Sunday, August 16, 2009

MAC Gives Back

MAC has a history of giving back and working to protect the environment and help people in need. You MAC fans know that if you return six MAC primary packaging containers to any MAC counter or their online site, they will give you a free lipstick of your choice. You can read about the Back to MAC Program on their Web site.

We found out last week at a MAC store that they will even expand the free choices to include other products, for example an eye shadow. My "personal problem" is that there are few products I finish up (with the exception of foundations, skin care, and a few lip products). However, last week, I was with a thrifty and environmentally conscious friend who hit the store with her empty and saved containers. Both my friend and MAC deserve a thumbs up!

As if that gesture weren't enough, MAC's VIVA GLAM program, which launched in 1994, releases special-edition lipsticks, and now coordinating Lipglasses, in popular colors. Every cent of the selling price is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund. Think about that...every cent! To date, they have raised more than $130 million to help men, women, and children with HIV/AIDS.

The current VIVA GLAM VI, the newest member of the VIVA GLAM family, is a warm terracotta-plum with a pearl finish. You can wear it alone or finish it off with a coat of VIVA GLAM VI Lipglass. How cool is that? Beauty with a conscience. If you have the $14 to invest in a lipstick, your investment will go to charity.

MAC is an extremely popular line, as all of you beauty addicts know. I was late to the party, and select carefully in the line. Some of the products are just too artsy for my tastes - but not all. There are MAC things I adore, including some of the limited-edition items I have bought at Nordstrom Anniversary Sales and their lip glosses. I feel good when I think about all the good MAC is doing.

Right now (August 16-18), you can get free shipping with any MAC online purchase. Just use code BUZZ at checkout.

Photo courtesy of MAC.

1 comment:

Lexi said...

6 not 5! Looks like we'll just have to go back...