your products because they always deliver what I need, whether it is to give my skin more vitality or to cleanse. I would love to try some products out before I buy, to see which work best on me and which I love using. Could you please send me some samples from your makeup or skincare products ranges? I would be so grateful if you could. I would be very happy with any samples at all. My address is 47C Stephens road LE2 1GH Leicester United Kingdom Thank you! I am looking forward to trying them out! Yours faithfully,
Aela Aura on November 10, 2019:
I normally do not wear makeup, but I really want to and dont know what to get where and how.... There usually is a lot of product on display and is overwhelmed.
This was insightful and very helpful, I'll surely give this a try.
Chanel Flores on November 01, 2019:
Am i going to expect free samples? or i'll pay for some tiny tax?
rimxkblog on October 28, 2019:
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email@example.com on October 23, 2019:
id love to get all make up and beauty samples any susgestions?
Luz Santacruz on October 17, 2019:
How do I become famous enough to receive or be on PR lists
Salena Gomez on October 17, 2019:
I really need more makup(free makeup)
leticia on September 16, 2019:
are pr packages free?
theskincare on September 07, 2019:
the skin care product in pakistan it is a very resonable price .it will be okay for every person ,because its a natural product.
nikita on September 04, 2019:
Did PR packages take shipping charges
Jessie Harper on July 08, 2019:
Personally i find that freebie sites are amazing for makeup samples. For example, just search Sampables for makeup (https://sampables.com/?s=makeup) and you will find all sorts of free makeup and beauty samples
Ashley Hatcher on June 15, 2019:
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Janet Nino on June 10, 2019:
Hi there hope you guys are doing good I wanted to ask if I can get some stuff to try I'm a single mother of 6 and have always been working and have no time to go to store and pick a good foundation and any makeup that will fit my tone. If you can please help me out I really appreciate it, and thank you in advanced.
Jasmin Gutierrez on June 08, 2019:
Hey Iam a single mother of 4 and one on the way and my dream is to do make up and I love trying new things and was wondering if I could get some of u guys samples to try on people and my self and start from there with my makeup I would highly be grateful for ur help to start off with u guys is help
Kirstine Dagatan on June 05, 2019:
Good Day to you all. I am Kirstine from Philippines. I just want to have a free sample products that I can used. I read and watch in tv and internet about people talking FREE SAMPLE PRODUCTS.
Hollie Fagan on May 22, 2019:
Iv always had a dream to be a beauty guru well something to do with makeup and making that as a full time job would be a dream come true but most of these make up brands are to much money to spend once you run out of it but I just wish I could get the samples of the makeup
If anyone knows how you can get them please let me no
thank you in advance
Sofia rehan on May 19, 2019:
I like it but I am not a beauty blogger plus not on social media then can I get them ??
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Tarshinina Jackson on May 10, 2019:
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Elise Regalado on May 09, 2019:
Just got a my pr boxes from ulta Sephora and revolt so thanks
Esperanca on May 05, 2019:
Thank you for this. I am trying out makeup and the range of the products i want to use is tol expensive. This will help me alot
Brittany on April 26, 2019:
I really want to get into doing makeup and would love to try out your products! I will also advertise any product given to me!
Emma on April 09, 2019:
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Tammy Ball on March 29, 2019:
I'm a makeup fanatic my friends come to me for all kinds of stuff and advise .I would REALLY love to try
Azra on March 27, 2019:
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Deanna Carter on March 26, 2019:
I would love to to try your new makeup samples and let you know what I think of them and ask my friends about it
Bu meh on March 15, 2019:
Hi super excited to do this!! I love makeup
Salissa on March 15, 2019:
I'm super excited to do this!! I absolutely Love makeup along with skincare, and fragrances. I can't wait to send out some emails and see what the outcome will be
Cutie-1970 on March 14, 2019:
Thank you for all of your great tips and advice. I plan on trying some of your ideas out. Again thank you.
