Building a sustainable future starts with transparent practices. Elate ingredients are carefully chosen for efficacy and sustainability. Our ethical supply chain means we prioritize people and the planet, and balance performance with purpose.
Jojoba Seed Oil
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.
I am always impressed by Elate’s products! Great quality, natural, and eco-conscious.
Great Base Color
This is my go-to in my palette for a nice sheen and to go with other colors. I think it works well with my with lighter skin and deep-set eyes that tend to have a sheen from a deep double lid anyway, but I love its versatility and think it, along with Intepid, are great browns for a range of skin tones.
Thank you for your review, Genna! Ethereal is such a beautiful shade and we are so glad that it has found a home in your palette! We can't wait to see what you try next!
Not the best
I’ve been trying to change my everyday products slowly into more sustainable earth friendly items. I absolutely love the color of this eyeshadow it’s very natural yet gives a nice look and a good amount of glitter. My one and only complaint is that it has so much fallout. Whether I’m using a brush or my finger this eyeshadow seems to leave such a large amount of fall out which worries me that it won’t last too long but besides that it is an amazing product I can’t wait to see what else you put out.
Thank you for taking the time to review our Ethereal Pressed EyeColour. Sometimes fallout can occur when using powder eye colours, but don't worry! They still last beautifully throughout the day. To avoid fallout, we recommend using a primer (like our Prep Primer!) and misting a bit of water onto your brush prior to adding the colour. We also suggest applying your eye makeup before your face makeup.