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Cancer Beauty

Beauty For Your Sign: Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Happy birthday, my Cancer friends! This ever-changing sign is known for having a big heart — and big mood swings. Loyal, sincere, and romantic, Cancers tend to provide the proverbial shoulder to cry on for all of their friends and family. But being everyone else's rock can take its toll on this sensitive sign. And when it does, watch out! It's crab city.

Want to spot a Cancer? Look for a wide smile, soft facial features, an athletic build, and a sense of confidence. (Think of Missy Elliott.) For beauty tips and shopping suggestions specific to this sign,


What works if you're a Cancer: Versatility is key, especially because your whims may change at any moment. Stick to tried-and-true natural-looking makeup for the most part, but keep a few funky colors at hand. You'll look especially good in metallics, and luminizers will give your skin a gorgeous glow. (You are, after all, ruled by the moon!) Use your innocent side to your advantage, as Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson do; they usually appear polished, but with a sexy edge (black nail polish, a glossy pout) to their look.

What doesn't: OK, so you know that sexy edge? Don't go too far with it. When Selma Blair cuts her hair in a bob, it's foxy in a cool-girl way. But for Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim, and Courtney Love — three Cancers who know their way around a plastic surgeon's office — the quest to look "perfect" has made them look like totally different people.


Join The Conversation
Divesse Divesse 8 years
I've been scouring the Internet for great tips on Cancer beauty, and props for this! The mood swings and the wide smile describe me, as a Cancer, to a T. So I'll definitely try these ideas out--all I'll need, I guess, is some luminizer to finish it off.
af714 af714 8 years
it's so funny how true this description is!
smiley13tree smiley13tree 8 years
ughh mood swings. I just can't help it.
xoxoGG xoxoGG 8 years
Yeah cancers :)!!
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
It was all true for me, but with my sense of nurture I tend to over eat...Missy Elliot has changed a lot, a lot of people probably remember her from her pre-fit days...
af714 af714 8 years
ha! that is so true. I have soft features and an athletic build and I smile a lot, just like it said. :)
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 8 years
Nice post for us Cancer girls! That "Moon Beam" from Benefit looks interesting! At night, I tend to use eye shadows with a just a little shimmer in it to shine like the moon! Hi to all the Cancers!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
What about Liv Tyler - she is a cancer and totally gorgeous! Us Cancers rock!!! Happy birthday to us! :cake:
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
Hooray for us Cancer's! I waited a whole year for this post! ;)
Spicyeggplant Spicyeggplant 9 years
Awww yay for us Cancer girls!!! Selma and Missy Elliot all in one sign...
sepiaraven sepiaraven 9 years
Yeah I agree with Bella; I mean, I wouldn't pick a fight with her ;) Yeah she's awesome. I'm very Cancer in my mood swings and whims, but I'm not a very good shoulder :s
Beauty Beauty 9 years
You guys don't think Missy looks healthy? She isn't a waif, but she looks curvy and strong to me — she definitely works out.
MzShanon MzShanon 9 years
I don't have an athletic build but about the mood swings you are dead on.
gatsby-esque gatsby-esque 9 years
I agree, seven7...couldn't they come up with some better cancer? (And, for the record, I burst out laughing when I read that Missy Elliot sentence.)
Rose-Cullen Rose-Cullen 9 years
the moody swings definitly fit. :)
seven7 seven7 9 years
No offense, but how does Missy Elliot fit the description "athletic build"? Lil Kim, Pamela Anderson and Courtney Love? Yikes for my sign. While they are all beautiful in their own way, I'm sure, I just was hoping for something more I guess...
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
So the mood swings aren't really my fault? Good to know! ;)
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
Hooray for being a cancer!! :]
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