Beautyscopes

By Dian Mills

Originally published May 2013



Optimistic Aries is the quintessential glass-half-full girl. Rain doesn’t ruin one day, it helps the next to shine. Bad news only makes good news seem even better. Aging doesn’t really happen if nobody notices it! To keep any aging she might do from becoming noticeable, she turns to Sarah McNamara’s Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal. A multifunctional eye and face concealer, it uses a breakthrough M3 complex to minimize imperfections, cover dark circles and blemishes and soothe her skin with white rose and chamomile extracts. The result: eternal youth (or as close as she’ll get)! Fill your glass at Sephora and Nordstrom stores and online at www.miracleskintransformer.com, www.sephora.com and www.nordstrom.com.

RAMbling Roses: Reese Witherspoon, March 22; Alyson Hannigan, March 24; Katharine McPhee, March 25; Kristen Stewart, April 9; Victoria Beckham, April 17; Jennifer Garner, April 17; Kate Hudson, April 1
  



Sensual Taurus loves to define each new season with a luxurious scent. Cozy, musky winter led to bright, floral spring. Now, here comes summer! Time to add a little fruit. Oranges en Fleurs by the House of Houbigant is exactly the olfactory treat she needs to greet the days of sunshine and picnics with gusto. A celebration of the orange tree, it combines Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine, tuberose, orange leaf absolute and nutmeg-spiced ylang to create a perfectly balanced, modern fragrance. Add to that a gorgeous bottle styled in an updated Baccarat crystal motif and smell won’t be the only sense she’ll awaken! Give your aura a little je ne sais quoi at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus stores.

Bully For Her: Bettie Page, April 22; Carol Burnett, April 26; Uma Thurman, April 29; Adele, May 5; Dian Mills, May 10; Malin Ackerman, May 12; Madeleine Albright, May 15
  



Energetic Gemini is the busiest girl in the zodiac. Her hands are, literally, always into something! Life is never boring, but her poor skin can only take so much before the effects of all that action begin to show. To keep her hands looking like they belong with the rest of her, she needs Jan Marini Bioglycolic Hand and Body Lotion. Combining the rejuvenating benefits of glycolic acid with specialized ingredients, this soothing formula smoothes contour irregularities due to uneven fat distribution and minimizes any evidence of aging and environmental damage to leave her paws clear, smooth and as soft as a couch potato. Bring on the next grueling adventure! Find out where to dip your own hands in the fountain of youth at www.janmarini.com.

Double Trouble: Pam Grier, May 26; Heidi Klum, June 1; Marilyn Monroe, June 1; Natalie Portman, June 9; Venus Williams, June 17; Zoe Saldana, June 19; Stevie Nicks, June 26
  



Adaptable Cancer is a natural chameleon, able to quickly change her look to fit any situation. Her secret Clark Kent – Superman weapon: great lipstick! It’s amazing what a simple change of color can do to transform her face (and attitude), so half of the 16 shades of Avon Totally Kissable lipcolor have a permanent spot in her handbag. Blending silkening avocado and coconut oils, they give her full coverage conditioning color while gently puffing up her pucker with an extra zap of fruit enzymes. Sweet, sexy, demure, dramatic? Anytime, anywhere! Transform all of your personalities at www.avon.com.

Soft Shells: Meryl Streep, June 22; Frances McDormand, June 23; Deborah Harry, July 1; Princess Diana, July 1; Olivia Munn, July 3; Kristen Bell, July 18; Selena Gomez, July 22
  



Spirited Leo is at her best when she’s leading the charge up a hill to victory. Or the girls down the street to happy hour. Leading anybody anywhere comes naturally, and she takes her role as a natural leader very seriously. She can’t have people looking to her for inspiration and finding dry skin and wrinkles, so she arms it daily with Adventuress Boldly Nourishing Moisturizer. Its formula - an exclusive, targeted delivery system featuring essential emollients like French rose hip and evening primrose, antioxidants and micronutrients - is as bold and effective as she is. With her ethereal glow firmly in place, her devotees will follow her anywhere! Age-proof your skin at www.goadventuress.com.

Hear Them Roar: Anna Paquin, July 24; Helen Mirren, July 26; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Martha Stewart, August 3; Viola Davis, August 11; Jennifer Lawrence, August 15; Loretta Devine, August 21
  



Intelligent Virgo spends most of her time inside her own head. Thinking is what she does best and every element of her life gets a major daily dose of it! That much thinking inevitably leads to overthinking, though, and the simplest decisions end up taking hours to make – hours usually meant for taking care of herself. When she does manage to give her inside a break, she needs quick, effective help for her neglected outside. Santalia Clinical’s Calming Mask is a perfect fit. In only the time it takes to dry, this rich, intoxicating mineral and sandalwood mask naturally reduces swelling and redness, purifying and balancing her skin while soothing her senses. She’s refreshed and renewed in plenty of time to enjoy a few minutes of calm before her brainstorm kicks in again. Give your skin a deep breath at www.santaliashop.com.