KATHERINE AYES on March 11, 2019:
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Serena on February 26, 2019:
Emma on January 29, 2019:
Thanks you for all the great advice! :)
Taleeta simmonds on January 20, 2019:
Good morning my name is already stated above.i would love to be a make up artist an i dont truly have any of the product to start from..so i would be happy to get samples from you to use i would be so greatful .thanks in advance
Adza Joan Navarre on January 10, 2019:
How hypoallergenic is in makeup when you're allergic to everything I need to know I can't try thank you
vrsu on January 04, 2019:
honestly i didnt know is this method is work or not for everybody. i personally think it is depends on your intentions. after reading this articles i have contacting dior via email for some makeup samples that i interested for. yes dior reply my email and give one telephone number, person to contact and address to send my request via letter. it is true it take about a month for reply. i almost forget that i had contacting dior early.
P/S: what i wrote to dior is not with intention to get free stuff or abuse the privillage. fyi. i am frequent dior user.
Jennifer M. on December 18, 2018:
Great article and helpful insight. Thank you.
Carmen morales on November 27, 2018:
I have a youtube channel can I get free makeup to review
Jennifer on November 12, 2018:
Can you send make up samples so I can test it before buying more make up from certain brands.
Thank you for taking time to read my comment.
Emily on November 11, 2018:
Would you still be able to get pr packages from makeup companies if you arent an influencer?
Jeana Ross on November 09, 2018:
Thanks so much for your amazing advice and pointers to gain some great products. I couldn’t be more pleased with how you broke it down in simple terms so that everybody could understand what to do. God bless you
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Marela Czyrille Cercenia on October 28, 2018:
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firstname.lastname@example.org on October 20, 2018:
Hello dear Susa
I like your post i found very helpfull, and thank you for sharing this expirience with us (your friends, followers). I wanted to ask you, if you know ofcourse, that if a company from another country can send to another country free sample?
I hope youll see my comment here.
I will wait your answer
With respect Dorothy.
aicha habila on October 17, 2018:
I like your products and security to be used and informed people of the results of their use
Meghan on September 25, 2018:
Wow, do you all really believe that she is going to help you get free samples based off of leaving a comment?!?
Sarah on September 25, 2018:
What companies sent you PR packages?
Saray Mustafa on September 22, 2018:
Free your sure?
lauren on September 13, 2018:
im interested in doing this as im going to make a youtube channel
Shagufta Faiz Khan on September 08, 2018:
I'm interested it's totally fantastic
Maritza on September 05, 2018:
I would love to receive free products
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How do I reach them
Yzvonne Gore on August 27, 2018:
Love expermenting and Free
That is like gold
daisy on August 25, 2018:
Hi would love to try your products to see how it works out. thank u product.
Nina on August 15, 2018:
Can you tell me another Companies which also send skin care products?
Katherine Fifield on August 07, 2018:
Hi. I would like some free makeup samples to try them out to see if I like them so I can buy them. Thank you!
Cherrese Ralston on August 05, 2018:
Can u guys pleass give me a pr box please
Dezz on July 30, 2018:
I would like to get some makeup samples to try them out to buy new makeup i will promet them on my instagram
rose vieira on July 26, 2018:
hi i would love to do pr for all and willing makeup companies that are looking for new faces i am really egar to try new hing so plz concerer me thank you
Areana on July 21, 2018:
Hello, I would like to see if I can get free makeup samples. In need and wanting to try new stuff thank you for your time please get back to my message
Laika on July 18, 2018:
Hi. What does PR in PR package means?
Angelina on July 16, 2018:
I would like to get samples
Priyanka Das on July 16, 2018:
I want sample fast i use then i oder full products becoz i have sensitive skin i dnt take any risk thats why....
Fin from Barstow on July 13, 2018:
Wow....a pretty good article. I'm not interested in cosmetics personally, although there are some male hygine products I could apply your techniques too.
I was surprised to actually see you suggested writing a letter and beginning with a salutation such as Dear Sir or Madam: because I thought all manners went out the door at the turn of the century.
