Good quality cosmetics can cost a lot, especially if you use them frequently enough to go through them quickly. Therefore, it makes sense to take advantage of opportunities to get some for free. Many department stores will offer samples of certain cosmetics for you to try out, including lip glosses or blushes. Also, although not entirely free per se, some stores will give makeup kits for no additional cost with the purchase of a certain item or items which cost a certain amount. Additionally, some more makeup-specific stores offer free cosmetics occasionally. For instance, Sephora will sometimes have small samples for you, and if you sign up for their Beauty Insider, you will receive a free gift on your birthday.