Samples are a Girl’s Best Friend

Let’s be honest, when I open a long awaited package, I already know what I ordered. It’s more exciting to find surprise samples!

Samples are a Girl's Best Friend - Gone Swatching xo

Testing a new brand of makeup is always risky and a sample can mean a huge difference in terms of helping you pick what to spend your money on. Of course many companies include samples in your packages already, but if you’re specifically looking for particular makeup brands then check out these websites.

*There are no affiliate links in this post. These are websites that I have either used myself or I have personally researched*


This company operates from Germany and as well as providing an online boutique, they also have a sample option for 7.95 (about $12.00 AUD and $9.00 US, with a current conversion). It includes 5 samples of your choice of almost any product they stock. They do have a list of exclusions, but what I can see most of their makeup products are included.

They stock these brands:

  • Hiro Cosmetics
  • RMS Beauty
  • Honeybee Gardens
  • Ilia Beauty
  • Tata Harper
  • Kjaer Weis
  • Suki Skincare
  • Eco Cosmetics
  • Gressa Skin
  • Fra Lippo Lippie
  • Josh Rosebrook
  • Whamisa
  • Algamaris

You can order up to three sample packs per order. They also ship world wide.

Read more here

Bond Clean Beauty

This Sydney based company has a small selection of samples from Gressa and Vapour, but definitely helpful for us Australians who want don’t want to pay crazy shipping prices!

Petit Vour

Based in the US, this beauty box subscription service also have an online boutique. You can purchase individual samples of some of the makeup products they stock, with prices ranging $1.00 US or about $1.33 AUD, up to $6.00 US, approx. $8.00 AUD. They also ship worldwide, with shipping starting from $19.99 US.

Click here for their Official Website

They stock:

  • Fior Minerals – Cream concealer
  • Modern Minerals – Purely Mineral Eyeshadow
  • Adorn Cosmetics – Mineral and Organic Hydrating Cream Foundation

They also stock these brands (but without the option of samples):

  • Juice Beauty
  • French Girl Organics
  • Josh Rosebrook
  • Antonym Cosmetics
  • Red Apple Lipstick
  • Ellovi
  • Elate Cosmetics
  • Han Skin Care Cosmetics
  • Marienatie
  • Modern Minerals
  • Fior Minerals
  • Kani Botanicals
  • Mahalo Skin Care
  • Fitglow Beauty
  • Mai Couture
  • Rituel de Fille


While this company doesn’t stock only organic and natural products, they do have a great sample program for some of brands. Each sample kit contains 5 samples and once you have purchased one, you simply email them with the shades that you wish to try. Each kit comes with a voucher for the amount the kit costs, which you can then use towards a purchase of a full sized item, within a month of the initial purchase. They offer world wide shipping. Find them here.

These are the organic and natural brands they stock:

  • RMS Beauty – £19 credit to put toward the purchase of £45 or more of RMS Beauty Products. Samples for Beauty Oil, Lip&Skin Balm, Raw Coconut Cream, and Mascara are not available.
  • Axiology – £11 credit to put toward the purchase of £40 or more.
  • Kjaer Weis –  £19 credit to put toward the purchase of £52 or more. Samples are not available for mascara.
  • Ilia Beauty – £19 credit to put toward the purchase of £52 or more. Samples for Lip Gloss, Eye Liner are not available.
  • Vapour – £19 credit to put toward the purchase of £52 or more.  Samples for Skincare products, Lip Gloss, Eye Liner, Lux Conditioner are not available.
  • Gressa Skin

The following brands are not organic:

  • Kosas –  £11 credit to put toward the purchase of £40 or more
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge – £15 credit to put toward the purchase of £45 or more. Choose any five shades from the following products: RBR Liquid Foundation, RBR Tinted Moisturiser, RBR Foundation Essence, RBR Primers, RBR Eye Shadow, RBR Blush and RBR Highlighting Liquid
  • Vincent Longo – £19 credit to put toward the purchase of £52 or more. Samples for Lip Gloss, Eye Liner are not available.
  • Absolution
  • Zelens
  • EcoBrow
  • Blinc
  • Ellis Faas
  • Chado

*Update*: It appears that Alyaka have taken all makeup samples off their website, but they still offer some skin care samples

The Detox Market

They offer a sample kit for $7.99 US (approx $10.60 AUD). If you go to each individual product page and look for a ‘Sample It’ option next to the ‘Add To Wishlist’ button.

