A long-wearing natural mascara? I found it.

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll quickly find out…

I love big, plush, could cause hurricane-force-winds when you blink eyelashes.

I’ve tried just about every mascara I’ve ever seen (no joke, the lady at Sephora kept recommending mascara after mascara and finally gave up when she realized I had tried them all already). Transitioning to green beauty has meant rebuilding my makeup collection piece by piece; I’ve tried many natural mascaras but have had a hard time finding one that lives up to my high expectations of what a mascara should do.

My checklist includes:

  • The darkest black possible-no soft black, brown, or charcoal hues
  • Does not smudge (because for some reason everything gives me panda eyes regardless of how much I set around my eyes)
  • No flakes
  • Lots of volume and a little length

For one reason or another, the mascaras I tried never gave me the results I was looking for…until I tried Elate*. The bamboo packaging was the first thing that grabbed my attention: it has a beautiful, intricate design etched around the bottom of the tube. I scanned the ingredient list (which is pretty short!), read some reviews and clicked ‘purchase’.

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The first day I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised. My lashes looked dark and lush, but would it stand up to the day ahead? After a sweaty gym session, no smudges above or below my eyes. I spent the evening cooking and working over the stove, and I was still smudge and flake free! When I cleansed that night, I was surprised I didn’t have to rub or tug at my eyelashes to remove it given its impressive budge-free wear.


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If you’re struggling to find a natural mascara you love, or if you’re in the market for a new one I HIGHLY recommend giving Elate a shot!


Elate Cosmetics Elate Essential Mascara* $28

*Note: New customers at Safe & Chic can save 10% off purchases at the bottom of the page!



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