Empty, clean, mail, repeat
We believe we’re each responsible for the waste we create—and that includes every foundation, mascara and lipstick we make at Elate. We've partnered with PACT to ensure all of our packaging is recycled responsibly. Simply love your Elate, empty it, clean it and mail it- or return it to any participating in-store location.
Our ingredients are about 75% organic. We strive to make our ingredients as organic as possible but will always choose fair trade over organic if we are unable to have both. It is important to us that every person involved in the making of our cosmetics is treated ethically and fairly.
We work closely with a green certified, fair trade manufacturer in China - where the bamboo is water processed and never chemically treated.
As bamboo is more readily available within Asia, we believe it is more climate-friendly (or sustainable) to have our products assembled where it is harvested, and then shipped to us.
Our bamboo supplier was carefully selected based on their FSC Certification. The Forest Stewardship Council Certification is a rigorous process, which includes an individual assessment and yearly audits.
We use a vegan-based carnauba wax that is derived for the leaves of the Copernicia prunifera tree.
Different from the palm grown and harvested in South East Asia, this powder is extracted from the leaves of the tree and does not require the tree to be brought down. Some ingredients, such as Stearic Acid, are also palm based and are supplied by RSPO certified suppliers who are regularly audited. You can learn more about the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil here.
All Elate packaging is elligible to be returned to us for proper recycling and disposal. Just clean your empty containers and send them back to us, we'll take care of the rest.
Yes, we offer sample kits of all of our foundation and concealers so that you can find the perfect shade before committing. Our sample options can be found on our Sample Kits page here, and will come packaged in recyclable/reusable aluminum tins. If you are unsure of your matching shade, we encourage you to purchase a sample size before committing to a full size product.
Best Brush Ever
Not exaggerating, the Bamboo Multi Use Brush is the best I have ever used. Top quality and applies foundation flawlessly. It's perfect and I'm obsessed.
What a lovely review of our Multi Use Brush! Thank you, Tanya. Our bamboo makeup brushes are created with Taklon, a hypoallergenic, vegan material that is super soft. To keep your brush lasting even longer, be sure to wash it with our Brush Cleanser!
My go-to brush
I use this brush every day. It’s my go-to powder brush. So soft.
Thank you for your review, Devon! We agree, this Multi-Use Brush is so soft and feels so nice against your skin. If you haven't already, we recommend checking out our Brush Cleanser. It smells divine and makes washing your brushes a relaxing and easy task. Clean brushes are happy brushes!
This brush is amazing to use with the uplift foundation. It blends the product really smoothly without absorbing too much, so the brush itself doesn't get cakey and full of product too quickly. I don't clean my brushes as much as I should (like most people) but it's nice that this can last quite a few uses before it starts to affect the application
Thank you for your feedback on our vegan Multi Use Brush, Christine! We're honoured that you've added it to your makeup collection, it sounds like it's working very well for your Uplift Foundation. If you are in need of a brush cleaner, be sure to check out our Brush Cleanser - which is full of rosemary and rose geranium!
Such a great make up brush. I love the stiff bristles and it’s so soft and feels great on the skin. I use it most often with the refresh foundation to get some nice evening coverage. Can’t go wrong with this brush!
Thank you for your review Sarah! We're thrilled that you're loving the result of our Multi Use Brush and that the soft synthetic blend bristles feel great on your skin! We can't wait to see what you think of our other sustainable makeup products!
Use it every day for a year and it holds up well.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Michelle. We're thrilled to hear that you love Elate Cosmetics' vegan Multi Use Brush, and that it supports your ethical beauty rituals! We look forward to seeing you again when it's time to stock up on your refillable makeup!