Saving Money // Try Foundations for free

Saving Money // Try Foundations for free

As a Blogger who like to dabble in Beauty Blogging (occasionally), I am always trying to find ways to try new products without having to spend money. Aren’t we all? As I am on the search for a new Foundation, I have come across a good tip for saving money without having to spend £20+ for a product you may not like.

For me, I personally love the Clinique: Superbalanced Silk Foundation and use it every single day; but sometimes you want to shake up your routine and this is where I learnt these tips.

How to try new Foundations for free!

These tips only work for those brands who actually have a stand in like Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser etc…

Do your research…

I am rarely an impulse buyer and will always do my research before purchasing. I find that when I bought on a whim before, the foundations have been either been the wrong shade for me or they have caused me to break out in spots or small lumps where it has clogged my pores.

Ask to try…

If I call into a counter and know I want to try out a new Foundation, I always see if they are available for a colour match as I know some shades look really yellow on me. Usually, they offer to do this, but sometimes they leave you to just have a browse around and then I feel too nervous to ask for help.

Clinique Foundation Samples

See if the company offer free samples…

This is another thing counters usually offer up, but I always ask for a sample of the Foundation to trial at home to see if it is worth the money. I currently have a sample of the following:

  • Clinique: Superbalanced (Original – not Silk)
  • Clinique: High Impact
  • Estee Lauder: Double Wear
  • Lancôme: Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation

Usually the samples last around a week or two, which gives it a good trial and also the sample pots are handy to use (or keep) to travel with without having to take a huge Foundation bottle with you.

Estee Lauder Foundation Samples

Show around or purchase online…

After I try out the sample and know I love the Foundation and the colour is right for me, I usually look around for the best deals or shop online. Most online deals offer free gifts (which come with sample size products – win win).

Grab your reward card…

If you’re like me, I am a hoarder of reward cards from anywhere and everywhere. So I always remember to collect my reward points, they all build-up and I can then spend them on more make-up.

Sign up for the brand’s newsletter…

We all hate junk emails from brands and companies trying to sell us one thing or another, but sometimes they are useful. Some of the emails contain free gifts, voucher codes and competitions, which are always good 🙂

Lancome Foundation Samples

Thanks for reading…

I know a lot of people will already know these tips and use them already, but I hope it helps someone save money while on the quest for a new Foundation 🙂

Are there any foundations which you think I should give a go?


Find me on: Web