How to get free samples from companies

I emailed numerous cosmetic/skin care companies to see if I could receive any sort of free sample using this template (obviously changing it around to fit the company) :

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to say how much I love your company, your products, and obviously your aesthetic.
(A friend) recently recommended to me that I try some of your products, but I don’t even know where to begin! I have tried your (___) and it has never failed to disappoint! I would love to try out some more products from your range before I purchase it to ensure I love it as much as I love my (___)!
(I mentioned my blog) and I would love to review some products!
My shipping address is (___)

Thanks so much! I am looking forward to trying out some products! xx

Mikayla Holland

Here is a list of the companies I emailed and what I received in return:

  • Bare Minerals: Thanked me for wanting to collaborate with Bare Minerals and told me my name has been submitted to their Social Media Team for consideration.
  • Benefit: Kindly thanked me for being a customer and said they do send out free samples with every online order. Then redirected me to their PR team.
  • Bioré Skincare: “We will be happy to forward your name and contact information to the appropriate department for review. If there is an interest, you will be contacted.”
  • Bobbi Brown: Kindly thanked me for being a customer and said they do send out free samples with every online order. Told me they do not send out samples online but to check at stores, counters, etc.
  • Burts Bees: We understand that consumers would love to try products before purchase, but we do not currently have a sampling program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Chanel Beauty: No response.
  • Fresh: Thanked me for providing my shipping address and told me my samples will arrive soon! Look out for a blog post reviewing their items!
  • IT Cosmetics: Kindly thanked me for being a customer and said they do send out free samples with every online order.
  • Lush: A very nice, long email apologizing for not sending out samples alone. They did recommend three different products to try out, along with a detailed description of each.
  • Urban Decay: No response.
  • Tarte: Kindly thanked me for being a customer and said they do send out free samples with every online order. Told me they do not send out samples online but to check at stores, counters, etc.
  • The Body Shop: Kindly thanked me for being a customer and said they do send out free samples with every online order. Told me they do not send out samples online but to check at stores, counters, etc.
  • Too Faced: No response.
  • YSL Beauty: No response.

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