It’s been 12 months since we shed some light on your 2022 beauty horoscopes, and now it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year. Did your beauty horoscopes help you manifest a successful 2022? How did you do with your resolutions? What were your personal highlights? Everything you have learned, overcome, and discovered about yourself over the past year has led you to where you are now, and we hope that’s a beautiful place.
Are you ready to look ahead and see what’s in store for the new year? We tapped astrology duo Spellsisters to see how the stars have aligned for your 2023 beauty horoscopes.
About the Experts:
“The series of fated events that have culminated in massive change on a global scale throughout the last few years is about to peak. The astrology of 2023 can’t be mentioned without touching on what has been happening in the cosmos since 2020. It has resulted in very obvious shifts to how we relate in our cultural norms. What once felt predictable and steadfast has morphed into something more ambiguous.
“In 2023, we’re nearing the end of a 2,000-ish year cycle in which the Earth has been in an Age of Pisces. The exact dates (or even years) that this shift actually occurs are debatable. This is due, in part, to the fact that the cycle takes about 26,000 years to complete.
“We live in unprecedented times: celebrities can go to space just for fun; almost everywhere in the world, we can hold devices in our hands that connect us to literally everything; history repeats itself despite the unfettered access we have to information; and in modern times, a global pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt. All of this can be drawn back to the end of this major astrological cycle in the sign of Pisces, which some astrologers have called the sign of suffering. So, there’s a reason these past few years have been so challenging!
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“One of the biggest things we’ll be facing in 2023 is this shift into the Age of Aquarius. Where Pisces asks us to confront fears and secrets, Aquarius requires change. What this shift boils down to is a faceoff between progress and revolution and traditions and institutions. In other words, we are already being forced to confront and transform the standing systems related to power dynamics. The power struggle is evident in the ways sticky traditions try to cling to old ways and resist individual’s independence.
“This impacts things like global health, wars, access to healthcare and basic needs, our cultural norms, how we relate and interact to each other on a societal level, and how political power influences us. Whether you’re aware of it or not, this type of change is scientific. The planets are rotating and that’s undeniable. So from an astrological perspective, every person on the planet is affected, albeit in different ways according to their own unique astrology.
“Fully stepping into the Age of Aquarius will disrupt our traditional power structures and ~the rules~ of society. You can already see evidence that our collective focus has started to shift away from material wealth, industry, and productivity. Instead, the Aquarian air sign energy prioritizes collaboration and creativity over production and achievement. We’re being ushered into a period of innovation and inspiration. Progress becomes the priority over tradition.
“The sleepy, stuck feelings many of us will experience this winter can be blamed on both Mars and Mercury retrograding as we step into the new year. It may not feel like a fresh, new start at the beginning of the year, but that’s okay! The slow start might feel like a hiccup in the moment, but honestly, this period of rest is creating space for new ways of being. Uncertainty can make us forge new and better paths forward, and that’s on air sign energy, bb.”
“Are you finally warming up to the idea of actually opening up your heart? Your optimism is peaking in 2023, and brilliant things are up ahead for you. Your confidence level is high moving into the new year. It keeps getting higher as you can really feel yourself growing up, no matter what your age is. What you now feel is a small accomplishment would have felt like a mountainous task two years ago, and with each new height, you feel closer and closer to yourself.
“You’ve had an uplevel and now, true to your nature, you’re ready to settle down a little and lean into the softness. It’s no secret that you’ve changed, and truly, everyone who spends time in your presence is benefiting from your positivity these days. Honestly, Sadge, you’re dazzling everyone in your midst and you have the golden ticket this year. You can step into your power and allow yourself to feel like your truly iconic self—we want you to be seen! Be bold and ask for what you want, or if there’s nobody to ask, create it. You’re learning so much about where you want to go, and this year, in love, money, magic, and spirituality, you feel more equipped than ever to get there.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“You sparkle! You don’t need much else when you’re brilliant, confident, and genuine. You’re feeling more and more like yourself, stepping into your power, and your smile is your best accessory. Dress as your ideal future self.” Keep your beauty look minimal and play up your best, most joyous feature with a swipe of JOLII COSMETICS Lustre Lips in Terrrena to bring on the reflective light.
