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Hello. If you're like me, you're a beauty lover with a BIG obsession and less-than-big budget. You want to try ALL the products, but realistically you know you can't. So, in order to satisfy your curiosity and only get the products you'll *actually* use, may I present to you: Amazon's $2 luxury beauty samples!!!

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It's free shipping for Prime members AND you get the $2 back in credit to use towards a future purchase with qualifying products!

Stipulations: Some products are $4 per sample, and you can only buy a product sample once — which makes sense, because if you love the sample, you'd buy the full-size product! And if you don't, there was barely any wallet damage done!

So I combed through Amazon's vast luxury beauty selection and came up with these top picks:

1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser is a normal-to-dry-skin cream cleanser that helps retain moisture *even while* you wash all the makeup and grime off of your face, so you're one step closer to work or bed by the time you wash it off!

Promising review: "My dermatologist recommended this product, and in conjuction with the La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Moisturizer, my skin has never looked better! It cleared up the small patches of acne that popped up on my cheeks — I no longer have any bumps on my face, my skin looks flawless, and my skin care routine has been simplified. I just use this wash morning and night and follow up with rosehip oil and the moisturizer. I love it." —N. WardGet the sample for $2 — full size is $14.99.
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Promising review: "My dermatologist recommended this product, and in conjuction with the La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Moisturizer, my skin has never looked better! It cleared up the small patches of acne that popped up on my cheeks — I no longer have any bumps on my face, my skin looks flawless, and my skin care routine has been simplified. I just use this wash morning and night and follow up with rosehip oil and the moisturizer. I love it." —N. Ward

Get the sample for $2 — full size is $14.99.

2. Colorescience Tint du Soleil Foundation shields your face with SPF 30, gives your face a super natural tint, and packs in a multivitamin complex to improve overall skin health. Plus, it's water-resistant for up to 40 minutes— lightweight summer coverage, check!

Promising review: "I play tennis in the Florida sun four to five times a week, and this stuff works great. Heavy coverage; wipes off a little when you wipe the sweat away, but works like a charm as far as sunblock goes. Order one or two darker shades than you would normally, as the colors are a little lighter than they appear. I use this as my base every morning, whether I'm on the court or not." —Amazon CustomerGet the sample for $2 (available in three shades) — full sizes are $55 each.
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Promising review: "I play tennis in the Florida sun four to five times a week, and this stuff works great. Heavy coverage; wipes off a little when you wipe the sweat away, but works like a charm as far as sunblock goes. Order one or two darker shades than you would normally, as the colors are a little lighter than they appear. I use this as my base every morning, whether I'm on the court or not." —Amazon Customer

Get the sample for $2 (available in three shades) — full sizes are $55 each.

3. Hello Activated Charcoal Fluoride-Free Whitening Toothpaste is cruelty-free, vegan, fluoride-free, and contains — of course — activated charcoal that works as a natural detoxifier to remove surface stains. Totally safe enough to use on the kiddos too!

Promising review: "Hands down, this is my favorite toothpaste ever! It leaves that fresh, clean feeling in your mouth, and I don't have any worries about harmful fluoride. My teeth are whiter than ever and I feel comfortable with my two-year-old son using it to brush his teeth as well. This will be my go-to toothpaste. It's totally worth paying a little more in exchange for the peace of mind." —Cera WymerGet the samples for $2 (full sizes start at $4.82).
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Promising review: "Hands down, this is my favorite toothpaste ever! It leaves that fresh, clean feeling in your mouth, and I don't have any worries about harmful fluoride. My teeth are whiter than ever and I feel comfortable with my two-year-old son using it to brush his teeth as well. This will be my go-to toothpaste. It's totally worth paying a little more in exchange for the peace of mind." —Cera Wymer

Get the samples for $2 (full sizes start at $4.82).

4. EO Organic Lavender Deodorant Wipes have all the benefits of a natural deodorant — no aluminum or zinc, organic bacteria-killing alcohol, and biodegradable material — in the convenience of on-the-go wipes — try it before you say yes to the pits!

