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.
Rice Bran Oil
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Empty, clean, mail, repeat
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.
Merit & Glitz
I have blue eyes and pale skin with warm undertones. I just got the merit and glitz pencils and they look great with my skin and make my eyes pop. I was a bit nervous that I'd have to push down hard to use them (a reason I tend to shy away from eyeliner pencils) but these are really soft and easy to use. I have very sensitive skin and eyes and these pencils have worked really well for me thus far. I'd love to see swatches for all of the pencils (eyes and lips) on different skin tones to get a better idea of how they'd look, but I really appreciate that Elate reps are available to chat and offer advice. I've been using Elate products for a year now and have loved everything from the products to the customer services and above all the values of the company.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our EyeColour Pencils, Lisa! Both Merit and Glitz are fantastic choices. We bet they look absolutely stunning on you! Thank you for your continued support over this past year, it is so appreciated!
Whomever did the review with the pic of them all that was really helpful thank you.
And I chose Glitz am very pleased. My first time using a highlighter brightener. I also used it on my checkbones and eyebrows . It’s a nice touch of polish.
Hi Claire! Thanks for reviewing our Glitz EyeColour Pencil! We are so pleased that you are taking advantage of how multi-use this product can be. Thank you so much for being a part of our community!
Easy application, vibrant colours
I purchased the pencils in Evolve and Merit and both are a dream to use. Application is easily done and I think the vibrant colours would compliment many, if not all, skin tones. The consistency of the product is on the creamy side although I did find it a bit harder to apply directly to the eyelid rather than as an eyeliner. Would recommend!
Thank you for taking the time to review our EyeColour Pencils, Isabelle! Both Evolve and Merit are great shade choices. If you are having a little trouble applying the product straight onto your eye lid, we recommend swiping the pencil tip on your hand a few times prior to application to warm up the pigment.
Already in love
I could not be more thrilled with this eye-color pencil! This is my first time not using powder on my hooded eyes and I could not be happier. The creamy application feels heavenly and has nice coverage. I have fair skin with warm undertones, including some veins in my "upper eyelid"/below the brow. This color enhances my natural features with the added benefit of the precision application of the pencil point for things like inner corner of the eye, under eye line, cupid's bow, and a touch on the tip of the nose. This will be used frequently and I would highly recommend it!
We appreciate that you took the time to review our Mystic EyeColour Pencil! This creme-based shade is a wonderful way to add a little subtle rose shimmer to your day. If you haven't already, we recommend pairing this product with our Prep Primer to help keep your eye makeup looking fresh throughout the day!
Great for Travel!
This was my first time using an eye pencil for color rather than just eyeliner and WOW. It is so easy to apply and the color is striking! I brought this with me in my carry-on bag to Mexico and it was so convenient. Stayed on all day even with the humidity! I used Elate's cream concealer as a primer and had no problems with smudging. I will be purchasing more colors of these pencils!
Thank you for your review, Cecily! We are thrilled to hear that our Strive EyeColour Pencil has been such a great addition to your sustainable beauty collection. We recommend trying our Glitz shade next, as we think you will love its champagne shimmer just as much!