“You like to cross things off your list and make progress towards your goals, and you will. But this year, you’re being encouraged to set even bigger goals than usual, and there is no time like the new year to dream on a larger scale than you think is realistic. In 2023, your ability to get what you want is even greater—usually you’ll do whatever it takes to get there, but right now, you’re in a different position. While you may hit speed bumps this year, you’re just as motivated as always. We start the year with shifts to your ruling planet Saturn. With our planet of responsibility moving into your second house of finances, it should be a good time to set your sights higher. However, be aware of stretching yourself too thin, especially when it comes to how you spend and earn as Saturn retrogrades. The bottom line for you this year, Cap, is that your diligence will really pay off. You already have high standards and are motivated once you set your mind on accomplishing something. Make your list a bucket list, go out on a whim, and maybe don’t take everything so seriously.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Chic and subtle, like you’re Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding. You could be wearing nothing on your face as long as you’re confident, so maybe invest in some good skin care, and show up like it’s your shot at the person you think is the love of your life is on the line.” A perfect place to start is with a layer of the brightening and nourishing FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream and firming JOSIE MARAN Argan Pro-Retinol Eye Cream morning and night.
“Mentally, you’re vibing. Emotionally, though, you’re kind of trying to astral project. Is this… rock bottom? Are you vibing because you’re dissociating a little? You don’t exactly feel like you’re thriving coming into the new year after hitting a bit of a rough patch at the end of 2022. The good news is that, from where you stand now, it’s likely that wherever you’re going looks much better than where you’ve been. You’re feeling soft and vulnerable with baby-fresh skin that’s sensitive to light and touch and the elements. And while it might feel some type of way to be *seen* through the first few months of 2023, your slate is almost entirely clean. You can do anything from here and go anywhere. Your potential now is endless.
“When Saturn moves into Aquarius in mid-January, where it’ll stay for the rest of the year, it’s a surprising relief. Something that you’d counted on working out long ago, but didn’t, has a chance to be revived. You’ve been waiting to see the needle move on a project or in a relationship, and while it seems like it’s taking forever, progress will be made this year, even if it crawls. It’s likely this year could continue to be financially challenging for you, but things are still looking up, even if it feels like you’re looking up from the bottom of a well. You have such an amazing opportunity now to be bolder than ever and show up louder than ever.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Okay, somebody get them a dry brush! You’re going to need to slough off old skin, polish yourself until you gleam, and moisturize until you shimmer.” While we love dry brushing, a twice-weekly exfoliator (try HIGHER EDUCATION SKINCARE GRINDING AWAY® Skin Polishing Scrub) and brightening vitamin C-infused skincare, like KAT BURKI Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream, might be the most approachable way to start fresh and glow.
“Like many in the zodiac, for you, this is a year of renewal and regeneration. At times you may experience sudden bursts of revival. Don’t take this medicine if your doctor thinks you’re at risk for certain lottery winnings. But seriously, you’re beginning to recognize how valuable you are and the recognition that you are an intrinsically integral cog in some chain that is providing you with the courage you need to stand up for yourself. If you’ve felt disrespected or undervalued, this year is going to bring forth many opportunities to step into your power.
“You’re irreplaceable and everyone around you knows that there is just something about you that’s special; you cannot be matched. It’s time you recognize that, too. You might have to assert yourself in different areas of your life this year, Pisces, bb, because even the people who love you the most and see you the clearest might not be aware of all that you can do. You’re modest and don’t love to boast; you’d rather take the lead quietly. In fact, you’d rather let them think they’re driving the ship. While things are picking up with Saturn’s influence, you’re being granted a chance to lay low and think more critically about how to make things work. You’re going to be the one who makes it stick.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Softness as a power move. We’re thinking bright pastels, the perfect shade of blush, a flower crown, and then that eyeliner psych trick. Cute and sweet, like you are, but also confident and chic. Baby but make it grown-up.” A pastel makeup look is the perfect way to play up your not-too-saccharine sweet personality. Get there with a swipe of LUCKY CHICK Liquid Eyeshadow in Dusty Lav over both lids.
