What Your Sign Says About Your Beauty Habits
Supposedly, your astrological sign can tell you everything about your inner-most self. From using astrology for personalized beauty advice, to figuring out what you should read this summer, to the best sex positions for your sign — there's something for everyone when it comes to astrology. Even if you don't believe the hype about signs and stars, it's still fun to find out what your horoscope has to say. Often times it provides general news: "You will deal with money today, either losing it or gaining it." Other times, it can be oddly specific: "You will meet the love of your life on the 12th of June under a full moon." Sure, neither of those things might happen, but sometimes horoscopes are the kind of push you need to make things happen, or propel change in your life. You might not believe in the power of astrology, but when it comes to things like the best makeup to buy based on your individual sign, it's fun to do a little research.
Certain character traits are said to correspond with each sign, and with those character traits comes specific taste — and preference in beauty products/habits is no different. So whether you're stuck in a beauty rut or you want to be surprised with a astrologically-guided product suggestion, using your sign to shop for beauty products may just be the best idea you've never heard of. Even if you're not equally as hot-headed or independent as your astrological sign might say (there is a bit of that in all of us), beauty tips are to be shared by everyone, after all. See what your sign suggests about your beauty routine, and you might just learn something surprising.
You, Lioness Queen, are all about extremities. Anytime you read beauty advice telling you to "Pick either a bold eye or bold lip, never both!" you can't help but laugh. You will wing your eyes and line those lips to your heart's content — and it certainly pays off, because you are the center of attention wherever you go. As if you don't already know that. Just like Elle.com's professional astrologists, the AstroTwins Tali and Ophira Edut say: "Face it, Leo, you can be a sucker for flattery."
What You Need To Do More Of: Keep makeup remover on hand. All it takes is one itchy eye and you're done for.
Product Splurge: An unusual colored lipstick — to match with your aqua shadow and liner, of course.
Let's be honest — you're not the most organized of people. In fact, your makeup drawer might just be messier than your desk and closet combined (and you haven't cleaned those in weeks). However, that doesn't mean you're not invested in your beauty. You tend to stay with your tried-and-true product favs, because you like to stick with what works. You like to know what to expect.
What You Need To Do More Of: At makeup counters, try on shades that scare you or skin treatments that sound almost too bazaar to be true. Just for a little fun.
Product Splurge: More holders for your makeup. Trust me, it will change everything.
Some people say lazy, but really you're just chill as a cucumber. Not big into putting on a full face on the morning, Libras prefer to keep it low maintenance and natural, while still maintaining a healthy glow. Luckily for you, you're naturally a looker — so getting that effortlessly gorgeous look isn't too difficult to achieve.
What You Need To Do More Of: Exfoliate. Not just telling yourself you're going to exfoliate. Have a little follow through with your skincare (no matter how tired you are!).
Product Splurge: (Almost) instant facials — AKA the Lazy Girl at-home spa.
You are all about your routine, and rarely miss a step. You know what you like, and you refuse to stray from that. Although it's great you're so adamant about skin/oral/hair health, the only problem is… well, it's fun to mix it up from time to time. So, the good news is that Scorpios are also notoriously one of the sexiest signs. You basically ooze sexuality, and you've got the big hair and alluring scent to match.
What You Need To Do More Of: Introduce something new, like an ingredient (try tea tree or rose oil-infused products) to your skincare routine, just for a few days on and off. It will refresh your routine and make you feel like new — while also surprising your partner(s) with a delicious new scent.
Product Splurge: An invigorating new bath tool for supple skin.
Arcona Tee Tree Mask, $36
You are a practical problem-solver. The expert astrologists at Elle.com say "you were born on a quest for wisdom and the universal truths." When it comes to buying new products, you'll search the Internet for hours looking through customer and beauty blogger reviews before spending a dime. If your acne is flaring up, you want the best of the best — there's no use in buying products blindly, wasting money and time.
Product Splurge: A sample perfume kit, to test out your new signature scent before you invest.
You're never quite satisfied with your beauty routine, and as a result change your look more than most. If you had a dime for every time you dyed your hair, you'd probably be able to fund your very extensive lipstick collection. There is certainly never a dull moment when you're around.
What You Need To Do More Of: Moisturize everything from your face to your hair to keep damage at bay. Make sure to read the ingredients on the products you purchase, just so you know exactly what you are putting on your body!
Product Splurge: A cacao-based conditioner, for some decadent moisture.
Beauty trend-setting is more your style. You are unique in all aspects of your life and prefer to be a trailblazer than an audience member. Chances are, you'd be more likely to bleach your eyebrows than read about "How To Achieve The No-Makeup Look!" Thankfully, you've got the beauty collection to match, with bold colors and bazaar treatments galore.
What You Need To Do More Of: Forgo three-inch acrylic nails for a moment and just get a simple manicure, just for some basic maintenance.
Product Splurge: Fanned false lashes, for a dramatic eye look.
Red Cherry False Lashes - Stevi, $18.72
When it comes to your appearance, you are fairly modest: but truthfully, you're a stunner. You deserve a little credit and a luxe treatment once in while. A top shelf only stocked with face wash, deodorant, and a two-year-old tube of mascara isn't going to cut it.
What You Need To Do More Of: Make more impulse beauty purchases, especially for things you've always wanted to try like a good facial.
Product Splurge: Volumizing hair products, for a little va-va-voom!
EltaMD Facial Cleanser, $21.50
Your friends probably know you as the Over-Achiever — juggling school, a job, and a bunch of random hobbies like wind-surfing or antique car repair (while somehow managing to find time to sleep). You've got to keep your beauty routine short and sweet. Tinted moisturizer and a little mascara is probably all you really have time for, and you still look amazing!
What You Need To Do More Of: Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water and apply coconut oil to basically every body part.
Product Splurge: A hydrating on-the-go spray!
Taursuses are not afraid to keep you waiting. Not because they are inconsiderate, but because they take pride in their beauty, and that means they also take their time — and plenty of it. But this also speaks to their cosmetic abilities. Nobody has perfected the art of contouring or winged liner quite like a Taurus.
What You Need To Do More Of: Use time-saving products, like two-in-one lip and rouge balms.
Product Splurge: Dry shampoo, so you can skip a day or two of washing and speed up the styling process.
Batiste Dry Shampoo, $8.99
No one can multi-task quite like a Gemini. They can practically achieve the perfect bold brow while finishing up an English essay due that morning. With beauty speed of those proportions, that means they're an expert at transitioning from day to night looks in just a few minutes.
What You Need To Do More Of: Slow it down every couple of weeks, and give yourself a spa day. Catch up on all the beauty tasks you've been meaning to check off your list (like getting your eyebrows done or applying some self-tanner).
Product Splurge: Smoky eye palette, to avoid rummaging through your makeup bag for good color combos.
Cancers tend to be very nostalgic and absolutely love the beauty throwbacks. Crimped hair? Neon shadows? They're all about it. Nothing is too '90s for a Cancer to try out — and trust me, they will.
What You Need To Do More Of: Investing in classic products, like a quality red lipstick or simple non-sparkly bronzer.
Product Splurge: Neon eyeliner, because only the '80s understands you.