Create An Oh-So-Festive Beauty Look Based On Your Horoscope Sign

If you’re into astrology, then you’re probably used to incorporating the practice into your everyday life. Should I really go out on that second date? Is it a bad idea to make a radical change to my hair? Will signing a new lease later this month be a recipe for disaster? All questions that you might turn to the stars for answers to. (We do the same — trust.)

Another interesting way you might utilize the power of astrology? Work it into your beauty routines — especially now that ’tis the season for festive fetes and holiday parties, galore. Based on personality traits that your sun sign boasts (and if you’re really into astrology, you can even factor in your rising and moon signs, as well), we’ve picked out the best beauty buys to take your holiday party beauty look to the next level. Are you an attention-loving Gemini? Try a spritz of a new fragrance like Prada Candy Kiss for guaranteed compliments from passersby. An Aries? Maybe a fiery orange-red lipstick hue will strike your fancy. Flip through, find your sun sign, and discover our otherworldly picks. Who knows, the stars just might align and you could find your next (product) soulmate.


Since Aries leads the pack as the first astrological sign in the zodiac, it makes sense then that “the ram” is seen as one of the fiercest leaders and signs of them all. This intense personality trait is only heightened by Aries being one of the three fire signs, as well, which is why we’ve chosen to recommend the Milk Makeup x Wu-Tang Lip Color in Fire just for you. Red lipstick is a classic go-to for holiday glamming, but you’re just the type that might want to go all-out with a brighter, orange hue instead. Plus, let’s be real, if anyone is requesting to play Wu-Tang at a holiday party, it’s an Aries.

Milk Makeup Wu-Tang Lip Color in Fire, $55, available at Milk Makeup


Despite the hard exterior of Taurus being associated with “the bull,” Taureans are actually some of the most lovely, romantic, and gentle creatures found in the zodiac. Ruled by Venus (the planet of love and beauty), as a Taurus, you probably find yourself daydreaming of aesthetically pleasing flowers, vintage clothing, and, of course, beauty products. But flashy, eccentric beauty offerings don’t interest you — as an Earth sign, you want something more minimal and effortless, like the Glossier Lidstar collection. We recommend the shade “Herb” — a smoky olive green with a hint of yellow-gold — but reach for any hue that suits your mood.

Glossier Lidstar, $30, available at Glossier


Since Geminis are associated as being “the twins,” they’re often given a bad reputation in the zodiac because of their ability to be two-faced. Yes, it’s true that you do have two sides, but that doesn’t necessarily mean one is good and one is bad. We like to think of Geminis as a mirror: When you look into one, you don’t see a worse version of yourself looking back, you simply see you — just from a different perspective. This way of thinking lends itself to describe the duality of this complicated air sign, ruled by Mercury, which controls conversation, communication, and higher thinking. It makes sense then that, as an airy sign, you’ll want to throw on a spritzy fragrance, like the Prada Candy Kiss, for your holiday party since it mists out a lavish symphony of white cotton, orange blossom, and vanilla notes. Falling somewhere that’s part soft and feminine, and part musky and masculine, it’s a perfect olfactory offering for your dueling personalities.

Prada Candy Kiss EDP, $122, available at Macy’s


If there’s one thing to say about the magical nature of a Cancer, it’s that no other sign in the zodiac will make you smile bigger than these watery angels can. Known also as “the crab,” you can typically be caught nesting at home, or, when you finally venture out into the real world, you’ll carry around a (figurative) shell with you as a way to protect your feelings from any emotional intruders. But when you’re caught at a social gathering — like a holiday party — you’ll see your shell fling off, discovering the real you hiding underneath. The Guerlain Météorites Heart Shape Powder Blush comes with three different shade selections that can guide your level of beauty bravery.

Guerlain Météorites Heart Shape Powder Blush, $63, available at Sephora


As the one sign in the zodiac that lives, breathes, and needs attention 24/7, Leos certainly live up to “the lion” persona associated with their sign. As a fire sign, you have a supernatural ability to glide into any room and exude an (almost obnoxious) amount of confidence. So to make sure you get the amount of attention you crave, we’ve picked out the Bumble and Bumble Bb. Glimmer Finishing Spray — a twinkling texturizing spray — so you can be the glitteriest, shiniest, and sparkliest person at your holiday soiree. And since it comes in three different shades of glitzy hues (Rose Gold, Gold Dust, and Silver Sprinkle), you can choose just how extra you want to be by opting for one — or all three — to apply to your lionesque hair.