They stock

  • Alima Pure
  • Antonym
  • Ecobrow
  • Gressa Skin
  • Ilia
  • Kjaer Weis
  • La Bella Donna
  • Lily Lolo
  • Noto Botanics
  • Rituel De Fille
  • RMS Beauty
  • Sappho
  • Vapour
  • W3ll People

They ship to the following countries:

Canada, Andorra, Australia*, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

All international orders have a flat rate fee of $49 USD and are shipped out on Mondays and Thursdays.

*excluding RMS Beauty in Australia

You can look through the samples on offer here: Official Website

Beautiful Because

This website has a sample program where you can pick one or two based on the amount of your purchase.

They stock samples from the following companies:

  • Luk Beautifood
  • Inika
  • Ere Perez
  • La Mav
  • Lily Lolo
  • Vapour
  • Gressa

If you go to the site you can search through their stock, as not all brands have all their products available as samples.

They are based in Australia and currently ship within Australia and to New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, China, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan.

*Update 08/07/2022 – From the marketing emails I’ve received, I believe this store is closing and merging with its sister store, Shop Naturally.*

Nourished Life

Another Australian owned and run company, they have individual samples you can purchase of quite a few of their stocked items. They ship world wide.

  • 100% Pure – Tinted Moisturiser, Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick, Anti-Aging Pomegranate Lipstick, BB Cream, Bamboo Blur Tinted Moisturiser, 2nd Skin Foundation, Water Foundation
  • Inika – Organic Foundation Trial Pack
  • Benecos – Creamy Makeup, Light Fluid Foundation
  • Ere Perez – Oat Milk Foundation
  • Dr Hauschka – Foundation
  • Luk Beautifood – Tasting plate
  • Vapour – Illusionist Concealer, Siren Lipstick, Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector, Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector, Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
  • Lavera – 10hr Mineral Foundation, Certified Natural Lipstick
  • La Mav – BB Cream, Anti-Aging Be Beautiful Starter Kit
  • Zuii Flora – Liquid Mineral Foundation, Blush, Lipstick, Sheerlips
  • Eco Minerals – Flawless Foundation
  • Edible Beauty
  • Mutki
  • Bite Beauty

Glow Organics

This company offer a sample service where you can order 5 and then they will also give you a coupon for 20% off your next order of full priced products. While they are based in the UK, they do ship internationally.

Samples available include:

  • Axiology
  • Coleur Caramel
  • Hynt Beauty
  • Living Nature
  • Zao Makeup

Find more information here: Samples Page

Integrity Botanicals

You can choose up to 3 samples with each order, or you can also purchase individual samples of some of their stocked brands. They are based in the US but do ship internationally. You can add free samples to your order from here: Free Samples

Stocked Brands:

