10 Beauty Buys Inspired By Ophiuchus, The "New Zodiac Sign"

Photographed by Dan McCoy.
Confession: When we first heard there might be a 13th sign of the zodiac named Ophiuchus, we all had a collective freak out. It became a major issue for many of us. Why? Because if Ophiuchus was truly getting thrown into the orbit of our daily horoscopes, well, it would affect us all. To wit: This addition would reassign a lot of other astrological signs.

But breathe easy, says AstroTwins astrologer Tali Edut: It’s not a sign. Rather, Ophiuchus is a constellation, and as she puts it, “who’s to say you’re not allowed to embody to a constellation?” That's right, we can all take a little something from Ophiuchus. “It might not be the 13th zodiac, but we can all tap into it’s celestial influence," she says. And boy are the traits enviable: smart, sexy, mystical, and above all else, mysterious, Edut reports.

So what's in the stars for you if you let Ophiuchus inspire your beauty routine? Click through our slideshow to find out.
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“Ophiuchus is the serpent bearer,” says Edut. “It’s this sensual, enigmatic symbol, so a fragrance with heady musks and sandalwood help exemplify that.” This spritz is the perfect olfactory match (and the snake-adorned accessory helps too).

By Kilian Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi Refillable Spray in a Snake Jeweled Clutch, $285, available at bykilian.com.
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A slinky cat-eye is a staple of sexy makeup. This liner’s flexible, felt-tip applicator makes it easy to achieve.

DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX, $20, available at dhccare.com.
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Edut says Ophiuchus is “a little flashy — in a good way,” which means this polish is just what you need. The silver and cobalt glitter flecks in this nail lacquer create the ultimate look-at-me mani.

Essie in Frilling Me Softly, $8.50, available at Essie.
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Another Ophiuchus trait is magic, and this lipstick is exactly that — one swipe of this black formula leaves a lingering trace of sheer, grey pigment.

Lipstick Queen
Black Lace Rabbit, $24, available at lipstickqueen.com.
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“It’s known for being a dream-interpreter,” says Edut. To help you drift off to sleep, spray this lavender-infused oil on your pillow before bedtime.

Bath & Body Works
Aromatherapy Pillow Mist, $12.50, available at Bath & Body Works.
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Dark, dreamy nail polish shades — like the hunter green here — scream mysterious with a capital M. Other hues to try: Plum, maroon, or charcoal, says Edut.

Julep Nail Color in Wonder Maven, $14, available at Julep.
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“I definitely think of plum lipsticks,” says Edut of the constellation. Our favorite: This rich and creamy formula that feels like butter on your lips.

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Dry Rose, $28, available at Laura Mercier.
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This one’s written in the stars: An iridescent glow stick meant for your cheeks, lips, or lips looks out-of-this-world good.

Milk Makeup
Holographic Stick, $28, available at Milk Makeup.
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A super-pigmented metallic shadow with a scaly, snake-like pattern to boot? Consider it a sign.

Liquid Metal Eyeshadow in Look Me In The Ice, $3.74, available at Ulta.
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"Harry Potter exemplifies the mysteries of the world," says Edut. Sure, these are just eye shadows, but they sure will look cute on your vanity.

Brija Cosmetics Scared, Potter? Eyeshadow, $1.45 each, available at Brija Cosmetics.
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