Can you Return Makeup to Target?

Sometimes you’re not able to test the makeup at Target, so you have to guess your correct shade or try to match through the bottle only to get home and find out that the shade is all wrong or something isn’t right.

Thankfully, Target allows you to return makeup – even slightly used makeup, up to 90 days with a receipt or up to 120 days if you bought it with your Target RedCard.

Can you Return Makeup to Target in 2021?

If you bought the makeup at a Target store or off their website, you can bring it to the customer service counter found at any Target store during store hours within 90 days. Online purchases are also eligible to return by mail.

If you made the original purchase on your debit or credit card, bring those with you as the associate handling your return will give you your refund in the method you paid.

You should also bring your ID; Target may track the return to avoid fraud, especially if a receipt wasn’t presented; one positive thing to mention is that there will be no restocking fee charged during this transaction either.

How to Return Makup to Target by Mail

1. log in to your Target account to request a return; you will be given a UPS shipping label you can print for free.

2. Take it to your local post office or mailing service store

3. You should receive your refund about ten days after Target receives your returned item. If you don’t have a payment method on file, you should receive a refund check in approximately 14 days.

If you’re returning makeup in-store without the original receipt or barcode, you may be offered a merchandise return card as a refund. RedCard refunds typically take up to 2 days to be applied after the refund is approved.

If you were returning makeup bought online and paid through PayPal or a gift card, the refund may come on a new Target eGiftCard and be saved directly to your Target account.

How Long Can You Return Makeup to Target?

Target generally won’t accept returns after the 90 or 120-day return period. If you are unhappy with your purchase, but it’s past the return window, you may still be able to return the item at the store manager’s discretion.

Most unopened items in new condition bought in-store or online returned within 90 days will receive a refund or exchange.

What if I don’t have a receipt?

If you can’t find your receipt, Target has a feature on their website that allows you to print receipts from purchases made from their store or website, and you can access this feature by:

1. Logging into your online Target account

2. Going to their returns page

3. Clicking on this tile

4. It will bring up the option to choose from in-store or online purchases and will bring up all receipts on file that you can choose from.

Even if you don’t have your receipt, Target can look up the purchase in their system as long as you used a Target RedCard, credit or debit card, check, or gift card. It needs to be mentioned that it takes Target’s point-of-sale 24 hours to update, so if you need to return an item right away, you will need your receipt.

If you used a gift card, bring the card back to the store with you so that the associates can perform a receipt lookup. If a check was used, bring a blank one with you to look up a transaction number.

If cash was used for the purchase and you don’t have your receipt, your refund will be on a merchandise return card. The official Target website goes more in-depth on their return policies.

Target Return Policy vs Competitors

Walmart and Ulta are two big competitors of Target when it comes to selling affordable cosmetics. Like Target, you can return purchases in 90 days. However, Ulta will only give you store credit if you don’t have the original receipt and can’t verify the purchase through their system. Although the original packaging is required, Walmart will accept items that have been open and tested.

Company NameAccepts Makeup ReturnsTakes Opened Items?Return Period
TargetYesMust be in new condition90 Days (120 with RedCard)
WalmartYesYes90 Days
Ulta  YesYes/Must bring all original components90 Days

Target: The better condition the makeup is in when returned and having a receipt will result in a successful return.

Walmart: Will accept makeup without the receipt but bring your ID and your method to purchase.

Ulta: purchases must have all original components with them and a receipt to receive a refund

Even though Target will accept returns and give a refund for most unopened items if they are returned within 90 days – or 120 for RedCard holders, some items may be exceptions. Those exceptions can be found on their official website.

Can you return makeup to Target?

Yes, Target does accept most returns during the 90 days or 120 day period for RedCard holders. It’s essential to read the return policy on the back of the receipt as there may be exceptions to certain items and may come down to the manager’s judgment call if you decide to take it back to a store.