We can’t be perfect all the time – not even Virgos (the perfectionists of the zodiac). But our quirks are beautiful, right? However, as far as our beauty quirks go, our horoscopes may play a major part in determining our bad habits. From sentimental Taureans who can’t let go of old makeup, to idealistic Libras who’d rather pick off their entire gel mani than put up with a chip out of place, our zodiac personalities can go some way in explaining the reasons behind our faux pas.
It’s something that online beauty retailer, BeyondBeautiful has been geeking up on. They looked into the connection between certain star signs and their most common bad beauty habits. Curious? Us too. Here’s what they reckon is your worst beauty habit and how to break it…
SLEEPING IN MAKEUP
(22nd November-21st December)
Sags are known for their sense of adventure. You want to get out there, get going and experience as much as you can, which doesn’t leave very much time for double cleansing, or even single cleansing. But if you want to protect your skin (and your sheets), it’s a good idea to stash some muslin cloths and a cleansing lotion on your bedside table for a quick de-gunk before you hit the hay.
Fellow Sagittarians: Miley Cyrus, Zoe Kravitz, Britney Spears, Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift
(22nd December-19th January)
Caps are practical. You know that exfoliating is the quickest short-cut to glowier skin and you’re up to speed with what makes a decent skincare regimen. Squeaky clean skin makes you feel fresh, just don’t over-do it. You’ll have no face left. Go gentle and stick to twice a week.
Fellow Capricorns: Michelle Obama, Dolly Parton, Kate Moss, Mary J Blige, Duchess of Cambridge, Zooey Deschanel
NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER
(20th January-18th February)
Aquarians are forward-thinkers. You’re free-spirited, open-minded and often pre-occupied with a bunch of different projects, which means you can get distracted from simple things, like remembering to take a breath and stay hydrated. While you’re symbol is the water-bearer, you could do with drinking some more of it yourself. To remind you, keep a reusable water bottle handy, and remember to give your skin a drink to with a quenching moisturiser.
Fellow Aquarians: Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Shakira, Chloe Grace Moretz, Yara Shahidi
FORGETTING TO WASH YOUR PILLOW
(19th February-20th March)
Pisces, you’re a nurturer, and it’s important to you to make those closest to you feel safe and secure. But alongside taking care of everyone else, make sure you take a moment to create a sanctuary for yourself. You’re also a dreamer with an impressive imagination, so fresh sheets and a gentle cleansing ritual before bedtime will help.
Fellow Pisces: Rihanna, Drew Barrymore, Emily Blunt, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong’o, Rebel Wilson
NOT USING SUNSCREEN
(21st March-19th April)
As the first fire sign of the zodiac, aries are known for their passionate and impulsive personalities. You’re a natural born leader, you like to get stuff done, but you’re also impatient, so you’d rather skip unnecessary steps than get bogged down with faff. One product you shouldn’t flunk out on though, is sunscreen, so invest in a good SPF. And since you can be a little hot-headed you could do with something soothing in your stash. Taking a sec to massage in some aftersun when you’re feeling overheated will give your mind and your body some chill time.
Fellow aries: Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Kristen Stewart, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson
KEEPING OLD MAKEUP
(20th April-20th May)
Awww Taurus, you’re kind and dependable. You’re a steady force for others, but your practicality and sentimentality mean you like to hold onto things that (honestly) you probably don’t need. That eye crayon you bought in year nine might come in handy at a future fancy dress party, but given you’ve got 16 of them that you don’t use, you might want to think about letting go, eh? Cull.
Fellow taurus: Adele, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba, Gal Gadot, Janet Jackson, Cher, Tina Fey
BITING YOUR NAILS
(21st May-20th June)
You’re a hard one to pin down gemini. On the face of it, you’re charming, expressive, sociable and fun to be around, but you can also be a little scatty and go from feeling on top of the world to nervy-woo. When you’re mind’s on other things, you’re a secret nail biter. Quit it! Try focusing your mind elsewhere, maybe try meditation, or failing that, that funky tasting nail polish. You know the stuff.
Fellow geminis: Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Venus Williams, Lucy Hale
PLAYING WITH (AND OILING UP) YOUR HAIR
(21st June-22nd July)
You’re loyal and romantic, cancer. You’re a girl-next-door type – sensitive, intuitive and there for others – but you also need reassurance yourself. You’re a flirt and a hair-flicker, and when you’re feeling nervous or bored, you tend to play with your hair even more, hence, you’re best armed with a tin of dry-shampoo.
Fellow cancerians: Margot Robbie, Ariana Grande, Mindy Kaling, Meryl Streep, Lana Del Ray, Selena Gomez
(23rd July-22nd August)
Leo, let’s be honest, you’re fabulous and you know it. You’re the life and soul of the party, and you like to look the part. Your glam is next level. You can pull off a look that’s powerful and sexy from a phwoarr blow dry to poker-straight strands. And, like your symbol, the lion, your mane is important to you. Just make sure you give it some TLC in between all that styling with a heat protection spray and deep-conditioning mask.
Fellow leos: JLo, Rose Byrne, Sandra Bullock, Megan Markle, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence
(23rd August-22nd September)
No-one likes spots, but for a virgo? Um nah, it won’t do. You’re a Monica Geller type. You like things to be orderly, zen and quite literally, spotless. So if a pimple erupts, you can’t help but take matters into your own hands to get rid. But instead of squeezing (which can make things so much worse), have some patience and stick to a spot treatment like salicylic acid instead, which should clear things up without leaving marks behind.
Fellow virgos: Beyonce, Zendaya, Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz, Taraji P. Henson, Lili Reinhart
PICKING OFF GEL MANICURES
(23rd September-22nd October)
Libra your symbol is the scales, you like balance and enjoy beautiful things like art and culture. You have high standards and a chipped mani won’t fit the bill, plus it’s also an opportunity to try something new. But rather than picking (which can ruin your nails) do it right by soaking it off in acetone, or treating yourself to a professional removal, buff and cuticle oil. Much better.
Fellow libras: Serena Williams, Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brie Larson, Hilary Duff, Gwen Stefani
WORKING OUT IN MAKEUP
(23rd October-21 November)
Scorpios are assertive, powerful and will push themselves to the max. But lean into your softer side and show yourself some of that fierce friendship that you give your closest friends. You don’t need to fire on all cylinders all the time. Rather than hitting the gym, then straight onto the next thing on your schedule, go barefaced, deep clean your skin after (no-one wants gym sweat gunking up their pores all day), and take some time to smell the roses, before you take on your next challenge.
Fellow scorpios: Ciara, Kendall Jenner, Kiernan Shipka, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams, Hailey Bieber