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The Stars Have Aligned—Your 2022 Beauty Horoscopes Are Here


This time last year, life was at a standstill. Skincare became priority, less was more, and as the world slowly reopened, we crawled back into the tender loving care of our hairstylists, nail artists, and estheticians to cure our DIY fatigue. With days of glamming up for a night on the town feeling like a distant memory and impossible future, we took a good long look at ourselves in the mirror to watch as everything bubbled up to the surface like a bad zit (speaking metaphorically and literally, thanks but no thanks to maskne). Disruption may have been the norm, but it made us resilient enough to tackle anything that comes our way in 2022.

So what’s waiting in the wings? We tapped astrology duo Spellsisters Tarot to shed some light on the astrological transits that will define the next year and what they’ll mean for your glam routine. Spoiler alert: it includes a lot of much needed self-care.

About the Expert:

Spellsisters is a pair of intuitive, cosmic-loving pals Kelli Jenkins and Hayley Trussell that provide an honest-yet-approachable take on all things astrology and tarot.

What to Expect From 2022

Pluto Says Protect Your Energy

If you thought the wild ride was over, hold onto your brushes and your paper. “We’re working with tons of Plutonian energy throughout 2022 and the financial drama is at an all-time high,” says Kelli Jenkins of Spellsisters Tarot. “This will continue throughout the year, with a ripple effect that touches all aspects of our lives, especially financially. Money is just a piece of paper with energy attached to it, so earning and spending money involves an exchange of energy. This year will make us increasingly aware of how we use and exchange that energy.”

In essence, protect that energy! Maybe it means mindfully saving instead of impulse splurging or finally kicking that toxic ex off your Netflix account—find the energetic drainage holes in your life and plug them up. In 2022, it’s all about working smarter, not harder.

New Norms, New You

It’s time to face the facts: The Before Times are officially canceled, but that’s actually a good thing. “All the shifts we’ve experienced in the past few years have really put health and wellbeing under the microscope. We are building new structures that allow us to thrive in ways that are more in alignment with our current world,” explains Jenkins. So this year, ditch the need to please and focus on creating a routine that’s in service of what makes you feel good, inside and out. Hydrate, take your vitamins, and get that lit-from-within glow going.

Your 2022 Beauty Horoscope

Scroll ahead for a sign-by-sign breakdown straight from the Spellsisters themselves.

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

“Persistence, patience, and hard work are your keywords for 2022 and you are up for the challenge. For you, relationships and your personal life are going to be more rewarding than your professional life, which should take a back burner, at least for the first half of the year. You’ll be feeling more adventurous when it comes to socializing and expressing yourself, offering opportunities to change up your look and try new things. You’re usually bold with your wit but keep your look subdued. This year, branch out and switch it up; be bold with your look and keep some of that wit to yourself. While you’re taking a break from all work and no play, you earn the freedom to lean into a softness that you don’t usually indulge in. You’re likely to be feeling uncharacteristically open to a romantic energy that starts out playful but builds as you go. When you’re soft, you find that you have a lot more in common with people than you tend to think.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Let your drive and determination guide your color choices—go bold!

The easiest way to kick things up a notch? A vibrant eyeshadow palette like HUDA BEAUTY’s Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Purple.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

“You know exactly how to get what you want. You know your worth and you’re willing to go out on a limb this year and demand to be compensated fairly. In 2022, you can expect to feel more capable of taking risks, and you’ll lean into the energy of the unknown a bit more than usual. Your ruling planet, Venus, is gifting you with love and luck. No matter what, you’re feeling more optimistic and confident this year, which is naturally bound to attract more opportunities. If you haven’t already started experimenting with your style, now is the time! You can expect to see career advancement, increases in wealth, blessings in love, and more—so put yourself out there and take some chances.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

What have you always been too afraid to try? Now’s the time.

