Frequently asked questions

My Account

Who can see the information that I provide to MAKE UP FOR EVER?

Please refer to our Privacy Policy.

How do I access my information?

Click "Sign In" at the top right hand corner of the page and enter your first name, last name, email and password in the pop up window that will appear. Select the email newsletters you would like to receive and whether or not you will be registering as a PRO. Then click on "Join". By registering on the site, you will be able to view your order history, rate and review products, and create a personalized list of favorites. For more assistance, please contact our Customer Service.

What should I do if I have forgotten my account password?

Please click on the "Sign In" button at the top right hand corner of the page, and click on "Help! I forgot my password" in the pop up window that will appear. You will then be prompted to enter your email address and begin the password recovery process. For more information or help, please contact your local Customer Service.

Can I edit my information?

You can edit your personal and account information as and when you want. Simply "Sign In" to your account at the top right hand corner of the page, and enter your email and password in the pop up window that will appear. Then click on "My Account" at the top right hand corner of the page where you will be able to see and edit your personal information.

Can I close my account?

If you wish to close your account please contact our Customer Service.

How can I rate and review products?

Reviews allow users to write comments and add ratings for individual products. You must be registered on MAKEUPFOREVER.com/US in order to rate and review products. To add a new review, click on Write a Review button. If you are not logged into the site this button will redirect to login pop-up. After successful login, you will be redirected back to the page. The following fields are required to be filled in: Overall Rating, Nickname, Title of Review (up to 100 characters), Review (50 characters minimum). Click on Submit button or Close button to cancel commenting. After submitting the comment the review will not be displayed until approved by MAKE UP FOR EVER.

What are the hearts displayed next to a product name?

By clicking the heart next to a product name, you are able to keep track of all your favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER products in a personalized list. You must be registered on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US to take advantage of this feature. Once registered with MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US, click the heart next to the product you want to add to your list. To access your list, click the 'heart' from the right-hand navigation or click on 'my account' in the top right hand corner of the page. To register, click "Sign In" at the top right hand corner of the page and enter your first name, last name, email and password in the pop up window that will appear. Select the email newsletters you would like to receive and whether or not you will be registering as a PRO. Then click on "Join".

Shopping

Where can I buy MAKE UP FOR EVER products?

MAKE UP FOR EVER products are sold on this website, at Sephora stores, Sephora.com, Sephora inside jcpenney and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques. You can shop our complete product range here on this website and at any MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique. To find a location near you, please visit our Store Locator.

Do you accept international orders?

Unfortunately we cannot accept any international orders. To purchase MAKE UP FOR EVER products, please visit your local website or visit our Store Locator to find a location near you.

Do you ship to PO Boxes?

Unfortunately, we cannot ship to PO Boxes. Orders ship via UPS and must be sent to a physical address.

What if I place an order and the items is out of stock?

The item will automatically be removed from you order. You will not be charged for this item.

How do I use a promo/coupon code?

To redeem a promo/coupon code, simply enter your code in the text box marked “a promo/coupon code” on the payment options section of the checkout process. Promotional offers with no codes required will be applied to the order if the order meets the requirements of eligibility. When a code is accepted, it will be displayed on the order review/summary page. Important note: One (1) promo/offer code may be used per order. This may include automatic offer codes. Promotional offers and discounts may not be applied to Pro (Backstage Card holder) orders.

How many promo/coupon codes can be used per order?

One (1) promo/offer code may be used per order. This may include automatic offer codes. Promotional offers and discounts may not be applied to Pro (Backstage Card holder) orders.

What payment is accepted on MAKEUPFOREVER.com?

At MAKEUPFOREVER.com we accept the following credit cards for payment: VISA, Mastercard, Discovery and American Express. All orders may be subjected to review and approval by our customer service team.

How can I track my order?

If you are a registered user on MAKEUPFOREVER.com/US you can track your order. Sign in to the website, click ‘My Account’ then ‘Order History’ and search for your order. After the order has shipped, your tracking number, if available, will be displayed. You may click on the tracking number to view the delivery status of your order via the shipper’s website.

What is your return policy?

