We've been talking a lot about various product testing panels lately. With these types of sites in mind, The Pink Panel is yet another one that I wanted to write about. They have a very large presence on Facebook and that is where I actually learned about them.
If you like beauty products, this is definitely a panel you'll want to sign up for!
What kinds of products do you test for The Pink Panel?
As mentioned above, The Pink Panel primarily focuses on beauty products. So if you are invited to test anything, it will mostly like be makeup or skincare products.
Is this a legitimate panel?
Yes, tons of people are signed up. You can see on Facebook that they have over 180,000 fans as of August 2019. They are legit, and many people report that they were invited to test things.
What do people say about The Pink Panel?
They have the option for people to leave them reviews on their Facebook page. As of August 2019, their rating is 4.9 out of 5 stars.
It's important to note, however, that many of these reviews appear to have been left by people hoping to get selected for product tests. I did see some reviews from people who had received products in the past, and then there is one at the top from a very disgruntled former member who said she never got anything.
What sort of incentives do you get for testing?
The Pink Panel will let you keep the product they send you to test out. In addition to that, they will also reward you with a $25 – $100+ incentive in gift cards or beauty products as thanks for participating in the test.
In addition to products, you also receive monthly sweepstakes entries for more beauty products
As a member, are testing opportunities guaranteed?
No, they are not. There is competition for these tests. What usually happens is you fill out a “screener” to see if you'd be a fit for an upcoming test. Sometimes you will be, and sometimes you won't be.
The beauty company who is going through The Pink Panel to get the test results is typically looking for certain demographics. So don't get discouraged if you aren't selected right away, or if it takes a while to get selected. Testing opportunities are not guaranteed.
How do you sign up for The Pink Panel?
Unlike some of the other product testing sites we've talked about here, The Pink Panel operates primarily through their Facebook page. So if you want to sign up, you'll have to use Facebook.
Once you're on their Facebook page, “like” the page and then find the link that says “Join.” You'll get a lengthy form to fill out that asks you basic questions like your name, address, email, and of course what sorts of beauty products you use along with any skin concerns you have. Questions like that help them to better understand what sort of products to send to you.
Be sure to check your email again after you've joined to confirm your subscription. Once you've done that, you'll get all the updates on potential product testing opportunities. And as follower of their Facebook page, you should also begin to see testing opportunities appear in your newsfeed.
While You're Waiting To Get Selected …
Are you a member of The Pink Panel already?
Please comment below and let us know how you like it, what you've tested (if you're allowed to share that), and of course how long it took you to get invited to do your first test after joining.
This post originally published on March 11, 2013. Updated and republished on August 9, 2019.