How to Get Free Makeup Samples and PR Packages From Companies

Updated on August 7, 2018
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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 get results.

I am here to expose the truths and how to best tackle the letter!

Asking for free samples is a great way to get travel-sized products.
Asking for free samples is a great way to get travel-sized products.

What You'll Need to Get Free Makeup Sent to You

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:

  1. Make a list of the companies you're interested in.
  2. Find their addresses (email or postal) on the company website.
  3. Write out your email/letter (we'll discuss this in detail below).
  4. Send it and wait for the mail to come!
  5. Special tips for receiving PR packages are included below.

Examples of Products You May Receive

Category
Examples of Companies
What You Might Receive
Skincare
Juara, REN, DermOrganic
Samples/full sized products of skincare products including moisturisers, cleansers or hand cream.
Makeup
Bare Minerals
Eye shadows, lipstick/lipgloss.
Haircare
DermOrganic, Living Proof
Any haircare products including shampoo and conditioners, sample sized or full sized.
Perfume
Lacoste and Boss
Perfume companies almost always have plenty of samples to send for free.

It's easy to write to companies for free products. This guide will teach you how to write the email or letter and which companies to contact.

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.
  • Burts 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).

  1. Dear Sir/Madam, A polite and formal greeting works best.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Your address Don't forget this!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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. 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 products 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!

Yours faithfully,

Your name

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 Anyway?

Most blogs and websites have reported that they have received the most free samples from cosmetics and makeup companies. Why is this?

  1. Manufacturing samples and even full-sized cosmetics is relatively cheap for the company, so they can easily afford to send samples to those that ask.
  2. 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 afterwards and even recommend it to family and friends. This is what the company is banking on.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Makeup artists and bloggers who review products can receive generous PR packages from companies, particularly when there is a new line launched.
Makeup artists and bloggers who review products can receive generous PR packages from companies, particularly when there is a new line launched.

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:

  1. Establish your credibility by including the URL of your site, business, or YouTube channel, if you have one.
  2. 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.
  3. Ask about any blogger events the company is holding or participating in. Makeup bloggers and artists usually receive free samples at these events.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Most companies will send free samples, but not all, so be sure to contact several companies.
Most companies will send free samples, but not all, so be sure to contact several companies.

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.

Introduction:

  • 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.

Personal experience:

  • 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 1 in 2 beauty cosmetics will send samples. Perfume companies usually always send samples.

Would you like to write to a cosmetic company, right now?

See results

My Experiment

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 hair care range and skin care range plus a coupon. Nice!

Results List

Company
Response
What They Sent
DermOrganic
Yes!
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.
WeiEast
No
Nothing
REN
Yes!
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

  • How do I get famous enough to be able to ask the makeup companies for free samples?

    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...

  • Can I receive the makeup samples if I'm not a beauty blogger?

    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.

  • Will companies send PR packages to countries outside of America?

    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.

  • What should the subject line for free makeup samples read when I have my email ready to send?

    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.

  • Could you still get free beauty samples even if you have a beauty page on Instagram?

    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/misc/How-To-Get-PR-Packages-...

    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.

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      oceanneko@gmail.com 

      5 hours ago

      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.

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      aicha habila 

      3 days ago

      I like your products and security to be used and informed people of the results of their use

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      Meghan 

      3 weeks ago

      Wow, do you all really believe that she is going to help you get free samples based off of leaving a comment?!?

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      Sarah 

      3 weeks ago

      What companies sent you PR packages?

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      Saray Mustafa 

      4 weeks ago

      Free your sure?

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      lauren 

      5 weeks ago

      im interested in doing this as im going to make a youtube channel

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      Shagufta Faiz Khan 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm interested it's totally fantastic

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      Maritza 

      6 weeks ago

      I would love to receive free products

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      Dljdddv p 

      7 weeks ago

      How do I reach them

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      Yzvonne Gore 

      7 weeks ago

      Love expermenting and Free

      ?

      That is like gold

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      daisy 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi would love to try your products to see how it works out. thank u product.

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      Nina 

      2 months ago

      Can you tell me another Companies which also send skin care products?

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      Katherine Fifield 

      2 months ago

      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!

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      Cherrese Ralston 

      2 months ago

      Can u guys pleass give me a pr box please

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      Dezz 

      2 months ago

      I would like to get some makeup samples to try them out to buy new makeup i will promet them on my instagram

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      rose vieira 

      2 months ago

      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

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      Drew Hunter 

      3 months ago

      I would love it if you could send me 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.

