Have you been wondering how you can escape society through cottagecore makeup. Look no further than our Beginner Cottagecore Beauty Guide!

Throughout the lockdowns the swept the world over the past 2 years, it is highly likely that you have indulged in the cottagecore aesthetic.

Have you ever daydreamed of leaving modern society behind to live like a fairy princess in the woods?

Or have you recently taken up baking bread, making your own clothes, pressing flowers, frolicking in meadows, or basically anything grandma-esque?

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What about being drawn to floral patterns and soft, muted colours? Listening to softer music like Hozier on repeat while playing Animal Crossing endlessly?

The Cottagecore aesthetic has become extremely popular thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, where almost the entire world was locked in their homes, locked away from nature.

The romanticisation of activities such as frolicking in the woods or meadows, going on picnics and tending gardens were perfect when social distance was at its height.

On top of this, you received an instant dose of serotonin when smelling flowers or felt the warmth of the sun on your skin that you don’t get when participating in modern life activities. 

Keep reading this article to find out how you can escape modern life through the Cottagecore aesthetic through your makeup and beauty routine.

How To Create A Cottagecore Makeup Look:

There are many ways you can interpret Cottagecore makeup, but it is important to be inspired by innocence and nature.

Allison Perez has shared her everyday Cottagecore makeup routine inspired by fairies and fantasy.

Perez notes that Cottagecore makeup revolves around the idea of simplicity.

“As a Latina, seeing this aesthetic being predominately shown with white women was a little off-putting but eventually, as I began to see more Queer/WOC into the aesthetic, I found myself loving it more.

“When I think of Cottagecore I think of fairies, The Shire, picnics, linen dresses, flowers and ribbons in your hair, warm, pastel colours, pink stained cheeks, and lips.”


Perez notes that your eyeshadow should be very natural and bronzyultimately highlighting what is already there

She puts a bronze, orange colour throughout her crease and then adds a shimmery, glittery shadow on her lids.

Next, she lines her lids with a black eyeliner – no wing. This is to help the false lashes blend in to the lid easier and not be harsh.

She uses very soft, wispy lashes to complete the eyes – stating, “you want them to look fluttering like butterflies in your garden”.


Moving onto the base, Perez likes “something that’s very natural, very glowy” that works well in both summertime and winter. 

She utilises a lightweight tinted moisturiser that evens out her skin tone, and covering up some of her problem areas using a little extra product and a damp beauty blender. 

Perez then takes her concealer, placing it above her eyebrows, down the nose and under her eyes, stating that while it may look chaotic, when it blends out it looks really good. 

Next, she will use bronzer to sculpt her face, applying it along her cheekbones, around her temples, along her jawline and down the sides and bottom of her nose.

While she will use a brush or beauty blender to blend the bronzer around her face, she will use a finger to blend the nose.

Her favourite part of the entire makeup routine is blush!

She chooses a very rosey, vibrant blush to fully experience the Cottagecore look. 

Rather than focusing the blush on the apples of her cheeks, she brings it along the entire cheek and over the bridge of her nose, but emphasises that “everybody has their own preference on how much blush they want to wear. You can do less than this, more than this.

Lastly, she loves a very bright highlight – “something super simple and can totally bring together the look.”

She places the highlight with her finger on the tip of her nose, the corners of her eyes, below the brow, and on the cheekbones.


Finally, she will have a dusty pink colour on her lips to bring the whole look together. 

Instead of putting the lip product on the entire lip, she focuses it on the middle, which makes it look like you ate cherries at a picnic.

Here is a list of the beauty products she utilised in her everyday look:

  • Melted Cosmetics Everyday Eyeshadow Palette
  • Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner, Blackest Black
  • Ardell Eyelash Wispies Multipack Black – 5ct
  • ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Tinted Moisturiser
  • LA Girl USA HD Pro.Conceal
  • Undone Beauty Water Bronzer
  • Milani Cosmetics Rose Powder Blush
  • Lunch Money Lunch Money
  • ColourPop lip Crayon

If you have been daydreaming about being a Cottagecore fairy, frolicking in the woods, then you need to try this aesthetic out next time you do your makeup. 

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