Samples are a great way to try a product before you decide to buy. Whilst its normal to receive samples of skin care products, its harder to get samples of makeup.
So, when Clinique had their 7 day foundation sample promotion (on now until September 20, 2009) I had to pick up a couple. I’m new to Clinique’s foundations so it was a good way to try their liquid foundations to see how I like it.
I got samples in the Clinique Superbalanced foundation and Superfit oil free foundation. I’d been more interested in the Superfit foundation because its new and because many have raved about it but the first counter I went to did not want to oblige me. I’m not sure why. So, if you’re in MidValley Megamall and want to pick up your foundation samples do note that I had a better experience at the Clinique counter in Jusco than in Metrojaya.
The former knew what to do and approached me well and politely, telling me about the promotion and helping test the foundation with a foundation brush. The sample given was generous and will easily last me more than 7 days. The latter tested me with a cotton bud, gave me enough to last 3 days, tried to make me buy it outright and did not tell me the samples were free without obligation until I asked. I’ll review the sample foundations later.
I also picked up samples of the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. I was an ANR devotee many years ago until I started getting holes in my pocket 😛
Ironically I could probably afford it more now than I could then but thats life. That said, with this new formula, I might just go back to ANR – its lovely on the skin and I like it and I’m reminded again just why I loved it in the first place. There are also a couple of very very tempting promotions going on for purchases of Advanced Night Repair. Darn darn darn! Time to prep my birthday wishlist methinks!
Have you picked up your Clinique samples yet? Which Clinique foundation do you prefer? Are you liking the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair formula too?