You may return any unopened MAKE UP FOR EVER.COM/US purchase within 14 days of purchase by contacting us at returns@makeupforever.com or 1-855-575-3820. We will provide you a return authorization number as well as shipping instructions for your return package. Return shipping and handling charges are your responsibility unless the return was a result of our error or the product was damaged or defective. If you receive products in a MAKE UP FOR EVER.COM/US purchase that are damaged or defective, please refer to “Damaged or Defective Products” section below.

When you send us your return package, please include the return authorization number that we have provided you. We suggest you ship via a traceable service to ensure delivery. You may choose, upon our acceptance of your return, to have the price you paid for the product either refunded to the original purchaser’s method of payment (i.e., we will only credit the debit or credit card used to make the original purchase) or applied to the purchase of products from MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US of equal or greater value. Your original shipping and handling charges will not be refunded.

Products purchased on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US cannot be returned to a MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique or Sephora. All products must be returned from the channel it was purchased.

If an item is purchased at Sephora, please contact Sephora regarding their return policy. If an item is purchased at a MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique, please call that Boutique directly. A list of stores can be found here.

Damaged or Defective Products

When your MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US order arrives, please inspect the package for any damage or defects. It is normal for the shipping package to show some wear, however, if you think a product in your shipment is damaged or defective, please contact us immediately at returns@makeupforever.com or 1-855-575-3820. Please provide the order number along with your email address and phone number for fastest service. To ensure prompt resolution, please keep the original shipping package and the damaged or defective product for inspection. If, after having examined the product, we confirm that it is damaged or defective, we will provide you instructions for returning the damaged or defective product to us at our expense and issue a refund for the price you paid for the product to the original purchaser’s method of payment. Your original shipping and handling charges will not be refunded, but any replacement for a damaged or defective product will be shipped to you free of charge.

What information can I save in my account?

As a registered user of the website, you can save shipping, billing and credit card information. Credit card numbers are saved via Chase Paymentech (our credit card processing company) and only appear on the site in the form of xxx-xxxx-xxx. You can remove your saved information at any time.

How do I use my Pro discount/Backstage Card on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US?

To receive either your Pro or Industry discount on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM you must have your valid Backstage Card number tied to a MAKEUPFOREVER.COM account and be signed in to the site when placing your order.

If you’re already a Backstage Card member, please take the following steps to tie your new MAKEUPFOREVER.COM account to your existing Backstage Card account. Click 'Sign In' and register with the same First Name, Last Name and email address that is tied to your Backstage Card account. Your password will be new. Enter your Backstage Card number in the form field provided and click 'Join'. Your accounts will now be linked together. Now you can shop on the website and receive the discount associated with your level.

If you are not a Backstage Card member, click here to apply for a new Backstage Card. Once approved and assigned a Backstage Card number you will be able to shop online via your Pro account.

Important note: Backstage card users are not eligible to use additional promo/offer codes beyond their discount unless specified.

Does MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US have a Maximum Purchase Policy?

We must limit orders to six (6) of any single item. If you wish to place an order over three (3) of any single item, please call us at 1-855-575-3820 or Contact Us and we will be happy to assist.

Can I use my discount for other people?

All orders that include Backstage Card discounts must only be for your professional or individual use. We review all orders to ensure that Backstage Card orders match card holders and credit cards associated with the order. All names must match for an order to be successfully processed.

Products & product use

Where & how can I learn about product use/application?

Learn how to recreate Looks, master specific makeup techniques and find a selection of Pro Tips in our Learn section. If you are looking for specific product application tips, you can find "How to apply" information on each product page. If you still have not found what you are looking for, visit a MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique or Sephora store where a makeup artist will be able to give you more specific application advice.

Does MAKE UP FOR EVER provide public makeup lessons?

We offer interactive and personalized makeup lessons at MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques and Boutiques within Sephora at our Make Up School. Our Make Up Schools utilize a unique teaching concept that helps clients learn application techniques and how to achieve specific looks. For more information and to book an appointment online, visit our Make Up School section.

How can I get product samples?