Promising review: "Finally found a natural product that doesn't give me a rash! Works great!" —KJGet the sample for $2 — combo packs are $19.18 (available in two scents).
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Promising review: "Finally found a natural product that doesn't give me a rash! Works great!" —KJ

Get the sample for $2 — combo packs are $19.18 (available in two scents).

5. R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm makes it a breeze to conduct an at-home blowout that leaves your hair super bouncy, easy to comb through, and protected against humidity/frizz.

Promising review: "My hair is super fine but reaaaally dense, so it's difficult for me to find products that don't weigh down my hair or make it greasy. This is the perfect product: it makes my hair light and bouncy, and the smell is very mild and pleasant. It lasts through two days without washing my hair. There's nothing else I'll use anymore!" —mfluder Get the sample for $2 — full sizes are $16+.
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Promising review: "My hair is super fine but reaaaally dense, so it's difficult for me to find products that don't weigh down my hair or make it greasy. This is the perfect product: it makes my hair light and bouncy, and the smell is very mild and pleasant. It lasts through two days without washing my hair. There's nothing else I'll use anymore!" —mfluder

Get the sample for $2 — full sizes are $16+.

6. Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream cuts down drying time, while keeping frizz on lockdown — basically, your hero leave-in styler to the rescue!

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Promising review: "I have combo hair that is oily at the roots but also incredibly frizzy when I air dry. I hate heat styling, so this stuff is perfect. The smell is fantastic. It is an herbal smell like Aveda products. My hair does not get weighed down or extra greasy like some defrizzers can do. It's very soft and silky. This should not replace any normal conditioners you use though, as it's a styling cream and not a leave-in conditioner. Very happy with this." —Sonja Sorenson

Get the sample for $2 — full size is $28.

7. Replenix Restorative Nighttime Bio-Therapy repairs and intensely hydrates skin overnight so your moisture barrier stays strong — it's also great for addressing fine lines, keratosis pilaris, and sensitivity.

Promising review: "My dermatologist recommended this Replenix product for my nighttime routine. My sensitive skin has more of a glow, and the lines and spots have greatly diminished. It feels so good when I put it on my face before bedtime." —Josie JewelGet the sample for $2 — full size is $65.70.
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Promising review: "My dermatologist recommended this Replenix product for my nighttime routine. My sensitive skin has more of a glow, and the lines and spots have greatly diminished. It feels so good when I put it on my face before bedtime." —Josie Jewel

Get the sample for $2 — full size is $65.70.

8. Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion goes on with a burst of coolness that instantly calms down irritation — Icelandic kelp, meadowstreet extract, and white willow bark all help control oiliness and prevent breakouts, so it's perfect for oily and acne-prone skin.

Promising review: "I am somewhat of a moisturizer junkie and have tried so many products. I received a sample of this and immediately knew I needed more — it has such a nice, cooling feeling and does not leave my skin feeling heavy or oily. My skin alternates between dry and oily (depending on the weather), and this product always leaves my skin feeling refreshed. It is on the more expensive side, but I feel that it's worth it. Also, a little bit goes a long way. One pump takes care of my whole face and neck. I've had this bottle for about a month now and still have about 60-70% left." —Sarah JohnsonGet the sample for $4 — full size is $45.
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Promising review: "I am somewhat of a moisturizer junkie and have tried so many products. I received a sample of this and immediately knew I needed more — it has such a nice, cooling feeling and does not leave my skin feeling heavy or oily. My skin alternates between dry and oily (depending on the weather), and this product always leaves my skin feeling refreshed. It is on the more expensive side, but I feel that it's worth it. Also, a little bit goes a long way. One pump takes care of my whole face and neck. I've had this bottle for about a month now and still have about 60-70% left." —Sarah Johnson

Get the sample for $4 — full size is $45.

You can also buy women's, men's, and skin care sample boxes for $19.99 each, if you'd rather try 12+ products all at once. Product party!!

Same deal as the individual samples — you'll get $19.99 in credit for future qualifying luxury beauty purchases.
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Same deal as the individual samples — you'll get $19.99 in credit for future qualifying luxury beauty purchases.

Samples = responsible shopping. #preinvestment

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The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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