Forget love predictions and your future finances, we’re looking to the stars to give us clues on where we should take our beauty routines this year.
Your zodiac sign can reveal deep insights into your personality, your strengths and your weaknesses. Each star sign is ruled by an element – fire, earth, air or water – which can help you further understand your unique characteristics.
Whether you currently subscribe to a monthly horoscope or not, there’s no denying we’ve all been intrigued by what’s written in the stars. If you’re looking for some makeup inspiration, here are our recommendations on the best makeup to wear based on your zodiac sign.
March 21 – April 19
Element: fireWho runs the world? Aries, you are definitely a contender. Confident, determined and passionate about your career, there’s no time for long-winded routines in your world. You see no point in spending too much time in front of the mirror. What a waste of your talents! Continue kicking those goals and keep your makeup routine simple, sister.
The best makeup for Aries: Quick and easy
April 20 – May 20
Element: earthReliable Taurus, you’re the one we can lean on. Though you can be stubborn and uncompromising, you’re grounded by earth and are quick to take responsibility for your actions. With a taste for the finer things in life, your makeup bag is filled with only the best. Thankfully, your practical side prefers quality over quantity.
The best makeup for Taurus: Iconic makeup products
bh loves: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($95, davidjones.com.au)
May 21 – June 20
Element: airYour curiosity for the world around you can get you into trouble. But Gemini, you are one of the lucky ones. You’re quick on your feet and adapt easily to new people and places. Your love for travel and adventure means your makeup routine needs to be travel-ready. A few playful palettes tucked away neatly in your handbag are all you need, #jetsetter.
The best makeup for Gemini: Travel-ready palettes
bh loves: Australis AC ON TOUR Powder Highlighting and Contouring Kit, Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette ($99, charlottetilbury.com)
June 21 – July 22
Tenacious Cancer, your loyalty compares to no others. Once you find someone you love, you stand by them. The same goes for the contents of your makeup bag. You are highly suspicious and don’t fall for fads or succumb to trends. You only want products that you can rely on through thick and thin. For you Cancer, only the best of the best.
The best makeup for Cancer: Base heroes
July 23 – August 22
Leo, you fancy. With expensive taste and the confidence to pull off bold looks, heads turn wherever you go. There are plenty of admirers, and girl, you’ve earned it. That ‘treat yo self’ mentality goes beyond yourself, and your friends know that you’re the most generous of all the signs. Creativity shines through in your fashion and makeup choices. Go big or go home.
The best makeup for Leo: Bold lip colour
bh loves: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Craving Coral, Australis Velourlips in MAL-I-BOO
August 23 – September 22
Don’t be so hard on yourself Virgo, all work and no play is a game for fools. You can be overly critical of yourself and stress out at the drop of a hat. The remedy? Get back to earth. You Virgos need a daily dose of Mother Nature for grounding. Let your makeup routine take you there with natural products from your sign’s element.
The best makeup for Virgo: Natural makeup products
September 23 – October 22
Gentle and always gracious, Libra, you are a gem. A social butterfly at heart, you’re a great friend and genuinely enjoy the company of others. More likely to go with the flow than engage in confrontation, you like your life to be easy-breezy. The same goes for your makeup routine. Just a few products that work in perfect harmony are all you need.
The best makeup for Libra: Lip and cheek stains
October 23 – November 21
Who’s the bravest of them all? Scorpio, it’s you. Always seeking adventure, your true passion is living life to the fullest. If someone tells you that you can’t do something, you’ll do it just to prove them wrong. You’re daring with your beauty looks too. When others choose to tone it down, you turn it up. The darkest liner, the thickest lashes, you always bring the drama.
The best makeup for Scorpio: Thickening mascara
November 22 – December 21
Tell me Sagittarius, do you often dream of travel? Your biggest pet hate is feeling constrained and you long for the freedom of the open road. Even though everybody wants you around them at all times, nobody can hold you down. Your makeup routine varies on a daily basis, so pick multipurpose products that allow you to choose your own adventure.
The best makeup for Sagittarius: Multipurpose products
December 22 – January 19
Capricorn, how do you do it? You’re the responsible one in your friend group. You always look polished, make good decisions and are disciplined with your routines. You know what it takes to be your best self, and won’t settle for anything less. Applying your makeup isn’t a chore, it’s an integral part of your daily regimen. You take your time and would never leave the house without at least a slick of mascara.
The best makeup for Capricorn: Long-lasting makeup primers
January 20 – February 18
Well hello Miss Independent. You are smart, original and love to help others. You’ve got your own thing going on. Just make sure you don’t get too good at being amazing on your own. Keep your plans with your friends and don’t be a flake. Your makeup routine is truly your own. And like you, your go-to products work harder than most.
The best makeup for Aquarius: Coverage with skin care benefits
February 19 – March 20
Dream on Pisces, for there are hidden clues waiting for you in your sleep. The most intuitive of all the signs, you’re the most sensitive to the energies of others. Listen to your gut, it knows more than you think. If you’re not working in a creative field, your makeup routine is where you can let your artistic juices flow. Use it as an escape from reality, and have fun!
The best makeup for Pisces: Liquid illuminator
What’s your zodiac sign? Are you going to try any of the makeup suggestions for your sign?