Shopping for makeup can be a nightmare sometimes. Especially if you’re shopping online, you never know if the colors will match what you need. Cheap makeup especially can be a shot in the dark when it comes to staying power and ease of use.
Accordingly, being able to return bad makeup choices to the store in which you bought them is a huge deal for frugal makeup shoppers. If you’ve purchased makeup from stores like Target, their return policy will quickly become a major point of interest for you.
You can return makeup to Target within 90 days as long as you have the receipt from your original purchase. Target RedCard holders may return items within 120 days, or a year if it was a Target-brand item.
Keep reading to see details on whether or not you can return makeup to Target, as well as the specific return policies Target has on makeup supplies in general.
Can I Return Makeup to Target Without Packaging?
If you’ve already opened the packaging and noticed that it wasn’t exactly what you wanted, all hope is not lost. Target will accept opened and slightly used makeup as long as you follow the return policy. However, if you do not have the packaging at all, or the packaging is empty, Target will not accept the return.
You cannot return makeup items to Target without packaging. You also cannot return empty packages to Target. All refunds are ultimately at the discretion of the store manager.
This means that even if your item is still packaged and only slightly used, it may be denied for a refund. To ensure your item is accepted for a refund, make sure you follow all of the return policies carefully.
How to Return Makeup to Target
If you purchased the makeup less than 90 days ago and still have the receipt, then you should be able to return your makeup to Target for a refund with the original packaging. Simply take your product into Target and speak with a representative. They should be happy to help process your return as long as you have everything you need.
You don’t even have to return the item to the same Target location where it was purchased. As long as you have the receipt and the item with the original packaging, you should be able to get your refund without issue.
You can also return items purchased online from Target by mail. Details on that process can be found on the Target return policies page.
Makeup Return Policy at Target
Although the makeup return policy at Target is generally the same as for the rest of their items, you may not receive a full refund on the item you are returning. The reason for this is because makeup returns actually get refunded at the lowest price for that item within the last 90 days.
Since makeup prices can vary widely from day to day and week to week, it is in Target’s best interest to mitigate price fluctuations by processing returns in this manner. Because of this policy, it is important to be extra careful when purchasing and attempting to return makeup. Nobody likes having their refund declined.
Always keep your receipt and the original packaging. If you are dissatisfied with a makeup product from Target and desire a refund, make sure to get the refund processed within 90 days at any Target location. The refund is ultimately up to the discretion of the store manager, so be prepared to have your refund declined if everything is not in order.
Returning Makeup With Target RedCard
Target RedCard is a promotional credit card that has a number of benefits, such as a 5% discount on goods purchased from Target. Target RedCard has no annual fee and also gives holders an extra 90 days to attempt a refund after purchase.
If you are a Target RedCard holder, then the return policy specifies that you can return a product up to one year after purchase, depending on the type of product that was purchased. Target owned brand items can be returned up to one year after purchase, provided you are a RedCard holder. Other items can be returned within 120 days of purchase.
Keep in mind that you will still need to show your receipt from the original purchase, and the item will still have to be in the original packaging and only slightly used. All refunds are ultimately at the discretion of the store manager, so there is no guarantee that they will process your return even if you meet these requirements.
Returning Makeup Purchased Online from Target
You can return items purchased online from Target by mail. You can also return them to the store using Target’s return service on their website. You must have the original receipt from your purchase or print off a mailing label through their online service in order to have your return processed.
If you return the wrong item and your refund has already been processed, Target will likely recharge for the original item. For this reason, it is important that you make sure you are returning the exact item that was purchased from them in the first place.
You can check details of Target’s online return policy and process here.
You should have no problem returning makeup to Target as long as less than 90 days have passed since your purchase and you are able to show the original receipt when attempting to get the refund. If you have a Target RedCard, then you will have up to 120 days to return the product.
If your product is missing the original packaging, or the packaging is empty, then you will not receive a refund. Likewise, you will not be eligible for a refund if you do not have the original receipt proving that you purchased the makeup.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to fire away in the comments section.