*Photo courtesy of @OrganicBunny (Check out her Instagram and Blog for frequent non-toxic beauty reviews).
If you’ve been following my blog and Facebook page, you will know that I have recently been making efforts to switch out my beauty products to ones that are more natural and safe for my skin. I started cleaning out my base beauty products (face wash, lotions, toners, etc.) and am now starting to explore more makeup brands as I slowly toss my old toxic ones.
I recently tried Elate Clean Cosmetics after seeing a post from @OrganicBunny. Their products are safe and healthy for your skin because they are vegan, organic, cruelty and chemical free, sustainable and affordable. I tried the Fixed Press Powder in “Tawny”, Universal Creme in “Love”, Vibrant Lipstick in “Tantric”, Moisturizing Lipgloss in “Fierce” and Essential Mascara in “black”. What I love the most about each product is how pigmented they are. My one fear in going the natural route with makeup was that I would not find the colors to replace my vibrant MAC and Chanel colors that I loved so much. To my pleasant surprise, I was more than happy with the results of this line. Below is a review of the products I tried…
*Product photos from Elate website.
This powder gives great coverage! I prefer thicker coverage when going out to help balance my uneven skin tone and this was just enough. I did not need to wear liquid foundation along with this, just a little bit of concealer under my eyes. I also prefer pressed powder foundation as opposed to loose because it is more convenient to travel with.
“Like all Elate products, this pressed powder has minimal packaging to help the planet. The envelope it will arrive in is made of seed paper. Please ensure to plant it in your garden to enjoy herbs and wildflowers. Your powder will fit into the Elate Bamboo Powder compact, or any other magnetic reusable compact, please help us to eliminate waste.” – ElateBeauty.com
Universal Cream in “Love” – $20
This was my first time using a “universal” product. I truly fell in love after trying this product. It’s the perfect all-in-one item to have in your purse all of the time in case of an “emergency” situation where you need a quick pick me up! I thought that using this on my cheeks would be too much of a sheen at first, but when I rubbed it on my cheek bones, it was actually the perfect pop and looked very natural. I love that you can use it on your lips too!
Vibrant Lipstick in “Tantric” – $16
MY FAVORITE of the products I tried because I love vibrant and bold lip colors. This berry plum color is beautiful on and contains mango and shea butter along with organic vanilla essential oil. The best part is that you can layer it to make it as dark as you’d like. I wore this for the first time during the day. I layered it lightly so it looked like more of a stain.
Moisturizing Lipgloss in “Fierce” – $17
I have worn this lipgloss by itself and also over the lipstick pictured above. The plum color can be the perfect daytime and nighttime gloss. The combination of organic coconut oil, castor oil and peppermint essential oil creates a soft, shiny and minty cooling sensation when you put it on!
Essential Mascara in “Black” – $22
The brush on this mascara is perfect for coating and separating the lashes. I wore this mascara all day and it was successfully smudge-free by night! I love knowing that a beauty product that is used so close to my eyes is safe.
The website has many many more products and colors that I can’t wait to try! The store owner, Melody who is based out of Canada, is very friendly and can answer any questions you may have about the products through the customer contact form. To try Elate Cosmetics visit their website here.