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)
Cocos Nucifera (coconut 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 love the color this lip pencil leaves it’s great for everyday or a night out. I didn’t give this 5 stars only because I don’t know if it was a user error since I’m not used to it yet but my very fist time applying this a big chunk came of the tip. No other issues since then. Definitely recommend trying.
Thank you for your review, Ashni. We are so glad to hear that you love your Lip Stick! You are so right...this lip colour works well day and night! If you haven't already, we recommend trying your pencil as a creme cheek colour. We love a multi-use product!
Yes finally I can wear lip color again after finding a brand clean enough. I appreciate the attention to detail on the ingredient list. Especially when I’m pregnant and breastfeeding I don’t wanna put no drug store toxic paint on my lips cuz it inevitably goes into your stomach. Also really like the look and feel goes on creamy and I found good Color’s . Here’s enigma on the left and ardent on the right.
Hi Claire! We are so happy that we can provide you with lip products that you feel safe using. Our Lip Sticks are a great choice! Also, we love seeing the photos you have attached. Enigma and Ardent look amazing on you!
Long wearing, great texture
I was not expecting this to last so long. It’s long lasting, easy to apply and has a great texture. I purchased honor and found it to be a nice neutral-ish lip with an oomph.
Thank you for your review, Morgan! Honour is such a beautiful shade and we are so happy that you have added it to your beauty collection. We also appreciate your shade description of it: a neutral-is lip with oomph. Love it!
Wrong shade, otherwise good
The shade doesn't work for me at all - I was hoping for a warm sort of peachy **** but it just looks brown on me. It's still a good quality pencil though.
Thank you for your review, M K! We are so thrilled that you love the pencil, but are sorry to hear that the shade did not work for you. We would love the opportunity to exchange this shade for one that better suits your style. If this is something you would be interested in, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make that happen for you!
Good neutral red
'Neutral red' is a good description for the shade. It doesn't lean pink/brown/purple/orange, just red. It looks good both smudged and applied full strength and works nicely as a mixing colour as well. Elate's lip pencil hit a good balance between moisturizing and long-lasting.
Another lovely review! Thank you so much, M K. We're happy to hear that our description of Darling's neutral red worked well for you, it's a beautiful shade no matter your undertone!