Laura Jane Atelier

Along The Way

Elate Cosmetics, Vegan Makeup, Cruelty free makeup, organic makeup

Makeup c/o Elate Cosmetics

I discovered Elate Cosmetics over a year ago and have been a fan ever since. I felt so inspired when I met the founder Melodie Reynolds because she is so passionate about her brand and has such an amazing story and message behind it. Before I started using Elate foundation I was using department store foundation because I thought it was going to make my skin look flawless but  at the end of the day it clogged my pores and caused my skin to break out with strange rashes. I was at a breaking point with my skin and decided to bust out some of the samples I received from Melodie and I haven’t looked back. What I love about Elate is that all of the products are not only clean but reasonably priced which makes them accessible to everyone. Below is a list of Elate products that I am currently using  in my beauty routine.

Full Tint Foundation:  

I love this foundation because it has buildable coverage and hides all of my imperfections especially when I have one of those dreaded hormonal breakouts. The Coconut and Argan oil keep my skin soft and the zinc oxide acts as a natural sunscreen.

Elate Essential Mascara: 

I only just started using Elate mascara and now I am fully hooked because it makes my lashes look really long and it doesn’t smudge under my eyes through out the day. It is also clean, gluten free and water resistant which is great for sensitive eyes.

Create Pressed EyeColour:

This pink eye shadow is so pretty and adds a nice natural shimmer to my eyelids. It is made with mineral pigments and bamboo extract pressed with jojoba oil.

Elate Vibrant Lipstick: 

I am obsessed with this lipstick because of the vivid long lasting colour and natural scent of vanilla essential oil. My lips also feel super hydrated from the mango and shea butter.

Celestial Universal Creme:

I use this as a highlighter on my nose and cheek bones and it works wonders for photo shoots. The lemon grass essential oil makes it glide on like a dream and gives my skin a dewy glow.

Glowing Veil Powder:

This is a great finishing powder on top of my foundation. It reduces oil and shine which is perfect for when I am taking photos and the bamboo extract reduces redness and irritation.

Creme Concealer: 

I love this concealer so much that I used up the entire container until there was literally nothing left. It is perfect for under your eyes and hides all of my blemishes. It works wonders because it doesn’t dry out my skin or crease under my eyes to reveal fine lines.

Here is a little about Elate Cosmetics and the message behind the brand:

“At Elate Cosmetics we want to empower all women to make healthy choices and use the best possible products for their daily ritual. Products that never compromise your lifestyle or our planet. Products that are cruelty and toxin free, vegan and organic. Affordable and sustainable. Products that support women in need, and are kind in every way possible. We believe in inspiring confidence through kindness. We delight in the simple pleasures of life. We make products you will love.”

Elate Cosmetics won’t compromise your skin, your lifestyle, or the earth. Beautiful colours. Skin loving ingredients. Sustainable packaging. Made in Canada, all natural and vegan. We value spirit, kindness, wellness, community, and authenticity.”

Deer, wild, west coast, Victoria, BC

Cute deer grazing during a photo shoot

Petit Vour, Vegan Beauty Box, Cruelty Free Beauty Box

Petit Vour March Beauty Box

I was so devastated when I found out that Birchbox decided to pull the plug out of  Canada so I decided to try a new monthly subscription box. I went with Petit Vour because they are a vegan, cruelty-free and a non toxic monthly subscription box. If you live in the USA is only $15 dollars a month including shipping and in Canada it is $23 dollars a month. Unfortunately with the current exchange rates my Petit Vour March box was over $30 which caused me to cancel.  If I lived in the USA I wouldn’t even think twice about subscribing to this beauty box because it is only $15 dollars a month and you get full sized samples.

This is what I got in my March Petit Vour beauty box:

Lauren B. Beauty: Dual Top/Base Coat

This was a full sized sample which essentially pays for the box since it retails at $22. I have been using this instead of nail polish to had strength and shine to my nails.

Suki: Transformative Purifying mask

So I am obsessed with this mask because of its ability to completely destroy a pimple over night. I have been using it all over my face every night and as a spot treatment. I love this product so much that I decided to buy a full sized one.

Little Barn Apothecary: Geranium + White Tea Beauty Mist

I have been using this mist as a refresher after I apply my moisturizer. It has a lovely scent and makes my skin feel revitalized.

Yarok: Feed Your Moisture Shampoo

I used this sample in the shower and found that it got the job done but I wasn’t completely excited by it. I was hoping that it would have a stronger scent of essential oils.

