How to get high-end cosmetics for free

Cosmetics display
Cosmetics display

Scoring free designer cosmetics is easy. To get them, you just need to ask. Yes, you might have to endure a 10-minute spiel from a well-coiffed saleswoman, undoubtedly clad from head to toe in black. But smile, nod a lot and remember you are there to get high-end samples. Period.

Designer cosmetic lines all give out samples of their new products. Some people find the sales pitch at the counter too intimidating just to charge up and ask for the freebies. But why not? You may actually like the new moisture cream so much that you'd sacrifice a week's worth of groceries to buy it.

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