Samples are occasionally available at MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques, Sephora stores and Sephora.com. However, we currently do not mail out samples by request. Feel free to visit one of our stores where a makeup artist will be pleased to help you test our products and find what suits you best.

I cannot find my favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER product anymore. Why is that?

We apologize if you are no longer able to find your favorite product. On occasion we have to discontinue products in order to make room for new launches, as well as ensure that our offerings feature the latest ingredients and technology. For more information, please contact our Customer Service or visit one of our stores.

How can I retail MAKE UP FOR EVER products or become a distributor?

At this time we are not able to sell our products via individual retail partners. MAKE UP FOR EVER products can be found exclusively at MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US, Sephora, Sephora inside JC Penny, Sephora.com, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques. However, please note that we do offer a backstage card program to qualified individuals, where they can receive up to 40% off. Click here to apply for a backstage card. We reserve the right to void any Backstage Card memberships which abuse the discount to resell our products.

How can I receive product sponsorship for reviewing products on my blog/vlog?

We review blogger/vlogger requests on a case by case basis. Please contact our PR team directly at PR@makeupforeverusa.com if you’d like to submit an inquiry.

Product ingredients

I have a question concerning product ingredients.

If your question concerns a specific product, you have all the ingredients listed on the product packaging.

Do MAKE UP FOR EVER products contain heavy metals?

At MAKE UP FOR EVER, we do not add heavy metals, including lead, to our products. Additionally, trace elements of heavy metals are carefully checked in all raw materials to comply with strict regulations in the country in which they are sold, and ensure maximum product safety for consumers.

Is the silica in HD Microfinish Powder dangerous?

MAKE UP FOR EVER'S HD Microfinish Powder utilizes amorphous silica, which does not pose a health risk in regard to makeup application.

Do MAKE UP FOR EVER products contain Parabens?

In 2009, we eliminated the use of parabens in our product formulations. While products launched before that date may contain parabens, all of our new launches are paraben free. Our HD Foundation range has also been reformulated to eliminate parabens. As we are transitioning from the old formula to the new one, please read the packaging before purchasing the product to ensure you have the new version.

Are MAKE UP FOR EVER products vegan?

Our products are not vegan, as many items contain ingredients such as beeswax and other natural elements.

Are MAKE UP FOR EVER products gluten free?

The following MAKE UP FOR EVER products may contain gluten, or trace elements of gluten: Plasto Wax, Matte Lip, Mat Velvet+, Lift Concealer, Moisturizing Lip Balm and Duo Mat. To the best of our knowledge, the rest of our products are gluten-free based on the information provided by our raw materials suppliers.

Do MAKE UP FOR EVER products have nuts in them?

The following products may contain nuts: Aqua Liner (Coconut Oil), Camouflage Cream, Eyeliner Cake and Clown White (Hydrogenated Coconut Oil), Concealer Pencil, Lip Liner Pencil, Eye Pencil (Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides).

Pros

I am a makeup artist. Is there a MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro membership program and how can I become a member?

To apply for a Backstage Card online, click here or visit a local MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique. If registering online, you are required to create a MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US account. Check the box 'I don't have a backstage card, then fill in the form fields below it and attach two proofs of profession along with photo identification, and click 'Submit'. You should receive your application approval status, or a request for more information, within 3-5 weeks.

Product purchased by Backstage Card Members using the discount benefit are for the cardholders' personal and professional use only and may not be resold under any circumstance. If misuse is suspected, MAKE UP FOR EVER has the right to decline the order and cancel the account.

How long does my membership last and how do I renew it?

The Backstage Card Makeup Artist Discount of 40% is valid for 2 years and can be renewed at the MAKE UP FOR EVER NYC Studio, our Boutiques or online. The Student/Industry Professional Discount of 20% is valid for 1 year. Click here to renew your membership.

What are the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro member benefits?

All Backstage Card members receive a complimentary discount depending on their level of approval and will also receive exclusive pro information about the brand and its pro programs and education.

If I'm already a Backstage Card member, do I have to register on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US to use my card?