Don’t shy away from trends because of what you see in your feed. Contouring isn’t only sharply chiseled cheeks—it’s a totally useful technique to softly define your features.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

“You’re one of those people who’s always on the cutting edge of practically everything. You know what’s cool before it’s cool and your group depends on you to always know the newest things. This is especially true as far as style goes, but can also be true for career and investment ideas. Here’s where you get tripped up: You never know when to stop breaking the mold. It’s like gambling—you struggle to cut yourself off once you’re up, and your desire to overindulge could come around to bite you in the spring or summer if you don’t rein it in early. Focus on presence and what’s happening in the now. You don’t have to restrict yourself as long as you’re being realistic.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Sometimes less is more. Fall in love with the beauty of natural looks.

When your skin is thriving, you’ll be more inclined to try minimalist or no-makeup makeup. Give dull skin a pick-me-up with an AHA-spiked moisturizer like KATE SOMERVILLE® ExfoliKate® Glow Moisturizer.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

“You’re going to be shocked to see development on goals you set and commitments you made years ago. Opportunities you thought were long dead are suddenly once again viable, and you’re so freaking inspired by things coming together that you’ll be excited throughout the year to envision your future even deeper. This year, you can expect to see lots of surprises and exciting adventures popping up unexpectedly. For you, 2022 looks unpredictable and less planned than you typically like things to be, but ultimately this is for the best. Allowing yourself to be flexible and lighthearted will end up being fun. You’re going to find that it’s easier to get where you’re going when you just go with the flow.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Keep your travel kit light, so you can glow anywhere on a whim.

Multitasking cream sticks are a travel-lover's dream. Whip up monochromatic looks with products that can be used on lips, eyes, and cheeks—like MILK MAKEUP’s Lip + Cheek in Werk.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

“I hate to break it to you, bb Leo, but you’ve been slacking. You’re excellent at making it look like you’re actually present and hard at work, but the jig is up. It’s time for you to really see some of your goals through to the end, and to be honest, it’s going to be more fun than you think it is. The progress made will be directly reflected by the work put in, so it’s literally impossible to put things off any further. This year is all about action for you and you really have to strike while the iron is hot. You’ll see tons of progress and what your goals develop into reality, but only if you really invest the energy. What you want to do is for the greater good of humanity, and you can really change the world if you set yourself up for success. This is your Elle Woods moment.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Take time to master your fave makeup techniques.

The perfect cat eye takes practice, but a solid liquid liner can make a world of difference. The DRAGUN BEAUTY DragunWing Liquid Eyeliner is deeply pigmented with a beginner-friendly felt tip.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

“For you, this year will be revealing in many aspects, but the bottom line is that your penchant for careful consideration will benefit from a second opinion. Things are not always what they seem, and you can’t always take everything at face-value. You will be presented with some new opportunities this year… and some new challenges, too. You’ve learned the hard way that being overly emotional in tumultuous times doesn’t hold up for you. Hindsight is 20/20, though, and you don’t have to repeat your mistakes. When it comes to both work and play, you’ll benefit from weighing all of your options and allow yourself to see things from other perspectives. If you can stay calm in difficult conversations, you just might dodge a life-changing bullet.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Say no to unnecessary excess. Pare back your routine and indulge in simplicity.

Tinted lip balms (like RARE BEAUTY’s With Gratitude, Dewy Lip Balm) give the best of both worlds—a subtle hint of color and moisturizing power to keep lips conditioned. Simplicity at its finest.

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

“Nobody ever really talks about your sweetness, Libra, but your sensitivity is what everyone loves about you. You have a natural ability to home in on what really matters and feel more confident in addressing it. Jupiter hits your first house of identity this year so it’s likely you’ll revolutionize the way you feel about yourself: Your self-expression and style are likely to be a focal point this year. Taking care of yourself physically has potentially been an afterthought as the anxiety of a shifting world has weighed on your mood heavily for the past few years. Now, you’re inspired and activated to make positive changes to what you put in your body and on your skin and adopt a more natural approach to your health.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Mindfulness, rest, and treating yourself kindly are also skincare musts.