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      Areana 

      3 months ago

      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

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      Laika 

      3 months ago

      Hi. What does PR in PR package means?

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      Angelina 

      3 months ago

      I would like to get samples

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      Priyanka Das 

      3 months ago

      I want sample fast i use then i oder full products becoz i have sensitive skin i dnt take any risk thats why....

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      Finn Liam Cooper 

      3 months ago from Los Angeles

      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.

      thanks

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      Hareena 

      3 months ago

      I want one

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      maria elena molin 

      3 months ago

      free samples without spending shipping cost

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      raiza abdul latheef 

      4 months ago

      what should i write in subject column?

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      Alexandra 

      4 months ago

      I sent a lot of mails no one sent samples

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      Gracechye 

      4 months ago

      Hi can I ask how to I get makeup samples

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      Susan W 

      4 months ago from The British Isles, Europe

      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!

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      Nxhlx 

      5 months ago

      I love makeup and skincare how can i get free stuff

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      lpaul 

      5 months ago

      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.

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      Samantha 

      5 months ago

      I am just wondering how do you set up to promote other companies and get free makeup ect ?

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      Skyler 

      5 months ago

      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.

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      Jennifer wilkowsk 

      5 months ago

      I love mackup how do i go to get free mackup

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      Alicia J Nelson 

      6 months ago

      Good afternoon,

      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:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxjwUTeHF9g

      Also see the link for my channel below also:

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCo5Ohk0hnp7_J0r_...

      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.

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      Deborah 

      6 months ago

      I would like sign up for free samples of makeup. Skin care..

      Thanks DT

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      Rachael 

      6 months ago

      I would love to promote some products on my instergram and also YouTube how could I get started ?

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      kaitlyn 

      6 months ago

      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.

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      Aa002222111133344 

      6 months ago

      How do i start to receive free samples

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      Fed Up 

      7 months ago

      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

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      Daisy 

      7 months ago

      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 ?

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      Carmen morales 

      7 months ago

      Just would like free makeup to review to my YouTube channel..

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      yinm 

      8 months ago

      Hello how to i get the samples

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      Fatima 

      8 months ago

      This was amazing beautifully written and explained .thank you !

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      Mumtazbegum 

      8 months ago

      Please send me products for review in india ..

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      Jazzmen Fox 

      8 months ago

      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.

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      Shannon reid 

      9 months ago

      Nice to get to review for companies as I do for a lot of different companies

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      Kerri LaBar 

      9 months ago

      Hello my name is Kerri I've recently been watching make-up tutorials on Facebook. Im just getting into make-up and would like to know if you have any suggestions with your products? I will soon be going live on Facebook and the make-ups that I will try out on my face I will also promote on Facebook only Bc the products that I use on my face I want to definitely let other woman know about them.

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      marisol vidales 

      9 months ago

      Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new beauty blogger looking to get more products to review. It can be expensive to buy enough to keep content on the blog and Instagram etc. hopefully can elp

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      Fairoze 

      9 months ago

      im highly intrested in face makeup products please send me

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      Maria 

      9 months ago

      I would love to do this but I find it very hard can you please help me I'm highly interested it is very hard for me to get makeup easy and this would be great

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      Jana marchand 

      10 months ago

      Please send me a box i love makeup and i’m a youtuber

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      Lisa 

      10 months ago

      Please send me a box

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      loretta Heath 

      10 months ago

      I would like to samples products to see if it has a positive or adverse reaction to my skin. l am a mature woman, because of my beauty regimen, I look at least twenty years younger.

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      Clair 

      10 months ago

      Well do I email or send a letter in the mail to ask them to please send samples

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      Aamna khan 

      11 months ago

      This article is really helpful for the makeup artist beginners! I learned many useful things from it e.g ; how to write emails to your favourite cosmetic brands

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      queen 

      11 months ago

      but wait youtube beauty get products they aint ask for !!!!

      how they get it!!!

      they put they addressss somewhere or idk !!!

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      DEAR SR. OR MAM 

      11 months ago

      I LOVE THE WAY YOUR CCOMPANY DOES BUSINESS, I WOULD LIKE TO TRY SOME OF YOUR FEATURES TO REPRESENT TO OTHERS.

