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9 Refillable Makeup Brands With The Prettiest Plastic-Free Palettes

Hailey Carrillo

Ugly packaging waste makes up 70% of waste from the beauty industry—how’s that for a bitter irony?

But thanks to refillable makeup brands that are as much about the green-up as they are about the glow-up we can swap our beauty blues for eco-friendly hues and forever containers.

So let’s powder our noses and save the planet, one makeup refill at a time.

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The Best Makeup Palette Refills To (Re)Fill Your Cosmetic Cup

A personal favorite of ours and the earth, Terra Stoma combines cosmetics with healing skincare by offering stunning shades, natural ingredients, and minimal plastic.

SOSHE Beauty is a certified plastic-negative brand that offers a unique subscription plan so you never run out of their refillable mascara, eyeliner, and lipstick. 

Not all of Dab Herb’s products are refillable, but thanks to their use of almost entirely organic and ethically-sourced ingredients and all-around zero waste packaging, we’d be remiss if we missed mentioning their refillable eyeshadow palette (and more!).

Head to the bottom for how we found the best brands rewriting the beauty rulebook.

The Best Refillable Makeup Brands

1. Terra Stoma

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Terra Stoma’s Makeup Refills

Price Range: $–$$

When it comes to looking as glam as Glinda the Good Witch without making the Emerald City any less green, there’s no place like Terra Stoma.

We’ve tested a whole range of their non-toxic makeup products, but when it comes to refills, we especially love the Crystal Veil Tinted Skin Elixir.

It’s a nutrient-packed combination of skincare and refillable foundation with ingredients like sun protective zinc oxide, meadowfoam seed oil, and calming aloe vera that evens and smoothes the skin when sworn, while balancing and strengthening the lipid barrier over time.

We love how it goes on super light, yet still blurs any big pores and leaves us with a dewy finish that doesn’t look at all like those horrible cakey foundations.

When the glass bottle and dropper run dry, just email [email protected] to kickstart the refill process.

No matter which products you choose, you’re getting only natural preservatives and non-nano minerals like mica that are free of heavy metals and sourced from a child-labor-free, vegan, and cruelty-free supplier.

About Terra Stoma

Gender-neutral, affordable, and diverse skin-tone friendly?

Woman-owned Terra Stoma ticks all the boxes when it comes to offering inclusive natural cosmetics.

Not everything comes in refillable makeup containers. Some—like the Beauty Sticks—come in compostable cardboard sticks instead, which we also love.

Packaging also includes bamboo caps, silicone applicator brushes, and labels made of 50% hemp pump and 50% post-consumer waste.

While some, like their Eye Potions, contain a little plastic in the bamboo cap, you can separate each component to compost or recycle independently if you choose not to refill.

You can also pay a “Plastic Tax” for any plastic components by choosing an organziation for them to donate to on your behalf.

2. Ecco Bella

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*Note: We are confirming policies directly with this brand.

Ecco Bella’s Refillable Magnetic Makeup Palette 

Price Range: $$

Eco Bella allows you to customize your color palette using their refillable makeup compacts

You can fill these compacts with a variety of stunning color shades that will showcase your beautiful eyes. A magnet holds the colors you choose in place as long as you need them. 

Simply replace them with fresh colors and keep the compact until it’s time to be recycled.

As well as eyeshadows and eyeliners, there are also FlowerColor Shimmer Dust refills, which can be used as a face powder for those times when you want to create a glow with a minimal amount of color.

Mia and iron oxides deliver these charming tints of color, while sweet almond oil, green tea extract, and aloe soothe and calm the skin beneath.

About Ecco Bella

Eco Bella is a vegan woman-run company that creates products that are gluten-free, dye-free, talc-free, animal-free, synthetic preservative-free, and petrochemical-free. 

Ingredients are sourced from ethical suppliers of organic materials and all products, except for the cosmetic pencils, are made in the USA. 

The company has aggressively pursued biodegradable, recyclable, and minimal packaging from the very beginning. 

3. Dab Herb

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Dab Herb’s Custom Eyeshadow Palette Refill

Price Range: $–$$

Dab Herb is out to ensure the only thing getting dabbed on your skin is the purest certified organic or food-grade herbs, plant extracts, and vegetable pigments.

In addition to their extensive range of compostable cardboard containers, they also cater to the refilling cause with some products.

Like any one of their Organic Herb Eyeshadow powders, which first come in a compact glass pot and can be refilled upon request via a paper envelope. We love the bright and cold colors, not to mention the simplicity of the packaging.

A particular favorite is the Organic Aloe Mascara bar that’s three products in one: mascara, eyeliner, and eyebrow filler. With this gentle mascara formula, you can say goodbye to clumpy, smudgy, and flaky mascara, once and for all.

If you have a question about how you can refill certain products, or are unsure if one qualifies, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask them!

About Dab Herb

The philosophy of Dab Herb is nurturing the power of nature, distilling its goodness into its handmade botanical makeup and sustainable skincare.

Instead of parabens and sulfates, you’ll find only vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil-free ingredients and ethically sourced minerals (like their mica, from a Responsible Mica Initiative member).

If you choose to reuse your glass and metal containers, refill purchases for available products cost 10% less than their retail price. 

Dab Herb only uses paper mailers, so all shipping materials are plastic-free.    

4.Zerra & Co.

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*Note: Some products contain RSPO-certified palm oil derivatives.

Zerra & Co’s Eyeshadow Refill Palette 

Price Range: $$

Zerra & Co’s products are handcrafted with intentional, all-natural ingredients that can be explored in-depth with the brand’s ingredient library.

Everything from mascara and lip tint to the zero waste makeup remover to take it all off are Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, non-toxic, and 100% vegan. 

You’ll find they’re either packaged in compostable tubes or refillable housing, like the Pressed Mineral Blush’s elegant bamboo mirrored compact, complete with a 100% bamboo sifter.

In fact, they were the first brand ever to offer a refillable mascara in a glass tube with a built-in wand.

Subsequent orders of your favorite Saffron shade—thanks to all-natural mineral pigments like mica and iron oxides paired with oil absorbing kaolin clay—come in a minimalist aluminum pan in a compostable sachet.

About Zerra & Co.

Zerra & Co. beauty products are handcrafted in Baltimore. 

Not only are they zero waste and cruelty-free, but they only feature effective, non-toxic, and vegan ingredients. 

The brand also works to ensure carbon-neutral shipping and has a container return program where you can return any glass or metal containers with the lid for store credit. 

Orders are shipped in 100% compostable and recyclable materials.

Their studio also prioritizes reusables and suppliers who package either plastic-free or in easy-to-recycle plastics (#1 & #2).

In the Recycle Bin, you can purchase slightly less-than-perfect products for discounted prices to help them reduce production waste.

They’re members of 1% for Planet, specifically donating about 1.5-2% of proceeds toward keeping their local watershed clean thorugh Blue Water Baltimore.

5. SOSHE Beauty

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*Note: We are confirming policies directly with this brand.

SOSHE Beauty’s Refillable Makeup Kit

Price Range:  $$

SOSHE Beauty first earned its refillable credentials with its refillable mascara and its revolutionary removable inner tube, the refill range now includes lipstick and eyeliner, too.

We’re especially smitten with the Waterproof Precision Eyeliner, and its thin tip that allows easy application for any skin type and skill level. 

When it’s empty, just follow their refill guide for how to swap in your new insert.

As well as being refillable, they’re also free from harmful chemicals and harsh additives—though it’s worth noting they do use a number of synthetic ingredients, but only those tested as safe.

This certified plastic-negative brand offers an optional subscription program to ensure buyers aren’t using products past their expiration date—a common issue with mascara and lipstick, and one that’s even more important with natural products that aren’t filled with preservatives.

About SOSHE Beauty

SOSHE Beauty’s refills reduce as much as 70% of single-use cosmetic waste.

For every product they sell that contains plastic, they fund the removal of at least twice as much plastic waste from landfills and natural environments to be recycled and repurposed. 

Their partnership with PACT allows you to recycle your empties through their drop-off bins or via their mail-in program.

When sending out orders, SOSHE uses paper-padded mailers so you can fully recycle all packaging components. 

6. Rose Inc

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*Note: Many products contain synthetic colorants. We are confirming policies directly with this brand.

Rose Inc’s Custom Makeup Palettes

Price Range: $$–$$$

Rose Inc’s Leaping Bunny-certified products are as easy to use as they are to refill.

Every eye, lip, and face product page is filled with useful information, including tips on how to apply it, a rundown of the ingredients, how it’s made, how to recycle, and how to refill.

It’s not just shade names like Demure and Hypnotic that have us drooling over the Satin Lip Color Refillable Hydrating Lipstick (thankfully it’s water resistant!).

It’s ingredients like swertia chirata extract to blur vertical lip lines over time, oil-dispersed hyaluronic acid to plump lips, and mustard sprouts to firm them.

To refill, simply remove the inner cartridge and place the new lipstick refill in its forever base.

About Rose Inc

At the helm of Rose Inc is model-turned-founder Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. 

She uses her professional experience as a model and editor to deliver what modern individuals want in terms of cosmetics, formula, and performance. 

Working with Rosie is Amyris, a world-leading manufacturer of sustainable ingredients made with synthetic biology and clean chemistry. 

Product packaging is reusable or refillable and uses 25%–50% post-consumer recycled plastic components (like caps) paired with FSC-certified paper cartons, rinse-off hemp labels, and a 90% PCR liner.

Products are made in either the US or Italy, using mostly non-GMO and sustainably sourced ingredients, like their rainfall-only fed sugarcane grown in Brazil used to create their  plant-derived squalane and hemisqualane.

