Back To Mac Program


Mac Empty PackagesI’ve been a lover of Mac Cosmetic products for many years. I use the studio fix foundation and powder on a daily basis – i just think it is perfect for my oily/combination skin. I’m also a big fan of Mac lipsticks, but what girl isn’t? This is just a little blog post about Mac’s Back to Mac Program. 

The program is pretty straight forward – all you need to do is return six primary Mac packaging containers in exchange for a lipstick of your choice (excluding the Viva Glam lipsticks).

I took back two foundation bottles, two powder compacts and two BB creams in exchange for a new lipstick worth £15.00. Other primary packages could include empty lipstick tube, mascara tubes and eyeshadow pots. If you want to find out more information on what Mac packaging you can recycle, click here.

Mac does not accept the following as a part of the program (from the Mac Website):

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].

Mac Faux Lipstick

My choice of lipstick was a gorgeous muted nude/pink shade called ‘Faux’. I didn’t plan what shade i was going to get, but i fell in love with this natural shade in a satin finish. It’s very wearable and would suit most skin tones.

Mac Studio Fix Fluid NW20

While in the Mac store, i just had to pick up a few new items for my make-up bag. First on my list was my favourite foundation, Studio Fix Fluid in NW20.

Mac Prep And Prime Base

I had been using the BB Prep & Prime in shade medium as a base for my foundation, but i wanted to try something new and purchased the Prep & Prime Skin. I’m looking forward to trying this and to see if it keeps my skin matte and shine free.

Mac Isabel & Ruben Toledo Ripe Peach

Lastly i purchased a new blush. The make-up artist picked out a limited edition shade from the Isabel & Ruben Toledo collection called ‘Ripe Peach’. The shade features a beautiful ombre wave effect with pink and peachy coral tones. I think this is going to be great for this spring/summer as it really makes you look healthy and brightens up your face.

Mac Isabel & Ruben Toledo Blusher, Faux Lipstick, Studio Fix Fluid & Prep and Prime

I think the Back to Mac Program is excellent recycling program and allows us to dispose of our packaging correctly. Please remember to hold onto your Mac empties to trade them in for a new lipstick shade – you can’t have too many Mac Lipsticks!

Have you done the Back to Mac Program before? What lipstick shade did you trade your packages for?

Jodie x

  • Jasmine Turner

    Faux looks so stunning, as does that blush! I love the Back to Mac program!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    This is SUCH a good system – I wish more high-ends did this! Good for the environment too – win/win! Thanks for explaining it so well, I wasn’t entirely sure of the requirements! You picked such a gorgeous shade, I would probably go for Media as I’m desperate to try a vampy dark shade.

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  • Sally Akins

    I’d never heard of that program before – thanks for the info! I love the look of that blush as well, might have to pick one up…