Self-care days don’t need to be a chore. Infuse a little fun into your “me time” by turning on a fave playlist while you give your pores a detox with the Tea Tree Control Green Mud Mask from PAPA RECIPE.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

“If you’ve felt closed off emotionally for the past few years, expect that to change in 2022. You don’t like to be the vulnerable one because it typically makes you feel disempowered, but this year, that will change. You’ll find that there is strength in vulnerability and realize that good relationships (romantic or not) are hard to come by and worth the effort. It’s important to give yourself ample time for R&R this year because it may be hard to come by. Jupiter is bringing you amazing luck in finances but where there’s financial success, hard work is often not far behind. 2022 is lucky for you and you’ll be feeling way more social than you did last year.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Treat yourself to the things you don’t always allow yourself to enjoy.

Fragrances. Treat yo’ self. Massages. Treat yo’ self. Take a look at that wishlist you’ve had forever and start checking off some indulgences.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

“You have really let yourself go hard the past year or so, splurging a lot for experiences that bring you joy. The first part of the year will be about repairing where you may have just, like, slightly, gone off the rails a little bit. But once you get your affairs in order, you’ll be back to smooth sailing. You have always been able to fix what’s broken pretty quickly with a little elbow grease and it won’t take you long to be back in Jupiter’s good graces. You’re healing some hidden wounds that you didn’t know were there—if you’ve struggled with commitment, frivolity, or communication, you can expect some relief this year. You’re growing and it’s beautiful. It’s contagious.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Wear something you think is wild and become the trendsetter you are.

Can’t decide on a polish? Don’t. The PRETTY WOMAN Nail Polish Fall Trio Set makes playing with the eclectic nail trend super easy.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

“Make a list of things that make you happy. There is joy in simplicity and the most simple things are so beautiful. This year, you can be a beacon for positivity, and even though you’re so not used to it, you’ll see that it’s easy and fits you naturally. Turn back to your list again and again when you need to be reminded of the beauty of the universe. You can be moved to emotion by acting out what you’ve put on your list, from watering your plants to simply opening a book or waking up early to watch the sunrise. For you, this year is all about simplicity, ease, and joyfulness. You’re more relaxed than ever going with the flow and letting go of the need to control things. You have no desire.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Don’t hold yourself back from loud looks. Change the hair!

A big chop can immediately change your energy, but small (and less permanent) changes can make an impact too. Try statement scrunchies, blingy hair clips, or *gasp* switching up your part.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

“With Saturn in Aquarius for all of 2022, you’ll be feeling too blessed to be stressed. Even though the work will be long and hard, it always pays off. Share the spotlight with the people who helped you get all of the blessings you’re enjoying this year. Be sure to recognize that you couldn’t have made it here all on your own and express your gratitude to ensure further blessings. You are cosmically tapped into a universal pulse that makes it clear to you when it’s time to take your foot off the gas and when it’s time to push. This year, it’s making you feel motivated and pulled to work towards bigger goals. You are innately aware that there is something more important than your personal success and you sense when and how to make moves that can unite and change the world.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

Reminder: Natural leaders (like you) need self-care too.

Put your phone on Do Not Disturb and put down that to-do list. Give yourself a moment to melt the day/week/year away with a bubble bath—you deserve it.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

“You have always been a visionary and you’ve got so much to look forward to this year. When it comes to making progress on your goals, the year might seem to start off relatively slow. You’re used to seeing the needle move quickly by the time you make up your mind. But things will pick up speed and you’ll soon see success and maybe even new career prospects. For you, 2022 is a year of expansion. What seems like a setback initially will develop into something that feels incredibly fortuitous—especially in love and your career. Anything that once seemed too good to be true could show real promise this year.”

Your Beauty Resolution:

One word: Glitter. Playing it safe is not the move—take more risks and sparkle.

Say hello to the ultimate Pisces palette: WE ARE FLUIDE’s Otherworldly Palette. Swipe on electric pigments, add a dash of glitter, get wild.

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About the author
Hannah Cassidy
Hannah is a beauty editor at IPSY and has been creating content for fashion, beauty, and wellness in Los Angeles for over five years. Outside of the beauty world, she’s an avid vintage collector and dog mom to Pumpkin and Turtle.
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Article Last Updated November 26, 2021 12:00 AM