Move into 2023 feeling inspired by your makeup with trends to try, according to the zodiac.
From a bold red lipstick for Aries to nostalgic beauty trends for Cancer, welcome to your beauty horoscope for the year ahead. Discover what’s in store for you in the beauty-stakes this year, as well as the trends you should be trying, with advice linked to your horoscope and trend predictions from 3ina.
ARIES March 21st - April 19th
Aries are known as an energetic and competitive sign, so start 2023 embracing your inner fire and spirit colour, with a new season red lipstick.
As for your shade: try a blue-red tone for cooler skin tones or to make your teeth appear whiter. On warm skin, and trips to sunny climes, orange-red tones are especially flattering. Likewise, deep red shades look good on deep skin tones and anyone with dark eyes.
TAURUS April 20th - May 20th
Taurus signs are said to be steady, dependable and loyal, so you need a mascara that can match that spirit. Yet, while it’s tempting to keep your old favourite forever, you should replace any eye product every three months to avoid irritation or infection.
Luckily, the best-selling formulas making headlines in 2023 can be trusted to deliver both volume and curl in jet-black shades that don’t transfer throughout the day.
GEMINI May 21st - June 20th
Geminis are characterised as extroverted and clever, and there’s never a boring moment while they’re around. So, this is the year to experiment with some of 2023’s boldest makeup trends for your next big event.
Specifically, embrace the duality of your sign by getting creative with a modern take on two-toned eyeshadow looks. If you choose pastel shades with the lighter colour towards your tear duct, you can keep the look more easily wearable for your day-to-day.
CANCER June 21st - July 22nd
According to their zodiac characteristics, cancers are nostalgic and remember everything. That’s why the team at 3INA suggest that anyone born within this sign should find plenty of inspiration from noughties beauty trends for 2023.
For a simple option, re-embrace a super glossy lip colour, now with a less sticky finish, or pick up your soft-nibbed black liner again to gently define your eyes. Plenty of Y2K-inspired trends are creeping back into our beauty dialogue so there’s no better time for Cancers to modernise their makeup memories.
LEO July 23rd - August 22nd
If you are a Leo who is as bold as your sign dictates, get ready to shine through your makeup in 2023. With the latest highlighting formulas, you can easily add a radiant lit-from-within luminosity to cheekbones and even eyelids. Amplify the effect by layering over a lightweight illuminating base and you’ll be the life and soul of any event.
A creamy, glistening, gold shade will warm and lift all skin tones and is closely associated as a spirit colour for outgoing Leos. Just avoid formulas that are overtly glittery – and apply light, buildable layers to keep your chosen look fun but still sophisticated.
VIRGO August 23rd - September 22nd
For Virgos, who tend to be perfectionists, 2023 is the year you master or show off your skills with a perfect winged eyeliner. The main secret: whatever shade you choose, ensure the nib of your liner is ultra-fine and flexible to avoid feathering or uneven lines.
Top tip: If you struggle to make your liner look even, start by dotting where you want your flicks to end and check them against each other in the mirror. Only then, draw your lines out to that point. Use a concealer to define the edges, for a hyper-precise finish. Choose one that is a shade lighter than your skin tone to achieve an eye-brightening effect too.
LIBRA September 23rd - October 22nd
Charming and well-balanced, Libras thrive off making things aesthetically pleasing. That’s why predictions suggest this star sign will appoint a painterly approach to makeup in 2023, treating their skin like a canvas.
To achieve the appropriate “softly softly approach”, try adopting the micro-concealing trend. That means only using your favourite concealer on perceived blemishes by tapping the coverage in with a small brush. You only need the smallest amount of product, and hold the very end of the brush to apply less pressure. The approach works especially well for frequent travellers – just be sure you have a good skin match and a non-drying formula.
SCORPIO October 23rd - November 21st
Scorpios are known to be passionate and deeply in touch with their emotions (whether they show it directly or not). So, their challenge for 2023 is to bare all when it comes to their skin too. That means a next-generation approach to ‘no makeup’ makeup.
Luckily, there are an array of new skin nourishing tints that make the on-trend healthy, dewy-skin finish easier to achieve, with minimal blending and time required. Plus, Scorpios can also seek out the emerging era of makeup bases that focus on preserving (or even boosting) the health of the skin. That means exchanging heavy concealing pigments for blurring anti-redness ones and selecting kinder hydrating formulas with added SPF over super-matte 24-hour foundations.
SAGITTARIUS November 22nd - December 21st
For the Sagittarius sign that loves spontaneity and fun, the beauty trend that’s likely to bring plenty of inspiration in early 2023 is ‘driving licence’ makeup. It’s all about finding inventive ways to look better in all light – including the harsh ones in the booths you traditionally use to get your driving licence photos.
See it as an opportunity to try changing the application of your blusher, bringing it higher on the outer cheek area for a lifted effect on camera. You can do the same with your bronzer, while also trialling out different colour tones. Aim for one that brings a natural-looking warmth in both bright and dim light for the most flattering definition at all angles.
CAPRICORN December 22nd - January 19th
Hard-working and career focused Capricorns will show their makeup tenacity in 2023 with the new boardroom-ready lip. This style is all about the detail – rather than making a brash statement – so focus on accentuating your natural lip shape rather than simply choosing a bright colour.
To do so, you’ll need a sharpened lip liner in a shade one tone deeper than your natural colour. Use it to trace your lip line in short straight strokes, focusing on the corners and cupid’s bow for a more angular finish, rather than attempting to plump with more rounded lines. Then, fill in your lip with a warm neutral shade and add a touch of gloss to the middle for a nude lip, that still turns heads.
AQUARIUS January 20th - February 18th
Aquarians are known to be independent, individual and they don’t do things just to fit in. As individuals who traditionally stand out from the crowd, there’s plenty of room for makeup experimentation in their beauty horoscope. For example, the trend for avant-garde brows in 2023, which has been emerging fresh off the fashion week catwalks.
That could mean plenty of glitter, embellishments or tweaking both their brow shape and shade – including the bleached brows trend, should they dare. For those that are a little more tentative, use a precision-tipped brow pencil for statement brow definition. Or, choose a pencil in a shade that is opposite to your natural colour to tweak the colour less permanently.
PISCES February 19th - March 20th
This water sign is often hugely artistic and hands-on, so Pisceans should lean into their creative side when it comes to their makeup this year. One trend that continues to be popular from 2022 is graphic eyeliner and Pisceans look set to try ever more creative takes on the style this year.
New creamy sticks add something extra when defining your lash lines and high-pigment pencils and pens mean drawing your own liner embellishments have more precision. This year’s statement colours – blues, pinks and greens – give the look the 2023 edge it needs.