24 Best Free Beauty Samples in Canada


Shamarra Gray

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Beauty

Have a special event coming up? Here’s where you can get FREE beauty products in Canada right now. We’ve put together this list of awesome beauty freebies just for you, so that you can get glam without breaking the bank! 

Free Beauty Samples

1. Sephora

Sephora gives their customers 2 free samples with every order! You can check out a list of their current free sample offers here. They also offer a list of their free gifts with purchase.

If you are shopping in person don’t be shy, make sure to ask for any samples they have available because they usually have quite a few. If there is anything liquid (including perfume) that you want to try at home just ask, they can put some in a little container for you. You can also book a free 45 minute makeover when you purchase over $50 worth of cosmetics.

If you are a Beauty Insider member you can also use any points you have earned on your past purchases towards free beauty products!

2. M·A·C

M·A·C is one of the top makeup brands globally. They are known for their quality products and are adored by many beauty experts. M·A·C offers free samples on all of their online orders. They will provide you with a sample of their liquid products in-store if you request one. M·A·C also offers free 10 minute walk-in makeup demos on one area of your face (eyes, lips, brows).

If you purchase any false lashes you can ask for them to be applied free of charge. These services are provided in-store by one of their skilled makeup artists based on availability. 

3. The Kit Club

The Kit delivers Canadians the latest beauty and style news. Join The Kit Club for a chance to have free samples sent your way each and every month! The Kit’s lifestyle insiders receive this special perk so that they can be the first ones to try out the newest beauty products.

4. Shoppers Drug Mart

You can score a free sample at this popular Canadian drug store when you make a beauty purchase online. Shoppers Drug Mart also offers free deluxe samples on your online purchases throughout the year. Their current deluxe sample freebies are noted on their website.

If you are shopping in-store, be sure to ask the Beauty Boutique if they are giving out any beauty or perfume samples. You can also get a free makeover when you purchase at least $75 of beauty products. If you are interested in a makeover experience, make sure to call and book one in advance. If you are a PC Optimum member you can also use any points you’ve racked up towards free beauty items!

5. SampleSource

Become a SampleSource member to try a wide variety of free samples each season. SampleSource mails its members makeup, food, home, and pet samples. They recently gave out free Batiste products for their members to try!

6. Hudson’s Bay

This iconic Canadian store offers a variety of free gifts with purchase. They provide a list of their current free gifts with purchase here. Most of these offers are available both in-store and online.

When you shop in person you can ask for samples at any of their beauty counters. Hudson’s Bay also offers free makeup applications at their beauty counters depending on availability.

7. Aveda

Aveda is loved for being cruelty free, doing good for the environment, and using natural ingredients. When you visit an Aveda store you can receive a free hair and makeup touch up, and a free Sculpt to Soul consultation.

If you spend at least $60 at Aveda you will get 5 free samples added to your order. If it’s your birthday and you’re an Aveda Pure Privilege Member you will also receive a free birthday gift worth $23 as well as double the points when you shop.

8. Lancôme

Lancôme is a well-known, luxury French cosmetics brand. They provide varying gifts with purchase if you spend over a certain amount online. You can also receive free sample offers with your online purchases. If you are a part of Lancôme’s Elite Rewards loyalty program you will be able to get a free gift on your birthday.

9. L’Occitane en Provence

L’Occitane sells fragrance and body products internationally. They provide free gifts with purchase when you spend over a certain amount. To see what current gifts with purchase L’Occitane is offering, you can visit their Special Offers page.

10. Amazon

Did you know Amazon provides a free product sampling program that includes beauty products? Make sure that you have opted in to receive new deals and recommendations by mail by logging into your account and visiting the Communication Preferences Center. Keep in mind that there is no guarantee that they will send you a sample. We think it is still worth taking a chance on!

11. Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder calls themselves “the world’s first luxury skincare”. Even though this brand stands out for their wonderful line of skincare, it is also an expert in makeup and fragrance products.

This company is also the parent organization of a lot of top beauty brands. Estée Lauder provides free samples with your online order. Click here and here to see a list of their available samples. They also run frequent promotional offers which are displayed on their Promotions page.

12. Clinique

Clinique sells a variety of makeup, skincare, and fragrance products. They are known for developing products for every skin type. Clinique shows all of their current freebies on their Special Offers page.

Visit now to see what promotions are currently available. Don’t forget, you can also get a free birthday gift with your purchase when you join the Clinique Smart Rewards program!

13. Smashbox

Smashbox cosmetics prides itself on its picture perfect results. Their fans love them because their beauty products are beautiful and long-lasting. Smashbox adds free gifts to purchases above a certain amount. Head on over to the Smashbox Offers page to see what gifts they have available today.

14. Clarins

Clarins is a fantastic place to purchase makeup and skincare products. You can check out the Offers section of their website for any gift with purchases that are available right now. They will also send out 3 free samples with every order.