Bumble and bumble Glimmer Finishing Spray, $17, available at Sephora


A Virgo once told us a joke that went something like this: “What do they say is a Virgo’s best friend? Windex.” Implying that, of course, the Earth sign is the cleanest, tidiest, and most organized in all of the zodiac. This well-kept way of thinking also translates to your beauty routines; oftentimes, you’ll find yourself gravitating towards very subdued hair, makeup, and nail looks — adding a sporadic pop of color when you’re feeling festive, of course. To satisfy both of your needs — to look polished without leaning too basic — finish your holiday party look with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Stargasm.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Stargasm, $20, available at Nordstrom


Oh, you flirty little Libra. Ruled by Venus, as the enchanting air sign that you are, you’ll charm the pants off of your anyone and everyone before they ever even realize what hit them (which is: Cupid’s arrow). Also known as “the scales,” you’re known to be balanced and level-headed. Can you argue both sides of any argument no matter the topic? Yep. Can you make a decision on anything to save your life? Nope, so let us cut out the hard work for you and recommend Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick in Nude Romantique to throw on this holiday season. This gorgeously packaged lipstick houses a coral rose with a hint of golden pink pearl shimmer, which can be worn simply by itself for a subtle hint of sparkle or layered over your favorite lipstick hue as a glimmering lip topcoat. Or, if you’re a true Libra, you can balance it out by trying both looks at two different holiday parties this season.

Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick in Nude Romantique, $38, available at Pat McGrath


Scorpios are often depicted as the most sexual, seductive, and secretive sign in the zodiac, and for good reason: Ruled by both Pluto and Mars, you take cues from both planets. Pluto lends itself to your mysterious and destructive tendencies, while Mars rules your passionate and assertive qualities, making your sign one of the most intense in the zodiac. To satisfy your ever-changing mood, opt for the Too Faced Then & Now Eyeshadow Palette, which celebrates the brand’s 20th birthday by featuring 10 of its original eyeshadow colors mixed in with 10 brand-new shades.

Too Faced Then & Now Eyeshadow Palette, $59, available at Too Faced


Sagittarius is one of the least understood signs in the zodiac, which is exactly how this cryptic fire sign likes it. Also known as “the archer,” you love traveling, being on-the-go, and not being tied down to any place in particular. You roam the Earth as if everything belongs to you (in a good way, of course), and since your sign is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune, you’ve been known to be audacious by nature. The Christian Louboutin Gold Mania Mascara is just the pick for you. The packaging itself is inspired by Art Deco architecture (which, as a worldly Sag, you’ll swoon over), and the formula is just as gorgeous and otherworldly.

Christian Louboutin Goldomania Les Yeux Noirs Lash Amplifying Lacquer, $70, available at Nordstrom


There is no sign in the zodiac that’s more hard-working, dedicated, and responsible than the Capricorn. As an Earth sign also known as “the goat,” you love to (purposely) show off your incredible discipline and practicality thanks to being ruled by Saturn, the planet of restrictions. To highlight (no pun intended) your excellent gold-star work ethic, the Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighting Palette is a must this holiday season. Instead of bringing home the bacon, bring home the gold with this trio of highlighting powers, all packed away inside one (very practical) palette.

Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold Highlighting Palette, $58, available at Sephora


Aquarius is one of the most magical and spellbinding signs of them all. As an air sign who’s also seen as “the water bearer,” you’re ruled by Uranus — the planet of freedom and vision — which allows you to break free of outdated ways of thinking and safely express your authentic self. In short: You’re not afraid to let your freak-flag fly. As such, try decking out your eyelids with Make Up For Ever’s Star Lit Glitters.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Glitter, $20, available at Sephora


Seen as “the fish” and controlled by Neptune — the planet of imagination and expression — Pisces are extremely creative, innovative, and have an unparalleled level of originality. This Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil highlighter will look bomb on cheekbones, but you can also layer it to accentuate other attributes like your collarbones, arms, and legs for an ethereal-looking glitz. As the product’s name (and maker) implies, you will shine bright like a diamond.

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, $38, available at Sephora

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