Thursday, February 29, 2024

I’m an astrologer – here’s the best make-up look for your star sign

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Whether it’s a bold red lip or a fun dusting of glittering eyeshadow, most people will have a make-up look they know suits them best. 

But could the stars be behind your love of signature winged eyeliner, or lashings of highlighter? 

Here, UK-based astrologer Inbaal Honigman looks at how your sun-sign could help you look your best – and whether it may already be influencing your aesthetic.

From 80s-inspired ‘power-dressing’ visages for Capricorns, to ‘timeless’ romantic looks for Cancers, the expert looks at what beauty means across the zodiac.

Make-up is a ‘wonderful way of showing to the world who we really are,’ Inbaal told Femail. 

‘Each star sign has their own unique way of displaying that.’

ARIES: Bold red lip 

As these energetic adventurers, a brush of scarlet on the mouth is the perfect go-to for their active lifestyle and ‘takes zero time’. Anya Taylor-Joy, who is an Aries, pictured last year

Inbaal says that Aries – the ‘fieriest of all the fire signs’ – usually favours a classic statement lip in a deep ruby tone.

‘Their favourite and most suitable colour is undeniably red,’ she advised. 

Because these energetic adventurers are ‘always on the go’, a brush of scarlet on the mouth is the perfect go-to for their active lifestyle and ‘takes zero time’.

Inbaal also explained that the look is perfect for passionate and high-energy Aries because it ‘elevates their presentation in moments’ – meaning they can make the strong impact they want to, without wasting any time. 

TAURUS: Contouring

Inbaal said that this Venus-ruled sign won't go for anything particularly trendy or shiny. However, you can count of them for a snatched contour. Pictured, Adele - a Taurean - last year

Inbaal said that this Venus-ruled sign won’t go for anything particularly trendy or shiny. However, you can count of them for a snatched contour. Pictured, Adele – a Taurean – last year

Taureans will, as an earth sign, ‘naturally lean towards neutrals’. 

Inbaal said that this Venus-ruled sign won’t go for anything particularly trendy or shiny.

However, you can count of them for a snatched contour and ‘good strong lines’ that accentuate their face.

Being ‘foodies’ who enjoy the finer things in life, the astrologer explained that a lot of their make-up will be optimised for dim lighting – perfect for taking selfies at the trendiest eating haunts.

GEMINI: Bright hues

According to Inbaal, Geminis love bright hues like turquoise and magenta, but their hero item will be a multi-purpose cheek and lip tint. Zoe Saldana, a Gemini, pictured wearing dewy peachy hues last year

According to Inbaal, Geminis love bright hues like turquoise and magenta, but their hero item will be a multi-purpose cheek and lip tint. Zoe Saldana, a Gemini, pictured wearing dewy peachy hues last year

Those born under this air sign are ‘free and active and vibrant and love to have fun’ – so it makes sense that their make-up palette is ruled by a love of colour.

According to Inbaal, Geminis love bright hues like turquoise and magenta, but their hero item will be a multi-purpose cheek and lip tint.

This gives them a flush of warmth and brightness in one easy go.

‘Geminis like to travel light,’ she added, explaining that these curious creatures are almost always on the move from one excitement to another.

The expert stressed that these fun-loving revellers are also very curious – and this extends to beauty too.

‘As a Gemini walks through a department store they will try everything,’ Inbaal said. 

CANCER: Romantic look 

Those born under this sign enjoy a vintage-inspired look, Inbaal explained. Pictured, Lana Del Rey, born under the Cancer sign, earlier this month

Those born under this sign enjoy a vintage-inspired look, Inbaal explained. Pictured, Lana Del Rey, born under the Cancer sign, earlier this month

Cancers ‘like a romantic take on everything’, so their ideal make-up look will be accentuated by soft and peachy tones.

Those born under this sign ‘enjoy vintage and look back to past generations’, Inbaal explained.

They will spend ‘little money on themselves’ – being more giving by nature – so will be using the same palette from when they got it ‘to when it’s back in fashion’.

The expert added that Chanel’s eyeshadow quads – which offer an elegant and pretty tones – would particularly suit these fans of timeless looks.

LEO: High glamour 

The bold and beautiful lions also favour a full face of make-up that looks 'overstated'. Pictured, Leo Kylie Jenner last November

The bold and beautiful lions also favour a full face of make-up that looks ‘overstated’. Pictured, Leo Kylie Jenner last November

It may come as no surprise to Leos that they are dubbed as the ‘boldest, most glamorous of all of the signs’.

Ruled by the sun, these lions’ favourite colour is gold – and this ornate nature informs their entire beauty aesthetic.

You ‘won’t catch them in almost anything high-street,’ Inbaal said.

Moreover, once they get their hands on a flashy, trendy item – they’ll make sure everyone sees it.

The expert said if Leos buy the best quality mascara, they will be wearing it to the take the kids to school, go running and any other occasion which calls for their presence – and they ‘won’t apologise for looking fabulous’.

The bold and beautiful lions also favour a ‘full face of make-up that looks overstated’.

‘More is more,’ Inbaal explained.  

