It may be approaching summer over here, but think of those poor souls up in the northern hemisphere for a second. Nothing but dull, dreary skies for the foreseeable and only the promise of their local café serving up pumpkin spice lattes for comfort (and that highly-anticipated, globally recognised National Pumpkin Spice Latte Day in the US...), so it’s little wonder the pumpkin spice obsession has spilt over (quite literally) from hot beverages to beauty.
If you’ve never cared for the western delicacy that is the pumpkin-spiced latte, but have always dreamt of your beauty products being scented with the autumnal equivalent of eggnogg, then you’re going to love the micro trend currently doing the rounds in the beauty world.
No longer is an eyeshadow palette deemed worthy of our application by merely its shade repertoire, nor our face masks effective by using only scientifically proven ingredients. No, what we need is to be doused in pumpkin spice-smelling products.
Yes, it’s weird, and no, we can’t really relate to the global phenomenon that is pumpkin spice (largely because we don’t really get it… and because our weather is pretty freaking great for the most part), but it’s a 20 out of 10 in the fun department—and we’ll be damned if we can’t have a little fun with our beauty.
Set aside some of your pay check, you’re gonna want to pick up what we’re putting down; these are the three must-have pumpkin spice-scented products you need right now.
Native Pumpkin Spice Deodorant
Known for their all-natural body products, US brand Native have hit a winner with their paraben-free, aluminium-free, pumpkin spice latte-scented roll-on. With notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, your pits will smell sweeter than that turmeric latte you just chugged. Only drier…
Too Faced Pumpkin Spice Eye Palette
First came their chocolate palettes (which sold-out in minutes). Then came their Sweet Peach range. Now, Too Faced have released a limited-edition pumpkin spice collection just in time for the holiday season. Featuring a 16-shade eye palette with shades like ‘pretty as a pumpkin’, ‘blushing pumpkin’ and ‘pumpkin butter’, an ultra-plump lip glide and their iconic ‘better than sex’ mascara, these surprisingly wearable shimmering shades are heavily pigmented and go the distance. Arguably the best bit about this collection is that it smells just like a pumpkin spice latte. We’re sold.
Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Mask
K-beauty brand Too Cool For School is highly regarded amongst beauty buffs for two things; their cute-as packaging and their hard-working products. Ahead of their time, TCFS’s hero range is (funnily enough) their pumpkin collection. These guys are more so about harnessing the naturally derived vitamin A and C, than capturing the essence eau de squash, but we can’t resist their pumpkin 24k gold sheet mask that promises dewy, radiant-looking skin.
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