M.A.C. accepts what they call “primary packaging,” which is the material that the product is encased in. This includes the containers for your favorite M.A.C. products, like Paint Pots, Fix+, Lipglass, and the little Pigment jars.
Regarding this, how many MAC empties do you need to get a lipstick?
Likewise, people ask, is there a limit on Back to MAC?
They limit you at 24 items which equals 4 free items per visit. Believe it or not I had 25 empty containers yesterday so I was able to pick out 4 new colors for my lip wardrobe! The only thing you cannot pick from their lipgloss or lipstick line is their specialty items like VIVA GLAM.
What items qualify for Back to MAC?
MAC accepts “primary packaging,” meaning the material that actually encases the product. Lipstick tubes, lash cases, blush compacts, eye shadow pots, foundation tubes and bottles, and skincare bottles all count. “Secondary packaging,” such as the cardboard box your makeup came in, does not.
Some stores will let you return used makeup and skincare. Don’t worry, it doesn’t go back on the shelf. Sephora has a really great return policy in particular, where you can return a product within 60 days, even if it is used.
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  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.
If you’ve tried out a MAC Cosmetics product and you’re not happy with it, you can ask to return the unused portion of it. There are no restrictions on which collections/products you can file a request for.
Qualified containers include blush compacts, eyeshadow pots, foundation bottles, lipstick tubes, and more. And once the products are returned to MAC through this program, they get recycled by the retailer.
Does Ulta Beauty offer the Back to M•A•C program? Yes! We share your commitment to the environment and welcome your returns of M•A•C primary packaging as part of the Back to M•A•C program. When you return six M•A•C packaging pieces to an Ulta Beauty store you’ll receive a free M•A•C lipstick of your choice—our treat.
Operating in over 20 countries, TerraCycle collects and repurposes almost any kind of waste product for free. TerraCycle has now partnered with Garnier to create a recycling program specifically for beauty products in the USA.
The Recycle Bin Is “Trash” or “Bin” on a Mac
Like the Recycle Bin on Windows, when you delete a file or drag it to Trash, it stays there unless you “empty” it by using the “Empty Trash” command in Finder.