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.
Really like it, but the product seems to vary by colour
I got a trio platte, and filled it with Modish, Sweet and Union. Sweet is my favourite - such a natural pretty pink, and finely milled. Modish is lovely, but pretty dramatic for me, so I save that colour for an evening out. Unfortunately I did not love Union. The colour was nice, but something happened with the pan of that colour - it basically went hard? I couldn't get much product out of the pan. Love the other two colours, but Union felt like a totally different product to me.
Thanks for reviewing our Pressed EyeColours, Sarah. We are so happy that you love Modish and Sweet! Both of these colours are stunning and blend so nicely together. We also appreciate your feedback on the shade Union. We are always looking for ways to innovate our low-waste makeup, and your feedback helps to keep us on the right track.
I pair this with the dark gray stone eyeshadow for a warm, smokey eye. Unlike the more matte shadows, it has a nice sparkle to it! All the shadows also have really great staying power - much more so than organic, loose powders I've used in the past. Love it!
Delicate & Soft
This is a lovely feminine shade of pink, and my favourite to reach for! I love pairing with another colour a bit darker, and then having the colours compliment one another. I am very happy.
What a 'sweet' review! We are thrilled that this shade has become one of your favourites because it is one of ours too! A beautiful soft pink is exactly what a beauty ritual needs.
I purchased and the colour is stunning! Looks lovely paired with the sweet. A tad darker than the image shows, yet it is a positive darker shade. Highly recommend.
Thank you for your review, B! We love that our Beloved Pressed EyeColour has found its way into your sustainable beauty collection. Its matte brown hue is such a great everyday shade!