Yesterday I went shopping (kinda), so I decided to take with me the empty M·A·C items that I had accumulated lately and Back-2-M·A·C them.
In case you do not already know, Back-2-M·A·C is the company’s recycling reward program. You bring back six empty M·A·C items to the M·A·C store and you get a free lipstick (in Europe), a lipstick or eyeshadow or lipgloss (in America), of your choice. For more info, you can check out a previous post I’ve written here.
I think that it would also be a nice chance for me to say a couple of words about the products I used up.
So, the six empty M·A·C products I “Back-2- M·A·C-ed” were:
Matte (That is how it is called and it’s one of M·A·C‘s multi – use products. I used it as a primer. I am not sure how I feel about this product. I might re-purchase it in the future, but not any time soon).
Prep+Prime Future Length Lash Serum (It’s the second tube I used. I saw some difference in my lashes when I was using it, but I do not think I will re-purchase it, any time soon at least, mainly because it lost its effectiveness on my lashes about one month after each tube’s first application. It doesn’t contain enough product for much further use anyway and I cannot afford a new tube every month. But it did not irritate my eyes and it made my lashes look better).
Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (I liked it. It took me a long time to finish it. I think I will re-purchase it in the future, but at the moment I’m using a different loose powder, whenever I use loose powder).
Select Moisturecover Concealer (NW15, in case you are wondering. I was using it in the under eye area because of its self – proclaimed moisture aspect. It’s OK, but it is not my favorite M·A·C concealer and it comes with only 5ml of product at the same price as the other M·A·C concealers that have double as much product. So I’m not re-purchasing it at the moment at least).
Cleanse Off Oil (That is probably my favorite M·A·C product in general. I have been using it to take off my make up for years. You can check out my product review here).
Brush Cleanser (I’ve used up countless bottles of that product. I use it for spot cleaning my brushes, mixed with equal parts of water. It cleanses and disinfects them effortlessly. I do not spot clean my brushes that much anymore, but I will definitely get a new bottle of it as soon as I run out of the one I’m currently using).
So, since I live in Europe, I had to exchange my empties with a lipstick of my choice and I got Fabby, which has frost finish. Frost finish is not my favorite lipstick finish; nevertheless, Fabby was one of the lipsticks I wanted to try and now I got it for free! By the way, I have heard that in some places they mark the label of the free product you get. I have Back-2-M·A·C-ed two or three times before and they have never done that to me. They just give me the lipstick without its box.
Back-2-M·A·C before and after pictures: