According to an article by Stylist, “more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry.” and while there are many makeup brands introducing cruelty-free and organic products, very few are addressing the issue of waste.
These brands offer refillable products, so that you don’t have to create packaging waste every time you repurchase an item.
On top of reducing waste, you’ll also save money because you only pay for the product when you refill, and not the packaging!
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Surratt’s eyeliners, brow pencils, and loose powders all have refillable options, as well as their customizable palettes that can be used with their eyeshadows and blushes.
Their products are also never tested on animals, and the majority of Surratt’s makeup is vegan.
Price Range: $10-$42
Kjaer Weis has essentially every makeup product you can think of, in refillable form. They even have refillable skincare products like body oil, cleanser, toner, and facial oil
They also never test on animals, they use chemical-free and sustainable packaging, and most of their products are certified organic.
Price Range: $19-$50
Colour Pop has build your own eyeshadow palettes in 3 different sizes, and dozens of colors to choose from.
Their products are cruelty-free and most of their makeup is vegan.
Price Range: $5-$45
Buxom offers customizable eyeshadow palettes that can hold up to 6 eyeshadow singles of your choice.
They’re also cruelty-free, their products are free of parabens, and they have some vegan products available.
Price Range: $2-$40
Alima Pure has several refillable products such as Foundation, concealer, and eyeshadow just to name a few!
They also plant a tree for every $10 you spend, they’re a certified B-corporation, participate in 1% for the planet, offset 100% of their carbon emissions, and use renewable energy when manufacturing their products.
Price Range: $10-$34
Aveda makes refillable compacts that can be filled with their foundation, blush, bronzer, highlighter, or eyeshadows.
Their products are also all cruelty-free and vegan, they’re working towards 100% post-consumer recycled packaging, and they use renewable energy to manufacture their products.
Price Range: $15-$30
VyanaBeauty has a refillable option for pretty much every item in your beauty routine, as well as refillable skincare products!
They also ship all of their orders in 100% recycled and sustainable kraft paper envelopes, and offer a 25% discount when you participate in their refill program
Price Range: $9-$23
Makeup Tools And Accessories
Cork Makeup Bag- Cork is an incredibly sustainable material because in order to be used, only the bark needs to be harvested while the rest of the tree is left unscathed.
Makeup Remover- These makeup remover pads from Makeup Eraser take off your makeup with just water, and can be reused for 3-5 years!
EcoTools Brushes- EcoTools just came out with new interchangeable brush heads, so that you only have to have one brush handle.
I hope this list will help you switch to sustainable makeup products, so that you can reduce your packaging waste. Thank you for reading, have a lovely day!