Beautyscopes: November 2023

The autumn season has descended, with bronze-tipped leaves falling from trees. Just as the trees are shedding their leaves, November is a month for shedding the old and embracing the new. With a full moon in Gemini this month, thoughts and ideas are ready to come full circle.

This is a month to focus on your relationships, Aries. Relationships can allow us to grow and thrive. If you are processing something heavy, lean on others for comfort. Life moves in waves and you’ll be in the position to do the same for your loved ones as well. Good news is on the way this month. When you receive it, share with those closest to you. Their joy will elevate your own.

For days when the stars aren’t aligned in your skincare routine, Starface is here to save the day. The brand has trendy pimple patches that soothe skin and make a fashion statement. Starface encourages you to flaunt your skin while it's healing, instead of hiding it. The patches come in an array of neon colors and funky shapes, evoking a fun, festive feel. Starface’s signature product, Hydro-Stars, has several healing options including Hydro-Star + Salicylic Acid and Hydro-Star + Tea Tree, so you can choose the ingredients that work best for your skin. Their star-shaped design hugs your face's contours as it heals with chic efficacy. For blemishes in the early stages, Micro-Cloud will look cute while soothing irritation. If you crave an edgier look, Black Star will boldly stand out. If you can’t decide which color to choose, Hydro-Star Party Pack and Rainbow Hydro-Stars have an array of colorful choices.

Available: Starface

You’ll be hard at work this month, Taurus. The stars show a productive few weeks are ahead of you. Collaboration is key to success this month. Instead of taking on all the work yourself, team up with others or delegate tasks. Cooperation also builds trust, so this is a great month for networking. Work hard, but don’t overwork yourself this month.

You’ll find yourself on-the-go a lot this November. A chic, functional bag like the Kristen Bag from Marcher, is perfect for travel and everyday use. Think of it as your debonair travel companion. Aside from the bag’s sleek design, it has customizable wearing options to suit your style. Choose any of the four strap options to dress up or dress down your Kristen Bag. The bag’s strap hugs your body, giving you the confidence to go hands-free. The interior pockets help you organize items of any size, so your chapstick won’t go missing for months. One of the greatest features of the Kristen Bag is its hidden exterior pockets. They blend into the bag’s design and allow you to slip extra items into your purse. The ultrasuede lining is silky soft, safely ensconcing your items within. This fashion accessory has amazing durability, allowing you to face life’s daily challenge in comfort and style.

Available: Marcher

The stars hum that “passion” is your word of the month, Gemini. Seek things that stoke the fire inside of you. As an air sign, your passions strike the match. Let your curiosity and creativity fuel you this month. This is a great month to consider an artistic pursuit that engages your mind. Find things that give you answers to the questions you seek.

A bold lip will exude courage and power this month. Indigenous-owned beauty brand, Cheekbone Beauty, has a refillable lip gloss that will help you own your confidence this month. Harmony Lipgloss has five shades inspired by the earth that are perfect for any social situation you find yourself in this month. The gloss has a smooth, satiny application without the tacky aftermath. Its key ingredients of shea butter and sunflower seed oil soften as your lips as they shine. Pigments like Fire and Wild Berry make a dramatic entrance, while Birch, Pink Moon, and Sweet Grass accentuate your natural tones.

Available: Cheekbone Beauty

Work/life balance will be a delicate balancing act this month, Cancer. Additional responsibilities will add tasks to your to-do list, while you crave quiet evenings at home. Carve out some time for yourself each day to give your body and mind time to rest. Consider your to-do list a suggestion rather than a timer to beat. There are plenty of tasks that can wait until tomorrow while you give yourself what you need today.

November is going to be a busy month for you, so you’ll need items that help you optimize your time. This Fast Drying Hair Towel from MASAMI and Once Again Home keeps your locks hydrated while reducing the time it takes for your hair to air dry. The soft towel absorbs water quickly and has a handy loop that makes drying it between washes a cinch. Its innovative design leads to less hair breakage. The Fast Drying Hair Towel is created sustainably from recycled water bottles. There’s nothing the planets love more than environmentally aware consumers and magnificent hair.