“Did you get a little lost in your feelings in 2022? Circle yes or no. If yes, you could feel like you missed the mark a little bit when it comes to achieving what you set out to do last year. You may have forgotten who tf you are, but in 2023, you’re feeling much stronger. The cosmos are making it even easier with placements and transits that can help with resetting your focus. It’ll take some effort on your part, but this year, you’ll feel more like what’s happening around you is in line with what’s happening within you. Don’t worry, though. Your influence is strong and your energy is high in 2022 and you’re getting back to yourself. In the first part of the year, you may feel strapped and have to treat your finances with discipline, but later in the year, the potential for expansion when it comes to your career and wealth is high. Saturn and Jupiter are positively influencing your chart in the second half of this year, so if you’ve been wanting to change careers or thinking of making shifts to your cash flow, keep your eyes open. You may be presented with opportunities that feel more clear and easier to accept.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“This year, you’re making a comeback, even if nobody knows it. This starts with an overhaul of your makeup. Get rid of those way-old mascaras you’re pretending you can squeeze one more lash-swipe out of. It’s fine if everything needs to be replaced–even if you replace your staples one by one, you’re due for a refresh.” You’ll love the way MILK MAKEUP Rise Lifting & Lengthening Mascara instantly lengthens, curls, volumizes, and lifts so much, you won’t even miss the oldies you tossed.
“You’ve been becoming more acquainted with the parts of yourself that you used to want to hide. Now that you have accepted them, you can apply the necessary pressure to transform them, if you choose. Becoming ‘better’ means something different to everyone, but you know what it means for you. You’ve been focused on showing up for yourself, and if you want to continue your self improvement, you know that you’ll have to continue disrupting old patterns and behaviors. This could mean so many different things, and the context depends on your situation. You could need to make upgrades to your routines, or you could need to downsize. Regardless of where you’ve placed your efforts, you’re reinspired as 2023 brings brightness and beauty into your life as a result of them. Your ruler, Venus, ushers in opportunities for you to shine in both your professional and personal life, especially by way of romance, self-worth, and self-expression. You are not to be taken lightly, Taurus. You’re serious about being valued and recognized for your warmth this year, and it’s becoming more and more clear what’s important to you. You’ve been making space, so now it’s just time to let it in.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“It’s all about whatever can be done on-the-go for Taurus this year. Think after-gym care, dry shampoo, makeup wipes, sheet masks. Whatever you can do to take care of yourself while still keeping up with prioritizing your personal routines.” Speaking of sheet masks, PATCHOLOGY Serve Chilled Rosé Sheet Mask is the perfect option for anyone looking to chill out while treating your skin to a potent dose of hydrating and calming ingredients.
“Okay, we know it’s really, really hard, but several times this year, you’re being tested and urged to exercise patience. The lesson throughout 2023 is that your peace has no price tag and is way more valuable than being right or making an impact. It can be hard for you to take a backseat and let things work themselves out, but it is just not worth the energy. Your duality as a Gemini twin makes it easy for you to see both sides of a story and typically you can see a clear path forward in times of conflict. But you’re learning not to insert yourself when it’s not your battle, and especially if you want to be on both sides.
“There are times when you just can’t take the high road because there is no high road. In some circumstances, there’s no right answer, and it can be frustrating when you’re the only one who sees it that way. It’s possible you’ll be confronted with this reality several times in 2023. Planet of action and aggression, Mars, is working with you and Venus, our ruler of love and beauty, to put you in the path of least resistance to your dream life… You just have to take that path of least resistance, by resisting putting yourself in the line of unnecessary conflict, or worse, instigating it.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Instead of participating in the drama, be the drama, but with your look. Whenever you find yourself sucked into the TikToks and Reels of dramatic eyeliner looks, play along and participate. Have you ever done one eye one color and the other eye another color? Show up as your most dualistic self in other ways.” Go colorful like the inspo above, or stick to graphic eyeliner looks using an intense liquid liner, like LOTTIE LONDON Wing Woman Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
“For the past few years, astro events have been forcing big changes to how you relate to and interact with your nearest and dearest. You, of all the signs, have had to pay close attention to what you need from relationships and learn how to ask for it. Now your focus is shifting, and in 2023, there’s extra planetary force backing your big picture goals, especially if you have a passion project in the works. Whether this is a project that’s well under way or you’re starting something new, you could make some major progress.
“At times, the head and the heart may feel at odds as the outer, slower moving planets flip-flop between signs, direct and retrograde motion. You’re cooking on all the burners, and it may be hard to stay focused–one minute a relationship is about to boil over, and the next your ideas will combust if you don’t get them out. Under the influence of Venus and Saturn, your love life and professional life seem to be fighting for your attention, and Pluto is requiring a revolutionary change to how you deal with competing interests. You can find a way to strike a balance, though. The trick for you this year is to try to keep your wits about you, be realistic, and try not to get too attached to moving targets. You’re coming out on top, either way.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Okay, Miss Juliet, you coquettish renaissance woman! You’re at your best when you’re leaning into your hard femme vibes and acting as if you’re some Victorian elite sitting for your portrait.” Load up on feminine colors and pack on the blush. We love the way LYS BEAUTY Higher Standard Satin Matte Cream Blush in Passion blends seamlessly into your base but still packs a pigment punch. Then tap a bit over your lips to complete the monochromatic pink look.