  • Nudus – samples are available of all their shades for $3.00 US
  • Gressa – Find Your Match for $12.00 US and free samples of their Eye Tint and Lip Boost
  • Hynt Beauty – Aria Pure Lipstick, Duet Perfecting Concealer, Encore Pressed Powder, Libre Lipgloss, Lumiere Radiance Boosting Powder and Velluto Pure Powder Foundation
  • Lily Lolo – BB Cream, Mineral Foundation, Lipstick, Star Dust Shimmer and free samples of their Pressed Blush and Pressed Bronzer
  • W3LL People – Free samples of their Altruist Foundation, Bio Bronzer, Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer and Nudist Colourbalm Lip Shine
  • Vapour – Free samples of their Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, Aura Multi-Use Blush, Illusionist Concealer, Mesmerize Eye Colour Classic and Radiant, Siren Lipstick, Solar Translucent Bronzer, Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer, Stratus Soft Focus Perfecting Primer
  • Antonym – Free samples of their Baked Blush
  • Kjaer Weis – Free samples of their Bronzer, Cream Blush, Foundation, Highlighter
  • Kari Gran – Free samples of their Lip Whip
  • Le Bella Figura – Free samples of their Hydrating Lip Colour
  • 100% Pure – Free samples of their Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer, Healthy Skin Foundation Powder, Healthy Skin Foundation, Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze, Tinted Moisturizer
  • Henne Organics – Free samples of their Luxury Lip Tint

Citrine Natural Beauty Bar

You can choose 5 samples for $15.00 US ($20.00 AUD) and then add more for $3.00 US each. They ship internationally for a flat rate of $35 US.

Stocked Brands:

  • Ilia – Vivid Concealer, Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer, Vivid Foundation
  • Jane Iredale – Amazing Base, Dream Tint, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, Smooth Affair
  • Kjaer Weis – Bronzer, Cream Blush, Foundation, Highlighter
  • Rituel De Fille – Inner Glow Cream, Rare Light Illuminizer
  • RMS Beauty – Un Powder, Living Luminizer, Tinted Un Powder, Un Cover Up
  • Suntegrity – 5 in 1 Moisturizing Face
  • Tata Harper – Be True Lip Treatment, Very Bronzing, Very Illuminating, Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint
  • Vapour – Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, Illusionist Concealer, Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector, Solar Translucent Bronzer, Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer

You can find more information here: Sample Page

Ayla Beauty

They have a custom sample service for $10.00 US ($13.00 AUD) for 2 samples. They say they will make samples even if they aren’t available, but they don’t specify which products are excluded. When you request your samples, they ask you to include 3, in case one isn’t available. It includes a $5.00 US gift voucher for your next purchase of a full sized item. They do ship internationally but you need to email them for a shipping quote when you order.

They stock:

  • Axiology – only shades Noble, Reflection, Elusive and Infinite
  • 37 Extreme Actives
  • Luzern Labs
  • Marie Veronique
  • Olio E OSso
  • Suntegrity
  • The Organic Pharmacy

Click here to purchase: Sample Service

ECO Diva

Eco Diva are based in the US and offer international shipping. They offer samples for two makeup brands, Ilia and Hynt Beauty. Find them here: Official Website


They don’t appear to currently stock any makeup samples, but you can choose up to 5 skincare samples for every order £10 (excludes Beauty Box subscriptions). They have free shipping for orders over £10.

Content Beauty & Wellbeing

While they have quite a large array of organic brands, they only stock some samples of Vapour Organic products. They operate from London and offer free shipping world wide. Find their samples here: Samples Page

Be Naturally You

An Australian company, they only ship within Australia and to New Zealand, Canada and the United States. You can find samples from two brands here: Lisa Noto and Haut.

Clementine Fields

This store is based in Canada and they stock a wide range. For samples, you can go to to individual products and look for a sample option. They have a limit of 5 per order and 1 sample of each product. They do ship internationally, however they have a minimum of $50. Read more here: Sample Program

Brands include:

  • Axiology
  • Tata Harper
  • Ilia
  • Mahalo Skin Care
  • Suntegrity
  • Vapour
  • Hynt Beauty
  • Captain Blankenship
  • W3ll People
  • Sappho
  • Kjaer Weis
  • Elate Cosmetics
  • Nudus
  • Studio 78
  • Fitglow Beauty


Naturismo are based in the UK and they have free shipping internationally. Go directly to their samples page and you will find you can add them to your order. There is a limit of 1 sample per product and a maximum of 5 per order.