Available: MASAMI

Nature is beckoning this month, Leo. As tempting as it can be to sit on your couch and watch Netflix, embrace the great outdoors. A mindful walk will boost your immune system and quiet your busy thoughts. Notice the colors and textures of the leaves and bask in the brilliance of nature’s bounty. Nature has healing properties. Walks will give you time to decompress and work through those pesky thoughts that keep you awake at night.

Sometimes your inner beauty needs a calm moment to center itself. This month, honor your body’s need for rest and relaxation with this Cider and Spice Tea from Bee-Inspired. This tea has a delicious blend of apple, rooibos, and spices that are at the pinnacle of fall’s taste profile. Its sweet, cozy flavor will warm you from the inside out. It blends all the best parts of fall into the perfect cup of tea. For a festive fall beverage, add a dollop of Honey Royale–Sourwood from Bee-Inspired, some cinnamon sticks, a chopped apple, and apple cider. This concoction feels like a cozy embrace on a chilly fall day.

Available: Bee-Inspired

Your community needs you this month, Virgo. Consider donating your time to a cause close to your heart. Instead of buying coffee from a chain, support a local business. Connecting with your community will give you opportunities to meet new people, allowing your circle to grow. Nurture bonds within your community and watch how your perspective transforms.

Past, present, and future exist together in space and time. This month, connect with the beauty traditions of centuries past. The Rosa Mosqueta Chilean Rosehip Facial Oil from Vamigas blends modern design with ancient wisdom. The key ingredient is the Rosa Mosqueta, which is sourced from Latin America. Known for its skin-healing properties, Rosa Mosqueta is a rare ingredient used by indigenous people for generations. Its delicate floral scent doubles as a gentle perfume. The bottle looks like a rare gem. It has a stunning rose-gold glow that beckons the eye from across the room. It looks like a sunset in a bottle. Gently massage the oil into your face and body to soothe and moisturize skin. This glowy potion will give your skin the cocktail of antioxidants and vitamins it needs for inner and outer radiance this month.

Available: Target and Vamigas

This is not the time to take financial risks, Libra. As tempting as that business deal looks, you’ll want to read the fine print and review it with trusted advisors before making decisions. While the stars predict some obstacles early in the month, you will find harmony and equilibrium as the month progresses. Your diplomacy skills will make you stand out this month. Choose words with thought and intention. There’s power behind each one of them.

DR. PAWPAW’s Multipurpose Soothing Balm is the perfect way to smooth and soften your pout, cuticles, and tresses. This clear, multipurpose balm has botanical ingredients like papaya fruit, olive oil, and aloe vera. These key ingredients work in tandem to soothe and repair dry hair and skin. It has a gel-like, silky consistency that blends into your skin like melted butter. DR. PAWPAW’s Multipurpose Soothing Balm is small enough to keep in your pocket or purse, making it an easy travel item for the holiday season. Fashion icon and beauty maven, Victoria Beckham also favors this budget-friendly balm.

Available: Ulta

For Scorpios, November is a month of “me time,” and not just because it's your birthday season. Nurture your body, mind, and spirit with self-care rituals. While it’s tempting to say yes to every invitation, attend only those events that resonate with your mind and body. Your body is a vessel with a finite energy that seeks care and attention.

The cosmos whisper that sleep is of the essence this month. Make sleep a luxurious ritual with this 100% Organic Mulberry Silk Contoured Sleep Mask from Fishers Finery. The smooth silk has an innovative memory foam that hugs your eye area comfortably. For long-lashed Libras, fear not! The lightweight design doesn’t put too much pressure on your eyes, so your lush lashes will stay intact. Its cool, lightweight feel makes sliding into dreams a delicious reality. Sleep like a queen, no matter what size mattress you’re on with this luxurious accessory.

Available: Fishers Finery

Take some time to review your goals in career, love, and life this month, Sagittarius. Writing your intentions on paper makes them louder, so the universe can hear them. November is a reflective time for you to think about designing the life you love. Your future will be built on the things that fuel you, so reflect on those things this month.

