Why Makeup Samples Are Better Than Full Size Products

Of course we all love Makeup Samples. But what would you say if I told you they were better than full size products? Here’s why;

Skincare and Makeup Samples

1. Makeup samples are free (most of the time). This is the obvious reason, everybody loves free products.

2. You can use makeup samples before they expire. Yes, make-up expires. Don’t worry, I’m guilty of over using products too, I’ll use mascara until it completely dries out. Sample size products don’t even give you the opportunity.

3. Your skin won’t get used to them. Sample skincare is usually enough to last you a week or two, enough time for them to have an affect on your skin but not long enough for your skin to get used to them. Once your skin gets used to a product, you won’t get the same results as when you first used it. It’s advised to change at least one aspect of your skincare every few weeks.

4. You get to try new products. Another obvious one here but almost every make-up/skincare brand will let you try before you buy meaning you don’t have to buy a full size product, only to absolutely hate it.

5. They’re cute. Yes Benefit, I’m looking at you. Many brands make mini versions of their products and most of the time I prefer the look of the minis compared to the full size.

6. Makeup samples are handy. One of the main reasons of sample size is the idea of ‘travel size’. Ideal to take on holiday, or keep in your handbag. I always carry a mini perfume and mascara.

7. You find products that suit you. Expanding on the try new products point here but many beauty brands give samples of their foundations which is something I always go for, I’m useless at testing foundation colours and always find I’ve bought the complete wrong shade, just ask, you’ll be amazed how many brands do.

Do you love skincare and makeup samples? What are your favourites?

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  1. 15th July 2016 / 10:07 am

    I love the little mini versions because they are so handbag friendly! That and I never use up big products – always end up with waste 🙁 I particularly like mini moisturisers 😀

  2. 18th July 2016 / 6:23 pm

    100% agree with all of these points!
    I love samples because I don’t tend to wear certain areas of makeup or every aspect of a skincare routine everyday so it’s nice not to waste my money on full sized products
    I absolutely love the Benefit minis, they’re so cute!

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | http://www.peachesandbear.co.uk

  3. 19th July 2016 / 3:22 pm

    I’m obsessed with makeup and skincare samples! It always makes me feel so good when I can work through a sample and throw it in the trash. It’s also great when I want to try a product but don’t want to pay full price for the item if I’m unsure if I will like it or not!

  4. 18th October 2017 / 12:37 pm

    I’m with you on the ‘they’re cute,’ I’m all about the pretty little things! I like that you don’t have to spend a lot, just in case you don’t like it

    • Ami
      30th October 2017 / 10:24 am

      They’re adorable aren’t they! I’m forever buying/being given samples so I can try the products before buying the full size.

      Ami xxx

  5. Renna
    18th October 2017 / 6:34 pm

    I love samples too….. especially benefit and the very expensive brands like YSL. They give you the opportunity to try brands you wouldn’t normally be able to afford. I also love having samples in my handbag.

  6. 19th October 2017 / 7:55 am

    They are perfect for travelling or keeping in your handbag too

  7. 19th October 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I have so many makeup samples, I find their great for travelling x

    • Ami
      30th October 2017 / 10:24 am

      You’re right! I love taking mine travelling with me.

      Ami xxx

  8. 19th October 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Some really great ideas to add to my wife’s birthday gift list, which is just around the corner.

    Thanks for sharing

    John M

    • Ami
      30th October 2017 / 10:25 am

      No problem at all. What a lucky wife you have!

      Ami xxx

  9. 19th October 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I love samples but at one point I had sooo many! It was fun using them all up though and finding out which full sized ones I wanted to buy.

    • Ami
      30th October 2017 / 10:26 am

      I’m the same. I’ve got drawers full of them. I’m trying to use them up this month but they seem to last forever.

      Ami xxx

  10. 19th October 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Such a great post and I have to admit I agree! Samples are brilliant for trying new things, weekends away, foreign trips and even a pamper hamper gift for a Friend!

    • Ami
      30th October 2017 / 10:28 am

      Thank you Tanya! They’ve got so many uses haven’t they!

      Ami xxx

  11. 20th October 2017 / 9:14 am

    I agree with everything you’ve said! I have so many full sized products open and going to waste because I’ve decided to try something new half way through, and that doesn’t tend to happen with sample sized ones 🙂

    :Louise x

    • Ami
      30th October 2017 / 10:28 am

      Yep I’m the same. And full size products will go off if you don’t use them too! I try and stick to sample size where I can.

      Ami xxx

  12. Dena
    22nd October 2017 / 11:44 am

    I love trialling samples before I splurge on the full size. I have to agree with you on Benefit minis, I have so many as they are the cutest! x

  13. 22nd October 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I think I need to try more make up samples. Great tips here