SPICE IS NICE
Pumpkin spice and gingerbread spice beauty and personal care products hit shelves for fall
To differentiate products from the seemingly endless options in grooming, beauty, and personal care, brands are capitalizing on unique ingredients such as matcha and coffee and fun themes like zodiac signs and these items focusing on fall, featuring pumpkin spice and gingerbread spice.
The natural deodorant movement has gained momentum, even launching tangential products that help the body detox from the use of non-natural deodorants. Native, a maker of natural deodorants that are aluminum- and paraben-free, has taken the trend a step further by creating a product evoking the trendiest beverage of fall: pumpkin spice latte deodorant. Since Native uses all natural ingredients, it offers seasonal scents based on the availability of those ingredients, and has also sold such scents as Lime & Coconut, Strawberry & Rhubarb, and Hibiscus & Mint.
Pumpkin spice is such a part of the pop culture zeitgeist that even pumpkin spice lattes for pets are a thing. Humans can branch out from the beverage and indulge in a powder form instead with Makeup Geek’s Pumpkin Spice eyeshadow palette. The nine-shadow palette, retailing for $62, is high quality, cruelty-free, and made in the U.S. by the brand started by YouTube influencer Marlena Stell. Two of the shades, Dreamsicle and Jack-O-Lantern, are exclusive to the autumn-inspired palette.
Too Faced is really embracing the scented makeup trend—its Tutti Frutti collection included highlighter, foundation, and eyeshadow scented like summer fruits and it recently released a Gingerbread Spice eyeshadow palette that evokes the scent of freshly baked cookies. The palette features 18 colors reminiscent of the gingerbread houses baked during the holidays in childhood, with names combining nostalgia and adulthood including powdered sugar, reindeer paws, spiked eggnog, and spiced rum. The cruelty-free palette, which is out of stock at time of publication, retails for $49.