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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.