Samples offered:

  • Absolution La Creme du Teint BB Cream
  • Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream
  • Green People DD Cream
  • Madara Moon Flower Tinting Fluid and Sun Flower Tinted Fluid
  • Tata Harper Luminous Definition Contouring and Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint
  • Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, Aura Multi Use Blush, Illuminator Trick Stick, Illusionist Concealer, Mesmerize Eye Colour, Siren Lipstick and Stratus Soft Focus 902 Skin Perfector

Flora & Fauna

This Australian Company have samples for the following brands:

  • Ere Perez – Oat Milk Foundation
  • Adorn Cosmetics – Lipstick, Cream Mineral Organic Foundation, Primer, Tint and Illuminiser set, Loose Mineral Matte Blush, Loose Foundation, Brow Dust, Bronzer, Blush
  • La Mav – Mineral Makeup Sample pack
  • Zuii Organic – Liquid Foundation, Powder Foundation, Eyeshadows, Colour Corrective Primer 3 set
  • Lily Lolo – Bronze and Shimmer Sample set, Finishing Powder Sample set, Mineral Foundation
  • Mutki – Tinted Moisturiser

You can find them here: Samples Page

They ship within Australia and internationally with shipping starting from $10.00 AUD.

Lilou Organics

Another Canadian company, they offer samples and swatches for 2 brands: Alima Pure and Couleur Caramel. They ship internationally, but as they don’t charge a flat fee, you’ll need to contact them directly to see how much an order would cost to ship. Find their samples here: Samples Page

Nature of Beauty

For existing customers there is a $20.00 US ($26.99 AUD) minimum product purchase before you can add up to 5 samples. For new customers there is no minimum purchase. International customers will need to double check what items cannot be shipped prior to placing order. Find their samples here: Samples

  • Alima Pure – Blush, Eyeshadow, Satin Matte Foundation
  • Couleur Caramel – Corrective Cream, Foundation, Lipstick
  • Logana – Foundation and Lipstick
  • RMS Beauty – Buriti Bronzer, Eye Polish, Lip2Cheek, Lip Shine, Un Cover Up
  • Vapour – Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, Aura Multi Use Blush,  Illusionist Concealer, Mesmerize Eye Colour Classic and Radiant and Siren Lipstick

Bella Cuore

*UPDATE 01/01/2018*

Bella Cuore are closing and are having an up to 50% off sale at the time of this update. There are very limited quantities of some skincare and makeup left so it’s worth checking out if you’re after a bargain.


Based in Canada, they have free shipping internationally if you spend over $150 US.

They have samples from:

  • Fitglow – Vita-Active Foundation
  • Hynt Beauty – Duet Perfecting Concealer, Encore Pressed Powder, Finale Finishing Powder, Lumiere Radiance Boosting Powder, Velutto Pure Powder Foundation
  • Karen Murrell – all lipstick shades
  • Lily Lolo – Mineral Foundation
  • Sappho – CC Cream, Essentials Liquid Foundation, New Paradigm Eye Makeup Remover, New Paradigm Primer
  • Vapour – Trick Stick Highlighter, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation, Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, Aura Multi-Use Classic, Halo Illuminator, Illusionist Concealer, Solar Translucent Bronzer, Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer and Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

Find them here: Samples

Organic Beauty Co.

An Australian company, this online store store stocks a wide range of cosmetics, as well as offering samples from a few organic and natural makeup brands, as well as some skincare companies

  • Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation
  • Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation
  • Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
  • Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation
  • Ere Perez Correcting Calendula Powder Foundation
  • Ere Perez New Oat Milk Foundation

*Update 08/07/2022 – This store is currently having a clearance sale as they will be closing. There is no end date, so best to check them out sooner than later as they still have some makeup up to 50% off.*

Samples are a Girl's Best Friend - Gone Swatching xo





2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jade Mayhead says:

    This is such a good idea, I am always unsure whether I want to try the full size! Now, I don’t need to!xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Gone Swatching xo says:

      I know! These companies understand the struggle!

      Liked by 1 person

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