National Lipstick Day 2018: How to get a free MAC lipstick Sunday

Get up early Sunday or kiss this freebie goodbye.

July 29 is National Lipstick Day and MAC Cosmetics is giving away free lipsticks to celebrate the made-up holiday.

No purchase is required to pick up the freebie, worth $18.50, and available in nine shades, according to a news release.

All MAC stores and counters are participating, except for locations closed on Sundays.

The only catch is supplies are limited and the in-store offer is expected to run out fast.

Expect long lines at MAC Cosmetics' National Lipstick Day giveaway. This was the case in 2017 at the Town Center at Boca Raton mall in Florida.

There will be a minimum of 100 giveaways per store and there’s a limit of one per person, according to the release.

The giveaway shades – Aloof, Delish, Dare You, Moxie, Florabundi, Epic, Mixed Media, Chintz and Tanarama – are part of the company’s “iconic Artist Favourites” collection.

MAC also will offer the free lipstick in the same shades with online orders $25 or more Sunday, the release said. This offer is while supplies last and includes free shipping.

Also Sunday for one day, get 30 percent off lipsticks, lip glasses and lip pencils from the MAC Aaliyah collection in-store and online.

You’ve seen the makeup tutorials on YouTube and Facebook. Sure they’re great if you’ve got a lot of free time on your hands…or just free hands for that matter. This mom shows what it really looks like for some of us getting ready in the morning. USA TODAY

More MAC savings

Get more MAC freebies and deals by joining the company’s free loyalty program, MAC Select. The more you spend, the more benefits you’ll reap. Sign up for the loyalty program at

Returning empty MAC containers and tubes through the “Back to MAC” recycling program is another way to get a free lipstick.

Return six empty containers to a MAC counter or store or mail them back online for a free lipstick. Rewards members have more options and can choose from a free lipstick, lipglass or single eye shadow, worth up to $18.50, in a color of their choice.

Lipstick isn’t the only beauty freebie you can score this weekend.

Sephora has dubbed this weekend “Free Mask Weekend” and is giving away free face masks Friday through Sunday while supplies last.

“Come into any store for a free Sephora Collection Face Mask,” Sephora posted on its website. “No purchase necessary.”

You’ll have a choice of a free Sephora Collection Rose or Pearl face mask, which are normally $6. This deal is available at participating Sephora U.S., Canada, and Sephora inside J.C. Penney stores

|Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY