Beautyscopes

By Madeline Fisk

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Summer may be winding down but your August is still looking bright, read on for products and words of wisdom to make this your best month yet!




Aries, this is a month full of surprises for you. Be ready to have your schedule interrupted and your priorities shifted. With each surprise will be a new opportunity or adventure for you to take on. Head into August with an open mind and all will be well. Your colorful personality will shine brightly and spread your joys and successes to those around you. With a month full of unexpected surprises you will want to make sure you look your best each and everyday. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) collection will become your go to hair care regimen. The sulfate and silicone free collection delivers salon worthy results. Our favorite product in the collection after the shampoo and conditioner is the In Shower Styler. Work the cream through hair and lightly rinse, then air-dry and go about your day with perfectly tousled hair! While this month is full of the unexpected, make sure your ‘do is nothing but perfect!

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PHD) Collection, $10-$59 Living Proof | Ulta | Sephora
  



Taurus, August will be a busy month for you full of new opportunities, friends and memories. August will push you out of your comfort zone in more ways than one. Get ready to adapt to change and embrace any challenges thrown your way. Your goals may shift in a new direction but don’t allow it to discourage you from achieving your dreams! This is a month for you to clear your mind and keep it open to new ideas and plans. With a busy month that will have you going a million miles a minute you won’t have much time for mid-day makeup touchups. Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed is the perfect palette for you to toss in your purse and go. With a blush, bronzer and highlight it is your perfect all-in-one product. You never know when life will require a bit more glow but with this palette you will always be prepped and ready!

Urban Decay Naked Flushed, $34 Urban Decay | Ulta | Sephora
  



August is a month of accomplishment for you, Gemini. During the last month of summer all of your hard work and dedication will pay off in a big way. With this newfound success will be an abundant social life that will keep you busy well into the change of seasons. Make sure that while you are enjoying the satisfaction of your success that you are still networking and connecting with the right people. While one goal has been achieved, a new one will form and the right people will help you go for it. You already have a sense of charisma and wit about you Gemini, so this month during all your socializing make sure you wear a fragrance that is alluring and complements you. Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum is the perfect powdery and fresh scent with notes of lilies. This is unique scent to will linger long after your strong personality has captured the attention in the room.

Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Parfum, $77-$150 Cartier | Sephora | Nordstrom
  



Cancer, these past few months have been fun for you socially but as you move into the month of August you may be feeling a bit dwindled and exhausted financially and mentally. Don’t let these feelings overcome you or stop you from being the best that you can be. August will bring light into your life and with that light comes a break in all your current stresses. You will have opportunities to refresh your mind and bank account. With each opportunity will come a financial blessing. The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette is the perfect addition to your makeup collection and metaphor to your life. For every dark moment comes a fresh and light opportunity. During the month of August let the only shade thrown at you be in the form of a smokey shadow and make sure you highlight all that’s great from your brow bone to your new adventures.

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette, $48 Kat Von D | Sephora
  



Leo, get ready for your best month yet this year. August will bring your defining moment in both your career and personal life. This month will clear up a hazy future and let you set goals with a bright and sharp perspective. You have been so busy all summer working hard that you’ve hardly had the time to step back and look at all you’ve done. It’s time to give yourself credit where credit is due. August is just the beginning of a bright and successful future for you Leo and with that you should have an equally bright and clear complexion. Elizabeth Arden’s Skin Illuminating Retexturizing Pads will renew, resurface and rejuvenate dull and worn out skin. Amino and glycolic acids as well as natural essential oils work together to deliver a glowing and radiant complexion. August will be your month to glow from the inside out, Leo!

Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Exfoliating Facial Pads, $56 Elizabeth Arden | Macy’s
  



Virgo, this month will be busy and full of many demands both professionally and socially. Try not to fret or let your stress show. With all these new demands will come new opportunities that will open so many doors. August is going to be a month of working hard only to have it all pay off soon. Make sure that you are still taking care of yourself this month, no skimping on self-care and rest. When life throws you a curveball it’s best to accept the new struggles with an open mind in order to set a clear solution to the problem. Make sure to think big picture this month and to not sweat the small stuff. Clarins’ new Pore Perfecting Matifying Kit with Blotting Papers and Powder is the perfect 2-in-1 compact to keep stashed in your desk, purse and makeup kit. It will keep shine at bay and leave behind an airbrushed finish on even your most stressful of days. Keep your head up this month, you totally got this and Clarins is there to help!

Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Kit with Blotting Papers & Powder, $48 Clarins | Nordstrom
  



July was a month of hard work and dedication so August will be one of socializing and enjoying the last bit of summer. Libra, this month is your month of total relaxation from work. It’s okay to take some time off to enjoy yourself. Get together with some friends and plan a big end of summer bash. When August comes to an end you will feel refreshed, revitalized and ready to take on the fall. With busy days of socializing and humid August temps the last thing you want to worry about is your foundation melting right off your face. Laura Mercier’s Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation has a medium to full semi-matte finish. It blends flawlessly into skin with either a brush or sponge and works well with all moisturizers, primers and other makeup. This is your month to really take advantage of summer and enjoy what’s left of the warm weather.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, $48 Laura Mercier | Sephora
  



Scorpio, get ready for your most important month of the year. August is going to bring you changes in all aspects of your life. You will have amazing career opportunities presented to you as well as new acquaintances coming into your life. Take a deep breath because sometimes change is hard for you to handle. Just know that everything is going to work out for you, in August, which will set you up for a strong rest of the year. With all the new change headed your way make sure you take the time to still care for yourself. Hide signs of fatigue or late nights with The True Cream Aqua Bomb by Belif. This gel/cream hybrid instantly sinks into skin while cooling and rejuvenating for a totally relaxed and moisturized complexion. Made with apothecary herbs and lady’s mantle you will not only get a punch of antioxidants but also the soothing scent will clear your mind. Get ready to thrive this month, Scorpio! You deserve it!

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, $22-$38 Sephora
  



August will be a fantastic month for you, Sagittarius. Take this last month of summer to get out there and travel or do something you’ve never done before. Now is your time to take a bold risk. Opportunities in both your career and social life will come up and you should take them on with all you’ve got. It’s never too late to try something new because it could end up turning into a new hobby or passion. August will bring good things and it’s up to you how you radiate that positivity to others. With your glowing personality it only makes sense to match your outside to your inner soul. Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse is the perfect product to give you safe and natural looking color without stepping into the sun or that fake tan smell. What’s even better is this formula lasts 2-3 weeks meaning that you can apply it once and head out for all your adventures without the worry of touchups! So take the month of August to bask in all its warm weather glory, it will surely be one to remember!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse, $54 Vita Liberata | Sephora | Ulta
  



August is going to be one crazy month full of mystery and opportunity, Capricorn. You will have new people coming into your life (maybe even that special someone). With these new connections will come new opportunities to boost your career and social life, while they may seem a little unclear at first just go into them knowing it will all work out. Finances should be flowing happily this month meaning you’ll have one less stress to worry about. Look to friends and family this month for advice when trying to make decisions. When each day brings a new adventure you are going to want to make sure you are putting your best face forward each and every day. The Real Techniques PowderBleu 6-pc. brush collection is a powerhouse set that’s sure to give you an airbrushed look to take on the day. Their FauxBleu technology gives their synthetic bristles the same high quality results as blue squirrel hair and works wonders with all powder cosmetics. Aside from their luxuriously soft touch they will also be the focal point on your vanity with their deep and passionate inky navy color. August is the month for you to trust your gut and take on an opportunity that may be risky up front but will pay off big time in the end!

Real Techniques PowderBleu Brush Collection, $10-$25 Real Techniques
  



August is going to move your life in a new direction so sit tight, Aquarius. With summer coming to an end it’s only natural to ask what’s next? Throughout the month be prepared to have two changes make their way into your life. How you handle these events is up to you but know that they have the ability to extremely beneficial to your life. August is the month to reevaluate your goals, pick up new ones and set your life on a solid path for the rest of 2017. Just like your life, summer is beginning to transition and change as well which means it’s time to start rocking deeper and bolder lip shades. The Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner from Wander Beauty comes in 5 perfect shades that will take you from late summer well into fall. The liner side delivers shape and definition, while the lipstick side gives off major pigment and moisture with its grape seed extract, coconut and jojoba oil formula. It’s normal for things to start changing this time of year, don’t fret too much but rather just enjoy all the things that are sure to be headed your way!

Wander Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner, $28 each Wander Beauty | Sephora
  



Pisces, this month you will accomplish some big goals as well as find resolutions and solutions to past problems. This summer you have been working hard on your goals without much thought to anything else. All that hard work will finally pay off and you will be able to dedicate more time to areas that may have been lacking. Take the time to get together with friends and family members to talk through what might have been bothering you or them in the past. You have been so busy that it’s time to just take a break, catch your breath and enjoy time with those closest to you. While you’re busy catching up with friends and family let First Aid Beauty’s Hello FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint work to repair and protect your complexion from pollution, the sun and all other environmental aggressors. Its breathable formula with light-to-medium natural coverage is packed with nutrient rich super foods and has an SPF of 30. Take the time in August to get your life and complexion prepped and ready for the upcoming change of seasons and an exciting rest of 2017!

First Aid Beauty’s Hello FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint, $34 First Aid Beauty | Sephora
  
Originally published August 2017

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