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      Dasia Taylor 

      11 months ago

      this is so helpful, I have just recently start a youtube account dedicated to makeup, it is expensive to buy new products fir content and I hope this works, my yt is Dasia Taylor

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      jade 

      13 months ago

      this is very helpful!

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      Nope 

      13 months ago

      This does not work. Hit rate will be non-existent, most companies defer or ignore. You want free or sample product? Go to a counter in a retail location and don't waste your time here.

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      Callie 

      13 months ago

      Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new beauty blogger looking to get more products to review. It can be expensive to buy enough to keep content on the blog and Instagram etc. I'm also starting a YouTube channel! My blog and social media except for my Yotube is named Callitopian and my channel on YT is CallieReneeMUA

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      Maria 

      14 months ago

      I really would like some samples of different variety so I can decide before purchasing

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      Kristel Manlutac 

      14 months ago

      Hello i like free sample product. Please send me a sample anything you give i accept thanks...

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      savvyvenkat 

      14 months ago

      Just out of curiosity and to help me draft my list, which companies sent you makeup?

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      Michele 

      14 months ago

      I tried this and as denied by every company. I will say that I did receive extremely polite responses.

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      Kevin 

      14 months ago

      I have actually tried this myself starting in March. I did a run of about 100 companies that sell men's hair and/or skincare. So far, from them all, I've received well over $300 in free stuff, over 10 full sized products, a ton of samples, a winter hat, keychain, etc. I sincerely was doing this for a "try before you buy" with a true intent to purchase something good. I have found some great hair product for myself and my husband has also found some great things. Its been a great experience. I like the cologne idea. I thought most would just direct me to the Macy's fragrance counter, but I will be trying those this week and see what kind of response I get! Thanks for your article!

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      Manreetk 

      15 months ago

      Hello I love make up products but i need help to get more because I can't always buy new products. I can't afford a lot of products. I would love ur help. Thank you

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      Lesley Hernandez 

      15 months ago

      This came in very handy. I've been thinking for days how to write a email to companies, but had no luck in coming up with a good letter. I want to start my beauty channel soon so having some items sent to me would be very appreciated so I can have a start. I hope I have luck !! Thank you again for these tips.

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      Ninas Padding 

      15 months ago

      this is very handy for my drag looks thankyou now i can afford a house

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      15 months ago from Philippines

      Sometimes it's nice just to receive something for free. You can be sure that I will take your tips to heart.

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      Naroa 

      16 months ago

      Hi,

      I´d love to start a blog or channel in reviewing makeup and skincare products and this is a very good way to get products to review on.Thank you.very grateful for your article

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      Bianca 

      16 months ago

      I'm actually starting up a blog where I want to review skincare and beauty products! This is very VERY helpful in all the ways and thank you so much for writing this. I've been doing dodgy surveys asking for my details to get free stuff. So again, thank youo for this!

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      Nooreen 

      16 months ago

      Wow that was amazing!

      But when you talk about 'samples', do you also include that full products are sent? For example I want to contact Anastasia Beverly Hills to send me lipsticks to try. What should I say? Thank you

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      koh yi yong 

      16 months ago

      This is very useful but I am still unsure about how to write to the company after all I think I'm underage for cosmetics as I'm pretty sure most company would only accept age 18 years old or older but currently I'm still way too young so I will keep this in mind if future events allow me to do so. Overall it is a wonderful website that I found useful :))

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      Sdf 

      16 months ago

      Thank you for the complete guidance about how to step forward with such companies, if blogging or wanting their samples .

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      Brittany 

      16 months ago

      Thank you for such an interesting read and guide on how to! So many people try and keep this sorta thing quiet but you gave so many helpful tips and I'm thankful for it!

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      Sindara 

      16 months ago

      How do you get free make up

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      Rhoda Edwards 

      18 months ago

      what should i put as the subject of the email? its required

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      kassie 

      19 months ago

      Hi... I really need skin product" m in Namibia.

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      Susan W 

      19 months ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Jennifer C. Mack,

      Thank you for your comment! You can use the phrases above and tell the company about how you want to promote their products to your convention. Also, check out www.helpareporter.com and you can send out a bulletin to lots of companies saying that you would like to promote their products at your convention in exchange for free samples. The main issue is to say the size of your convention, ie: how many people are attending and give reasons as to why they should send you samples.

      If you have any questions, let me know. :-)

      Thanks,

      Susan.