“Stepping into 2023, it suddenly feels critical to make plans and figure out your next steps. At the beginning of the year, Mars is retrograding in Gemini. The future feels like a question mark, all the signs are facing upside down and backwards, and it’s starting to feel like you have no idea what you want anymore. Soon, though, the tables will turn and by the middle of the year, you’ll have a lot more clarity about where all of this is headed. This is because by the end of May through mid-July, Mars will be in your sign, encouraging growth and infusing your projects and ventures with fresh energy. It’s only once every two years that Mars visits your sign, so it’s best to strike while the iron is hot and take inspired action.
“Do it while you’re inspired, because soon after, Venus retrogrades in your sign from late July to September 3rd. Be advised: this may feel like energetic whiplash. First, you’re hit with an astro-storm of brilliant ideas, and then soon after Venus retrograde feels draining, weighing you down, and making you feel uninhibited one minute and utterly trapped the next. The good news is that there are plenty of upswings and the extremes come and go in waves throughout the year rather than all at once. Be sure to give yourself lots of time to reflect and rest. You’re used to putting it all out there, but save some for yourself this year.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Nobody deserves a long and luxurious bath, complete with a hair and face mask as much as you. Find ways to treat yourself like gold at home when you feel drained in the outside world.” Adding facial massage to your nightly skincare steps can turn it from routine to ritual. Try a gua sha massage using ACEOLOGY Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Massager in Pink.
“It’s disappointing to you when you lack inspiration or motivation, and there are times, especially earlier in 2023, when it’s hard to find the energy or will to push things forward. In July, you’ll get a major boost, maybe even feeling more driven than usual when Mars enters your sign through August. On the backside of this surge of energy, Mercury will retrograde in your sign for about two weeks beginning August 25th. If you’re ready for a new beginning around late summer, we’d say go for it, even if it comes while Mercury is retrograde. You’ve been setting this up all year, so IMO, two weeks of potential miscommunications or crossed wires isn’t likely to undo all your progress. This situation also has a do-over sort of vibe, so while this is not something we’d usually say, it might just be the perfect time for you to make a move.
“If you have any regrets from the past that resurface during the last half of 2023, this might be your chance to try again. The thing you should be most mindful of, though, is overburdening yourself. It’s pretty easy for you to take on and manage a lot of responsibilities, but it’s not as easy for you to set realistic goals for yourself. It’s a safe bet you’re a bit of a perfectionist, and you don’t just want to do well, you want to excel. Cut yourself some slack and focus on what you’re excited about.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Simplify your getting-ready process and commit to your routines. The basics are everything for you this year. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.” MURAD Acne Control Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45 | PA++++ is so good, it takes away all your potential SPF excuses. It not only offers broad spectrum, SPF 45 protection, but it also acts like an oil-control and pore-disguising primer and it won’t break you out.
“It seems like your blind spots have started to show up with their corresponding solutions. As we begin the new year, it becomes crystal clear where you have overexerted yourself and maybe need to reel it in a bit. This is especially true when it comes to finances and how you’ve been spending this past year. You may have to go on a bit of a spending diet and get really brutally honest with yourself. Would you rather have that 43rd pair of shoes or be able to have that long-awaited, many times postponed girls night? It’s time to make some grown-up changes in 2023, and it feels like you’re more ready and inspired than not—maybe it’s gotten as bad as you’re willing to let it get. Nothing’s more satisfying than a latte on a Monday morning, except for maybe paying your biggest bill on time.
“This year is giving you a chance to get a little thrifty. Get scrappy about where you’re spending your time, money, and energy; even when it comes to your budget, nobody wants you to have to forego your latte! Even if you can’t totally have it all your way, you can make some compromises here and there and still mostly get what you want. It feels like that’s your major lesson in 2023: even if things aren’t totally perfect, they’re still pretty good. Consider, as a practice, how far you’ve come in five years. Think where you could be five years from now. It may require discipline but you are already on your way.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Use that lipstick until it’s literally a nub, stretch your makeup as far as it’ll go, and go to the thrift store, baby. You’re a natural.” You can even try to DIY some beauty treatments you’ve been outsourcing, like shaping your brows. The key is to work slowly and use the right tools, like ARACELI PRECISIÓN DUO Scissors + Tweezers.
