It’s that time of the month again — when Tembe, an astrology-obsessed beauty editor, consults the stars (and the beauty closet) for gifts for the beauty junkie in your life. This month it’s all about Cancer, the nurturing water sign who is romantic, creative and above all, caring.
The Cancer in your life is often the one who keeps your deepest secrets and can be found taking care of you on your most difficult days. She can often be emotional herself, so her beauty gifts should be centered around self care and making her feel like her best self.
Nothing says self-care like sheet masks and self-reflection, so pick up a pack of these from I Dew Care. Known for their sparkly Disco Kitten mask, the brand’s sheet masks are perfect for brightening, tightening and rejuvenating the skin. One of our favorites is Up All Night, a brightening sheet mask designed to hide all of your late night sins.
For starters, this cute hand cream is shaped like a banana so you’ll win a few points with your Cancerian friend. It’s effective, too — formulated with banana extract and milk protein. It also has shea butter for added moisture and will leave hands feeling baby smooth.
Designed to be mixed into her favorite foundation, these highlighting drops are perfect for getting that lit-from-within glow. It enhances any everyday makeup look and will blend seamlessly into her routine. Your Cancer will love how this makes her look and feel — we promise.
Good glosses can be hard to find, but the Hi-Fi Shine glosses from Urban Decay are truly the best of both worlds. They’re pigmented and glossy without being sticky and come in 20 different hues ranging from shimmery to opaque. An added bonus? They’re formulated with peppermint oil for a slight plumping effect.
There are certain products that everyone need in their beauty stash, and the Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Ginseng Mist is one. It gives skin an effortless glow and makes you feel instantly rejuvenated. Spritz it all over your face once you’ve finished your makeup and watch it work its magic.
With 12 warm-toned shades in a range of finishes, this palette will quickly become her go-to. It’s also fruit scented, which will make her daily makeup routine just a little bit sweeter. Snag this one on your way to her surprise dinner party — it pairs perfectly with a bottle of rosé.
Photo: Chaunté Vaughn