For examples of timeless beauty, look to the stars. By stars we mean Hollywood icons of decades past. In honor of the release of Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla this month, we’re bringing back the cat eye. Priscilla x Half Magic has all the tools and instructions you need to create an expert winged eye without smearing. The palette is so easy to use, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. The Magic Flik eyeliner pen slides easily along your lash line. Use the Wing Magician as a guide to stencil your wing in one flick. The Wing Magician lets you customize your wings from subtle to siren in seconds. Complete your queenly look with Eyelectric Extreme Lengthening Mascara and you’ll be set for a night out. This is a limited edition set, so you want to add one to your cart before the exclusive collection sells out.

Available: Ulta, Half Magic, and A24

Seek time with friends and loved ones this month, Capricorn. While solitude can serve you well and help you recharge, too much time alone will stifle your creativity this month. Stay open to invitations from friends and family. Their warmth and joy will inspire you this month.

If your skin could use help finding balance this month, Doctor Rogers has a two-step solution. The new advanced line has a Day Preventative Treatment that protects your skin from solar and environmental stress, including blue light and pollution. The lightweight serum has a quick application. While delicate in application, its antioxidants protect your skin from environmental factors. Follow up with the Night Repair Treatment to increase collagen production and repair solar damage while you sleep. The night cream has a dreamy whipped butter texture. It feels like a decadent face mask, targeting dry spots and leaving them feeling healthy and hydrated by morning. These petite products have powerful properties that are gentle on even the most sensitive skin.

Available: Doctor Rogers

Adventure is calling, Aquarius. This month, embrace opportunities to meet people and visit places that call to you. If you have a large-scale destination in mind, make plans and save for that experience. Whether you’re traveling with a group or solo, this is the perfect time to step into a new setting with an open mind and curiosity.

Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with sleek, high-performing automobiles. The three-pointed star logo extolls Mercedes-Benz's performance “on land, on sea, and in the air.” Mercedes-Benz recently released three fragrances for men inspired by nature’s elements: Air, Land and Sea. These fragrances were formulated by French Master Perfumer Anne Flipo. Her goal was to create scents that could stand uniquely on their own or blend together harmoniously. The trilogy is a mesmerizing olfactory experience. Air has a calm, cooling scent with notes of Armoise oil, angelica, petit grain, and citrus, and turmeric leaf. The herbaceous notes leave a refreshing, woodsy aroma in their wake. Land evokes a sense of practicality with its earthy musk. Like a hike through a forest, it emanates a clean, woodsy warmth. Sea invigorates the senses with a rejuvenating blend of violet leaf, tangerine, and seaweed. Its citrusy, aquatic qualities call to mind a cloudless afternoon of sailing. When layered, the trilogy generates an exhilarating elixir worthy of the elements that bear their names. These fragrances are the scent equivalent of the purr of a Mercedes-Benz’s engine.

Available: Mercedes-Benz and Belk

If you feel like October turned you upside down, you’re not alone, Pisces. While fall activities come but once a year, they can wreak havoc on your schedule. If you feel unbalanced, this is the time to settle into a routine. With a healthy mix of self-compassion and discipline, find daily rituals that calm your nervous system.

Luxurious routines will center you this month. The First Edition Pair from Biography has everything you need for a decadent evening shower ritual. Its scents evoke a cozy afternoon reading by the fireplace, with your favorite fall drink in hand. The First Edition fragrance has delicate notes of fresh-cut flowers and herbs, with a gentle woodsy musk. Biography’s Hand & Body Wash gently exfoliates and cleanses without stripping your skin. This gel-based cleanser forms a luxurious, sudsy lather that leaves your skin feeling clean and hydrated. Follow up your cleanser with Biography’s Hand & Body Cream. It melts into your shower-damp skin like melted butter, for more supple skin. These plant-based products have sustainable ingredients and are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re also the perfect accoutrements for a home spa day.

Available: Biography