Celebrate National Lipstick Day by decluttering your makeup.
Keep the lipsticks in shades you actually wear. Pass along new lipstick you will never wear. Toss empty tubes and toss ones you won’t finish.
Get a bonus for decluttering your drawers! Many brands offer discounts, store credits, or product for returning clothes, shoes, or partially used or empty beauty product containers.
Here are the most well-known options, if you don’t see your company here – call their customer service to inquire. These are the highlights of the programs; you can read the fine print on their websites; some require you to be signed up for their version of a loyalty program.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing is this: If you are going to collect these items to be returned to the manufacturer, keep them all in one place. And not such a safe place that you forget where you put them. If you are going to go through the effort of collecting them, you need to get them out the door. Otherwise, all you’ve done is collect clutter 🙂
Back-to-MAC-Program offers a free M.A.C. lipstick, lip gloss, or a single eyeshadow of your choice in return for six M.A.C. makeup containers, available online and in stores.
Kiehl’s Recycle and Be Rewarder Program. For each full-size empty, you’ll get a stamp. Collect 10 stamps for a free travel-size product.
bareMinerals Give Back Get Back Recycling Program. Earn 5 FAB points for every empty item brought in to participating bareMinerals boutiques.
Origins recycles cosmetic empties from any brand, every day. You will earn 25 loyalty points each time you drop-off your cosmetic empties (once per month) at participating locations.
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