MAC Cosmetics Return Policy


Your satisfaction is important to us. If you are not satisfied with your online purchase, we are happy to refund your purchase price if the return complies with our return policy.

We accept returns for products purchased from only, and all returns are inspected upon return. Products purchased from must be returned in new or gently used condition and within 60* days from date of purchase. Additionally, returns of items that qualified for a free promotional item(s) must be returned with the free promotional item(s). If you are returning a gift order and do not want the refund to be issued to the original form of payment, please chat with us.

Please note: Items noted as final sale or not-returnable are not eligible for exchange or return. MAC Cosmetics eGift Cards are issued by ELC Brands Management Inc. and sold by its third-party partner, CashStar, and thus cannot be exchanged or returned to MAC Cosmetics. All MAC Cosmetics eGift Card purchases are subject to CashStar’s return policies. Shipping and delivery fees are not refundable. monitors return activity and reserves the right to deny returns that, in its sole discretion, do not meet the return policy requirements, in instances of abuse, or for items that were re-sent at no cost in a good faith gesture following a report of non-receipt.

*Refunds for returns received after 60 days are not guaranteed and will be made at the sole discretion of If issued in these instances, has the right to provide the refunded amount in the form of an electronic gift card or a refund check.

For items returned within our returns policy, the purchase price will be refunded to the original form of payment. If the payment was split between a gift card and credit card, debit card, or bank-issued gift card, the credit is applied to the credit card, debit card, or bank issued gift card first. If a balance remains to be credited, it will be applied to the MAC Cosmetics eGift Card.

Returns will be processed within 3 business days of receipt at our warehouse, and you will receive a credit confirmation with your refund amount once your return has been fully processed. If you would like to return or exchange an item you received as a gift, please chat with us and we will be happy to assist. Please note: eGift cards, gift cards, promotional items, final sale items, or products purchased somewhere other than are not eligible for return online.

Exchange Instructions

If you would like to exchange a product(s), simply return the eligible unwanted product(s). A refund will be processed within 3 business days of receipt. You may then place a new order for the product(s) you wish to purchase at any time.

In-Store Returns

You can return items (excluding items purchased using a MAC Pro Membership) to any free-standing M·A·C Store in the United States (excluding department stores and airport locations). Please note: We currently cannot accept gift returns in M·A·C Stores. Message Us for gift return.


Use our store locator to find a store near you.


Bring in the item(s) you are returning and show the Artist your order number from your order or shipping confirmation email.

Return / Exchange FAQs

I used PayPal or Afterpay to make my purchase. Can I exchange my order?
Yes. If you would like to make an exchange on an order originally paid with PayPal or AFTERPAY, please Message Us or call us at 1-800-588-0070. Our Online Service Team will be happy to assist you in processing your exchanges directly with your PayPal or AFTERPAY account and will require a credit card for processing.

I ordered/received the wrong product. Can I return it?
If your online order is not as expected, please Message Us for assistance.

Damaged Items

When your order arrives, please inspect the carton for any damage that may have occurred during shipment. It is normal for the shipping carton to show some wear, however if damage occurred to the item(s) in your shipment, please retain the box, the packing materials and items inside and contact us as soon as possible. Message Us