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The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

Looking to add a little something to your summer beauty regimen? Probably. Do you live and die by your Zodiac sign? Of course you do. You’re a human being. So quit reading magazines to find your perfect summer look and try reading the stars instead. Bonus: I already did all the work. The only thing left for you to do is scroll and reap the rewards.

Aries (March 21 – April 20): Everyone knows you as the energetic, enthusiastic type who’s up for anything, but even you get a little tired sometimes. Rejuvenate yourself for the day ahead by using a bar of caffeinated soap. The coffee scent will even perk up the people around you. This way, they’ll (finally) be able to get on your level, and you won’t be surrounded by useless zombies.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21): You have your beauty routine down to a science and you don’t see any reason to change, but there’s always room in life for one more simple pleasure. Relax after a long day of standing up for yourself and others by using a scented bath bomb… as long as it’s not too scented, because you can’t stand anything that’s overly perfumed, and who can blame you?

Gemini (May 22 – June 21): You’re always looking for a good conversation-starter, so switch out the basic black eyeliner and choose a color that’s as bright as your outlook on life. Go with vivid aquamarine or add some sparkle with an inner-corner gold glow.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): As a Cancer, you’re used to filling many different roles. Some days you’re the adventurous one and other days you’re more reserved. You’ll want a product that does double duty, too, like a concealer that also works as a highlighter. That way you don’t have to spend twice the money. It’s practical, and versatile.

Leo (July 23 – August 21): The world is your stage, and every day is a new opportunity to shine. You love summer because of the freedom it gives you to set your own schedule, hang out with the people you love most, and devote time to honing your unique talents. Celebrate the season by making yourself glow as bright as the sun. No matter your skin tone, a bronzer with a gold shimmer will give your face some sparkle when you step into the spotlight.

Virgo (August 22 – September 23): You’re methodical and organized in every other aspect of your life—might as well go the whole nine yards and have your nails done, too. With a full cuticle kit, you’ll finally be able to get your fingers as neat as your room without over-spending on a pricey manicure.

Libra (September 24 – October 23): Red lipstick is both classy and classic. You want a beauty product that can easily take you from “regular individual just having a fun time at this summer barbecue” to “seductive temptress who might be at this fancy networking event to kill somebody, there’s just no telling.” And that’s why you shouldn’t go anywhere this summer without a lipstick that’s as bold as you are.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): You’re known for being intense, so keep your reputation going with a smokey eye this bonfire season. Stock up on dark, waterproof makeup that’s durable and tough, just like you, so that it stays on your face no matter how extreme your summer sports.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 22): Your summer plans are going to involve a lot of socializing in the great outdoors, whether it’s at the beach or in the audience at a music festival. You have a tendency to get caught up in your activities and forget to apply sunscreen, so make sure you stock up on BB cream with built-in SPF. While you’re at it, invest in a big, floppy hat to keep the sun off your face. This has the added advantage of making you look like a vintage starlet.

Capricorn (December 23 – January 20): Nothing frustrates you more than liquid eyeliner. The tails never end up quite as even as you’d like, and half the time you get what looks like an oil spill in your eyeball. Eyeliner from a stick is easier to use, but doesn’t look sleek or modern enough for your taste. Instead, invest in a felt-tip liquid eyeliner pen this summer. You’ll be able to control your look as much as you need without sacrificing your style.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 19): As an Aquarius, you’re not afraid to make a statement and try new things, even if it makes others do a double-take (let’s be honest here—especially if it makes others do a double-take). Choose something bold like a lavender lipstick as your summer beauty product. People might stare, but it will be because you look like a mythical creature.

Pisces (February 20 – March 20): You’ll be blushing a lot this summer anyway—choose a nice coral shade so the flush in your cheeks when you talk to a hot person looks intentional. Choose a brand that isn’t tested on animals so you won’t lose any sleep over your purchase. You’ll look like one of the wildflower petals you’re pressing between the pages of the vintage paperbacks in your room.