A tube of lipstick is arguably the most popular item of make-up. Throughout history, it’s garnered attention, been used in protest and is synonymous with old Hollywood glamour. But it’s not always just the colour of the lipstick that catches our eye – often the cases are works of art themselves. And while many of us have spent years finding the perfect shade to suit our colouring and then staying loyal to a particular brand, our old tubes could be harming the environment.
According to luxury French cosmetics brand, La Bouche Rouge, an estimated one billion lipsticks are thrown away across the globe, every year. So, we think it’s time to say hello to a new generation of refillable lipsticks.
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While the options for refillable make-up products are increasing, there are still some limitations when it comes to choice. We’re also not claiming that switching to reusable products will be the catch all for the beauty industry’s problem with packaging and waste but lipsticks are certainly an area where the premise could work well.
Lipstick refills could not only save on waste but they could transform our make-up bag each time we refill, thank to bullets that can be swapped for different shades without fuss. It could open up a world of possibilities.
We decided to try and find the best refillable lipsticks so that you don’t have to. Our aim was to find a refillable lipstick worthy of an addition to your make-up bag, to do that we focused on; how good the application and consistency was, how it fared during wear, and of course we wanted value for money.
Most importantly we wanted to have more than enough shades and finishes to keep you going for every possible occasion and to see how easy it was to refill.
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