Back To M·A·C

Because we share your commitment to the environment, M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six [6] M·A·C primary packaging containers to any M.A.C free standing store or counter you will receive a free M·A·C lipstick of your choice* as our thanks to you. Please note, Lipsticks provided at no charge cannot be returned or exchanged. See Store Locator

*Complimentary lipsticks limited to those with a retail price of $36.00, and excludes all those from limited life or Viva Glam collections. Customers will be notified if any shades are out of stock.

Since 100% of the retail selling proceeds of Viva Glam Lipstick is provided to organisations that help people living with HIV/AIDS, these colours are excluded from this program.

In countries where it is permissible, the returned packaging is forwarded to appropriate waste management centres to recycle/reuse through energy recovery. M·A·C will continue to explore alternative means of waste disposal in all markets.

Most primary packaging of M·A·C products is accepted as Back to M·A·C "currency". M·A·C does not accept the following as a part of the program:

  1. Secondary packaging of any sort [paper box, plastic/cellophane wrapper, shopping bags, etc.
  2. Samples [sample containers, special/trial size products for promotional/seasonal kits
  3. Cosmetic applicators/tools [disposables, puffs, sponges, scissors, spatulas, swabs, sharpeners, tweezers, curlers
  4. Accessories [bags, belts, makeup cases, lashes, Blot Film].

In addition to our "Back to M·A·C Program", M·A·C uses minimal packaging and recycled paper to paperboard packaging in our offices, manufacturing and distribution facilities. Vegetable-based inks are used for printing whenever possible. At M·A·C we share your concerns about the environment and we are continually looking for ways to address those concerns while providing our customers with complete product satisfaction and safety.

Back To M·A·C

Most primary packaging of M·A·C products can be returned as part of the Back to M·A·C Program. Primary packaging is packaging used to contain the product itself [e.g. an eye shadow pot, lipstick shell, lash case]. Secondary packaging is used to protect / contain the primary item [e.g. the cardboard box that contains eye shadow].

M·A·C does not accept the following as a part of the program
    • The Pro Palette metal eye shadow / blush / powder pan.
    • Secondary packaging of any sort [paper box, plastic / cellophane wrapper, shopping bags, etc.]
    • Samples [sample containers, special / trial / promotional / travel size Sized to Go / products for promotional / seasonal kits]
    • Cosmetic applicators / tools [disposables, lash applicators, puffs, sponges, scissors, spatulas, swabs, sharpeners, tweezers, curlers]
    • Accessories [bags, belts, makeup cases, Blot Film]