Beautyscopes: October 2018

Happy October! This month is one of our favorites, not only do we have an excuse to whip out our favorite cozy sweaters and sip on pumpkin spice lattes, we also see thousands come together for one important cause, breast cancer awareness – breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women. As a bonus this month, there is one product that we felt fit all signs, one that deserves to be seen by all – IT Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush. This limited edition densely-packed heart shaped brush features a heart-shaped glitter handle and proceeds from the sales support the Look Good Feel Better foundation, a group aimed at helping women feel beautiful as they experience cancer related changes to their appearances.

IT Cosmetic Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush | $30 | Ulta

Aries, this month is all about you finding your inner peace. Take the month to look back on the relationships around you and what they may be lacking. Building stronger communication this month will set you in motion for have a solid final quarter of 2018. As you begin to seek further within yourself, you will bring about a burst of creativity and spontaneity – giving your life the boost it’s been so desperately seeking. Speaking of spontaneous boosts, give your hair the same kind of love and attention with Living Proof’s Full Root Lift Spray. Sometimes all it takes is a little push or lift to set your life (and hair) back in motion!

Living Proof Full Root Lift Spray | $28 | Ulta Sephora Living Proof

Taurus, fall is finally in full swing and you may feel as if your life is all over the place, but don’t fret, because it’s actually just in the process of some major changes...GOOD changes. Spend your time this month nurturing the relationships with those closest to you. Say yes to new challenges and opportunities and try to keep an open mind as the month unfolds.

With all the new changes and adventures headed your way this month your complexion runs the risk of showing signs of exhaustion. To make sure you are always looking your very best, First Aid Beauty created their Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer. This super lightweight concealer brightens and evens skin tone and dark circles. Formulated with avocado oil to nourish and hydrate the delicate under eye area - helping to keep your skin as instagrammable as the trendy avocado toast you just ate for breakfast.

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Bendy Avocado Concealer | $22 | Sephora

Let loose this month, Gemini. From work events to Halloween parties, you are sure to have a month booked full of fun. Spend your weekend afternoons doing fall activities like drinking cider at orchards and going pumpkin picking, then spend your nights socializing with friends and family. Having a month to catch up on your personal life will do wonders for your overall mental health as we head into the final stretch of the year.

As temperatures start to drop, wardrobes begin to shift from bright summer shades to deep autumnal hues. When it comes to makeup, you may find yourself leaning more towards the more mattified, vampy looks opposed to a summer glow. Karity, a Beauty News NYC favorite brand, recently launched their Blush Bomb blush palettes. Choosing a right blush shade is totally dependent on your unique complexion but for fall we definitely have heart eyes for the Coral Kaboom and Burgundy Blast variations of the palette. Each palette offers two blushes and a blinding highlight, giving you everything you need to create a dimensional pop to the cheeks and acing your fall makeup looks.

Karity Blush Bomb Palettes | $14 | Karity

Take a break from your professional life this month to reconnect with yourself and friends. After a long and busy September, you’re in desperate need of socializing with those who know you best. Taking the time to focus on every non-career aspect of your life can improve your overall well-being and mental health.

During this transition from summer to fall your skin may go through a bit of a rough patch, begging for a switch in routine. As you take time to reconnect with friends, take some time to reconnect with your physical health and skincare. The Revitalize Longevity Creme from Jafra Cosmetics, is sure to be your saving grace this fall. The ultra-nourishing cream is infused with Manuka Honey to add firmness and improve skin’s radiance and elasticity as it simultaneously preps skin for the looming cold weeks and month ahead.

Jafra Revitalize Longevity Creme |$74| Jafra

Leo, the past few months have flown by at rapid speed and now you will finally have the time to take a step back in order reorganize and re-balance all the different facets in your life. You may encounter some speed bumps at work and it’s to just carry on as normal and let these issues smooth out on their own. October is all about learning to control what you can and to accept what you cannot.

Taking a step back this month will allow you to examine your life from a new perspective. This new view on life will generate ideas and ways for you to improve in areas that may have been lacking. When looking to make small changes to your everyday life, a gentle approach is advised. Dr. Jart’s Dermaclear Micro Foam Cleanser is the gentle breath of fresh air that your skin needs during this time of seasonal transition. Making these slight tweaks to your everyday life rather than one giant leap will in turn set you up for a seamless and successful final few months of 2018!

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Foam Cleanser | $22 | Sephora

Get ready to mingle this month, Virgo. Forget about summer romances, fall is your time to catch the attention of that special someone. You’ll head into October with a newfound boost of confidence, mainly due to your extremely successful September. One thing that pairs beautifully with confidence is a scent to match. Prada added a new fragrance to their Candy collection just in time for fall. Sugar Pop features a floral scent that lingers on the skin for hours after the initial spray. With a powdery finish, this scent is the perfect scent to transition you from summer to fall. All it takes is a few spritzes of this luxurious fragrance to give your already booming confidence a delightfully scented boost!