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      Jennifer C Mack 

      19 months ago

      I am needing information to write companies to get samples for my sorority yearly convention. I need at least 1,000 samples. I want companies that these women may not have uses before. I like trying new products also. A lot of women are "natural" and we need products that are great for our hear. Thanks for reading this message. Hope to hear from you soon.

      Yours truly,

      Jennifer C. Mack

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      Lena west 

      19 months ago

      I wood like it

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      Adrienne McGinley 

      19 months ago

      I thought I thought I read that you wrote to about 15 companies??? Are these the only samples you received??? REN and DermOrganic??? I was hoping to see a stockpile of things that had been sent and a list of some more companies to write too!!! Anyway, great article and advice, I am in the beauty industry and this is a great way to sample products to add to my arsenal for clients!!! Thank you much for the info Susan!!! X

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      Madison 

      20 months ago

      This sounds so fun! Thank you for sharing your experience and giving us a templet! I am going to try it out for sure !

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      Amanda 

      20 months ago

      Definitely going to give it a shot.

      Very excited to have ran across this thread across ND now on my way to email a few companies. Thank you so so much for your time in trying to help others across nods myself.

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      Miranda Wilkins 

      21 months ago

      I think it is an Awesome Idea!!!

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      Bethcsweet 

      21 months ago

      Hello!What makeup brands do you think would be able to send samples?

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      Pizzagirl 

      23 months ago

      To Susi10

      I love your format. But what company I should send a letter to? I want to try Maybelline, if that's possible. Is it?

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      veronica Fox 

      23 months ago

      It. Will. be. Nice. if. you. Can. teach. people. what. to. say. to. get. Free. Clothes. and. Shoes.

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      Cinthia 

      23 months ago

      Thanks for taking the time to explained this to us....i have receive coupons from a stored i love and i was like wait free lol so. I wanted to see if i can get more coupons or products this time i didnt know it was possible i love products and writting so i guess its good for me since my budget its tight... so now that i see this article and you well explained im going to give it a try .....thank you !!!!

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      jasminholmes 

      2 years ago

      yall have really great products and thx for everything very interesting :)

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      AK Advisor 

      2 years ago

      The problem with this is that companies receiving this generic e-mail cut and paste from hundreds of customers view it immediately as "sample hunters" and not genuine. As soon as I see this I know someone is sending it to every company around.. Free samples? NO !

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      nada 

      2 years ago

      that was really helpfull thank you alot but would they send it for another countries because i live in egypt and i really want to try to send them the letters but i dont know if they gonna accept

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      Isha 

      2 years ago

      Hey, this is exactly what I was looking for.. Crisp, sweet, sharp and up to the mark .

      Brilliant!!!

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      Jessica Landa 

      2 years ago

      Thank You for Posting this Article!!! Their still nice people on this World!!! God Bless :)

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      Taiga Rogue 

      2 years ago

      This was the most useful thing that i read so far until the end. Thanks for taking your time in writing this! Truly breathtaking:)

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      audi_tayy 

      2 years ago

      Hello, my aspersion in life is to become a makeup artist, can you please help me. I need help writing the message to the company's

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      Ashleigh 

      2 years ago

      I wrote to every company explaining I'm allergic to makeup and I wanted to purchase a full face of makeup,to let them know they could potentially have my business. (urban decay, este Lauder, Lancome,too faced,Mac,bennifit,smash box,Clinique,Chanel,bare minerals,Ysl,tarte,Kate Somerville,Anastasia Beverly Hills,and makeup forever!) and bare minerals is the only one sending me samples, I believe it's a serum.most of the companies replied saying they're not a storefront and can't send out samples,but if I purchase something I can get samples that way. I really feel like these high end makeup companies don't need my money!if they can send samples if I buy something why can't they send me some without a purchase?

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      hi 

      2 years ago

      do they deliver outside the home country like frOM UK TO tunisia

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      PnkLover 

      2 years ago

      Hi.. So i wanted to share my results with everyone. I wrote my own personal email to numerous companies, i followed your advice. Some of the companies I asked were BareMinerals, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, Juice Beauty, Too Faced, Tata Harper, Carols Daughter, Anne Marie Gianni, Ocean Mist, Murad, and a couple others. I mostly received a response email back and every single answer was no. I did not just come out and ask for samples either..i am a really good writer too so I know how to write. I spent allot of time on the letters. I just wanted to let everyone know that its most likely a waste of your time!

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