The Beauty Trend You Should Try This Year, Based On Your Sign

There's no time like the beginning of a new year to try something different. For some, that might mean giving up alcohol for a Dry January. For others, it's making a commitment to cook at home instead of relying on Seamless every night. But the most fun resolutions are the ones that let you do more, not less, so repeat after us: When it comes to beauty, nothing is off-limits in 2018.

Whether it's "upside down" liner that makes every eye color pop, glitter that works at the club and the office, or a unique highlight, there are endless makeup looks to try... but how do you know where to start? Easy — tap into the zodiac and leave your look to the stars.


We asked Jennifer Angel, astrologist and spiritual life coach, which beauty trends will best flatter each sign. How can astrology inspire your lipstick of choice? Angel says that your signs (yes, there are several based on your birth chart) are a connection to your spiritual self. So even if you don't keep up with your weekly horoscope or know what a rising sign is, translating your astrologic personality into a beauty look is a creative expression of who you are. Plus, it pushes you out of your comfort zone so you can be your best self in what we expect to be an exciting year.

Click ahead to for Angel's insight on the trends that will take your beauty game from 0 to 100. A new you awaits...

Ready to launch into the new year but not sure where to start? Take a cue from the stars and let your horoscope guide you. 'Scope the rest of your year here.

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If you're an Aries, try red highlighter.

Angel explains that Aries is ruled by the passion planet Mars, so it only makes sense that they might gravitate towards this fiery highlighter-meets-draping trend that flatters just about every skin tone. Demonstrated at the Fenty Puma by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 show, the flushed look is ready to replace every Champagne shimmer you own. Makeup artist Karla Duarte tells us that the warm hue is will take over thanks to how approachable the finished look is compared to an opalescent or unicorn shade.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Ridiiic, $25, available at Sephora.
If you're a Taurus, try upside down eyeliner.

Made popular by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, the reverse look is one that stands out no matter how minimal the rest of your makeup/hair/outfit is. Angel says that it's time for Taurus to speak up this year and never take no for an answer. And there's nothing quite like flipping a classic look on its head to make your presence known. If anyone is ready to break a beauty boundary, it's Taurus.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Finish, $20, available at Urban Decay.
If you're a Gemini, try two-toned eyeshadow.

Two-toned eyes are both a little weird and completely rad. Geminis are famous for their chatty nature, but this look-at-me trend will have everyone talking about them — in a good way. "With a solar and lunar eclipse this coming year in your area of communication and creativity, it’s time for a new look that gets everyone talking," Angel says.
NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Kauai, $36, available at NARS.
If you're a Cancer, try gloss... everywhere.

Love, and a lot of it, is on the horizon for Cancers. Good thing, too, because Cancers are all about igniting the romance. Angel tells us that as a moon sign, Cancers should play up their intensity with an allover glossy look. Your next date night eye is guaranteed to be on point.
Milk Makeup Eye Vinyl in Light Rail, $20, available at Milk Makeup.
If you're a Leo, try thumbprint eyeliner.

Thumbprint eyeliner, the sultry, smoky style every cat-eye amateur has been waiting for, dominated Spring/Summer 2018 fashion week, so now's the time to embrace it and make it your own. Angel tells us that with both eclipses lunar and solar, Leo will be in rapid change, ending and beginning a new spiritual cycle. Plan to focus the attention on being true to who you are and basking in your own circle of power. There's no one better to lead the pack on this celeb-approved look than a confident Leo.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Earth(quake), $25, available at Sephora.
If you're a Virgo, try inner-eye strobing.

Breaking out of a rut is all about challenging the usual. Highlighter on the inner corners of the eyes is nothing new, but with the subtle adjustment of a bold color, it'll make all the difference. Despite how traditional Virgos tend to be, Angel tells us that it's their year to tap into their social and creative side. Time to skip the same old routine and move on to brighter horizons.
ColourPop Honeymoon Super Shock Highlighter, $5.60, available at ColourPop.
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If you're a Libra, try allover eye color.

Hopefully you're ready to be in the spotlight because 2018 is your year for some major attention. And there's nothing more commanding than a monochromatic allover shadow look like this, as seen at Moschino Spring/Summer 2018. Skip the neutrals in favor of some electricity this time around. Angel tells us that since Libra is ruled by Venus, they're totally in their element when wearing hits of color like this — glamorous with a side of DGAF.
Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow, $36, available at Chanel.
If you're a Scorpio, try sunshine eyes.

According to Angel, Jupiter, the planet of abundance, is in Scorpio until next November. So, it's safe to say it's time to expect a lot of success coming your way. What better to manifest those riches than with a gilded look that screams luxury?
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint in M-40, $25, at Make Up For Ever.
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If you're a Sagittarius, try not-so-grown-up glitter.

Saturn just left Sagittarius — and all inhibitions went with it. It's time to bust loose and play up your flirtatious vibes. Angel says there's nothing like a full-on glitter look made for partying at Studio 54 to make that happen.
Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, $24, available at Stila Cosmetics.
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If you're a Capricorn, try golden highlighter.

Angel tells us it's your shot to lay the groundwork for some big successes down the line. It's been 29 years since Saturn moved into Capricorn, the primary sign the planet governs. Angel says that the first quarter of the new year will be a make-or-break moment for the sign that will have you going for the gold, literally.
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in 003, $56, available at Dior.
If you're an Aquarius, try don't-fuck-with-me red lips.

If you want to break a glass ceiling, reach for a red lip. It brings out every ounce of confidence you have deep inside — so it's time to blow the dust off your old favorite sitting at the bottom of your makeup bag. "Eclipses are in Aquarius and right opposite their sign in 2018, so there is no time to be shy," she explains. Now is the time to face your fears and demand your worth with a bold attitude and even bolder lipstick.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Dominate, $28, available at Nordstrom.
If you're a Pisces, try Twiggy lashes.

Angel tells us that the 12th house is all about wishes, hopes, and dreams; Pisces are like the windows to the soul. They're highly intuitive and will rarely go against their gut when it comes to important decisions. And with your head often in the clouds, why not highlight your best feature with this easy look that is as dreamy as it is timeless.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara, $25, available at Sephora.
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