Which toxic beauty habit are you based on your star sign?
Written in the stars
Fire, water, earth, and air. No, this isn't the opening to Avatar—today we're talking astrology! Every sign has a unique approach to life and, with it, a unique approach to beauty. Some may adopt the 16-step K-beauty skincare routine, while others are content with a simple wash-and-moisturise type deal.
Either way, whatever your beauty routine, we guarantee that from time to time you'll cut corners. Maybe you'll overpluck your brows one day, or you'll cancel your next hair appointment and decide to DIY a cut and colour instead—impulse (it comes down to the individual) things that some would say are governed by the stars.
Whether or not you buy into it, it sure is fun to indulge in. Read on to find out which toxic beauty habit you are based on your star sign!
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Toxic beauty habit: Skips the sunscreen
You’re playful, adventurous and childish at heart. Granted, you’re shy to strangers initially, but once you warm up to them, you transform into the life of the party. Your inner child is good for a lot of things, but one way it lets you down is through your skincare. Specifically, you just can’t seem to remember to apply your SPF before you head out for the day. In case you needed a reminder as to why this is so important—here.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Toxic beauty habit: Skips the conditioner
You’re a free spirit with a real streak for stubbornness, so we know that the reason behind this is that you don’t want to buy into what the system is telling you to do. The whole shampoo, condition, then hair mask once a week routine never cut it for you. As far as you’re concerned, the whole thing is just a capitalist ploy to get you to spend more for no reason.
Well, we bear some bad news: If you’re wondering why your hair won’t grow past your shoulders and why your ends are thinning out, it’s because you’re skimping out on the conditioner in your hair routine. Don’t be fooled by the ‘Aqua’ in Aquarius—you lot are far from hydrated.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Toxic beauty habit: Overdoes it on the beauty sleep
You’re a dreamer; you love your beauty sleep more than anything—after all, when real life gets tough, all you have to do is close your eyes and dream. Unfortunately, it also means you’re a little too dozy sometimes; and perpetually late to everything! On the bright side? You look incredibly well-rested… all the time.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Toxic beauty habit: threads their own brows
You’re a little impatient. It’s a fire sign thing (your fellow Leo and Sag pals would know). When it comes to your brows, you know that it’s best to head to the brow parlour, but somehow you just can’t help but take matters into your own hands. After all, we've all been home-bound for over a year (on-and-off, but still)—you had to. Well, three YouTube threading tutorials and a few too many stray hairs later, and you’re left with wonky brows. Eek. Probably should’ve left it, huh.
Fret not, however—this is not the end. Whether you're overplucked, overprocessed, or overgrown, we've got the solution in our "Bad Brows" guide.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Toxic beauty habit: Substitutes bubble baths for human warmth
There’s nothing that you love more than a little self-care Sunday. You’re at your happiest when you’re soaking in a sudsy bubble bath, filled to the brim with essential oils. Unfortunately, you may have gone too far on this one—when was the last time you saw your friends? Or went outside? Looks like the warmth of the bubble bath was a little too welcoming. Plus, the essential oils? No good for your sensitive skin. It's time to rinse off.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Toxic beauty habit: Overdoes it on the face masks
You’re… extra. And you always have been. Your friends look to you for beauty inspo and everyone is awed by the sheer number of products on your skincare shelf. Unfortunately excess is a double-edged sword—you’re not sure why your skin is breaking out, and it doesn’t seem like any of your hydrating/clay/exfoliant masks are helping the situation. Give your poor skin a break, maybe?
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Toxic beauty habit: Is too rough with the skincare
Apart from your incredible intuition, you’re also a sensitive soul. In fact, the sensitivity goes skin deep. It’s why you’re usually very minimal when it comes to your skincare and makeup. A little… too minimal, even. It’s more of a slapdash type deal for you—you know what ingredients your skin wants and you are prepared to deliver them efficiently. Unfortunately, for you, that entails smearing said products all over your face and rubbing them in as fast as humanly possible. Yeah, stop doing that.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Toxic beauty habit: Sleeps with their makeup on
You’re the centre of attention everywhere you go. Always ready to entertain, socialise and enthral, there’s little time for anything else. By the time you’re home, you’re so tired you just can’t bring yourself to do anything but sleep. Your makeup remover and your skincare routine sit on your shelf taunting you but, in your exhaustion, you can’t… bring… yourself… to… zzz.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Toxic beauty habit: Takes three hours to do their makeup… then takes it all off
You’re notoriously grounded. A perfectionist. You simply won’t stop until everything is just right. This is one of your biggest strengths, but it’s also your biggest weakness. You see, you’re late for almost everything. Why? Judging by your bare face, your friends don’t know that you spent the last three hours layering on the skincare, foundation, lippy and liner... only to give up and take it all off as soon you got a little smear of mascara on your lid.
PSST: A top tip for next time? Wait for your mascara to dry completely and pick it off—crisis averted.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Toxic beauty habit: Overdoes it on the contour
You love nothing more than balance. Libra, after all, is represented by scales. Unfortunately, this means that when you get started, you can't stop until you’re perfectly symmetrical… even if it means that you end up with too much product on by the end of it.
Your contour starts off well, albeit a little too light for your taste. You then deepen it a little, only to realise that now your left side is definitely darker than your right. By the time you do manage to even it out, you’re a little too bronzed, but you can’t bring yourself to undo your hard work.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Toxic beauty habit: Doesn’t wash their makeup brushes
It’s ironic for a water sign—you’d think that you’d actually use some of it and give your makeup brushes a rinse (or, God forbid, a wash) once in a while. Granted, it tends to slip your mind because you’re more of a ‘use your fingers to apply everything’ kind of gal anyway, but seriously? It’s been months. Wash your brushes.
Unsure of where to start? We can help. Behold: Our guide to cleaning any beauty tool in your arsenal. You're welcome (and no more excuses).
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Toxic beauty habit: Self-proclaimed queen of DIY hair
Sagittarius is a mutable sign, so you’re constantly craving change. What’s the easiest way to achieve that? Cutting your bangs, or dyeing your hair, or shaving it. All in all, you’ve got a new look every other week, but not all of them are bangers. Well, actually, the short bangs were cute...or at least they were after you let them grow out for two weeks. Don't get us wrong—there's nothing wrong with a DIY haircut. Just a little advice, though: Maybe ease up on the urge every once in a while so you’re not crying on your bathroom floor for the third Monday in a row, okay?
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