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Your zodiac beauty guide

Is your beauty regime written in the stars?

By Shannon Wilson, 29 July 2016
Your zodiac beauty guide

Horoscopes claim to provide us with clues to the future, predicting our emotions, moods, likes and dislikes and giving us insight into how the next week is going to go. And whether you believe them or not, at the very least they give provide us with a bit of a giggle.

But did you know that your ruling sign could hold the key to other pressing issues too? Things like what pizza topping might be your dream match, what the perfect hairstyle for you might be and even what kind of make-up you should be wearing.

That’s right – the next time you can't decide on red lips or nude, you could look for astrological guidance. You never know – your new favourite look, product or shade could be just around the corner thanks to your zodiac sign. After all, it's written in the stars (ahem)…

Aries

About you: Strong and cardinal fire signs, Aries are striking by nature. Not only are you unafraid of intensity, but you embrace it and can be quite expressive, animated and hot-headed to boot. Match your makeup to these traits and you can’t go wrong. Think contrast and contour, with bold brows and angular cheekbones, finished off with a chic updo.

Striking feature: Strong brows

Colours: Red and black

Beauty icons: Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley

Buy it: Collection Eyebrow Kit Brunette

Taurus

About you: Elegant and feminine yet strong with inner resolve, Taurus women are grounded and graceful all at once. Ruled by Venus, you’re often known for your beautiful inner glow and silky smooth skin.

Striking feature: Glowing skin

Colours: Copper, gold and silver

Beauty icons: Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Adele, Kirsten Dunst

Buy it: George Queen Bee Bronzer Nectar Shimmer

Gemini

About you: Curious and young at heart, Mercury-ruled Gemini's aren't afraid to be the get out there and explore. You love being the centre of attention and your favourite looks are dynamic and exciting – anything that sparkles or shimmers.

Striking feature: Sparkling eyes

Colours: Green and yellow

Beauty icons: Kylie Minogue, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Brooke Shields

Buy it: Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows in Copper

Cancer

About you: You’re sensitive, soft and soulful with a look to match. The only sign ruled by the moon, you love using pearlescent shimmers and watery tones to create a soft 'out of this world' look.

Striking feature:: Shimmering cheekbones

Colours: White, blue and grey

Beauty icons: Liv Tyler, Gisele Bunchden, Jessica Simpson, Anna Friel

Buy it: George Highlight & Define Pearl

Leo

About you: Powerful. Bold. Feline. These are some of the words that define Leo's look. You like to stand out, and your mantra is the bigger the better. Think voluminous hair, cat-eye flicks and bold lippy – all at once!

Most striking feature: Winged eyeliner

Colours: Black, gold, orange and red

Beauty icons: Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate O’Mara 

Buy it: Rimmel Glam'eyes liquid eye liner

Virgo

About you: The Mother Nature of the star signs, Virgos are perfectionists – especially when it comes to make-up. Although you like the freedom nature brings you, you also crave order and control, so think muted earthy tones.

Most striking feature: Sun kissed skin

Colours: Green, yellow, beige and brown

Beauty icons: Blake Lively, Jada Pinkett Smith, Beyoncé, Rachel Bilson

Buy it: Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Wash Off Medium Matte

Libra

About you: Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, Libra’s make-up is the envy of everyone because of its perfect balance. You’re detail focused and you love looking put together, so aren’t afraid to put in the extra work ­­– right down to your mani-pedis.

Most striking feature: Nails

Colours: Red, black, pink and nude

Beauty icons: Kim Kardashian, Brigitte Bardot, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet

Buy it: Collection Up to 7 Day Wear Nail Polish 10 Hollywood Red

Scorpio

About you: Sultry, sensual and passionate, Scorpios know how to turn heads. You’re secretive by nature, so opt for a cool mixture of aloof and seductive with smoky eyes, dark smudge-stained lips and large sunglasses.

Most striking feature: Stained lips

Colours: Berry reds and purples

Beauty icons: Alexa Chung, Katy Perry, Chloë Sevigny, Bjork

Buy it: Maybelline New York Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil 310 Berry Much

Sagittarius

About you: Adventurous, restless and fiery Sagittarius ladies are always on the move. Your ideal look is minimal and easy to apply on the go. Think fresh-faced freckles with minimal coverage – a slick of mascara and a stained lip balm will do the trick.

Most striking feature: Long eyelashes

Colours: Violet, coral, pink and brown

Beauty icons: Scarlett Johanson, Alyssa Milano, Amanda Seyfried, Taylor Swift

Buy it: George Faux Lash Black Mascara Waterproof

Capricorn

About you: Ruled by the stoic influence of Saturn, Capricorns are a reserved and steady bunch. Built on the strength of your cardinal earth sign, you go for definition and structure overall. Think nude lips, smoky eyes and defined brows.

Most striking feature: Natural lips

Colours: Nude, brown, black and grey

Beauty icons: Kate Middleton, Zooey Deschanel, Ellie Goulding, Nina Dobrev

Buy it: Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick Nude Embrace

Aquarius

About you: Aquarians are artists, and proud of it. If there's a new or risky make-up trend on the horizon, it's guaranteed you're the first one out of your group to try it. The trick to your beauty regime is embracing your natural quirks to make your signature look come to life – and embrace the bright!

Most striking feature: Bright lips

Colours: Blue, green, pink, orange or yellow

Beauty icons: Gemma Arterton, Jennifer Aniston, Chloë Moretz, Kerry Washington

Buy it: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick 25 Orange Shot

Sign: Pisces

About you: Dreamy and ethereal, Pisces are the quintessential children of the sea. One for more subtle watercolour hues, you think of your make-up as a painting that needs blending and shaping to create the perfect outcome. You love the different shades of the sea, so soft greys or lavenders suit you best.

Most striking feature: Blended eyes

Colours: Purples, blues and greens

Beauty icons: Rachel Weisz, Dakota Fanning, Cindy Crawford, Eva Mendes

Buy it: Collection Eyes Uncovered Smokey Purple

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