Written in the stars
Our astrological signs can help guide us through pretty much anything life throws our way including relationships, travel, and career goals-- it only makes sense that we look to them for our beauty routines, too.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You came, you saw, you contoured
As a cardinal fire sign, there’s a natural strength in your face. Play it up with some contouring! Clever contouring can change, enhance and diminish features. With a little help from the experts like BHCosmetics, you can learn the art of highlight and shade to play up your best assets and play down your not-so-good ones (honestly, you’re an Aries, “not-so-good” doesn’t really apply). Invest in the proper equipment like brushes, products and sponges and you’ll fly through this routine in the morning.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Ruled by Venus, your skin, both body and face, should glow from within. Lavish that skin of yours with creams and lotions that make you look and feel amazing. Start with a good exfoliate, and then load up on moisturizer. Most importantly, invest in a good highlighter that’ll give your skin that gorgeous healthy glow. We’re super into the Lime Crime #Hi-Lite palettes in Opals, Mermaids, & Blossoms.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
As a Gemini, you’re a bit mischievous. If there’s anyone that can pull off a trend, it’s the funky and fun Gemini. No matter how ridiculous the trend, you’ll pull it off flawlessly. Highlight what you consider to be your best asset and let everything else compliment that part of you. You’re the perfect sign to dare try a #UnicornHair hair color!
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You can enhance your beautiful, soft and sensitive energy by learning how to use blush as your secret weapon. Experiment with these colors from MAC Cosmetics. Go bold for night or light and softly blended for day. Play around with where you're applying. At least 2 fingers away from your nose and dusted softly over the cheeks is the way Mom taught us, but apply some to the hollows of your cheeks for a look that pops. Just don’t go too crazy, the idea isn’t to look like a crab.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Your crowning glory is your hair
Just like your lioness namesake, Leo’s are all about gorgeous hair; use it to your advantage. Work closely with your hairdresser so you can look fabulous when you leave the salon, but know that haircare really starts from the inside out. We’re all about the Hairfinity line available at Pharmapacks, complete with hair vitamins, serums and leave in conditioners meant to boost your hair’s natural shine and luster. You’re about to make all of those lions jealous of your mane.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
As a purist and a perfectionist, you’ll do whatever it takes for flawless skin. We know you’ll all go the extra mile to make sure your skin is blemish and zit free. We love Clinique and their devotion to skincare. After all, a Virgo wouldn't have it any other way.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Book yourself a mani-pedi!
You're a born social networker, so when your nails, both hands and feet, look and feel fantastic, you are ready for any event at a moments' notice. As much as we love going to the salon to get our nails did, some cool pop on nails are the best way to save time and money while staying on trend. Have you ever tried to ask for the newest trends in nails only to have your manicurist look at you like you have two heads and then charge you like crazy?
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
There’s no one more sensual than you, Scorpio, and if you haven’t mastered the art of parting your lips for that seductive sexy look, then get a mirror and start practicing. Make your lips the feature. For a bold look, start with lip liner to define your shape and it will also keep your ColourPop lipstick on longer. Then use your favorite color and top with gloss. The one thing you should always have in your bag is lipstick.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
You are a natural (and master) flirt, Sagittarius, and the more you enhance and flutter those lashes, the more seductive power you will have to spellbind anyone you come in contact with. If you need length, extensions and false lashes are all the rage right now. Just make sure to buy the best mascara for your needs, to lengthen, thicken or separate and you're in business. The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara really gives the lashes lift.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
All about the brows
As a Capricorn, you have strength of character and strong brows lets others know you mean business, both socially and at work. You might want to start by growing them out for a few months (I know that’s a scary thought). Then, define the shape. A professional can help you get the right shape for your face. Invest in brow products such as pencil, powder and proper brow brush, we’re a big fan of the Brow Expert Kit from Sigma Beauty. The result will give you presence.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
A signature scent!
You’re an individual to your core so it’s important to find a fragrance as distinctive and unique as you are. Fragrance is everything-- it provides that unmistakable, but hard to define allure that oozes femininity. Changing your scent seasonally is par for the course, just remember that a first impression lasts forever. Before you step out into the world, finish with a light spray of fragrance – it’s important not to go overboard (we all know that person).
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
See the good
You’re gifted when it comes to making everyone you’re with feel like the only person in your universe. Since people get lost in your eyes anyway, let’s work on enhancing them. Don’t over do your eye makeup, though – you want your eyes to stand out, not be overshadowed. Use subtle shadows that open your eyes to make them the fabulous feature they are. MAC Cosmetics is our go-to for all things eyes. Liners, primers, shadows, brushes, they’ve got it all.