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Zodiac Beauty | The Pisces

All our favourite beauty brands seem to be taking inspiration from the zodiac right now. If you’re a Pisces, listen up - we’ve translated the traits of your sign to inform your ideal beauty routine.

By Jenny Brownlees

Zodiac beauty is trending. Here’s how to get the look…

2019 saw the world go astrology-mad – with our zodiac signs adorning everything from notebooks to phone cases, whilst The Pattern had everyone asking how an astrology app knew them so well (yes, even Channing Tatum was perplexed.) Zodiac jewellery trended, and minimalist astro-tattoos were on the rise. When a trend infiltrates our cultural zeitgeist this deeply, we knew it was only a matter of time before our beauty routines became inspired by the planet’s cosmic movements.

It makes sense, since our astrological signs speak to the traits of our character – do you always gravitate the same shade of lipstick or blush? It may be because it’s written in the stars. We regularly look to our horoscopes for clues on internal issues of life and love, so it’s not surprising it’s starting to inform our outward appearance as well. All our favourite beauty brands seem to be taking inspiration from the zodiac right now, meaning there’s a whole host of innovative astrology themed beauty buys for you to browse. Take a glimpse into the future…

The Pisces

If you’re born between 19th February and 20th March, listen up – we’ve translated the traits of your sign to inform your ideal beauty routine.   

As a water sign ruled by Neptune, Pisces have strong links to the ocean – meaning you’ll be at one with any aquamarine or water-inspired product. This corresponds beautifully with your dreamy and whimsical persona, Piscean’s are said to be spiritual and creative – craving peace and serenity above all. For your make-up looks, your astrological sign means you suit the many glistening shades of the sea – from dusty blues and greens to soft greys. That said, Pisces ruling colour is a soft lavender, which is handy as it’s a hue that’s already trending in the beauty world for Spring 2020. If there’s a shimmering, iridescent or pearl-esque product that wouldn’t look out of place in a mermaid’s beauty repartee – it’s sure to be a Pisces dream.

Those born between February and March are said to have original style, and aren’t afraid to experiment with their looks. For beauty inspiration, look to fellow Pisces Rihanna, Lily Collins, Camila Cabello and Lupita Nyong’o – all have channelled their sign with a distinct Pisces flair- from sea-blue liner and mascara to lilac lips and ever-changing hairstyles. Like the aforementioned ladies, you can pull off bolder beauty looks, so don’t shy away from deeper blues and rich purples.

To help you nail your look, we’ve rounded up the best zodiac–inspired and Pisces perfect products to shop now. These are the buys you were literally born to love…

The mere look of this planet-inspired palette alone is enough to entice us. A divine spectrum of twelve shimmering shades, twelve matte shadows and an illuminating highlighter – this combo is packing serious star powder for your money. Each smouldering shadow is pigment-rich to illuminate eyes and cheeks with dazzling colour.

BH Cosmetics – 25 Colour Eyeshadow & Highlighter Zodiac Palette

£22.00

Make a nod to all things out of this world with Milk’s temporary beauty stamp, guaranteed to inject some fun into your look whilst alluding to your sign’s constellation. These quirky sign stamps are long-lasting, water-proof and transfer-proof, but can be easily removed with an oil-based remover. All the thrill of a tattoo with none of the commitment. In fact, these stamps are kind to skin thanks to hydrating vitamin E and sunflower oil, as well as being Vegan and cruelty-free – what’s not to love?

Milk Makeup Astrology Tattoo Stamps

£10.25

Spectrum’s zodiac-themed brush set has us seriously starry-eyed. If its luxe look of gold ferrules, matt black handles and scattered star print weren’t enough, this set compromises super soft bristles and expert application. Consisting of foundation, powder, highlight and contour-ready angled brushes, this set provides all the tools you’ll need for a flawless base.     

Spectrum Cosmetics Zodiac 5 Piece Face Brush Set

£34.99

Not only are the hydrating pads adorable in their whale-shape (hello, a nod to Pisces’ oceanic element) they’re also in the sign’s coordinating colour, lilac. 100% vegan, these clever pads contain powerful antioxidants derived from pine oil and a super moisturising form of hyaluronic to fight dullness. Place the eye pads (whale tail facing outwards) under your peepers for fifteen minutes and relax. After removing, tap the remaining serum into the under-eye area with your fingertips to act as an extra refresher for tired eyes.

Florence by Mills Swimming Under The Eyes gel pads

£32.00

We love this mask for its intense hydration – the mineral-rich ingredients provide a serious quench of moisture for all skin types. This mask manages to feel thick and luxurious, but with a non-oily texture that won’t clog your pores. Made with Réotier water, hyaluronic acid and water-binding molecules, this multi-tasking mask also helps to minimise the appearance of pores. Relaxing with this on will leave your skin soft, recharged with and with a healthy-looking glow – the ideal start to any makeup look.

