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Top 10 Refillable Beauty Products

Beauty Products With Refillable Packages For More Fun And Less Waste

Beauty Products With Refillable Packages For More Fun And Less Waste

Beauty junkies, gather round! We know the pain that comes with finally having to throw away gorgeous packaging or stuffing your makeup bag full of multiple eyeshadow singles for on-the-go touch-ups or a weekend getaway. So in the spirit of being budget conscious, eco-friendly, and generally less annoyed by having to buy a whole palette just for one shade you love, we went to work to find the 10 best products that can be refilled rather than tossed. Inclusive of interchangeable palettes, double-sided lip liners, and contour kits, you won’t believe the quality of these top products. We’re not just talking refillable drugstore buys, we’re talking fabulous creamy formulas and pigmented metallic shades. It's time to refill your makeup drawer with refillable products! Opening image: bloomingdales.com

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January 4, 2018

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The Rankings


Chantecaille Ma Petite 3-Pan Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Customization made easy with magnets—mix and match any 3 of Chantecaille eye or cheek colors by simply clicking them into place.

BEST FOR: Reapplying on the go


Trish McEvoy Petite Makeup Wardrobing Page

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I love the mirror and the magnetic back. I placed two small square eyeshadows, one larger rectangular shadow in one half and a square bronzer in the other half. I use this daily at home and the whole kit is great to take on trips. It holds all the makeup I need.”

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Clip multiple “pages” into Trish McEvoy’s makeup planner to build different looks.


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Packed with invigorating ingredients, this silky foundation creates a flawless complexion while protecting from natural elements.

BEST FOR: A no makeup, makeup look


Makeup Geek Travel Vault Magnetic Makeup Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Fill this empty, magnetic palette with all of your favorite shadows from a variety of brands.

USERS SAID: "This palette is sturdy and can fit all the shadows you need to do a full look—including blush, highlight and eyeshadows. It's a sleek design along with durable and elegant packaging. Easy open and secure close, thin but tall enough to fit taller pans. Awesome price!"


Kat Von D Shade + Light Crème Contour Refillable Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A lot of crème contours go on patchy, but this formula is so creamy and blendable you just might never go back to powder.

HELPFUL TIP: New to the contour game? Sephora has you covered with a how-to video featuring makeup artist Leah Carmichael and Kat herself!


Estee Lauder Automatic Lip Pencil Duo

Our Score

BEST FOR: We’re loving the neutrality of the Fig—it goes with basically any lipstick color!

USERS SAID: “First time using this type of lip pencil/brush. This is so much better and easier to use than the ones that have to be sharpened. It goes on softly and easily, no pressure, so it gives an even line. Love the refill-ability for using the same pencil with different color liners. After all, who uses only one shade of lipstick?”


Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette

Our Score

BEST FOR: Super pigmented shades with fun iridescent or matte finishes

LOVED FOR: It’s so annoying how every eyeshadow palette has a few shades you love and a few shades you never use. Take matters into your own hands with this palette by choosing only your favorites to be included.


NYX Professional Makeup Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

Our Score

BEST FOR: An alternative to expensive, high-end contour kits

LOVED FOR: With eight colors, you can really play with different contouring techniques.


Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The chic gold applicator reminds us of a vintage cigarette holder that you can refill and refill.

USERS SAID: “This product is absolutely amazing from the packaging to the texture of the product and the color. I got my hourglass confession lipstick in the color 'I'll Never Stop'—the perfect nude shade that I can wear to work or I can wear for a night out.”


Anastasia Beverly Hills Empty 4 Well Refillable Eye Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The color options are literally endless.

LOVED FOR: Get the palette for only $1 and stock up on the individual colors for $12 each

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