No, you do not have to register on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM to use your Backstage Card at our Boutiques, but you will need to register if you want to rate and review products, create a list of favorites and purchase online with your Pro discount.

If I'm already a Backstage Card member can I link it to my MAKEUPFOREVER.COM account?

Yes, if you are already a Backstage Card member, please take the following steps to tie your new MAKEUPFOREVER.COM account to your existing Backstage Card account.
Click 'Sign In' and register with the same First Name, Last Name and email address that is tied to your Backstage Card account. Your password will be new. Click the box for 'Register me as a professional'.
Once logged in, enter your Backstage Card number in the form field provided and click 'save'. Your accounts will now be linked together.

If I'm already a Backstage Card member can I link it to my MAKEUPFOREVER.COM account?

Yes, if you are already a Backstage Card member, please take the following steps to tie your new MAKEUPFOREVER.COM account to your existing Backstage Card account.

Click 'Sign In' and register with the same First Name, Last Name and email address that is tied to your Backstage Card account. Your password will be new. Enter your Backstage Card number in the form field provided and click 'join'. Your accounts will now be linked together.

I lost my Backstage Card, how do I receive a new one?

We are not sending out physical Backstage Cards at this time. You can shop with your Backstage Card discount by providing your name and Backstage Card number (you will also be asked to show photo ID). If you need your Backstage Card number or expiration date, please email artistrelations@makeupforeverusa.com for assistance.

Where can I use my Backstage Card?

You can use your Backstage Card to purchase on MAKEUPFOREVER.COM/US. Click here for a link to locations accepting the Backstage Card. Please note, we do not ship orders outside of the United States.

Can I use my Backstage Card internationally?

Backstage Cards issued in the Americas may be valid in select countries worldwide. Discounts may vary. More information can be found on the international version of MAKEUPFOREVER.COM.

What other countries offer the Backstage Card?

Your Backstage Card Professional discount is valid in US and Canada. Select countries such as France may also honor the Backstage Card discount. Each country may be different, so please check with the country you are travelling to for their guidelines.

I am a pro makeup artist and do not live in a country that offers the Backstage Card. Can I benefit from the program? If I visit a MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique is it possible to receive the pro discount?

No, you will need to be a resident in US or Canada to apply for the Backstage Card Program in US & Canada. The New York Pro Studio may be able to honor a one-time professional discount for you if visit our New York Pro Studio. Please call 212-941-9337 for details that you will need to bring with you if you are an international artist travelling to NYC.

I currently have a 20% Student/Industry Discount, but am now a working makeup artist. How do I reapply for the 40% Makeup Artist discount?

Please email artistrelations@makeupforeverusa.com with your First and Last name, Backstage Card number, and the proper makeup artist credentials, or you can renew online here.

I have a general Pro question and would like to speak to someone directly.

Please call Customer Service at 855-575-3820.

Academy

How are students selected for the Academy?

All students applying for the long/modular programs will be required to submit a portfolio and participate in an interview with the Academy staff. During the interview, a basic makeup technique demo will be required. Students are accepted into the program based on the results of the interview. All Academy programs are designed to provide comprehensive training, maximize creativity and reinforce the skills that are required to work at a professional level in today's makeup industry. MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy programs do not require any pre-requisites. In addition to tuition, each student must pay a $100 application fee to apply for any program.

What is the profile of an Academy student?

No previous formal makeup application experience or education is required to participate in the programs offered at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy; however, students should exhibit a strong connection to the art of makeup and have an interest in professional makeup artistry as a career. The following are ideal characteristics of a MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy student: Artistically inspired with a strong creative intuition, self motivated and driven to succeed, experienced or interested in the beauty industry, including fields such as cosmetology, aesthetics, hairstyling, cosmetic retail or other related industries, background in fine arts, painting, drawing, sculpting, photography and/or other related fields, strong interest in makeup and experience in application.

What certification is delivered at the end of a Long Training program?

Students obtain certificates of completion upon finishing the long program offered at the Academy.

Does the Academy offer financial assistance?

Students are responsible for their own funding. The school of not provide any financial assistance. The Academy is not accredited and cannot accept federal grants, scholarships or loans as tuition payment.

