Your Summer Solstice Beauty Horoscope
Your next beauty secret is written in the stars.
Your beauty horoscope is here! Going out soon and wondering how to put your best post-quarantine face forward? Trying to find a product to take your Zoom-ready glow to the next level? You may be in the market for a new summer beauty staple. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve indulged in a new beauty product, or perhaps you’ve been online shopping this whole time. Regardless of the current state of your makeup bag, we have the secret weapon for every star sign to shine this summer. Your next beauty secret is written in the stars — and luckily for you, also in BWB!
You’ve always got your eyes on the prize, Aries. A go-getter at heart, you’re never not working towards something – big or small. It’s time to reward your consistent hard work with some serious you-time. And what better way to take a break than a relaxing bath? One of our favorite indulgences is the natureofthings Restorative Floral Bath. It’s an intoxicating concoction of florals, gemstone extracts and mineral-charged seawater to help put your hurried mind and tense muscles to rest––just for a moment. Reset, recharge, and then get right back to it.
Queen of indulgence and making up excuses for why you can’t make it to the party, you know a thing or two about self-care. That being said, you’ve probably already treated yourself to a beauty haul of luxurious serums and glowy masks. That’s why we suggest your next splurge be on a gemstone gua sha. It’s the perfect tool to help your skin absorb all of your expensive products. Odacité has a Rose Quartz Crystal Contour Gua Sha that will act as the perfect aid to your facial massages and heart chakra vibes. Use daily to stimulate, de-puff, and relaaaaax.
There’s always more than meets the eye when it comes to the everchanging Gemini. Introverted and intellectual, you are an air sign who is forever changing, learning, adapting and keeping people guessing. Every Gemini needs a makeup must-have that is as versatile as they are — something that can encompass both the inside and outside. For a signature beauty go-to that will satisfy both the twins, try the PYT Beauty Warm Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette. Four warm matte shades and four warm shimmer shades collaborate to take your beachy brunch to a night on the town in just a few sparkly swipes.
The summer is your season, Cancer! You’re an under-the-sea water sign who will feel most at home this summer basking in the sun and dipping your pedicured toes into the pool. But your heart isn’t the only thing that is soft and sensitive — your skin will need some extra TLC while getting your fill of Vitamin D for the day, too! Jane Iredale’s Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen is your beach bag savior for protecting the skin while giving it a flawless finish, thanks to a translucent shade as pearly and perfect as your gemstone.
Hello, lioness! The only appropriate makeup look for a flirtatious and confident Leo packs a vibrant and vivacious va-va-voom. We know you’re going to want to be the center of attention once you start hitting the town, which can only mean one thing: shimmer. You need to shine to the gods all summer long, honey! And since you’ll be showing more skin, you might as well get a product you can apply to the face and body. Who doesn’t want their décolletage to glisten like their cheekbones? Get an all-over shine that no one will be able to miss with the RMS living glow face & body powder.
To understand the Virgo personality, simply look at the most famous celebrities who share the Mercury-ruled earth sign. From Beyoncé to Salma Hayek to Zendaya, these ladies know how to excel at what they do. That’s thanks to their prudence, attention to detail and intense precision. Most of us have been victims of “maskne” by now (but we still keep that mask on!), which can be even more frustrating for a perfectionist Virgo. A cult favorite for dealing with those pesky zits is Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. Resist. The urge. To shake! Instead, dip a q-tip to coat one end with the pink lotion that settles at the bottom and apply to your blemish. It doesn’t look super glamorous, but you’re guaranteed to see results by the next morning.
Similar to the Gemini, the Libra is an air sign of many dualities. The scale represents your careful attention to justice, harmony and equality — but it also unfortunately represents your eternal struggle with making decisions. Finding just one summer staple may sound like an impossible task, but don’t sweat it! Before you start surfing the internet and filling your cart with items you will never actually purchase, we’ve done plenty of research for you. Clarin’s Glow 2 Go is the perfect duo product that gives you rosy color and sparkly shimmer on your eyes, lips, face and body. It’s the all-in-one product that does everything so you don’t have to choose!
In your feelings much, Scorpio? You may be a water sign, but your emotions and imagination come with a side of scorpion’s venom. Fierce and intense yet dreamy and alluring, an unexpected eyeliner look would say it all for you. The Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner comes in endless color options and has the creamiest consistency for effortless application. Try a darker shade like “Plum(Age)” or “Midnight in Paris” to dare people to take a closer look. Contrarily, opt for a metallic like “Oh My Gold!” or “N(Ice)” to show the world exactly who you are: unique, precious and ravishing.
This fire sign was born to be wild. A free spirit at heart, you’re constantly itching to explore the world and embark on new adventures. Whether you spend your weekends hiking the mountains, swimming in the ocean or sharing a beautiful (outdoor) meal with loved ones, you’ll need makeup that’s built to last. What’s your armor against the elements? Hourglass Veil Setting Spray. It’s an ultra-fine mist that feels completely weightless on your skin. Simultaneously, the water-resistant formulation works to blur any imperfections, even if you’re sweating. Even if you’re not wearing any makeup, a couple of spritzes provides a delightfully hydrated glow.
When push comes to shove, you can always count on a Capricorn to keep you grounded. And if you’re a Capricorn, chances are you always have your own life together. Each day is a new opportunity to be productive, get things done and create something worthwhile. Like any ambitious and painfully rational earth sign, you might need to start adding some self-care into that mix. Rest? Relax?! Before you keep scrolling and ignore this entirely, check out Valmont’s Primary Pomade. This luxurious Swiss cream is self-care with a skincare payoff — which we know is important for all you goal-oriented go-getters. A swipe on the skin morning and night will replenish your protective barrier, restore lipids and leave the skin feeling soft and supple.
Individualistic and bold, an Aquarius needs a makeup look as equally memorable as they are. There’s a reason why all the classic Hollywood starlets are known for a colorful lip; it’s just enough to make a statement, but still timeless and sophisticated (when you do it right). A red like the NARS lipstick in “Inappropriate Red” could be the perfect shade for you this season, Aquarius. Bright enough to grab attention, but deep enough to keep it mysterious. Pair it with a simple eye makeup look or bold brows for a complete red carpet look.
Dearest Pisces, why wouldn’t your head be in the clouds when there is no limit the possibilities of your dreams and fantasies? It’s so much more beautiful! We’re not here to tell you to dull your imagination. Rather, we encourage you to express that mystical mind through gorgeous glitters on the eyes. One of Stila’s best-selling products is its Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. With the doe-foot applicator and long-lasting formula, wearing glitter has never been easier, cleaner, or more fabulous. Apply to the inner corners for a bright-eyed look or on the center of your lids for more dimension.
Feature Image Credit: Alicia Zhang
Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.
Teresa Deely is a graduate from Columbia University with majors in English and Creative Writing. She is a freelance writer and marketing assistant working for clients in the wellness, jewelry, creative, and sports industries. She believes that one’s skin is yet another canvas and vehicle for art, and has loved styling her hair and applying makeup from a young age. Spending much of her time in educating youth and leading enrichment programs for children, she is highly motivated in discovering new ways to care for herself and sharing them with others.