VIRGO: Timeless and practical 

These earth signs know what suits them and stick to it. Pictured, Beyonce - a famous Virgo - has changed her fashion over the years, but has largely stuck to a natural, dewy make-up look

These earth signs know what suits them and stick to it. Pictured, Beyonce – a famous Virgo – has changed her fashion over the years, but has largely stuck to a natural, dewy make-up look

‘Practical, pragmatic, neat and tidy’ Virgos are likely to have one good item of each make-up staple – and no more than what is needed.

‘A Virgo look is timeless,’ Inbaal added. 

These earth signs know what suits them and stick to it, having picked out the best shades fitted to them from a young age.

They know what looks good and they’ll stick to wearing it.

Virgos will focus on a strong foundation look to cover all real and perceived flaws, and will focus more on their eyes than their lips – as the latter is more likely to be used for practical needs.

LIBRA: Highly curated

Inbaal said Libras love matching and curating their entire look to be coordinated. Pictured, Cardi B, who is a Libra, earlier this month

Inbaal said Libras love matching and curating their entire look to be coordinated. Pictured, Cardi B, who is a Libra, earlier this month

Inbaal dubbed Libras the ‘most elegant’ of the signs – for them, a make-up look is never just a make-up look but is part of a whole aesthetic package.

‘They love matching,’ she said. ‘They put together an entire look.’

This includes not only carefully curating entire looks for each different day – but also potentially changing outfits depending on the different functions they have within hours.

The make-up will also likely be ‘neat, put together and delicate’, focusing on  a sheer base and fluffy, natural looking eyelashes for that soft Venusian quality. 

SCOPRIO: Goth glamour 

With both make-up and clothing, they will opt for 'deep, dark colours'. Pictured, famous Scorpio Winona Ryder in 2019

With both make-up and clothing, they will opt for ‘deep, dark colours’. Pictured, famous Scorpio Winona Ryder in 2019

Scorpios are ‘the goths of the zodiac’, and for them, expression and creativity is the most important part of their look. 

With both make-up and clothing, they will opt for ‘deep colours that resonate with their deep, profound personality’ – and don’t mind if it doesn’t look natural. 

Their visage isn’t a vanity project for Scoprios, Inbaal said – ‘it’s art’. 

SAGITTARIUS: Experimental 

Sagittarians will 'try anything' when it comes to looks. Pictured, pop icon Nicki Minaj - who is known for her experimental looks - and is a Sagittarius

Sagittarians will ‘try anything’ when it comes to looks. Pictured, pop icon Nicki Minaj – who is known for her experimental looks – and is a Sagittarius

This ‘fun, free-spirited’ sign is known for being adventurous – and that extends to make-up too.

Sagittarians will ‘try anything’ when it comes to looks, often hopping on the latest TikTok trends and hacks as soon as they’re on the scene.

‘They won’t stick to it, but they’ll try it,’ Inbaal added. 

True to their restless nature however, as quickly as they’re enchanted with something they make become bored with it. 

So this fire sign could spend hours painstakingly working on the latest, flashy make-up look – just to wipe it off within hours of wearing it. 

CAPRICORN: Bold highlighter 

These earth signs will also enjoy lashings of highlighter for a bold and fierce vibes. Pictured, musical icon and Capricorn Mary J. Blige last year

These earth signs will also enjoy lashings of highlighter for a bold and fierce vibes. Pictured, musical icon and Capricorn Mary J. Blige last year

Capricorns are all about business- so when it comes to clothes and make-up, 80s-style ‘power dressing’ is the name of the game.

They want their face to ‘present how indomitable they are’, Inbaal said, accentuating features with red lipstick, smokey eyeshadow and ‘delicate lashes that can last you all day’.

These earth signs will also enjoy lashings of highlighter for a bold and fierce vibes. 

AQUARIUS: Minimalist 

A dewless base and a slick of mascara is likely to be enough for those born under this sign. Pictured, Oprah - an Aquarius

A dewless base and a slick of mascara is likely to be enough for those born under this sign. Pictured, Oprah – an Aquarius

Aquarians are known for being the humanitarians of the zodiac – and so will likely only be going for products that are ‘fully sustainable and fully cruelty-free’.

‘They’re ‘not interested in making a good impression’, Inbaal added.

For these free-thinking air signs, it’s ‘all about being authentic’.

A dewless base and a slick of mascara is likely to be enough for those born under this sign. 

PISCES: Glitter and shimmer 

Shimmering, glittering hues resembling a mermaid's scales rule Pisceans aesthetic. Pictured, Rihanna - a Pisces - last year

Shimmering, glittering hues resembling a mermaid’s scales rule Pisceans aesthetic. Pictured, Rihanna – a Pisces – last year

With this emotional water sign being symbolised by the fish, it’s perhaps no surprise that they’ll be influenced by marine aesthetics for their make-up looks.

Shimmering, glittering hues resembling a mermaid’s scales rule Pisceans aesthetic, and they also enjoy a dramatic winged eye resembling a tail. 

They will likely opt for slightly ‘unusual’ products over the classics – selecting a shimmering red over a bold scarlet or black liner with glitter in it over a monochrome pick – to achieve their desired ‘otherworldly’ look.

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