Friday, May 8, 2009

Back To Mac Program

MAC cosmetics are amongst some of my bigger vices in life. I may be able to count on one hand the number of times I’ve been able to visit their counter (or store) and walk away without buying something. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I first started using their products and learned of the Back to MAC program.
The program is an initiative to encourage customers to recycle cosmetic containers. For every six primary packaging containers brought to a MAC counter or returned through MAC Cosmetics Online, you will receive a free lipstick. Some independent MAC stores even offer you a choice between a complimentary lipstick, eyeshadow or lipgloss. Be sure to check with the store you visit to verify what they offer.
MAC then ensures the returned containers are distributed to appropriate waste management centers. In case you’re wondering, primary packaging is the container that actually holds the makeup (secondary packaging would be the paper box or wrapping) and if you still aren’t sure, you can visit their website to ensure your containers are eligible for the program. In their ongoing commitment to the environment, the company also uses minimal packaging and recycled paper in their offices, manufacturing and distribution facilities. As well, vegetable-based inks are used for printing when possible.

I went to the Mac pro store tonight and had empty eyeshadow containers, powders, lipstick, primer, and foundation which came out to 18 total. I was able to get 3 lip gloss, eyeshadow or lipsticks. I chose to get lipgloss- I picked oyster girl (lipglass), echantress (lip glass), and the new (dazzle glass) in money talks which is my favorite right now.

UPDATE: MAC now requires that all eye shadows be returned with complete packaging. This means the metal pan must be turned in along with all other plastic parts.Back 2 MAC Program InfoBack 2 MAC Online: 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]. 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 a M·A·C counter or M·A·C Cosmetics Online, you receive a free M·A·C Lipstick of your choice as our thanks to you. Since 100% of the retail selling price of Viva Glam Lipsticks is provided to organizations that help people living with HIV/AIDS, these colours are excluded from this program.

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