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Beauty Review Trials (and how to get on them!)

21 November, 2021 - 02:52pm by - Head Pixie | 11 Comments

by BR Amelia

If there's one question the customer service team at Beauty Review is asked on a fairly regular basis, it's...

How do I get on a trial?

Fair enough! It's a question we fully understand, because who wouldn't want to get on a Beauty Review trial and receive a free full-sized beauty product to review? 

From the outside, it seems like getting on a trial ought to be as simple as registering your interest... except it's not. You see, the first thing to know is that Beauty Review has literally tens of thousands of members, and a goodly amount at any given time are putting their hands up saying they'd like to take part in our latest trials.

To make the trial selection process more efficient, we have a computer system that does a bunch of the work for us, taking into account things like a member’s profile, survey answers, their Beauty Review participation and more! 

Which brings us to the real question, which isn't 'why have I not had a trial?' but 'how can I improve my chances of being put on a trial?'. Read on...

The Profile

First of all, it's important to have your Beauty Review profile filled out in full. If your preferences change – say you colour your hair from blonde to brown, or your skin type changes from oily to dry – then that needs to be updated as well. And if your email changes it's important this is updated - twenty percent of Beauty Review trial invitations are never responded to simply because the email is never seen by the member.

The system will also check the information entered into surveys for trials where we need a very specific skin or hair type, and it will notice if a person who has dry skin in their Beauty Review profile is now saying they have oily skin in the survey, and will dismiss that user as an option... again... keep your profile updated so this doesn't happen to you.


A simple way to improve your chances of being picked for a trial is to comment on the trial articles, as commenting shows the algorithm that we've an engaged Beauty Review member on our hands. 


Further to that, how often a member reviews and the quality of their reviews is taken into consideration (review standards can be found here: It's not fair to send a product to someone who will write 'it was good, I liked it'. That doesn't help clients understand how consumers see their products, and it doesn't help a person scrolling through Beauty Review in a supermarket aisle looking for a new moisturiser make an informed decision.

As for how often should you review? One product ever week or two is optimal, and believe me when I say we notice who writes well-rounded, thoughtful reviews - and these people are flagged as Review Experts, which then further bumps you up the trial list. 


Another way to snap up a trial spot is to follow us on Instagram, @beautyreviewnz. Each trial also now includes an Insta guest reviewer! Simply follow us and comment when you see those posts and we might pick you! 

At the end of the day, like anything in life, what you put into Beauty Review is what you'll get out. And if a trial doesn't come around as often as you'd hope, there's still the option to shop in our Beauty Vault for free full-sized products (and you'd be amazed at how quickly reviewing products and commenting on articles adds up to spendable points!) 

I think I’ll make a great reviewer! How can I be sure you’ve noticed my efforts?

Take this survey to register your interest to become a Beauty Review Expert.

And there you have it! The ins and outs and how to of Beauty Review trials! So go forth, my lovelies! Review, comment, earn points and have a beautiful Beauty Review experience!


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1st May, 2022

I'd love to be part of a trial!

11th April, 2022

After a dramatic change in my skin - deep, red, cystic acne has flared up - I’m in need of new skincare and cosmetics. So I’ll be looking out for new recommendations from BR!

7th March, 2022

I am hoping for some foundation trials and to find a anti wrinkle product that works so far I'm guilty of using old products that are hard to get now because they are not easily accessible and formulas changed!

1st March, 2022

I love the trials. I have been very lucky.

16th January, 2022

It's a great opportunity to try different products :-)

15th January, 2022

A big smile on my face as I go to update my profile and see I am expert status yay!

11th January, 2022

So many great trials lately! Awesome work BR!

24th November, 2021

I can attest that the advice here is great, the more effort I have been puting into my reviews, the easier it has become to get on a trial team.

24th November, 2021


23rd November, 2021

There’s some great tips on here for people that want to get on the trial teams…

22nd November, 2021

I seem to be invisible to the algorithm these days :’(


Last month we sent out the Olay Collagen Peptide 24 Serum and Moisturiser to reveiwers - the results are in and it's safe to say we'll be sneaking these into our trolleys when we're next buying groceries!

We're giving two of them away - all you need to do is tell us which product you'd most like to easy is that?!