It's finally September, and that can only mean one thing: Pumpkin spice latte season is HERE.
Let nobody tell you that loving flavored coffee is basic. Sometimes things are just delicious, and pumpkin spice lattes are one of those things. We live in a nightmare hellscape; drink your PSLs with pride!
But why stop there? Why not bring pumpkin spice into all areas of your life? To celebrate the greatest coffee-related season, here are 15 pumpkin spice beauty products that, let's face it, you're *definitely* going to need this fall.
Too Cool for School pumpkin 24K gold face mask, $8
Fairytales Cosmetics pumpkin spice rainbow highlighter, $17
It was only a matter of time before some beautiful genius combined the internet's love with PSLs with beauty's obsession with blinding highlighter. This handmade rainbow highlighter from Etsy store Fairytales Cosmetics is both beautiful AND shiny. You need it, I need it, we all need it. ($17, Etsy)
Anastasia Beverly Hills matte lipstick in Spice, $18
If pumpkin-orange isn't your lip color of choice, I submit for your approval this deep spice lip color from Anastasia Beverly Hills ($18, Sephora). Spice is the perfect brandy-cinnamon-raisin shade that makes me think of turning leaves and hot beverages — plus the formula is super-matte, so you won't have to worry about it coming off on your PSL cup.
Spectrum Cosmetics loose eye shadow pigment in Pumpkin spice, $4
Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin enzyme mask, $58
Etat Libre d'Orange perfume in Like This, $90
You don't want to smell EXACTLY like a latte, no matter how delicious they are — but this fragrance from Etat Libre d'Orange ($90, Sephora) takes all the stuff you like about the classic PSL and distills it into a sophisticated scent. With notes of ginger, rose, and pumpkin, it's warm and homey, and makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a hot drink... which totally makes it perfect.
Lush Cosmetics Handy Gurugu hand lotion, $22
If your hands dry out in fall, Gurugu ($22, Lush USA) is what you need. Handy Gurugu — which has pumpkin seed butter as a major ingredient — soothes and heals cracked skin in even the toughest conditions. While it does have a strong herbal scent, the power of pumpkin (butter) still makes it a must-buy for the cold weather coming.
Burt's Bees lip balm in pumpkin spice, $4
According to my ~sources,~ this pumpkin spice lip balm sells out in MINUTES every year. It's like the Bigfoot of novelty lip balms: You hear that it exists, but you've never seen it for yourself. It appears that you can buy it online now, so stock up because there's no telling when you'll ever see it again. ($4, Target)