Plus, bagasse from their sugarcane stock is used to create energy put back into the local power grid.

7. Elate Cosmetics

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Elate Cosmetic’s Makeup Forever Palettes

Price Range: $–$$

From foundation to blush, Elate Cosmetics was one of the first brands to elate us with organic makeup refills and elegant bamboo housing.

For example, after your Organic Crème Concealer is finished not just covering blemishes but healing them from the inside with ingredients like Evening Primrose oil, bamboo stem extract, and organic jojoba oil, just pop out the liner pan and order a new one.

In addition to pressed cream and powder refills that come in seed paper palettes, they also offer trickier refills, like refillable mascara where you keep the bamboo cap and wand and only order a recyclable glass replacement bottom.

About Elate Cosmetics

Certified B Corp Elate Cosmetics focuses on using clean, cruelty-free ingredients to curate a range of products that cater to eco-conscious consumers without compromising on performance. 

Elate’s commitment extends to their packaging, where FSC-certified wood, bamboo, glass, and aluminum take center stage. 

90% of their ingredients are fair trade and/or certified organic (including ethically-sourced non-nano minerals like mica) and operations are carbon-neutral.

8. Kjaer Weis

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*Note: We are confirming policies directly with this brand.

Kjaer Weis’s Makeup Palette Refills

Price Range: $$–$$$

Over 90% of Kjaer Weis products come in refillable makeup containers.

Whether you’re looking for a foundation, refillable lipstick, powder, mascara, eyeshadow, or something else for your sustainable makeup kit, you’ll likely find Kjaer Weis has something that will suit you.   

The Cream Blush, available in an array of hues, effortlessly influences your low-impact beauty routine with luxury, thanks to both its chic signature Iconic metal refill compact and ultra clean certified organic ingredients, including skin-enriching castor, jojoba, and rosehip seed oils.

Like many of their products, it does contain beeswax for longer-lasting wear, meaning it’s not vegan.

About Kjaer Weis

Founded by makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Wise who was looking for a more attractive but no less sustainable alternative to biodegradable packaging, Kjaer Weis offers a stylish makeup forever palette refillable via recycled paper palettes.

While they do utilize some safe synthetic pigments in addition to mineral pigments, each product contains at least 20% organic ingredients—many contain more.

We’re checking on their palm oil and ingredient sourcing policies.

9. RMS Beauty

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*Note: Some RMS Beauty products contain beeswax, but there are plenty of vegan options.

RMS Beauty’s Makeup Refills

Price Range: $–$$

RMS Beauty has always thoughtfully packaged products in materials like glass jars, 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, and recyclable aluminum.

In 2021, the first refillable makeup packaging was introduced for the ReEvolve Radiance Locking Primer, a silence free formula filled with skin enriching rich ingredients like anti-aging hyaluronic acid and moisture-locking olive oil.

They have since expanded further including the launch of Redimension Hydra Powder Blush and ReEvolve Natural Finish Foundation.

By purchasing a refill only, customers are saving a significant percentage in plastic (67% for ReEvolve Primer and Foundation and 79% for ReDimension Blush.   

About RMS Beauty

Rose-Marie Swift founded RMS Beauty with a mission to revolutionize the beauty industry by infusing it with clean, non-toxic alternatives. 

The brand sources high-quality ingredients, favoring raw, food-grade, and organic components whenever possible. 

All unit cartons are made of 80% post-consumer recycled mohawk paper. 

Sustainable forestry certified paper and vegetable ink is used for printing. 

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How We Found The Best Refillable Makeup Palettes

Refills are all the rage, but that aside, how did we dive deep into the mason jar to uncover the top picks?

Armed with our sustainable beauty standards, we gave brands a thorough scrub-down, pouring away those not-so-green options.

  • Non-toxic: Harsh chemicals? Not on our watch. We’re all about natural skincare ingredients like botanicals, plant butter, and salicylic acid—good for you and good for the Earth.
  • Vegan and cruelty-free: No animal testing here, and we skip animal ingredients, except for a sweet spot for honey and beeswax.
  • Palm oil-free: Or RSPO-certified. 
  • Ethically sourced ingredients:  Child and forced labor? Not in our beauty regimen. True beauty comes from ethical sourcing.

Thoughtful packaging: Obviously refills were the focus here, but we love zero waste makeup brands of all kinds, including those that offer compostable packaging.

Final Thoughts On Makeup Refills

Who said saving the world can’t be a lipstick-worthy mission?

As long as it’s refillable lipstick, it can be.

Thanks to all kinds of refillable beauty products, it’s easier than ever to transform our daily routine into a collective commitment to a greener, more gorgeous world. 

Beauty secrets are better when shared, so don’t keep these circular cosmetics to yourself. Spread the love by giving this article a share.

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