“You are swimming in uncharted waters, and it feels like you’re lost at sea. You’re not, and actually these waters have been mapped, but just not by you. Early in the year, Mars retrograde is surfacing some deep-rooted issues surrounding relationships and how you let people in. For you, this year is about all kinds of love and relationships. It feels overwhelming in the moment, but you will quickly realize that you are actually the flight risk here, not them. This discovery provides a new perspective and makes you feel a lot safer confiding in and trusting your closest loves. It turns out that your invisibility cloak does not, in fact, make you invisible. That coat is actually see-through, my guy—this whole time, everyone could tell that you’re not totally sharing yourself with them. Suddenly you are aware of how it feels when you pull back as they share themselves with you, and you don’t want to do that anymore.
“You’re being confronted with commitment and trust issues in different ways throughout the year, like the ghosts of Christmases past, and it’s hard to see yourself that way, but you’re changing. Mercury’s retrogrades will be particularly cringe for you, this year, but could bring second chances or opportunities to ‘make up’ or at least release grudges. Uranus will stay in your house of relationships and intimacy all year, and is joined by Jupiter for a stint in mid-May. The Lunar Eclipse at the end of October will put an end, once and for all, to relationships that no longer serve you, strengthening the ones that do. While it may be deeply uncomfortable for you, this is actually so fortuitous, and you’ll start to see positive progression to your relationships, especially romantic, but even platonic.”
Your Beauty Resolution:
“Sorry to be cliché, but the first and only thing that comes to mind when we think of your year in beauty is a thick, dark ring of eyeliner and a dark, blood-red lip. We’re thinking Fairuza Balk in The Craft with velvet everything and a permanently affixed matte lip.” As any red-lip wearer will tell you, the key to long-lasting perfection is all in the lip liner. We love the universal, cool mauve LUNA MAGIC Lip Liner in Besitos that will work with whatever lippie you layer on top.
“It wouldn’t be a year-ahead horoscope if we didn’t mention Mercury the messenger and his retrogrades. While we begin the year with our planet of communication in its retrograde motion, it won’t last long! Mercury goes direct in Capricorn on January 18. We have four periods of Mercury retrograde this year, beginning on April 21 in Taurus, August 23 in Virgo, and December 13 in Sagittarius.
“On March 7, Saturn graciously moves into Pisces, bringing those cozy, introspective moments into much sharper focus and making them feel more natural. The past few years have been about churning things out, keeping your money on your mind, and grinding by any means necessary. Sitting still can feel like you’ve been put in time out, but even your boss is sick of how hard you’ve been working.
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“On March 23, Pluto, the generational planet of transformation, makes its way into Aquarius. Another new era! This shift feels like a long-awaited respite, as Pluto has been B-U-S-Y dismantling and exposing power structures in Capricorn since 2008. Pluto moving into Aquarius will finally allow us to rebuild the tower, but this time with a stronger foundation and a watchful eye towards honesty. Pluto will dance between Capricorn and Aquarius for most of the year, and won’t station officially in Aquarius until 2024, where it’ll stay put until 2043. Nature is healing! Peace and justice will prevail, but still, we’re not out of the woods. Echoes of the past will continue to reverberate, likely over the course of the next few years.
“Thankfully, our planet of luck and expansion, Jupiter, will leave the determined and sometimes power-hungry sign of Aries for Taurus, a more tender taskmaster, on May 16. Where Aries attempts to win quickly and swiftly, Taurus knows that you attract more flies with honey and takes a more hands-off approach to achievement.
“In late July, Venus gets hot and heavy in a Leo retrograde pattern, encouraging us to consider what we do and don’t want, and not only when it comes to love. This will be a period of reflection about how we want to be recognized–is being adored enough? You could feel called towards some new form of creative expression. Giving and receiving attention is always a focus but the reciprocal flow of attention will be emphasized for the next few months, until Venus goes direct on September 4. It’s likely many of us will choose to overhaul the way we view and participate in relationships, in general.
“What was once taboo is now considered to be honest vulnerability. What was once considered to be law may now be an unnecessary and arbitrary rule. The ways we live, work, play, and love are changing, and now we’re playing by our own rules, independently.”
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