The 13 Best Places to Get Free Beauty Samples Online

Try a bunch of fab new makeup, skincare and fragrances with our guide to sites that offer beauty freebies

Gather 'round, ladies: We're talking about free stuff. Want to try amazing new beauty products, but don't want to shell out major ducats? (No brainer, right?) We've rounded up the best places to score free beauty products online, including skincare, makeup and fragrance samples. Happy sampling!

 

Sephora

Sephora allows you to drop three samples into your online cart with any order. Choose from a ton of brands in the retail giant's inventory, including rotating makeup, fragrance and skincare options from the likes of Shiseido, Clinique and Urban Decay. 

 

L'Occitane 

With every online order you place at L'Occitane, known for its incredible-smelling beauty and home products, you can add two free samples (and a touch of Provence) to your cart at checkout. Recent options included the Immortelle Precious Cream and the aroma repair conditioner. Mais oui!

 

Benefit

If you're like us, you find Benefit's amazing packaging and makeup formulas pretty intoxicating. And when you order online, you can try a couple of extra new goodies for free. Options recently included the great multitasking Fine One-One sheer brightening cheek and lip color.

 

Stila

Stila offers comped samples with every order. And the cosmetics line also gives additional freebie incentives that increase with the amount of money you spend. At press time, your $100 purchase gets you the All-Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer, and $200 gets you the Set & Bronze Baked Powder trio.

 

Smashbox

Add two free samples to your cart when you check out at Smashbox. We recently spied foundations with SPF, and the excellent make-up bag staple Photo Finish Foundation Primer.

 

Kate Sommerville

We love Kate Sommerville's seriously hard-working skincare line, and we kind of want to try every item in it. Good thing we can choose three free samples -- for issues like aging, acne and dry skin -- with every order placed online.

 

Laura Mercier

Shop online at Laura Mercier, and pick two free samples with every order. Choose from goodies like the tinted moisturizer and Long Lash mascara. 

 

Bobbi Brown

When you check out from cosmetics guru Bobbi Brown, you can drop a free sample of your choice into your cart. (We'd pick the Extra Eye Repair Cream ourselves!) 

 

Chanel

Two words we wish we'd see together more often: free Chanel. Shop online and get two free samples with every purchase. Pick from skincare, makeup and fragrance items like the Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere. 
  

Escada

To get a free fragrance sample from Escada, you simply have to buy... nothing! Just go online, select your fragrance, enter your address and age range and wait for your treat to arrive. There's even a link for you to track your sample. 
 

P&G

Sign up with P&G's Brand Sampler to get samples delivered right to your door. You can make one request per household address per quarter. Look for brands like Head & Shoulders and Olay as part of the program.
 

Lacoste

Sporty, preppy brand Lacoste sends out free fragrances, no strings attached. Just provide your name, birthday, gender, email -- and you're good to go! Check out the new women's fragrance Eau de Lacoste, which smells like fresh laundry.
 

Garnier

Sign up for Garnier's newsletter to get info and promotions, yes of course -- but it will also qualify you for free samples of the haircare and skincare giant's products too. 

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

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