How can I enroll at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy?

Applications can be submitted online by clicking here or by contacting us by email: academy@makeupforeverusa.com

What are the opportunities after a long training program at the Academy?

There are many opportunities for freelancers working in theater, film, editorial and retail. Career development is incorporated into the program, but no guaranteed job placement is offered.

Brand

How can I apply for a position as a makeup artist or another position at MAKE UP FOR EVER?

Please visit our careers page for a list of open positions.

How can I be informed about what is new at the MAKE UP FOR EVER? (corporate news, product releases, interviews, events…)

Read all the latest MAKE UP FOR EVER news in our online Magazine. You can also subscribe to MAKE UP FOR EVER's Newsletter and be the first to hear about exclusive news, makeup tips, interviews and events.

Canada

Where can I buy MAKE UP FOR EVER?

MAKE UP FOR EVER is available exclusively at Sephora stores throughout Canada. To find the store nearest you, please use the Sephora store locator.

Au Canada, où peut-on acheter les produits MAKE UP FOR EVER?

Les produits MAKE UP FOR EVER sont disponibles exclusivement dans les magasins Sephora à travers le Canada. Pour trouver le magasin le plus proche de vous, utilisez le localisateur de magasin de Sephora.

Can I buy MAKE UP FOR EVER online?

MAKE UP FOR EVER can be purchased online through Sephora.ca

Peut-on acheter MAKE UP FOR EVER en ligne?

Les produits MAKE UP FOR EVER peuvent être achetés en ligne sur le site Sephora.ca

How can I contact MAKE UP FOR EVER Canada?

Have specific questions? You can reach us at:
Phone: 1-844-288-4445
Fax: 514-288-6662
Email: info@makeupforever.ca

Comment contacter MAKE UP FOR EVER Canada?

Vous avez des questions? Joignez nous au :
Téléphone: 1-844-288-4445
Fax: 514-288-6662
Courriel: info@makeupforever.ca

Is there a PRO program in Canada?

MAKE UP FOR EVER is proud to support Canadian pro artists with the Backstage Card program.

Y a-t-il un programme Pro au Canada?

MAKE UP FOR EVER est fier de supporter les artistes maquilleurs professionnels avec le programme carte Backstage.

Where can I download the registration form for the Canadian Backstage Card program?

Click here to download the registration form for the Canadian Pro program.

Au Canada, où peut-on télécharger le formulaire d'inscription du programme de la carte Backstage?

télécharger le formulaire d'inscription ici.

How can I renew my Backstage Card for the Canadian Backstage Card program?

Email us to renew for your backstage card for the Canadian Pro program.

Comment puis-je renouveler ma carte backstage canadienne?

Contactez-nous par courriel pour renouveler votre carte backstage canadienne.

Where is the Backstage Card discount accepted?

The Backstage Card discount can be used at:
MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique, Sephora Complexe Les Ailes
MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique, Sephora Toronto Eaton Centre
PROLOFT (by appointment only, by phone 1-844-288-4445 and email info@makeupforever.ca)

Où accepte-t-on la carte backstage ?

Le rabais PRO est accepté à ces endroits:
MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique, Sephora Complexe Les Ailes
MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique, Sephora Toronto Eaton Centre
PROLOFT (sur rendez-vous seulement, au téléphone 1-844-288-4445 ou par courriel info@makeupforever.ca)

I want to work for MAKE UP FOR EVER; where can I submit my resume?

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@makeupforever.ca. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

J'aimerais travailler pour MAKE UP FOR EVER; où puis-je envoyer mon CV?

Veuillez envoyer votre CV et lettre de présentation à info@makeupforever.ca. Veuillez noter que seuls les candidats sélectionnés seront contactés.

How do I reach the Canadian PR/press department?

Feel free to reach out to Lindsey Haywood 514-288-4445 x.226 or by email at haywoodl@makeupforever.ca

Comment peut-on entrer en contact avec le département presse/relations publiques?

N'hésitez pas à contacter Lindsey Haywood au 514-288-4445 x.226 ou par courriel au haywoodl@makeupforever.ca