I think it's nice to have that kind of personal contact and I miss that our our modern day world.
I'd like to know if you have suggestions for food, or other products that can be used by everyone.
Hareena on July 07, 2018:
I want one
raiza abdul latheef on June 21, 2018:
what should i write in subject column?
Alexandra on June 20, 2018:
I sent a lot of mails no one sent samples
Gracechye on June 12, 2018:
Hi can I ask how to I get makeup samples
Susan W (author) from The British Isles, Europe on May 28, 2018:
Thanks so much for reading! :D I completely agree with you there -- newer companies would be very willing to send out free samples, since building up a fanbase and gaining exposure online would certainly be important and even essential to starting companies. Yep, great social media profiles with plenty of active followers, lots of fantastic content, and enthusiasm are a must.
Let me know how you get on, and thanks again!
lpaul on May 17, 2018:
Thanks for posting! So amazing! I think it depends on the company, most likely the bigger ones get requests all the time, so they may not be as responsive. Newer ones, like I dont know... Mia Adora (http://miaadora.com/new) would probably be more willing to give out samples. I think its important to have a great social media profile, that has high quality photos will really help. It's kind of like your "resume". Brands like anyone else want a win-win situation.
Samantha on May 16, 2018:
I am just wondering how do you set up to promote other companies and get free makeup ect ?
Skyler on May 16, 2018:
Hi, I am litterally obsessed with beauty things anything that is for your neck and up. I love perfume (Boss) And i love taking good care of my skin I get lots of breakouts so I tend to use some cream I don’t even know the name of it doesn’t really work all that well but I’ve really been wanting to try dermorganic I herd that their products work really well.
Alicia J Nelson on April 11, 2018:
My name is Alicia Joanne Nelson, I am an Information Technology HelpDesk Assistant at the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), a part-time home business owner and a youtuber. For this year, I have started my YouTube Channel, Alicia Nelson Channel. It was a means to advertise what I do and to connect with thousands of people all over the world. While doing my research, I have come across your company and realized that that your company collaborated with Youtube to help promote your products on Youtube.
I would like to kindly if I can do a review on one of your product. I promised to give a fair review by pointing out the good and the bad.
I have attached a link below with a video I have done on Youtube:
Also see the link for my channel below also:
The name of my channel is Alicia Nelson Channel.
My channel has over 1800 plus (+) reviews and 27 subscribers. This will get my viewers to know more about your products which will influence them into buying your products. After the review I will return the product.
Thanks again for your usual co-operation and I do hope to hear from you soon.
Deborah on April 10, 2018:
I would like sign up for free samples of makeup. Skin care..
Rachael on April 05, 2018:
I would love to promote some products on my instergram and also YouTube how could I get started ?
kaitlyn on March 29, 2018:
as a beauty professional and an employee at mac, i am truly sorry but this will not work! any emails that state that they want free makeup or along the lines of that, get put into junk mail. this is simply because you are asking for free, undeserved makeup. do not try this as it will waste yours and ours time.
Aa002222111133344 on March 28, 2018:
How do i start to receive free samples
Fed Up on March 07, 2018:
As someone who works in customer service for a make up company, I can tell you THESE TEMPLATES DO NOT WORK. Any emails we receive using this template or asking for undeserved free things automatically get junked. Stop wasting your and our time
Daisy on March 02, 2018:
Hi I’m a beauty gru . I have a YouTube channel &’ also instagram and Facebook.
I would be interested in receiving free make up to promote them. How do I start ?
Carmen morales on February 28, 2018:
Just would like free makeup to review to my YouTube channel..
yinm on February 06, 2018:
Hello how to i get the samples
Fatima on February 06, 2018:
This was amazing beautifully written and explained .thank you !
Mumtazbegum on February 03, 2018:
Please send me products for review in india ..
Jazzmen Fox on February 02, 2018:
Thank you so much for the advice! I have been a beauty guru for years. However it was always for fun. I am new to the professional world of beauty. I am most curious about free samples and sponsorships. This will be most helpful.