Anyway, I had 12 empty MAC containers for back 2 mac so I traded them in for 'Money, Honey' Dazzleglass and the 'Angel' lipstick. For those of you who don't know about back 2 mac, it's MAC's recycling program in which you can trade in 6 empty containers (NOT the packaging!)for ONE brand new MAC eye shadow (not the refills), a lipglass. Yes it is true! MAC accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to MAC Program. By returning six 6 MAC primary packaging containers to a MAC freestanding store, counter or MAC Cosmetics Online, you receive a free lipstick (there are exclusions) of your choice as our thanks to you.
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If you aren't able to stop by a MAC store to cash in on National Lipstick Day, don't stress: You can always get a free lipstick from the brand with its year-round recycling program. Save your empty MAC containers. Once you get 6 containers (any kind of MAC product, it doesn't matter), then turn them in for a free lipstick! Just take your empty containers into a MAC makeup counter (at Nordstrom stores), hand them over, and tell them what lipstick color you want. You can get a free MAC lipstick through the company's Back to Mac scheme All you have to do is return six empty MAC containers of any kind, whether foundations, lipstick tubes or blush compacts.
UPDATED: National Lipstick Day is over and was July 29. Still looking for beauty freebies? One of the easiest ways is by joining brand and store loyalty programs.
Get up early Sunday or kiss this freebie goodbye.
July 29 is National Lipstick Day and MAC Cosmetics is giving away free lipsticks to celebrate the made-up holiday. (Other beauty brands also have deals, see list below.)
No purchase is required to pick up the freebie, worth $18.50, and available in nine shades, according to a news release. All MAC stores and counters are participating, except for locations closed on Sundays.
The only catch is supplies are limited and the in-store offer is expected to run out fast.
There will be a minimum of 100 giveaways per store and there's a limit of one per person, according to the release.
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The giveaway shades – Aloof, Delish, Dare You, Moxie, Florabundi, Epic, Mixed Media, Chintz and Tanarama – are part of the company’s “iconic Artist Favourites” collection.
MAC also will offer the free lipstick in the same shades with online orders $25 or more Sunday, the release said. This offer is while supplies last and includes free shipping.
Also Sunday, get 30 percent off lipsticks, lip glasses and lip pencils from the MAC Aaliyah collection in-store and online.
Get more MAC freebies and deals by joining the company’s free loyalty program, MAC Select. The more you spend, the more benefits you'll reap. Sign up for the loyalty program at www.maccosmetics.com.
Returning six empty MAC containers and tubes through the “Back to MAC” recycling program is another way to get a free lipstick.
Other National Lipstick Day deals
Anastasia Beverly Hills: Liquid lipstick, matte lipstick and lip gloss are buy one get one free for the beauty brand's online sale. Excludes Venus, Estrella, Freya Sunscape and Luna Lip Gloss. While supplies last. Must be added to cart to receive discount.
bareMinerals: Through Monday, get three full-size Statement matte liquid lipsticks for $15 with any purchase at bareMinerals Boutiques or www.bareminerals.com. For online orders, no promotion code is needed, just add the bundle and another product into your cart. While supplies last.
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics: On Sunday with a $25 online order, get a free lipstick or in-store get a free lipstick with any purchase at participating stores and cosmetic counters. Both offers are while supplies last.
Clinique: Spend $1 or more on the beauty brand’s website Sunday and use code LOVEPOP at checkout to receive a free full-size Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in shade Love Pop. Some Clinique counters may also be offering a freebie with a purchase Sunday.
ColourPop Cosmetics: Liquid lipsticks are 40 percent off for a limited time, “until supplies last,” the company tweeted.
IT Cosmetics: Through 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, get 15 percent off all lip products plus a free Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Duo with orders $60 or more at www.itcosmetics.com with code LIPDAY2018.
Kat Von D Beauty: Get a free mini Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in “Double Dare” Sunday with any online order and promo code LIPSTICKDAY.
NYX Professional Makeup: On Sunday, the first 50 people in line at NYX Professional Makeup stores get a free lipstick. Through Monday, get a free Lippie when you buy two at stores, the cosmetic brand’s app and www.nyxcosmetics.com while supplies last. For online orders, use code YAYLIPPIES and there’s a limit of three online redemptions per customer, according to the fine print.
RetailMeNot: The cashback app and browser extension are offering cash back from Elf Cosmetics, HSN, Kohl’s, MAC, Macy’s, Skinstore.com and Tarte.
Sephora: Through Aug. 1, buy a full-size Anastasia lip product and get another free in-store and at www.sephora.com. This deal also is available at Sephora inside J.C. Penney stores.
Stila: Only on Sunday, there’s a buy-one-get-one free deal on the brand’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks.
Target: Save an extra 25 percent on select lip color with Cartwheel in the Target app, according to the Sunday circular posted on Target.com. Lipsticks include select Revlon, Maybelline, CoverGirl and NYX Professional Makeup.
Ulta Beauty: Go towww.ulta.com/national-lipstick-day to find more than 50 lipstick deals for Sunday, many available in-store too, including buy-one-get-one free sales and gifts with purchase.
Winky Lux: With any purchase on www.winkylux.com Sunday, the brand is giving away a free lipstick in the shade Plush. The matte lipstick is a $14 value.
Free masks too?
Lipstick isn’t the only beauty freebie you can score this weekend.
Sephora has dubbed this weekend 'Free Mask Weekend' and is giving away free face masks Friday through Sunday while supplies last.
'Come into any store for a free Sephora Collection Face Mask,' Sephora posted on its website. 'No purchase necessary.”
You’ll have a choice of a free Sephora Collection Rose or Pearl face mask, which are normally $6. This deal is available at participating Sephora U.S., Canada, and Sephora inside J.C. Penney stores.
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