When you purchase an item (especially beauty products), this is the best time to ask for samples from the staff!
Firstly, you won’t feel that embarrassed to bring up the subject since you are on the “upper” hand via having purchasing power.
Secondly, staffs are in a better mood as sales is being generated leading to even better service. ie providing samples
So don’t go off without asking the staff for samples!
This not only applies to purchasing item in stores. There are more and more e-commerce stores providing samples when consumers make a purchase.
E-commerce stores like sephora