Urban Outfitters Blog
Today is cause for celebration. It's a glorious holiday that reminds us of one of life's greatest and simplest pleasures. Today is National Coffee Day. If you're like me, a self-confessed coffee addict, then you've been celebrating all day (whether you've been aware of it or not), by drinking your preferred cup. For me, it's black coffee, and I don't think I can accurately explain to what extent a steaming, swirling mug of the inky beverage means to my morning (and subsequent day, evening, and night). It awakens, invigorates, and reminds me to slow down and enjoy my time, no matter how pressed and chaotic the day may be.
But I don't want to limit my coffee exposure to a cup (or two or three) during the day. Coffee contains a whole host of beneficial beauty ingredients, which is why it's found in so many of our favorite hair and skincare products. It has also inspired rich, dark-hued makeup that's perfect for the moody vibe of fall and winter. Keep reading to see the 10 best coffee-themed products to use today on National Coffee Day (and every other day).
This two-piece makeup set includes three powder eye shadows with a gel eyeliner and double-ended brush, and the Smokey Eye Mascara. We love the shadow shades, ranging from a shimmery latte color to a rich espresso.
This gel-sheet mask hybrid is infused with coffee, green tea, and aloe to hydrate, brighten, and heal damage. Use it if you're experiencing irritation, seeing signs of sun damage, or you feel like your skin is dull and tired. Aside from the skin benefits, the sensory experience is amazing. The cooling gel texture calms and soothes.
Ground coffee exfoliates dry, chapped lips while coffee seed oil deeply moisturizes. We like to use this product before applying a bold lip (especially if it's a drying matte formula) since it gives us an even and comfortable canvas to work with.
This shampoo is packed with caffeine and AHAs to create a healthy hair and scalp environment. It's perfect to use in the fall and winter when the weather gets colder, your hair gets drier, and you experience breakage.
Nails Inc. recently released a nail polish collection dedicated to coffee lovers everywhere. The four shades include three cream finishes and one glitter. Each shade is infused with caffeine, which is thought to nourish and strengthen the nail bed.
If you're an avid user of the original St. Ives apricot scrub, odds are that you'll love this coconut and coffee iteration. Use it in the morning to energize and refresh your complexion while you exfoliate.
If you're like us, and love the smell of coffee, then you're destined to love this fragrance from Tom Ford. Rose essence melds with dark coffee to create a scent that's an intoxicating blend of floral, rich, and smoky notes.
This cult classic eye primer from Urban Decay is a rich brown color that sets on the eyelids to provide a budge-proof base for other shadows. Although, if we're being honest, we sometimes like the look of the primer alone.
Fig + Yarrow is one of our favorite natural brands (if you don't know it, you should get familiar). In this eye cream, nourishing coffee bean extract, aloe, and shea butter combine to awaken, de-puff, and tighten the eye area.
The texture of these Dior lip products is smooth and creamy and all-around fabulous. They give full-coverage, opaque color, too, without any threat of feathering or fading. This shade, Black Coffee, is a beautiful deep berry that's perfect for autumn.