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December 20, 2016

The Best Lipstick Shade For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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The first time I tried on purple lipstick, I fell in love. I’ve almost always been a girly girl, at least when it comes to makeup, but lipstick wasn’t always my beauty essential of choice. Now, though?

Well, lip gloss and I, we’re through – all it took was a swipe of deep lavender lip color, and I was a goner.

And you know what they say: Life’s too short to wear boring clothes – and when it comes down to it, it’s also too short to wear boring lipstick (or boring ANYTHING, says the girl with rainbow hair).

In other words, it’s about that time to try something new, astro babes.

Trust me, you don’t have to be a spontaneous Fire sign to want to experiment with a new beauty look. Whether you do fall into daring and dramatic Fire sign category (all bedroom eyes with a signature red pout) or not, you can feel free to try a bolder lip. We are deep in Aries season, after all – anything can happen. I’m looking at you, Libra.

Or maybe you’re a floaty and feminine Air sign? Into the soft romance of Water signs? Pull off a mean Earthy sophistication? Whichever season of the zodiac you fall into, lipstick is such a glamorous yet easy way to define your look – and a major part of creating the ultimate power look for your sign.

Aries:

As an Aries (and as such, the first sign of the zodiac), you’re certainly not afraid to make an entrance. Step up that constant inner drama with lipstick in a shade as fittingly bold as your personality. Magenta? Fuchsia? You’re not afraid of some serious hot pink action – and girl, you know you look good in it.

Try: Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick in Le Fuchsia

Taurus:

Earthy tones, like velvety brown, mauve, or mocha, go hand-in-hand with your laid-back personality. That’s not to say you don’t like to show off a little sometimes, and you definitely love a good splurge! As a Taurus, you’re all about a sensual and sophisticated yet standout vibe.

Low-maintenance knockout? Your beauty regimen of choice. A long-lasting liquid lipstick is perfect for that no-fuss yet naturally beautiful look you prefer.

Try: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage 

Gemini:

As a Gemini, you’re the first of your friends to try something new, whether that means the sushi bar that just opened down the street from your apartment, or lip colors in edgy and experimental shades. Try a fresh grey shade (or even mix it up with some greige – yes, I’m talking grey and beige combined), and perfect that winged liner for a dramatic night out look that’s sure to wow.

Try: Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ Matte Lipstick in Punked Matte

Cancer:

An ultra-sensitive sign, Cancers are undoubtedly at their best when they feel a certain level of comfort with their surroundings and those that are close to them in their lives. But it may just be time to exit your Grade A level comfort zone this year, dear Cancer. Play up that glowing complexion and/or killer tan with a deep berry lip stain.

Try: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Moody (deep berry)

Leo:

A Leo like you wouldn’t be doing yourself justice without a bold and beautiful red in your lipstick arsenal. If you don’t already own a classic red shade, now’s the time to make that purchase! Or go for a long-lasting lip pencil to layer beneath that cream base lipstick for an even stronger crimson pigment.

Try: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

Virgo:

Classic, sophisticated and streamlined, Virgo, you would do well with lippy in varying shades of nude. As a minimalist, there’s no doubt about it: You prefer a seductive yet simple vibe when it comes to painting that perfect pout.

Try: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude

Libra:

With the scale as their symbol, Libras are all about harmony and balance – and when that transfers to beauty products, these classy ladies prefer a soft, romantic touch. As such, peachy pink and/or rose would be the perfect lip shade to bring out that refined feminine side.

Try: NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita

Scorpio:

Nothing if not unique, Scorpios are temperamental, fierce, and majestic creatures. Step up that beauty game by mixing it up with metallic shades, O ferocious one: Bronze tones on you are deep, edgy, and stunning – and just dark enough to amp up that mysterious Scorpio flavor.

Try: NYX Wicked Lippie in Wrath

Sagittarius:

Forever stylish and trendy, Sagittarius babes are no strangers to experimentation – whether it’s with their look, in the bedroom, or on the spontaneous adventures they so love to take off on. Try a goth-inspired black or my personal favorite purple – and dust on a little glitter to really amp it up.

Try: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo

Capricorn:

Ever the pragmatist, you’re not often one to feel comfortable trying new things, dear Capricorn. You know what you like and you know what looks good on you – but hey, what’s the harm in veering a little off-territory? I know, I know, that sounds the opposite of appealing to you, but a deep wine shade with a cream base is light enough to make an impact, yet will wear off quickly if you don’t want it on all day.

Try: Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Jam – Rich Merlot

Aquarius:

Pastel shades are oh so perfect for fun and floaty Aquarius. If you’re not into the mermaid hair trend (trust me, girl, turquoise hair would look amaze on you), go for a fresh lip shade in cool mint, lilac, or deep teal.

Try: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Soft Lilac

Pisces:

I know you like your signature classic red lip, dear Pisces, but in the spirit of trying something new, go for one with more coral undertones next time you’re perusing the shelves at Sephora. Flattering on most skin tones, this gorgeous shade will appease both your need to stay true to you, while still taking you to new levels beauty-wise.

Try: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Bang (bright orange-red) TC mark