Fashion illustration, watercolour pencil, illustration, art, design, painting, drawing

My illustration of that cute dollhouse from Wednesdays blog post

Fashion illustration, watercolour pencil, illustration, art, design, painting, drawing

I thought I would play with the idea of having a fawn in my logo

Fashion illustration, watercolour pencil, illustration, art, design, painting, drawing

I couldn’t help myself with the cat illustration

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  1. Anouk

    April 15, 2016 at 7:09 am

    So cool that you get to try all these products! I had no idea that Birchbox no longer served Canada… Also love your illustrations and your new header.

    LUXESSED

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Thank so much Anouk, I know I am so sad about Birch Box:(
      xo

  2. yuka

    April 15, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I’ve never heard of these brands before, but they sound amazing. ps that cat illustration is EVERYTHING. seriously so cute!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  3. Valerie Price

    April 15, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Great products, and I’m loving that photo of the deer!

    https://roadesque.com
    https://ourruins.com

  4. Lily Rose

    April 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    These products look interesting! And I’m loving your illustrations, they’re all so good!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  5. Caliope Couture

    April 16, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Great-looking products! How cute are those deer? Loving the illustrations…
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  6. Suze @LuxuryColumnist

    April 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

    What fantastic illustrations of the dolls house and you and your cat!

  7. clara mcmillan

    April 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    The illustrations are just so cute, way to adorable!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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    April 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

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  9. Rachel

    April 17, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Your drawings are so cute Laura! And that fawn on your photoshoot is sooooooo adorable

    Rachel xx
    https://www.thedailyluxe.net

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Rachel, I am so glad you like them
      xo

  10. Kashmir & Silk

    April 17, 2016 at 5:03 am

    These products look amazing ! Great post 🙂 Xx

    https://kashmirandsilk.com/

  11. Laura Jones

    April 17, 2016 at 5:40 am

    sounds like a lovely brand! and your watercolours are cute:-) xx

  12. Nikolaknazikova

    April 17, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Great post dear ♥

    I hope you’re having a lovely day so far!

    XOXO

    https://nikolaknazikova.blogspot.sk/

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 17, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks Nevena, they are really good!
      xo

  13. Lii L

    April 17, 2016 at 11:42 am

    The Elate products sound just what I have been looking for for ages! Especially, with the mascara, I find it difficult to find sustainably made mascaras! Thank you for introducing me to this brand 🙂
    https://byliil.wordpress.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 17, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks Lili, I think you will really like the mascara
      xo

      1. Lii L

        April 18, 2016 at 12:51 am

        I am sure I will, I just need to first find it in the UK 😀

  14. Lauren Blair .

    April 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    That purifying mask caught my eye! I’ll look out for this brand! Great drawings 😉 XO
    Lauren-Blair
    http://www.prefertobedemure.com

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Lauren, the mask is great
      xo

  15. Meagan John

    April 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    It’s so hard to find a good foundation! Thanks for sharing, I may have to give this brand a try!

    XO,

    Meagan
    BLOGLOVIN’
    Hearts of Gold Blog
    Instagram @heartsofgoldblog

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 17, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks Meagan, I totally agree
      xo

  16. Trang Do

    April 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Great post! Love the paintings!!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  17. Cara E

    April 18, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Elate sound wonderful, I’ve actually not heard of them before but you’ve definitely sold me! Gorgeous art too, I love the last one with the kitty <3 so cute x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Laura Jane Atelier

      April 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks Cara, Elate is a Canadian brand. Thank you for your kind words about my illustrations
      xo

  18. Quinn

    April 18, 2016 at 3:54 am

    This brand sounds so sweet! I’m glad their makeup is as great as their packaging. I also love your designs by the way – just lovely!

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  19. Siffat Haider

    April 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

    The brand sounds great, such a lovely message they have! Also, you are such a talented artist!
    xo
    Siffat
    https://icingandglitter.com

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    December 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    […] Elate strongly encourages women to take that extra bit of time to turn putting makeup on into a ritual, rather than just another step in a busy routine. “We believe everyday routine becomes ritual when the action is more meaningful than the outcome. We believe true beauty is in the ritual itself, (source).” This approach to makeup application means making the healthiest choices for your skin and also feeling good about what you’re putting on your face. As stated by Joli Naturellement “If I had to use one green beauty make-up brand for the rest of my life this one is it, (source).” Women are busier than ever trying to balance their lives and also feel good about themselves. By making a morning routine that is usually interrupted by children or the chimes of a cellphone into a ritual it makes it an expression of self love instead. Elate truly offers products that are cruelty and toxin free, vegan, organic, affordable and sustainable. As mentioned in the popular blog by Laura Jane Atelier she loves that “all of the products are not only clean but reasonably priced which makes them accessible to everyone, (source).” […]

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