Clarins has a Loyalty Program where they offer 1 point for every dollar spent. When you have enough points they will provide you with a $20 off coupon that you can put towards free beauty products.

15. Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher uses botanical ingredients and tries its best to preserve the environment. They  send free samples with every order. They also offer free gifts with purchase. You can find out what their current gifts with purchase are by clicking here.

16. Avon

Avon sells quality beauty and fashion products at affordable prices. Avon runs Campaign Offers which include both free products and special pricing. If you have an Avon Sales Representative that you deal with in person you can ask them to provide free samples so that you can try before you buy.

17. Evio

Evio Beauty is a Canadian beauty brand that sells clean, green beauty products. Its brand is proudly focused on breaking social stigmas. When you sign up for the Evio Beauty mailing list you will get a free lip gloss added to your first purchase. 

18. Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty is a Canadian beauty brand that is loved for having food-grade beauty products that are cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan. They specialize in face and lip products. You can get free samples with every purchase just by signing up for Bite Beauty’s mailing list. Click here to join the list!

19. Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s has been specializing in hair and skincare since 1851. Kiehl’s provides different freebie offers with your purchase in-store and online. They also give exclusive special offers to their members.

If you join the Kiehl’s Rewards program you will become eligible for these specials and you will also get 3 free deluxe samples just for joining. You will also receive a free gift on your birthday!

20. Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works is a great place to stock up on body care, home fragrances, and hand soaps. They are frequently running great promotions which they list on their Top Offers page.

21. Marcelle

Marcelle is a Canadian brand that is also made in Canada. They offer free gifts with purchase from time to time. Their latest freebies were a mascara, a bottle of makeup remover, and makeup remover pads valued at $65 together. Current offers are listed on the landing page of their website.

22. IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics is known for their full coverage foundations which are developed with the help of plastic surgeons. Their special offers are listed on the landing page of their website. You can also find other IT Cosmetics freebies by searching the word “sample” on their website.

Beauty Review Programs

23. Influenster

Influenster gives its members a chance to test and review new products. They recently gave out Revlon products to some of their members to try!

24. Chickadvisor

Chickadvisor is another company that provides free beauty products in exchange for their honest opinions. In the past they have provided free products to their members from beauty companies like Neutrogena and Bioré!

Talk Show Tapings

Here is a list of Canadian talk shows that use live studio audiences!

If you live in or are going to be visiting an area where they tape a talk show, you should sign up online to be a part of their live studio audience. These talk shows are fee to attend and they often give out gift bags filled with hundreds of dollars worth of beauty products, gift cards, hair styling tools, apparel, and more!

Toronto, Ontario

Cityline

Cityline is hosted by Tracy Moore and is North America’s longest running women’s daytime show. Cityline provides information on the latest beauty, décor, food, and health trends.

You can request up to 4 tickets at a time and give your 3 preferred dates here. You can also mark down that you would prefer a ticket to Fashion Friday.

Fashion Friday is co-hosted by Dave Lackie who always talks about the latest beauty products and gives a gift basket filled with items like makeup, perfume, and body care products. The show tapes Monday to Friday and you must be at the studio by 9:30 am. You have to be 16 years old to attend.

The Marilyn Denis Show

The Marilyn Denis Show is a talk show discussing lifestyle and entertainment. You can request a maximum of 4 tickets and your 3 preferred dates to attend here. The show tapes Monday to Friday at 10:30 am. You have to be at least 18 years old to attend.

The Social

The Social is a talk show discussing lifestyle and entertainment. You can request a maximum of 4 tickets and your 3 preferred dates to attend here. The show tapes Monday to Friday at 1 pm. You have to be 18 or older to attend.

Other great places to get free beauty samples

In-store

Head over to the beauty department in your local department store or drugstore and ask if they are providing any free beauty samples. Many stores have tons of makeup, skincare, and perfume and cologne samples put aside that they will offer when asked. Many of these stores also offer free makeovers when you purchase over a certain amount of products.

Straight from the company

Another thing that often works is writing to beauty companies. If you tell a company that they’re your favourite brand and mention your favourite products, they will sometimes send you free products as a thank you and reward for your loyalty.

Online

What to consider when getting your beauty freebies

Your selected free beauty samples may be substituted for other items if they become out of stock.

As there is a high demand to be a part of live studio audiences for talk shows, many use a lottery system in their selection process to give everyone a fair chance. If you are selected make sure to bring photo ID and follow the instructions given by the show regarding attending. If you don’t hear back in the time period mentioned in the instructions, make sure to apply again.

Remember to be aware that current offers are subject to change.

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Over to you

We would love to know – what is your favourite place to get free beauty items? Let us know if we’ve missed any of them and we will make sure to add them to our list!

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