Welcome to Gemini season, the time when the Zodiac calendar is ruled by the twin constellation. Gemini actually means twin in Latin, and is associated with two twins in Greek mythology who are known for their big and sometimes opposing personalities. So, in honor of the twins, why not embrace your other half this month? Here are 5 beauty products you should experiment with that might be a little different from your typical go-to, but that are absolutely spot-on for your Gemini alter ego.
We get it, a daily beauty routine can be hard to keep up with, especially after a year or so of not wearing much makeup at all. If putting product on your face and remembering to apply your SPF still feels a bit foreign to you, here's a great product to try to help you channel your pre-pandemic-makeup-wearing self (your Gemini twin!) Try the Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40: the glowing primer that doesn’t look like makeup, but can be worn under it or all on its own for a natural look with SPF protection. It’s full of super fine pearls which provide that dazzling “glow from within” look, without obvious flecks of glitter all over your skin.
Bright lips are fun; there’s no convincing us otherwise! But how about switching it up with a little bit of spice (literally) while rocking a neutral-colored Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss by Bite Beauty? It’s pumped up with cinnamon to increase circulation to your lips, thus plumping and providing them with a natural flush. One could argue that a glossy, sparkly, and full lip is just as fun as a bright color. Try shade Sugar Drizzle to let your natural lip color shine, dazzle, and speak for itself.
If you love voluminous lashes but your extensions are causing lash damage, opt for something a little lighter to give your eyes a break. Switch up your look with falsies that match your hair color. They’re great for daily wear, and pair especially well with a no-makeup-makeup look, or even no makeup at all! Lashify’s Intimates Collection features a range of colors fit for different hair types, so you can achieve that long-lash look and seamlessly take it from day to night.
A slick bun is oh-so chic and super trendy, but the “model off duty” look is just as cool. The best way to achieve it is by using a texturizing spray-- these types of products make bed-head look purposeful, and gives you a bit of shine, volume, and of course, edge for an effortless look. Plus, this style won't tug on your hairline like a tightly pulled-back-do would. Try out Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. It was named the best spray overall by Byrdie, and receives high praise for its antioxidant and aloe vera-infused formula with hydration boosting and color protection benefits.
Self tanning is undoubtedly the safer alternative to tanning with UV exposure, but it can sometimes look unnatural, patchy, or day we say… orange. In some cases, less is more, and with self tanners, this is usually a rule of thumb. If you’re unwilling to forego the bronze but know it’s time for a switch-out, try out The Impossible Glow from Pai. These bronzing drops illuminate and hydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid and sea kelp (talk about beachy!) Lightweight, super dewy, never orange, and ultra glowy; this product checks all the boxes for summer.