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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Back to MAC Australia: New Restrictions to Redemption Options

MAC Australia has had a fantastic longstanding recycling incentive program whereby you can return 6 empty (or unfinished!) MAC cosmetic containers to a MAC store or counter, and redeem for a free lipstick from their permanent line (Viva Glams excluded).

(The program runs internationally with different terms and conditions per country.)

I've just learnt (thanks Aysh / MsGoddessInTraining) that the Australian program has changed effective Nov 1, 2012 to restrict the lipstick for which you can redeem the empties. My MAC counter had the following list yesterday:

Crème Cup
Crème d' nude
Girl About Town
Hug Me
Lady Danger
Pretty Please
St Germain
Ruby Woo
Russian Red
Shy Girl
Vegas Volt

I was so relieved to see that the list features some extremely popular shades and also that there was at least a couple on there that I don't already have that I've specifically had in mind for the empties collecting in my drawer- Ruby Woo, Vegas Volt and Ravishing. I don't have Morange or Lady Danger either so will have to see if they're worth adding to the collection when I'm next at MAC.

Many of my MAC empties are eyeshadow clams that I've depotted, and it's up to each individual store whether they'll accept the clam without the metal pan. My local store have said it's fine. Thank goodness!! 

Not sure if they'll let me do more than one lipstick at a time, but heading back in for a class in a couple weeks so will see then.

Have you back to MAC'd? Which shade would you choose from the list?

Peace, joy & beauty,

Jodi x


  1. Morange is by far one of my favourite shades ever'

  2. Wow - I cant believe this what an awesome idea. I have chucked eyeshadow clams before I had no idea I could do this!


    1. I know! It's fantastic that they do it!
      I've had momentary lapses after filming big Empties vids which has left me clambering through my rubbish bin the pull the MAC back out!!
      Well worth collecting those MAC empties by the half-dozen!!

  3. Luckily enough I only have two of these shades....weird because I think I have over 20 lippies, but wonderful because at least I can pick up a couple more in the next couple of weeks to add to the collection. I think I will be going for Twig and Hug me. PS yes you need Ravishing in your life for the summer!


  4. This is a great idea, unfortunatly we don't have back to Mac in Norway. But I always save my Mac empties and bring them on vacation to London instead.

  5. Ooh, didn't know they limit it now! But I can see some great shades in that list :)
    I've already done at least about 2 B2MAC now, 1st one I got Blankety, and the 2nd time I chose Morange :D Love them both!!!!

  6. I hate that we dont get to have access to the full line of lipsticks like everyone else. I have 14 items to go now for back2mac and not sure what lipsticks to grab. Will see you around a Perth Mac counter one day!

  7. A few of my centre parts have a bubble in the centre, would they still be accepted or is there a condition clause? Also, do you have to remove the bottom label?

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