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The beauty needs of your star sign, according to an astrologer

This month, we’re making it our mission to help you find—and perfect—your beauty ID. It could be as bold as a signature graphic wing, as sweet as a permanent pop of pink, or as subtle as a lingering floral scent you’ve grown familiar with. While we might have the product and the know-how (just ask a MECCA Expert), there’s only so much we can do—for the most part, it’s all up to you. To dig even deeper into your beauty ID, we called on our go-to astrologer Alice Bell to spill the beans on your beauty needs and desires, according to the stars. Start scrolling.

ARIES

Aries lives an active lifestyle, and they need some kind of hobby or physical activity to release all of their pent-up energy. Because they’re always on the go, they like to stay clean and refreshed with a revitalising body cleanser or invigorating face wash. In addition, Aries is associated with the head and this is where they hold most of their tension, so they would enjoy a relaxing scalp scrub or hair treatment.

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Top Aries picks:

Mecca Athletica Skin Perfecting Body Wash
Mecca Athletica Aluminium-Free Deodorant
Go-To Properly Clean
Frank Body Caffeinated Scalp Scrub

TAURUS

Taureans are very into treating themselves, and they like to splurge on high quality makeup and clothing. They’re drawn to beauty routines that enhance their five senses, so they might like an exfoliating body wash or a thick facial oil they can put on when they go to bed. Lotions or perfumes that have a floral fragrance would appeal to a Taurus as well.

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Top Taurus picks:

Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap
Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil
Byredo Flowerhead EDP
Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara

GEMINI

Gemini is usually caught up in their own thoughts, and they may often feel anxious or overstimulated. They need a beauty routine that helps them to feel more grounded in their physical body, such as a body wash or lotion they can take their time applying. Geminis are also prone to changing their minds often, so eyeshadow or blush palettes would give them multiple makeup options to choose from.

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Top Gemini picks:

Sodashi Body Balance Salt Therapy Exfoliant
Buly Lait Virginal Berkane Orange Blossom Body Milk
NARS Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Orgasm X Cheek Palette

CANCER

Cancer is usually so busy taking care of everyone else’s problems that they sometimes forget to nurture themselves. They need their alone time at home on the weekends in order to pause and reflect on their emotions. They might like at home spa treatments which they can spend all night applying such as a calming face mask, bath bombs, or body butter.

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Top Cancer picks:

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask
Sand and Sky Australian PinkClay - Porefining Face Mask
Foreo UFO 2
Ren Atlantic Kelp And Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil

LEO

Leo loves to make a statement and they find reasons to get dressed up and put their best foot forward. When it comes to their beauty routine, they don’t shy away from experimenting with more dramatic looks. They might be drawn to a bold red lipstick or a volumising mascara. In addition, Leos have a full mane of hair that they have to manage, so a deep conditioner or hair repair mask is a must for them.

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Top Leo picks:

NARS Climax Extreme Mascara
IGK Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat

VIRGO

Virgo is always looking for ways in which they can improve themselves, and they’re super conscious of even their slightest imperfections. In order to maintain their perfect skin, they prefer practical beauty purchases such as a moisturiser with SPF or a retinoid or anti-ageing cream. They’re also obsessed with purifying from their body from the inside out, so detoxifying face masks or face washes are a beauty cabinet staple for them.

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Top Virgo picks:

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream
Cosmetics 27 Baume 27
Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque

LIBRA

Librans are mindful of the relationships in their lives, and being able to relate to people in a one-on-one setting is so important to them. They might like makeup they can wear out on a date night such as a pink blush or an illuminating highlighter. Libras also appreciate beauty in life, and they prefer everything to be aesthetically pleasing. They’re often drawn to a beauty product just because of its colourful packaging or design.

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Top Libra picks:

Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm
Westman Atelier Lip Suede

SCORPIO

Scorpios doesn’t like to draw attention to themselves, and it takes them a while to share how they’re really feeling. They’re interested in getting to the bottom of things, and they like to uncover whatever is hidden from reality. Darker beauty choices such as a black eyeliner or a deep shade of lipstick would reflect these interests. Scorpio is also a sensual sign, so they probably keep a stash of body oils or body butter on hand.

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Top Scorpio picks:

Lipstick Queen Lipstick Sinner in Red Plum
Chantecaille Rose De Mai Body Oil
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Vanilla Body Butter

SAGITTARIUS

Sagittarius is constantly adventuring, learning, and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone. They’re travellers of the world, and they like being able to immerse themselves in different cultures. They prefer beauty products they can easily pack in a suitcase and carry with them, such as a tinted moisturiser or a travel pack of shampoo and body wash. Sagittarius is al so fascinated with the story behind a particular product, so they might like makeup from very niche, smaller brands.

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Top Sagittarius picks:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
Aquis + Living Proof Healthy Hair Essential Kit
A.N. Other WD/2018 Parfum
Herbario Detox CleansingPowder and Oil Travel Pack

CAPRICORN

Capricorns crave structure in their lives, and they like to weigh all of their options carefully before making any major decisions. Therefore, when it comes to their beauty routine, they tend to stick to their tried and trusted staples. They also like makeup that is practical and can be worn on any occasion. They probably have their favourite brand of concealer or everyday mascara that they use day in and day out.

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Top Capricorn picks:

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Go-To Face Hero
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

AQUARIUS

Aquarius can be unpredictable, and they need the freedom to be able to do what they want when they want. Because they’re always looking ahead to the future and experimenting in certain areas of their life, they might like to test out beauty and makeup products that other people would normally shy away from. Their personal style tends to be more eccentric as well, so they’re likely to own unique eyeliner colours or purchase cutting edge skincare products.

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Top Aquarius picks:

MECCA MAX Zoom Shadow Sticks
Kosas 10-Second Liquid Eyeshadow
MZ Skin Restorative Placenta & Stem Cell Night Serum
Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED Device

PISCES

Pisces easily picks up on other people’s energy and can often feel overwhelmed by their own emotions. They need to retreat and spend time alone in order to recharge their batteries. To help keep them grounded they like to connect with water, so they might be drawn to facial sprays, hydrating serums, or candles they can use while in the bath. They also love soothing fragrances such as lavender or chamomile.

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Top Pisces picks:

Syrene Aqua Hydrating Masque
Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster
Tatcha The Water Cream
Byredo Cotton Poplin Candle

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