Sample tip and save yourself $34 on concealer

So I got this sample concealer from Givenchy and as some of you may know it is super expensive. The sample size contains 2 ml and the regular sized concealer has 1.5 ml and retails for $34. Kinda ridiculous that they give more product for free and charge such a ridiculous price (its more expensive than some drugs per ounce

 

Since foil samples can  be a mess I decided to save it in a container that they give at Sephora stores when you request a sample. Voila! Saves me $34 bucks and no mess! (I did stain my sheets with some concelaer as I was applying it in bed though) Just sharing this in case somebody hasnt thought about it. 20140117_034539.jpg

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Great tip!

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Thank you it's very nice of you to share this tip,

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Lol now i know :smileyhappy:

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I have like 3 of these in the trade section if anyone wants them!

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thats awesome! What color was the sample, btw? 

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It was in #4 which if I am not mistaken is called macaroon 

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i did the math on this one back in the early fall, i think it comes out to about $45 worth of product in the little foils. too bad the color doesn't work for me! 

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Nicccce!   And Nordstrom cosmetic counters have great little sample containers with screw on lids.  Of course, they'll wanna put a sample in the jar when I just want the jar for my sample.  What?!?!

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I'm glad you pointed this out. I didn't even notice!

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I tend to try and get my hands on lots of samples of things I really love instead of buying the product sometimes for as long as I can...but I never thought to depot them to a container.  I also never noticed that a sample is bigger than the actual product, but I will pay attention now!

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what a great tip! I will admit I never thought of this before. I guess I haven't been in the game long enough to learn all the tricks! 

Thanks for sharing :smileyhappy:

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I totally do the same thing with my samples! I squeeze them out into little twist jar containers and honestly, I get so much use out of them and don't have to spend a ton on high end products. I just make sure I pick the good ones out when I select my 3 free samples with every Sephora order.

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It's funny you posted this, i just did this on Tuesday i think, I have about 6 samples packets of it, so i was like hmm, I guess i should even try it before i keep gathering more samples! I'm not sure how i feel about it. I used it under my eyes but i just feel like it did nothing, i may have to compare one eye with and one without. But i don't have dark circles or anything! So i guess it makes since i see no difference. 

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Wow! Just realized I had a sample of it from my last order. I just put it in a pot. There is a ton of product!

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Now if only the sample packet were a lighter color. :smileyhappy:

 

If you want a larger stock of sample pots, check on ebay.  You can get ones with sifter inserts as well.  I bought a set with several sizes to try and then ordered the size I thought was useful.  They're great for traveling with a small amount of stuff (although I use the Sephora ones for samples all the time, too.)

 

Now, I think that an entire packet of that sample might not stay good before it's used up, but since it was free, who cares?

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when it was posted about months ago, someone said that they mixed the too dark color with face lotion to make a foundation and it supposedly worked great.

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That's a smart idea if you're close to that shade! I've mixed it with body lotion and used it to "bronze" my legs so they don't look quite so fluorescent :smileyvery-happy:

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We like fluorescent :smileyhappy:

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If it's too dark for regular highlighting, can you use it as a bronzer/contouring cream?  I've not tried much contouring since the YouTube videos have intimidating stills of faces with geometric patterns painted on them.  

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yep, i did this with mine been using it for months!

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