Back to MAC

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Hello Lovelies,
I hope you're well. Recently I'd collected 6 MAC empties and took them Back to MAC to exchange them for a free lipstick of my choice.
 Back to MAC
I've done a Back to MAC post before (click here for the link), and as it's one of my most popular posts to date, I decided to do another one of them posts for you all.
If you don't know what I'm on about, Back to MAC is the best thing since sliced bread. Basically, you collect 6 MAC empties, take them back to the MAC store or MAC counter and exchange them for a lipstick of your choice. (This scheme excluded the VIVA Glam lipsticks).
Here's what MAC say on their website about the scheme:
"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 a M·A·C counter or M·A·C Cosmetics online, you’ll receive a free M·A·C lipstick of your choice as our thanks to you."
I think Back to MAC is not only great for the environment as products get recycled, but it is also a very clever business idea from MAC because there will always be people like me out there who decide to buy all of their make up from MAC so they get free lipsticks! I don't just shop at MAC because of the Back to MAC scheme of course. I'm a massive fan of a lot of their products too! MAC is reasonably priced for a high end make up brand and I love the quality and massive range of products that they offer. The fact that I can return MAC empties to the MAC counter and exchange them for a free lipstick is just an added bonus.
Anyway, here are all the MAC empties I managed to collect over the past 6 months or so.
Back to MAC
I love MAC Strobe Cream. It's a luminous moisturiser infused with Vitamins. I like using this as a primer on the days when my skin is feeling quite dry. I also mix some of this product into my matt foundations to make the finish more dewy. MAC Strobe Cream can also be used as a highlighter for the top of your cheekbones. It's not glittery at all and leaves a lovely sheen on the skin.
Would Repurchase? Yes, I already own a second one of these
These wipes smell lovely but I don't really use make up wipes to remove my make up anymore. Also, you can get wipes that are just as good as MAC wipes from the drugstore.
Would Repurchase? No
I loved my Blot Powder until it shattered in my handbag. I ended up using the remains of it as a lose powder. I would buy this again as I love using it to touch up my make up during the day and it's especially great if you get an oily T-Zone. MAC Blot Powder is very sheer and will not make your make up look cakey. If you buy a darker shade thank your skin tone it's also great to use for contouring.
Would Repurchase? Yes
MAC Lip Glass in Viva Glam V
Somehow I have ended up with 4 of these in my collection, so I am trying to use them all up! I think I kept on getting this shade as a birthday present because all my friends know I love lipgloss! Viva Glam V is a lovely nude shade that's still quite pigmented and I often wear it on top of my lipstick!
Would Repurchase? No but only because I have 2 more of these to get through!
MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl
I said to myself I wouldn't repurchase my MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl but now I've used it all up I really miss it. This has been my favourite cream highlighter and I think next time I'm at MAC I'm going to have to replace it with a new one!
Would Repurchase? Yes
I bought this product as a present for my mum and told her once she's used it up I would need the empty little pot back. I haven't tried this eye cream myself but buying MAC products as Christmas or birthday presents for mothers or sisters and asking them to return the packaging to you is a great way of collecting more Back to MAC items!
Would Repurchase? Yes
The lipstick I decided to exchange my empties for is MAC Shy Girl.
I only ever really wear nude lipsticks. MAC Shy Girl is a lovely coral nude colour with orange undertones and it's perfect for spring! MAC lipsticks come in various formulas. Shy Girl is a Cremesheen lipstick 
MAC Cremesheen lipsticks are all very pigmented yet creamy and moisturising, and MAC Shy Girl is no exception. If you're imto your nude lipsticks, I can really recommend checking it our next time you're at MAC!
MAC Shy Girl
I really love the Back to MAC programme. I've been taking my empties back to my local MAC counter for quite a few years now, and I probably get 2-3 free MAC lipsticks a year by doing so. Even though I buy a lot of make up from MAC, I never tend to purchase lipsticks anymore, simply because I know if I've got enough empties I can get them for free!
What's your favourite MAC lipstick? Let me know so I can check it out next time I have 6 empties to take
Back to MAC.
I hope you've enjoyed this post!
Nuala xxx
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27 comments

  1. Im so glad i read this before i threw my empty MAC concealer away xxx

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    1. YAY! Never throw away your Back to MAC empties they're def worth it :) xx

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  2. It's a great idea but I just would never get through 6 products!

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    1. It does seem to take ages to get through products but when you do it's worth it :) xx

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  3. I love Shy girl, it's gorgeous :) Mine is only a little nub now haha xx

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  4. I have a few empty MAC products lying around still waiting to be 'Backed to MAC' i'm slacking haha. Love the lipstick you picked up, it's one i'd love to try out :) A fave MAC lipstick of mine is Creme Cup, it was my 1st ever MAC lipstick and it's still an ultimate fave of mine which i grab for on a daily basis :D

    Great post hun!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Thank you lovely! Let me know what lippy you get with your empties :) Creme Cup is def one I'm gonna have to get, everyone loves it xxx

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  5. It would take me absolutely ages to save up MAC empties! I love the lipstick you picked up though x

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  6. I have always avoided buying their lipsticks knowing I could get a free one! X

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  7. Oooh I have 7 empties! Deff gonna head to MAC soon! :)

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    xo

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    1. Yay let me kmow what lippy you get :) xx

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  8. So glad you posted this, completely forgot about Back to MAC and think I've some old eye shadows about :)

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    1. Let me know if you take em back and what lipstick you get :) xx

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  9. What a beauty! You got a lovely shade
    Great post! I loved reading about the mini reviews per product. It gives a good view about the product.
    I don't think I can ever save up that many MAC products. Let alone in one month!

    Enjoy your new lippy :)

    X

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    1. Thank you lovely, glad you found it useful :) xxx

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  10. Shy Girl looks so pretty! Back to MAC is such a good idea! xx

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    1. I know, love Back to MAC wish all brands done something similar :) xx

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  11. I think I nearly have 6 empties lying around so will defo be doing this, such a good freebie. Your blog is looking fab xx

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