Celestial Beauty Products for Every Sign in the Zodiac
Man has always had a fascination with stars. We want to paint them, write about them, study how they work, and use them to help us understand our lives in both the physical and spiritual realms. Recently, Dear Darkling reported on Pantone’s intriguingly cosmic Color of the Year for 2018, Ultra Violet. It didn’t take an astrologer to predict that beauty brands would not only come out with Ultra Violet makeup, but that they would take its theme of the mysteries of the cosmos even further. Trends including the zodiac, galaxies, celestial bodies, and stars are cropping up all over the place in the beauty world, and darker “occult looks” have been gracing the fashion runways. It seems only fitting that instead of tossing together a random list of cosmically inspired beauty, we put a little thought and love into presenting them. Look below for the beauty recommendation for your sign, or be greedy like us and lust after them all.
January 20 – February 18: Aquarius, you are first in the Zodiac, so get the first of Bite Beauty’s limited edition Amuse Bouche Astrology lipsticks, in the shade Aquarius. This beautiful satin-finish berry shade will speak to your independent spirit. You are known for your social awareness, and you will appreciate that it is both cruelty-free and made from natural, organic, food-grade ingredients. Bite Beauty products do not contain gluten, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or silicones. All this while still delivering some of the creamiest lipsticks on the market. Every month, Bite Beauty will be releasing a new one for each sign. Astrology by Bite Beauty in Aquarius, Sephora//$26
February 19 – March 20: Spiritual and intuitive Pisces, you will identify with these enchanting nail wraps depicting the lunar cycle. Just like you, they have a hidden nature: They glow in the dark. Cruelty-free. Nerd Manicures Nail Wraps in Lunar Phase, Espionage Cosmetics//$10
March 21 – April 19: Aries, you are constantly active, giving your all to both work and play. You need makeup tools that can go with you. These brushes feature super-soft black bristles and black scattered star print handles, all housed in their own bag for easy travel. The “Fire” set comes with a luxurious russet-colored velvet pouch with a fixed gold chain strap, faux leather corners, and cosmic foil detailing. (Don’t be jealous, other signs! Earth, Air, and Water versions are also available.) Spectrum Collections is a PETA registered and Vegan trademarked cruelty free brand. Zodiac Star Struck Water Brush Set, Spectrum Collections//$64.99
April 20 – May 20: You love the better things in life, Taurus. For you, we recommend these treasures from Rituel de Fille. These decadent gelée eye soots are “magical creations [that] capture the night sky in constellations of scintillating starlight.” Cruelty-free, and made without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, or synthetic fragrances. Also available as singles. Color Set: Celestial Sphere Eye Soot, Rituel de Fille//$114
May 21 – June 20: Express your dual nature. Just like you, Gemini, this blackened violet polish shifts between its two sides. Watch the shimmer change from berry red to golden green. This stunning lacquer will garner you many compliments, which a social Gemini will appreciate. Cruelty-free. Magic Moon, Pahlish//$10
June 21 – July 22: Cancer, you care so much for your friends and family that you can forget to care for yourself. Relax and slather some of this scented oil on your heavenly body. It’s formulated especially for the Cancer sign! Cancers are prone to stomach disorders, heartburn, and ulcers, so it includes peppermint, chamomile, and bergamot to help with digestion and stomach issues. It also has juniper berries to help get rid of toxic build-up, and actual moonstone chips to help with peace, insight, reflections, and new beginnings. Cruelty-free. This shop has free shipping, and 10% of orders is donated to animal shelters. Cancer Cosmo Body/Massage Oil, Scents From the Stars//$12.50+
July 23 – August 22: A little birdie, er, feline, told us that Leos are getting tired of being matched up with gold makeup on these types of lists. Gold is the traditional color associated with Leo, but it’s not always very darkling-friendly. Leo, you can wear whatever you want, and you have the personality to pull off anything. The perfect match for you is this attention-getting palette showcasing eight of Urban Decay’s amazing multichromatic Moondust shadows, and not a gold is in the bunch. Whether you choose to pat on a little glimmer as an accent, or layer over glitter primer for maximum sparkle, you’re sure to stand out from everyone else. The beautiful black packaging with matte lettering is glam goth-approved. Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free. (Their parent company L’oreal is not CF, however.) Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay //$49.
August 23 – September 22: Detail-oriented Virgo, your meticulous nature means that you are super-organized. This out-of-this-world star print train case is right up your Milky Way. You’ll never have to search for your favorite products again, because Joligrace’s extra large case features six cantilevered trays, plus a roomy bottom compartment to corral bulky items. Joligrace Star Pattern Makeup Case, Amazon//$59.99
September 23 – October 22: Would it surprise you to know that yours truly is a Libra? We love harmony, beauty, and creativity, and boy, do we love our makeup! I think my fellow Libras will adore this palette as much as I do. The color selection, layout, and packaging are heavenly. The coordinated mix of buttery mattes and shimmers balance perfectly to help you create whatever look you envision. Cruelty-free. Zodiac 25 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette, BHCosmetics//$21.99
October 23 – November 21: Scorpio, you require makeup as dark and mysterious as you are. Black Moon Cosmetics Cosmic EyeDusts™ are a perfect match. Featuring a blacker-than-black carbon base, they shift colors in the light, never looking the same way twice. They can be bought as singles, but why not go for this gorgeous vault set and keep people guessing which one you’ll wear next? Cruelty-free. Cosmic EyeDust™ Liquid Luminous Eyeshadow Gift Set Vault, Black Moon Cosmetics//$80
November 22 – December 21: Philosophical Sagittarius, your traditional associated color is purple. Not to beat a dead centaur, but this is a dream makeup year for you with the Ultra Violet trend. You’re known for being adventurous, so we’re going to match you with Ciaté London. They’re PETA-certified cruelty-free, and their Glitter Flips are magical. Put them on and they’re slightly shimmery. Rub your lips together, and they sparkle like the stars. Ciaté Glitter Flip in Fortune, Sephora//$19
December 22 – January 19: Capricorn, you’re pragmatic and very hard-working, and you expect your beauty products to be the same. We’re matching you up with a futuristic “memory” hair spray. You can set your hair with rollers, use a curling iron, tease it — change your look however you want throughout the day, without worrying about product build-up or getting crunchy hair. You won’t have to wash and dry your hair twice in one day, leaving more time for activities. It’s deliciously scented with luscious notes of bergamot, wild fig, lotus, and tonka beans. Cruelty-free, vegetarian, gluten-free, and color-safe. Outer Space Flexible Hair Spray, R+ Co//$30
Featured Image via Brenda Waworga.