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    Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    Sorry, I'm pretty new to the makeup world! I currently have a MUFE foundation, but wanted to try their HD foundation but am unsure in case it may break me out. Am I allowed to ask them for a sample of it? Or do I have to buy something as well...?

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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    Short answer, yes. I know for sure they give out samples of foundations and primers. No purchase is necessary. You can just ask the SA to help you pick out a shade (or two if necessary) and then ask for a sample to take home.
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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

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    Short answer, yes. I know for sure they give out samples of foundations and primers. No purchase is necessary. You can just ask the SA to help you pick out a shade (or two if necessary) and then ask for a sample to take home.

    Oh alright, thank you. Would it be rude to just go in for a sample without buying anything? I'd feel pretty bad just going in for a sample to be honest, but I really don't need anything else from there at the moment.

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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    They also can do samples of frangrances.
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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

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    Oh alright, thank you. Would it be rude to just go in for a sample without buying anything? I'd feel pretty bad just going in for a sample to be honest, but I really don't need anything else from there at the moment.

    I think it's BEST to get your sample(s) before you buy anything. Try before you buy! If it works out, you'll be back to purchase, and they know that.
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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

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    Oh alright, thank you. Would it be rude to just go in for a sample without buying anything? I'd feel pretty bad just going in for a sample to be honest, but I really don't need anything else from there at the moment.

    There's nothing wrong at all with going in and just getting samples. Just tell one of the MAs that you're looking at buying the MUFE HD foundation, but you want to make sure you won't break out first, and they'll be happy to give you a sample (or two if you're not sure of the shade).
    If you're really feeling bad about not buying anything, you can buy a cheap lipgloss or something...or go to the little minis baskets that are all by the front register and buy some blot papers, rosebud salve, or whatever you find up there that's cheap.
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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    Yep. I've gone in there and asked for samples. I find it particularly helpful with when trying new foundations. It's less wasteful compared to buying a foundation and returning it.
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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

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    Yep. I've gone in there and asked for samples. I find it particularly helpful with when trying new foundations. It's less wasteful compared to buying a foundation and returning it.

    Not only that, it saves you the gas money and an extra trip to the store (where you could be sucked in to buy something else, and spend MORE money...), not to mention the annoyance factor of having to go back, return the item, and then what if they're out of the shade you actually need..? Yeah...all in all, it'll save you a potential headache if you just go and get samples. ...I love samples...I think I'll go to Sephora this weekend and get some samples of stuff...
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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    Yes you can ask for samples, especially if it's a foundation sample, it's normal to try before buying. As long as it's just one, the SA should do it without a problem.

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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    Yes, I just went to get a sample of MUFE mat velvet. She color matched me and gave me enought for about 4 applications.

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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    I have always been encouraged by the SAs at Sephora to try samples before buying. Definitely ask!

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    Re: Are you allowed to ask for samples at Sephora?

    The company encourages SAs to give samples

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