Cottagecore: adj. A niche aesthetic that celebrates rural living and life on the farm. Common themes include gardening, needlepoint and picnicking.
Back in July, our fashion director, Dena Silver, wrote about the simple, no-frills normcore aesthetic commonly known as cottagecore. We expected the fashion trend to disappear with summer, when the influencers packed away their peasant tops and nap dresses, but it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. That’s probably due to the pure escapism it represents during a time when we need it most. Who wouldn’t want to be relaxing at a country cottage right about now?
Besides, cottagecore is more like a way of life. A return to everything that’s simple and good in this world. So, it’s no surprise that the trend has made its way into our beauty routines and made us reconsider ever picking up a contour palette again. One part carefree and one part romantic, it includes elements like fluttery lashes, flushed cheeks and freckles, which are so much more natural and easy to replicate. Basically, if you look like you just got in from an afternoon of riding horses across the prairie, then you’re doing it right. Take a peek below for six easy ways to add the look into your everyday makeup routine.