Samples Made Me Buy It

What have you gotten as a sample or deluxe sample and loved so much you had to get it full size? (Or plan to get it full size)


For me:

They're Real by Benefit
Diorshow Lash Maximizer Lash Primer 

Kat Von D Lipstick in Celebutard

Tainted Love Perfume by TokyoMilk Dark

Tarte BB cream

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Fresh Seaberry Oil

Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer

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Benefit Porefessional

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Chloe See

Diorshow Iconic overcurl mascara


Will Buy:

Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (on my list to buy next)
Marc Jacobs Honey

Becca Matte primer

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Samples that wow'd me to buy:

  • CLINIQUE, Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
  • BENEFIT COSMETICS They're Real! Mascara

Samples I yet to buy full size:

  • SHISEIDO, Nourishing Mascara Base
  • DOLCE & GABBANA, Pour Femme
  • Urban Decay, Eye primers...I love them all
  • DKNY, Be Delicious Eau So Intense
  • VIKTOR & ROLF, Flowerbomb
  • DONNA KARAN, Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum


....Last one is my favorite, smells so good!

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Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

Tarte BB Cream

Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Benefit Porefessional

Stila In the Moment palette

Marchesa Parfum D'Extase


Holy cow that's alot...I shouldn't be trying out anymore samples...



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So many things, but here are the items I can remember off the top of my head-


La Vie Est Belle perfume

boscia oil free night cream

tarte full coverage foundation

FAB duel repair cream

lavanila passion fruit vanilla perfume

Bite lipstick 

girl meets pearl highlighter from benefit 

stila kitten ( got a card with in the light palette shadows)



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Cherry in the Air perfume

Buxom lipgloss

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-Tarte BB cream for me as well!  I love it.

-Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Gel

-Buxom lipgloss

-I want the full size of the LaVanilla Vanilla Grapefruit scent


I'm sure there are more but these are the most recent ones I can think of.


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Yes! Smashbox Moisturizing Foundation Primer. It's so soft and works great. 


I'm thinking of buying one of the Marc Jacobs perfumes after using my little samples. I really like "Honey".


I was going to buy They're Real by Benefit full size, but with more use I decided I didn't like it. Too spidery for me and stings my eyes :/


But! I've still got lots more samples to try. Got my eyes on UD's Revolution lipstick. 

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  • Boyfriend perfume
  • Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial
  • Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment
  • Benefit Porefessional
  • Ole Henriksen CC Creme
  • MFU Sens'Eyes
  • Devacurl No Poo and One Condition
  • UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Wow, samples have inspired me to buy more than I realized!  Sneaky, sneaky. . .

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I've bought quite a bit from trying samples and redeeming deluxe minis:

Givenchy Ange ou Demon perfume
Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Fruit Scrub
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine - Pink in Paris & Pink in Devotion
Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer - Ivory
Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial
Stila Eye Shadow Kitten
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treament


I'd still like to buy:

Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream

Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara


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Benefit's Porefessional

Urban Decay potion primer in original

Ralph Lauren Romance perfume

Too Faced Chocolate Soileil bronzer

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Off the top of my head, these are a few products that come to mind:


Dior BB Cream

Kate Sommerville ExfoliKate

Benefit Hello Flawless Liquid Foundation

Dior Diorshow Lash Plumping Serum


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Great post StraightRhodes.

I recently bought the full sized Laura Mercier powder featured in the 500 point reward. I swear it makes my face looked airbrushed and makes up for poor foundation coverage or application.  I liked the point reward so much I got two of the rewards also!

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Great post! Samples really do work. These are some of the things I've bought because I enjoyed a sample:


-Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

-Caudalie Vinexpert Firming Serum

-Bumble & bumble Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

-Marc Jacobs Highliner

-Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha-Beta Peel Pads

-Gucci Flora in Glorious Mandarin and Gorgeous Gardenia

-Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream

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Hanae Mori Butterfly Perfume

TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love Perfume

Bi-Facil - Eye Makeup Remover by Lancome

Dr. Brandt Glow (but I returned the full size later on - didn't work as well for me as the sample did!) 

UD Revolution Lipsticks

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish (various colors)


I feel like there must be more, but these are off the top of my head!

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Dior Delice perfume. I have been sticking to Tocca Stella for years and almost gave away the deluxe dior sample until my boyfriend told me to just try it on. Loved it!


Peter Thomas Roth dragonsblood line

Dior BB Cream

VIB Rouge lipstick

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i've purchased several items because i liked a sample.  Heres what i can remember:


Murad Hydrodynamic Moisturizer

philosophy bodywash

tocca body lotion


buxom lipgloss

Korrs Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial


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Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

Vanilla Grapefruit perfume

FAB beauty Facial Radiance Pads

Buxom Lash mascara

La Vie est Belle perfume

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (original and rose)

Purity Made Simple


This is why it really is in Sephora's best interest to keep the perks good and not just all perfume or foundation samples-they really do influence peoples' purchases.




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Urban Decay lipstick in "Naked".  Perfect MLBB color on me!


Becca Foundation.  I'll be buying this is if I ever find out which foundation is was.  I got a sample in a TSB and it doesn't say the name on the little pod!


Koh Gen Do Soft Gommage Spa Gel.

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Urban decy 24/7 eyeliner

Josie Maran aragan oil

Urban decay primer potion 

Urban decay bb cream

Benifit there're real mascara


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Buxom lip glosses

Gurelain Maxi Lash Mascara

Tarte Blushes (I got "Exposed") and would get more

Urban Decay 24/7 liners - started with a small travel set now I have maybe 20? Smiley Happy

Philosophy Eye Retinoid Cream


Im sure there's more that I just can't think of. The samples really do help you evaluate a product!

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