Prada Candy Sugar Pop | $28-$122 | Sephora (exclusive)

Libra, this month you will bask in the glory of all that fall has to offer. While you loved summer, you’ve been longing for the cool crisp days of autumn. Take time to share your positivity and happy attitudes, this month, with those who may be suffering from the end of summer blues.

This month is all about looking at what you already have and thinking of what you can do to improve it - from your relationships to your own goals and habits. IT Cosmetics recently did a bit of revamping themselves with the recent addition of the CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 to their Your Skin but Better collection. Providing you with a priming boost of nutrients, hydration and just enough pigment to even out your skin. What makes this CC Cream stand out from the others in the collection, is it’s totally matte but never dull finish. Fall makeup looks call for a matte base with deep earthy tones and this CC Cream is the perfect base for all your favorite seasonal looks!

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 | $38 | Sephora (exclusive)

Summer was a time full of fun adventures and fond memories for you, Scorpio. As we head into fall it’s time to focus in on all that you hope to accomplish by the end of the year. Lay out a plan of action and run it by friends and colleagues to get their thoughts and feedback.

When it comes to accomplishing all your goals by year’s end, you’ll want to take the most direct and clear route. Following a tried and true method of action may not always be fun, but sometimes it’s exactly what needs to happen in order to get the job done. Speaking of going back to basics, Dr. Jart’s Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel uses the simplicity and power of water to give skin a hydrating boost. Infused with water from Belgian hot springs and nutrient rich minerals this hybrid gel cream provides your skin with the perfect amount of hydration during the everchanging fall weather!

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel | $39 | Sephora

This month, you’ll find yourself wanting to set aside time to take care of your body and soul. Work has been non-stop for some time and you’re about to enter a lull in the hustle, giving you the much-needed break, you desire. Spend the next few weeks seeking guidance from within yourself. Re-prioritize your goals and set forth your plan of action for the remaining months of 2018.

During this time of self-recovery take a moment to evaluate all that you are putting into your body. When it comes to your heart health and outward appearance HUM Nutrition does NOT play around. Taken daily*, the OMG! Omega the Great fish oil supplements are ultra-pure and highly-potent - promoting a strong heart and even skin tone with no fishy aftertaste. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences to your overall health and wellbeing.

HUM Nutrition OMG! Omega the Great Supplements | $30 | Sephora HUM Nutrition

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Capricorn, this month you will be radiating positivity and happiness to all those around you. Fall is your favorite time of year and this October you are destined to thrive. Over the summer you buckled down, worked hard, and accomplished so many goals, so that come fall you could spend your days socializing and enjoying all that the season has to offer.

There is nothing more beautiful than a sunny, crisp fall day with blue skies and falling leaves. Feeling the fresh air on your skin is invigorating and refreshing but can also be harsh on skin that is used to summer’s strong humidity. Making small changes, over the next few weeks, to your skincare routine will keep your skin prepped for the elements and minimize the risk of irritated seasonal flare-ups. Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Liquid Toner is unlike any toner you’ve used before and is the tweak your skin needs for fall. Squeeze the gel like consistency onto a cotton pad and spread over your face. The boost of moisture will leave your skin soft, supple, moisturized, and ready for the next steps in your routine.

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid | $39 | Sephora

Aquarius, October is all about crushing your goals. This month will be extremely beneficial and important to your career. After spending the last few months networking and socializing with professionals you’re finally going to gain access to new and exciting opportunities. Head into the month with your chin up and the confidence to achieve anything you set your mind to.

With all that is headed your way this month, you will want to put your best face forward. First Aid Beauty’s Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff, and Smooth Eye Cream will become the driving force to your brighter and more awakened complexion. The lightly salmon tinted cream minimizes the look of dark circles and brightens skin while the metal applicator tip depuffs and firms even the sleepiest of eyes. Sometimes all it takes is looking awake to trick your mind in feeling awake, and with a month as exciting as yours you are going to want to hold off on hitting your snooze button.

First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy: Brighten, Depuff, and Smooth Eye Cream | $36 | Sephora Ulta

Pisces, last month you went above and beyond in all aspects of your life. Heading into October you will feel a weight being lifted from your shoulders as all your hard work pays off. Take advantage of your lighter workload this month and spend your free time doing what makes you happiest.

As you take your much-needed break this month, there is no better time than now to play catch up with your skincare. With a recent slew of busy weeks, it may have been easy to slack off a bit on your daily routines. Lucky for you, getting your skin back to its best self is easier than ever with Biossance’s Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. This ultra-hydrating, never oily, plant-based moisturizer restores skin to its most healthy and radiant state. Create a habit of using this moisturizer now and come winter’s harsh cold weather your skin will be thanking you.

Biossance Sqaulane Cream + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer | $52 | Sephora Biossance