When it comes to refillable beauty products, it’s the liquid variety that usually gets the most attention. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap – we can save a lot of plastic packaging if we keep topping up bathroom dispensers instead of buying a new bottle every time, and that’s excellent news for the environment.

Make-up, on the other hand, doesn’t always spring to mind when considering sustainable lifestyle choices we can make. But did you know refillable palettes are actually a great way to reduce waste?



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Because, let’s be honest, no one really uses every single shade of eyeshadow or blusher in a multi-pan set, so you always end up throwing away a bunch of product along with the case, and there’s a lot of plastic that goes into making those, plus metal if it comes with a mirror.

With a customisable, reusable set you can curate your own ideal selection and swap shades whenever you like, making it a much more eco-friendly option. To mark World Refill Day (June 16), here are four of our favourites…

1. MAC Pro Palette Eyeshadow/Concealer X6, £2.50

MAC Pro Palette Eyeshadow/Concealer X6

Create your perfect eye make-up edit with this six-pan case, which gives you the option of seven Studio Fix Concealer shades (£13.50 each) and 14 Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow shades (£12 each).

2. Tropic Colour Palette with five trays, £68

Photo of Tropic Colour Palette with five trays, £68, available from Tropic

Allowing you to choose from 13 different cream and powder products (including concealer, eyeliner, eyeshadow and highlighter) in three pan sizes, this travel-friendly palette offers tonnes of different combinations. Usually £16, the case is free when you create a complete palette, while refills start from £8.

3. Benecos It-Pieces Empty Palette

Tropic Colour Palette with five trays

A fantastic all-rounder, this interchangeable palette from natural and vegan beauty brand Benecos can be filled with up to eight refills from the IT-Pieces range of 12 eyeshadows, four compact powders, three blushers, two highlighters, two bronzers and a contouring powder, with refill prices starting from £3.95.

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4. Surratt Grande Palette, £24, Space NK

Benecos It-Pieces Empty Palette

Japanese-New York beauty brand Surratt has two refillable palettes to choose from. You can fill the Petite case with up to four pans and the Grande up to six from the Artistique range of more than 45 eyeshadow shades (£20) and more than 20 blushes (£30 each).

Best-selling refillable make-up palettes

Looking for more refillable make-up palettes? Check out our list of best-selling Amazon products!

Bestseller No. 1
Empty Eyeshadow Makeup Palette, Refillable Cosmetic Container with Mirror for Lipstick, Eye Shadow,...
  • Organize loose shadow/ blush/ powder. Store your favorite makeup products, making them portable, travel friendly, and space saving.
  • No metal pans tins required, just refillable the compartment and use.
  • DIY your customized cosmetics case.
Bestseller No. 2
3Pcs 6 Slots Pans Empty Eyeshadow/Blush Palette Refillable Makeup Case Set - Black+Clear, 6 Slots
  • Organizing Eyeshadow / Eyebrow Powder / Blusher / Highlights Powder Palette
  • DIY your customized cosmetics case
  • Perfect for professional makeup artist,personal and home or makeup blog use
Bestseller No. 3
Lurrose 2PCS Empty Eyeshadow Palette Refillable 4 Grids Plastic Eye Make Up Container Palette
  • 4 grid eyeshadow palettes. Contain 4 grids to store different colors in this palette, ideal for storing eye makeup, lipstick, blush, and so on.
  • Compact empty eyeshadow palette. Size: approx. 6 x 6 x 1.2 cm. The compact size can easily fit into your pocket, cosmetic bag, handbag, etc. You can take it with you and touch up your makeup in time.
  • Transparent acrylic makeup palette. You can easily see the color of the cosmetics inside and choose directly, which is more convenient and saves time.
Bestseller No. 4
Healifty 2PCS Empty Eyeshadow Palette Refillable Makeup Eyeshadow Palette Pans Case for Women...
  • - The product is made of materials, safe, non- toxic, and very durable.
  • Good airtightness- the lid has a good airtightness to keep the cosmetics in the palette dry and contamination.
  • Application- Suitable for eye shadow, blush, powder, foundation and other cosmetics.
Bestseller No. 5
Empty Pretty Makeup Palette Blusher Eyeshadow Pressed Powder Lipstick Lip Gloss Storage Refillable...
  • Organize loose shadow/ blush/ powder. Store your favorite makeup products, making them portable, travel friendly, and space saving.
  • No metal pans tins required, just refillable the compartment and use.
  • DIY your customized cosmetics case.

Last update on 2021-07-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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