When a new season lands, we're always keen to change up our beauty game—especially when it comes to embracing new trends. We love the rich palette of autumn shades on offer, and, of course, the inevitable change in weather (your skin's going to need a little something extra). But have you considered how your star sign plays into that new-season shake-up? If you're an astrology lover, you'll already know that the zodiac chart can have huge sway over your tastes. Case in point? The pared-back Capricorn versus the full-glam Leo.
So if you've been wondering what beauty newness would best suit you this season, you're in luck. We tapped Kerry Ward, aka TarotBella, for the lowdown. As she's a tarot expert (and fellow beauty lover) with an impressive 20 years of experience, we consider her our number one when it comes to astrology. Keep scrolling to see what you should be wearing this season, according to your star sign.
"Aries are bold, brave and striking. As the first sign of the zodiac, they demand to be noticed. They possess an innate goodness and faith in others, and believe in sticking up for them, too, even when it's a lost cause. Strong, warm hues suit the fire sign personality of an Aries, while wearing diamonds always attracts good fortune."
Shine bright like a Rihanna-level diamond with this Fenty highlighting powder. Dust it over cheekbones, lids and limbs for a shimmer they'll see from space.
"Whatever life throws at Taurus, they can take it. When others would falter or throw in the towel, Taureans simply shrug it off and carry on. They have a strong self-belief that doesn't need shouting about, but it gets them where they want to go. Low-maintenance luxury suits the sensuality of a Taurus; things have to feel good. Shades that soothe the eye, such as pale blue, grey, mauve, will always appeal too."
Swiss skincare is always cutting-edge, and this super-hydrating gel/serum marries antioxidants with prebiotics to leave your skin feeling soft, plump and super smooth.
"New seasons always excite a Gemini. They're extremely attuned to the energy around them and pick up vibes very easily. The Peter Pans of the zodiac, Geminis are never far from their inner child, which is why they're always keen to embrace a cheerful bright colour or an eclectic new trend."
This autumnal palette is ideal for experimenting. Blend the pinky hues to re-create this season's favourite eye look, or just for a punch of colour.
"No other sign has the emotional intelligence of a Cancer. They bring enormous compassion, care and a deep understanding of human nature to anyone who's feeling low. Always in tune with the rhythm of the tides and lunar cycle, they're drawn to ocean blues, pearls and silvery hues, which help to bring out their imaginative personalities."
Harness the fruits of the ocean with this seaweed-packed detox mask, complete with deep cleansing clay and antioxidant tea extracts.
"Leos love to protect the vulnerable and guard the weak. They're the patron saint of underdogs, but they also like to be centre stage. A Leo will command your attention and draw admiration from you naturally—it's just how this proud cat rolls. Full-throttle glam suits a Leo perfectly, while high-shine metallics, especially gold, accentuate their fire-sign personality," says Ward.
Light it up with this pigment-rich radiance fluid from ASOS. Mix it with your foundation for seriously glowy skin, or dab it over cheekbones for a statement sheen.
"Virgos are all perfectionists, but be warned—this sign is not to be trifled with. They are fighters at heart and prepared to stand up for what they believe in. This earth sign is naturally elegant and tasteful. Sapphire shades help a Virgo to maintain a tranquil frame of mind, while a bold nail or daring hair accessory will tease out their inner vamp."
Fresh from the Life Hack collection, this bright blue polish is a quick and easy way to add a little extra colour to your everyday look. The high-gloss finish will keep this bold hue looking chic.
"The pen is mightier than the sword for diplomatic Libra. While clever and legally minded, sensual Librans are ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, so they adore beautiful things and artful culture—including roses, jewellery and all the 'baubles' of romance. They seek perfect balance and harmony in all areas of their life which, perversely, can leave them feeling in need of a reset. Classic looks and opal shades fare this air sign well."
It'll all be coming up roses after a few spritzes of this skin-soothing hydrating spray. Rose, avocado and argan oils deliver vital moisture, whilst antioxidants protect your glow from free radicals. Keep one on your desk for an instant skin recharge.
"Scorpio is one of the most powerful, strong and resilient signs of the entire zodiac. They exude self-belief and confidence, and literally nothing scares them. Often drawn to the darker side of life, they can be mad, bad and dangerous—though never boring. Attracted to striking shades like red, black and purple, there's certainly a touch of the vamp about Scorpio."
Take your lashes to the max with this powerhouse mascara from Nars. The A/W 18 runways were brimming with serious lash looks, so pack on the volume with a few coats of this innovative whipped formula.
"Physically courageous and brave, Sagittarians are natural daredevils. They enjoy the thrills and challenges of pushing themselves to new heights, depths, speeds or exhaustion levels. Anything and everything is possible to this bundle of energy. High-maintenance regimens aren't for this fire sign—Sagittarius likes to feel free. Turquoise shades appeal to their warm, outgoing nature."
Quick and easy, this moisturising sheet mask teams hydrating hyaluronic acid with antioxidant algae to leave your skin so flawless you can forgo foundation.
"Capricorns are dogged, resilient and strong. Though they present an understated and humble face to the world, there's an inner resolution and ambition to this star sign: Capricorns get stuff done. Elegant minimalism appeals to this earth sign, while little luxuries that'll maintain their fresh-faced complexion are right up their street—no matter the price."
If you've been pulling all-nighters, this yuzu-infused sleeping mask is just what you need. Slather it on before bed, and let the formula get to work on depleted hydration, clogged pores and blemishes.
"Aquarius is an eccentric, natural-born adventurer, eager to explore where others don't dare tread. They're the zodiac's most altruistic star sign, intent on using invention and innovation to benefit others—no matter how risky. This quirky water sign loves the weird and wonderful. Avant-garde trends and amethyst hues suit their dreamy nature perfectly."
With nine highly pigmented shadows ranging from shimmering baby pink to deep matte mauve, this is one palette to get creative with.
"Pisces is loving, compassionate and always empathetic—they feel everything. While sometimes this can be overwhelming, the flip side is an empowering worldly perception they can use to change the world around them. Anything inspired by the ocean gets this water sign's attention, while aquamarine hues bring a Pisces peace and serenity."
Enriched with cold-processed algae to maximise on nutrients, this lightweight moisture is ideal for a daily skin pick-me-up that'll tackle shine and minimise pores.
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