L’Occitane En Provence Aqua Réotier Mineral Moisture Mask

£32.00

This multi-use hair and body mist will envelop you with a dazzling dust of silver-blue iridescent sparkle so you’ll glimmer like the sun hitting the ocean every time you turn. Aptly named Sea Goddess, this formula is subtle enough for everyday wear but can be built up to create a mermaid-esque sheen for evening.

Briogeo Sea Goddess Shimmer Mist

£21.50

Spectrum’s pink cosmos lipstick is Pisces-perfect. This suit all skin tones colour is soft yet has intense pigmentation, in a trending matte texture. This winning lippy is made with the extract of the Indian gentian plant – known for its antioxidant, smoothing and rejuvenating properties. If the fact that this lipstick smooths your lips as you wear wasn’t enough, it’s hosed in a super-chic acrylic case adorned with zodiac-inspired gold stars.

 

Spectrum Collections Zodiac Cosmos Matte Lipstick

£9.99

The Sun, Mercury, and Neptune all feature in Pisces sign, which in beauty terms corresponds to all things sparkling. A shimmery makeup look will work wonderfully for Pisces, so don’t shy away from luminous shades. Illasmasqua’s chrome offerings come in a hybrid cream-powder formula that can be used on both eyes and lips, applied directly with fingers or a brush for a subtle or high impact look. Gliding effortlessly on the skin, this wear-all-Summer shade has a metallic, multidimensional finish that won’t crease. Time to shine!

Illamasqua Iconic Chromes in Captivating

£22.00

We don’t know about you, but we’re forever needing come-in-handy toiletry bags for travel, organisation and our many, many beauty products. What better way to flaunt your sign than with a personalised zodiac pouch? The Pisces constellation and pretty stars have been beautifully embroidered onto the black fabric bags, making for a chic finish to a practical product.

Alphabet Bags Zodiac Embroidered Pouch

£18.00

Greek mythology ties Pisces to the depths of the sea – so what better way to channel your sign than with a fragrance that evokes all the spirit of a day at the coast?  This beautifully blended perfume has aromatic tones reminiscent of a joyful beach walk, fresh sea air and the woody earthiness of sage mirroring boats ashore. There’s a reason this scent is award-winning.

Jo Malone, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

£49.00

Perfect for all skin types, this advanced moisturising formula uses a combination of hydrating hyaluronic acids and botanical extracts to help skin absorb and hold vital moisture. Enriched with tamarind extract and papaya enzyme, this enzyme cream also promotes gentle exfoliation of the skin – to brighten any dull areas. Hero-ingredient alpha-arbutin works to lessen the effects of hyperpigmentation and dark spots whilst plumping and restoring youthful dewiness. Literally, chill out by taking some you time, (a Pisces favourite hobby) to massage this cream into the skin for a water-inspired pamper session.

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

£20.00

We see a good night’s sleep written in the stars for you Pisces, with help from this limited-edition sleep masks from cult brand Slip. Not only does this mask look ultra-chic whilst ensuring you get enough uninterrupted shut-eye, but the 100% pure mulberry silk also helps to beautify you whilst you sleep. Developed over ten years, the sumptuous silk is designed to reduce the lines caused when we frown in our sleep. Ideal.

SLIP Silk Zodiac Sleep Mask in Pisces

£50.00

Herbivore has been making waves on the beauty scene, and for good reason. Creating all-natural products with tangible results. Not only will the Pacific Ocean sea salt speak to your sign – the brand uses the zodiac to inspire its product collections. This quick and easy spray will transform your hair with that perfectly undone, beachy texture in no time – paired with a gorgeous light coconut scent. If that wasn’t enough, this multi-use spray detoxifies and refreshes your skin whilst it’s at it. A great little all-rounder.

Herbivore Sea Mist Texturizing Salt Spray / Coconut

£10.00

Whatever your star sign, with these beauty picks, we see dazzling things in your future.

about the author

Jenny Brownlees is a Freelance Fashion and Lifestyle Journalist. For over six years, she has written for and contributed to a number of high profile publications including Stylist, Grazia, British Vogue online, ELLE, Glamour, Refinery 29 and more. Jenny is passionate about the world of publishing and media in its many forms – with a special interest in sustainability, diversity and feminism. She is frankly obsessed with everything from deep-dive long reads to vintage interiors, retro beauty looks and second-hand books. Her dream dinner party would be an intimate yet spirited affair with guests Greta Gerwig, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Coleman, Beyonce, Rihanna and Adele.

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