Mercury Rising: Blake Lively, August 25; Salma Hayek, September 2; Beyonce, September 4; Chrissie Hynde, September 7; P!nk, September 8; Amy Poehler, September 16; Anne Bancroft, September 17
  



Easygoing Libra is a people magnet. She can walk into a coffee shop and walk out with three new best friends! She’s got plenty of them already, but is always on the hunt for more. A buddy roster that big means that her social calendar is stuffed to the gills, so every moment saved while prepping for fun can be spent actually having some. Atopalm BB Cream streamlines three of her skin-perfecting steps into one quickie! Hydrating with patented MLE technology (which mimics her skin’s natural lipids), it protects her with vitamins, antioxidants and broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen while evening out and brightening her tone with mineral color. The result: a fresh, flawless face that’s ready to charm the masses. Fine tune your aura (and routine) at www.atopalm.com.

Scale It Up: Olivia Newton-John, September 26; Serena Williams, September 26; Julie Andrews, October 1; Kate Winslet, October 5; Rachel McAdams, October 7; Sigourney Weaver, October 8; Freida Pinto, October 18
  



Independent Scorpio loves her own company. Not that her friends and family aren’t terrific, she just prefers to do whatever she likes whenever she likes without having to work around another person’s needs. Solo vacations are her forte, and she hits the road every chance she gets. Traveling alone means carrying your own bags, though, so the Squid Travel Bag/Organizer is her carry-on staple. Both compact and roomy, this cute contraption features two zippered compartments, an expandable middle with handles, four outside pockets and six stretchable mesh pockets. With all of her toiletries, gadgets and other small essentials neatly tucked away, who needs to check a bag? Keep your bit and pieces in place at www.squidpacks.com.

Stingalicious: Katy Perry, October 25; Jenny McCarthy, November 1; Tilda Swinton, November 5; Emma Stone, November 6; Grace Kelly, November 12; Jodie Foster, November 19; Goldie Hawn, November 21
  



Straightforward Sagittarius is famous for her bluntness. She means well, but her idea of helping people often means constructively criticizing things most others wouldn’t. The upside: she always seems to offer great solutions! When her eagle eye hits the mirror, any pesky imperfections are immediately targeted for eradication. Her newest weapon: Bye Bye Redness™Neutralizing Correcting Cream from It Cosmetics. Silky smooth, creamy and nude-colored (rather than tricky red or green), this hydrating concealer uses suspended red cancelling and color correcting pigments to erase red tones no matter what put them there. The universal shade even works with her body chemistry to create perfect, crease-free coverage that lasts as long as she does! Render yourself uncriticizable at www.itcosmetics.com, QVC and www.qvc.com.

Her Aim is True: Christina Applegate, November 25; Tina Turner, November 26; Kathryn Bigelow, November 27; Bette Midler, December 1; Tyra Banks, December 4; Judi Dench, December 9; Taylor Swift, December 13
  



Responsible Capricorn is a classic do-it-yourself beauty. She loves to feel fresh and pretty, especially now that sun and sand is right around the corner, but the idea of spending a bundle to have somebody else prep her skin for summer leaves her cold. Her awesomely affordable alternative: St. Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin! This classic at-home treatment softly smoothes away layers of blah from her fabulous face, leaving only radiance and excitement behind. Treat yourself to a sulfate-free dose of renewal at major beauty retailers and department stores nationwide.

Capricornucopia: Helena Christensen, December 25; Tracey Ullman, December 30; Katie Couric, January 7; Pat Benatar, January 10; Kirstie Alley, January 12; Betty White, January 17; Dolly Parton, January 19
  



Witty Aquarius lives to make people feel good. Whether it’s by telling a joke or complimenting their shoes, she goes out of her way to leave people smiling. Making herself smile tends to take a back seat, though, so she has to find quick, easy ways to brighten up when her light dims. A bucket of popcorn and her favorite movie take care of the inside, and the Skin Effects 5 Minute Facial Kit has her outside covered. This gentle, high-performing two-step facial delivers a fresh, youthful complexion before the opening credits finish rolling! Refreshed and renewed, back she goes to the kind-hearted salt mines. Treat yourself to speedy perfection at CVS drugstores and www.cvs.com.

The Water’s Fine: Geena Davis, January 21; Ellen DeGeneres, January 26; Oprah Winfrey, January 29; Kerry Washington, January 31; Shakira, February 2; Elizabeth Banks, February 10; Jennifer Aniston, February 11; Christina Ricci, February 12
  



Adventurous Pisces loves trying new things. Whether it’s her barista’s latest latte concoction or a funky new eyeshadow palette, she’s all over it. When it comes to skin care, she’s tough to pin down. So many fun choices, why marry just one? No 7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator from Boots is the one thing she keeps on her radar. Fast-acting and sensitive skin friendly, it gives her spa-worthy results at a do-it-yourself price. Brightness, softness, diminished fine lines...and it smells great! She’ll have a new lipstick tomorrow, but her skin treatment slot is filled. Fill yours at us.boots.com and major beauty retailers everywhere.

Up the Yin Yang: Ellen Page, February 21; Drew Barrymore, February 22; Chelsea Handler, February 25; Rashida Jones, February 25; Elizabeth Taylor, February 27; Patricia Mills, March 1; Carrie Underwood, March 10; Eva Longoria, March 15
  
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