The Perfect Beauty Gift For Every Zodiac-Lover on Your Holiday List
Whether you're an avid daily horoscope reader or not, there's something undeniably intriguing about the insights revealed by the zodiac. As it turns out, the distinct characteristics of each sign can also be quite telling of their ideal beauty presents. This holiday season, we're looking to the stars — and astrologer Kimberly Peta Dewhirst of StarSignStyle.com — for some shopping guidance. Read on to discover the perfect beauty gifts for every star sign on your list.
Aquarius: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase
Why it's perfect for Aquarius: Aquarians are some of the hardest people to please, as their progressive mindset drives them to be the first to know about, and purchase, the newest supercool product to hit the market.
"The perfect gift for them needs to be something cool, innovative, and scientific to meet their forward-thinking attitude," Dewhirst said. Here's one that speaks to their affinity for technological advancements and also happens to be quite luxurious. The stunning gold pillowcase is woven with copper oxide fibers (which are activated by moisture in the skin) to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. Aquarian or not, who wouldn't love a lifetime of skin-perfecting beauty sleep?
Shop it: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase ($60)
Pisces: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Why it's perfect for Pisces: "As the mermaid of the zodiac, Pisces are all about that soft, enigmatic, ethereal glow," Dewhirst explained. This luxurious highlighting palette delivers exactly that in the most stunning Instagram-worthy compact imaginable. It includes two solid and three marbled powders that look almost too pretty to touch. But when you do, we promise the resulting halo-like luminescence is every bit fitting for a mermaid.
Shop it: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette in Surreal Light ($80)
Aries: Benefit Cosmetics Bigger Bolder Brows Kit
Why it's perfect for Aries: Bold brows are always a good look, and when you're an Aries, they're especially important. "Ruled by the ram, Aries charges through life full force. It's lucky for them to emphasize strong, bold brows that show the world their forthright, dynamic energy," Dewhirst said.
Here's a kit that arms you with every tool you could possibly need to achieve Gaga-like brows (a fellow Aries, FYI). Sure, it's got the classic pencil, gel, and cream color, but it also comes stocked with brow stencils and a brow stencil holder — yes, that's a thing! — for flawlessly defined arches.
Shop it: Benefit Cosmetics Bigger Bolder Brows Kit ($34)
Taurus: Fresh Rose Hydrating Ritual
Why it's perfect for Taurus: Taurus is one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac with a natural affinity for beauty and relaxation. "They are the ruler of flowers and all about pretty pink colors and rose scents," Dewhirst said.
This rose-inspired skin care set covers all the bases. For starters, it's called a "ritual," which evokes a relaxing and soothing feeling before you even dive into the products. Then you open the bottles and jars (including an alcohol-free toner, a cooling eye gel cream, a mask formulated with real rose petals, and a tinted lip balm), and you experience immediate floral freshness. It's basically a spa in a box.
Shop it: Fresh Rose Hydrating Ritual ($64)
Gemini: Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish Set
Why it's perfect for Gemini: Geminis are the twin star and represent duality. They are representative of two personalities: one that is very communicative and social, and one that is more serious and mischievous. "A Gemini is very animated and loves to talk with their hands. They are also quite dexterous and good at nail art," Dewhirst said. This glittering nail polish set speaks to both inner personalities with a sophisticated oxblood red as well as two sparkling shades (gold and rose gold) for detailing and accents.
Shop it: Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish Set ($24)
Cancer: Guerlain Météorites Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder
Why it's perfect for Cancer: Cancerians are ruled by the moon and are known to have a lunar-like complexion that is every bit as beautiful as it sounds. "They love anything that helps to emphasize the luminosity of their skin," Dewhirst suggested. A dusting of these colorful powders over the face delivers the radiant pearly finish of a full moon day or night. The decorative jar is a gift in itself and something worthy of display, meaning they will think of you (and thank you) every single time they use it.
Leo: Living Proof Full of Joy Kit
Why it's perfect for Leos: "Leos' focus is on the hair, big hair representative of their symbol, the Lion," Dewhirst explained. This volumizing trio helps to build up natural volume from the root so hair doesn't fall flat by lunchtime. A patented thickening molecule used throughout the line beefs up individual strands and results in all-over fullness that's both soft and shiny. Just add a small dab of thickening cream from midlengths to ends and a little oomph at the root, and boom: one seriously sexy mane.
Shop it: Living Proof Full of Joy Kit ($52)
Virgo: Tata Harper's Daily Essentials: Natural Age-Defying Skin Care Discovery Kit
Why it's perfect for Virgo: As the health queens of the zodiac, Virgos are all about a fresh, feel-good appearance. "These are your friends that go crazy for natural, organic skin care," Dewhirst said. And this farm-to-face all-star kit will spoil them rotten. The glass bottles and jars feel like they were made with love in a small kitchen, which isn't so far from the truth. The products are all formulated and packaged on a Vermont farm with 100 percent natural ingredients that combat fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, dehydration, and just about any other skin concern you'd ever want to address. This full regimen has it all: it includes a cleanser to gently wash away daily grime, a resurfacing mask for an instant glow, and a lineup of serums, oils, and moisturizers that will leave the Virgos on your list fresh and glowing.
Libra: Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour
Why it's perfect for Libra: "These charming individuals are the beauty queens of the zodiac, ruled by Venus and centered on beauty, harmony, and peace," Dewhirst explained. They are very knowledgeable of beauty and fashion and likely have a makeup collection that rivals that of any makeup artist. It's hard to find a product they don't already have in their stash, but these ultraluxurious lip colors from fashion icon Christian Louboutin are a welcome addition to even the most extensive beauty bag. "The rich, velvety texture is also very Libra," Dewhirst added. It's a gift that is sure to impress even the most advanced beauty-lover.
Shop it: Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour ($90)
Scorpio: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye Palette
Why it's perfect for Scorpio: "Scorpio is currently in hibernation mode, maneuvering behind the scenes," Dewhirst said. A dark smoky eye taps into their mysterious nature and further enhances their already-sexy, magnetic gaze. Help them achieve the most smoldering eyes imaginable with this darker rendition of the cult classic Naked palette. The mix of shimmering and matte shades is decadent and blends like a dream on lids.
Shop it: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye Palette ($54)
Sagittarius: Stowaway Cosmetics The Essentials Kit
Why it's perfect for Sagittarius: Sagittarius has recently been bogged down with a ton of new responsibilities. "Now is their time to break from the office to travel and harness their spirit of adventure," Dewhirst said. "They also love a vibrant, cherry red lip, which plays to their cheerful, jovial personality," she added.
This pint-sized mini makeup collection simplifies the whole packing process with a lineup of beauty essentials to fit in the palm of your hand (seriously!). Each tube is preciously pint-sized — just look at that adorable crimson lipstick! — but the formulas are as rich and pigmented as full-sized products. The whole miniature set will make the heart of any Sagittarius melt.
Shop it: Stowaway Cosmetics The Essentials Kit ($100)
Capricorn: Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
Why it's perfect for Capricorn: Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of the skin and skeletal systems. "They are thought to have amazing cheekbones and facial structure," Dewhirst said. Their hard-working personality is a sign they will put in the time to do all the sculpting and contouring that so many of us are too lazy to do. The mix of cream and powder formulas in this eco-chic palette gives Capricorns the ability to adjust the intensity of their look with one stroke.
Shop it: Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette ($45)