If we had to choose just one place to shop on the Internet for the rest of our lives, Amazon would be a top contender. It’s our go-to for most things we need for basic survival, like food, clothes and every new makeup and beauty product that launches — ever. If you’re a dutiful Amazon shopper (like us) with a passion for two-day shipping, you might consider Amazon Prime to be a godsend. I digress on my passionate Amazon-related ramblings, but we do advise you to take a seat because your love for the online shopping platform is about to grow exponentially, thanks to a tip from our friends at Allure. Enter, Amazon Samples, a way for you to test the latest and greatest beauty for just $2 or $4.
So how are your beauty samples free if they’re charging you $2-$4? Well, after you checkout, Amazon will refund the amount you spent on the sample to your account in the form of credits. You have 180 days after your sample purchase to buy a full-size version of a product from the sample brand. For example, if you purchase a sample of L'Oréal Infallible Lip Paint for $2, you’ll get $2 off the full-size version when you purchase it at a later date.
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.