Have you ever wondered how all of those super famous beauty bloggers are always showing off their free products from huge beauty brands? Like, how do we get in that circle of love, right? I have been getting so many questions from you guys asking me how I get products to review. Well, I’m here today to share with you all how to receive free beauty products to review.
How To Receive Free Beauty Products To Review
Sign Up For Influenster
Most of you have heard of Influenster, an app that you write product reviews on and help answer other beauties questions. The more active you are on this app, the more you can win “contests”. I know what you’re thinking… Great, Cassie, another app I have to download and waste endless hours answering surveys and reviewing products just to “maybe” win free product. NO! I promise you, it’s legit. I was receiving free products monthly even when I first started my journey as a beauty blogger. If you want to get started and receive free products you can sign up here.
Go Talk To Local Beauty Bars
Okay, this one is a little less orthodox but it truly works! Local hair salons, brow bars, makeup boutiques. They all want you to try out their products so you will keep coming back and referring friends. This works really well if you are looking for samples to try. I always go in fully prepared. Learn about their brand and business, take your business cards, and let them know that you would love to spread the word about their wonderful products on your blog.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask
When I first started my blog I always thought I had to have thousands of page views per month to even consider reaching out to brands and asking for free product to review. I was so wrong! I have sent many emails to brands that I would love to review. Have they all emailed back? No way. But, some brands did! I was so ecstatic. All you have to do is craft a professional email explaining how you would share their brand/products, who your audience is, why it would benefit them, and let them know how much you love their brand and how their brand is relative to your blog. You will be quite surprised at how many brands want to send you free stuff!
Ask For A Partnership
Again, don’t be afraid to reach out to brands that you may see yourself working with. Reach out and ask to partner with a brand you love. Let them know how they can benefit from your partnership. For example, I recently reached out to a vegan beauty brand to see if they would like to partner with me on my End Animal Testing Campaign. I let them know my mission and goal and I told them how being a part of my campaign would benefit them. They are a brand that is a huge advocate for cruelty free products so I knew they would relate. They agreed and I am proud to announce that they will be sending out my newsletter to all their clients! They were also kind enough to send me free products to review on my blog. I will be doing a full feature on them soon so stay tuned!
You don’t have to have one million followers to get free makeup. You just have to be open to receiving and work hard on reaching out.
How do you get free products?