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If you heard the news that MAC is giving away free lipstick this weekend and immediately thought it was too good to be true, I don't blame you — but I’m happy to say that it’s not.
To celebrate National Lipstick Day on Saturday, July 29th (yes, a thing), the beauty brand will be giving out free, full-sized, normally-$17 lipsticks at any MAC store or retailer in the country while supplies last. No catch, no strings attached, no required purchase beforehand — just actually free lipsticks!
The only things you have to do are make sure to get there early, because there's no doubt lines will be unruly, and pick a color. If you're looking for a neutral, everyday shade, I'm personally partial to Honeylove (the most perfect beige with a hint of pink) and Verve (a muted brownish-plum). You also can't go wrong with Ruby Woo, which has been voted by pretty much everyone to be one of the best matte red lipsticks ever.
If lines and crowds aren't your thing, there are other ways to get freebies from MAC (like the brand's Back to Mac program, which allows customers to trade six empty products for a free tube), but this option literally requires nothing of you beyond showing up. And that never happens, so take advantage of it.