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Ring the alarm! For the first time ever, M.A.C Cosmetics is hosting a public sample sale at Metropolitan Pavilion starting on Tuesday, July 19th. It'll be offering 60% off retail prices on seasonal shades, limited-edition colors, and fan-favorite products. Basically, this is a makeup collector’s dream come true.
Just like at any other sample sale, all sales are final, but shoppers will be able to use their empty sample sale purchases in the Back to M.A.C loyalty program (return six empty, qualifying M.A.C containers to get a free lipstick, lipgloss, or single eyeshadow). Be warned, if you are a makeup artist or a MAC employee, additional discounts will not apply.
The sale will run through
the evening of Thursday, July 21st Friday, July 22nd, but who knows what'll be left by then — people are going to go nuts for the discounted beauty products right from the opening minute. See more information about the sale's dates and hours below and on our sample sales calendar.
Tuesday, July 19th through Friday, July 22nd. Tue 2pm—7pm, Wed—Thu 9am—7pm, Fri 9am—4pm. Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, 4th floor