MAC's lipstick giveaway leaves fans furious

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Many have vowed never to shop there again.

On Friday, MAC cosmetics announced they were giving away one free lipstick to customers for National Lipstick Day.

Obviously there was a catch.

The giveaway was only if you liked their page on Instagram and it was while stocks last.

Well, while stocks last was definitely a lot less then everyone thought. 

MAC make-up outlets, David Jones’ and selected Myer stores across the country ran out in minutes.

Thousands of make up fans lined up at the various outlets to get their hands on a free lipstick.

However, the majority left empty handed.

One social media user wrote:

“I wasted a 25 minute drive...I won’t be buying Mac again.”

At Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall, the lineup went around the corner. 

In Adelaide, Rundle Mall had customers lining up in a queue that extended more than 300 metres before 9am. received a statement from a spokesperson for MAC who apologised to their consumers who missed out on a lipstick and were left disappointed.

“Thank you to everyone who visited M.A.C yesterday to celebrate National Lipstick Day and collect a free lipstick of select shades.

“We experienced the most overwhelming response and due to popular demand, many of our locations ran out of stock early on in the day.

“We gave away thousands of lipsticks across the day but know some consumers have missed out and we are really sorry to those left disappointed.”

Written By Christina Cavaleri