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As we face forward into a life less locked-down and find new beauty favourites that make us look and feel our best, we’re suddenly riddled with choice—which, for everyone (but especially the Librans, Geminis, Sagittarians, and Pisces among us), can feel like a plague of too-many-tabs or swatch-covered-arms. So, we’re outsourcing that task to the stars by way of NYC astrologer Alice Bell, who we called on to help find our most flattering hues, according to our rising signs.
Why rising? Opposed to your default sign (your sun/star), your rising sign (also known as your ascendant) considers your outlook on the world, and the first impression you give to others—it can also dictate how you look. If you don’t already know your rising sign, you can figure it out here (but you’ll need to know your exact time of birth).
You enter a room with a lot of enthusiasm and energy, and you’re always excited to get new plans off the ground. You aren’t one to shy away from wearing bold colours, such as fiery shades of red and orange. You may like a bold red lip, or a crims on shade of blush.
Our picks: NARS Limited Edition Audacious Lipstick in ‘Claudette’ and Westman AtelierBaby Cheeks Blush Stick in ‘Minette’.
You come across as someone who is calm and caring, and you always manage to look elegant and pulled together. You probably like to dress in soft neutrals, such as blush or shades of nude. A slightly tinted lip balm or a glow enhancing powder adds just the right amount of colour.
Our picks: Go-To Pinky-Nudey Lips! and Jouer Powder Highlighter in ‘Rose Quartz’.
You may switch up your personal style pretty frequently, and you’re probably the first person to try out the latest trends. You may like to experiment with colourful eyeliner in shades of green or blue, or you might like an eyeshadow palette so that you have many different options to choose from.
Our picks: MECCA MAX Zoom Liner in ‘Baby Blue’ and Morphe x Nikita Dragun Palette.
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It takes you a while to warm up to new situations, and you might be a little shy at first. You like to make sure everyone else is being taken care of, and you have maternal like qualities. You might be drawn to very feminine beauty looks, such as a red lip stain or heavy black eyelashes.
Our picks: M·A·C Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in ‘M.A.C. Smash’ and ArdellDemi Wispies.
You love to make a statement, and wearing colourful clothing and makeup is just another way to express your natural creativity. You have a warm energy and you can be quite playful, so to emphasize these qualities you might be drawn to a glowy bronzer or eyeshadow in shades of gold or orange.
Our picks: Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate and Cream and Powder Eye Colour .
You dress practically, and you like to wear makeup and clothing that can transition from your job, to the gym, to running your many errands. You may opt for neutrals, preferring shades of grey, beige or cream. Your go-to beauty products are easy basics such as tinted moisturizer or a slightly coloured lip balm.
Our picks: Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator and Kosas Kosasport in ‘Rush’.
You are a natural flirt, and you’re very mindful of the relationships in your life. Because your calendar is usually full of social outings or new dates, you like to add some colour into your wardrobe and beauty routine. Light pink lip gloss and rose-coloured blush are must-have products for you.
Our picks: Mecca Cosmetica Hydra Cheek Tint and Illuminating Balm Duo in ‘Rose’ and Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in ‘Malibu’.
READ MORE: The perfect palette for your star sign, as told by a real-life astrologer
You come across as a private person, and it may take a while for other people to gain your trust. You prefer forming more intense connections with others, and your colour choices reflect this aspect of your personality. You may veer towards dark colours, such as a bold black eyeliner or a matte red lipstick.
Our picks: Too Faced Killer Liner 36 Hour Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in ‘Black’ and Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in ‘Night Porter’.
You have an adventurous spirit, and you’re always pushing yourself to get out of your comfort zone. Your larger than life, optimistic personality can be seen in the vibrant colour choices you wear. When going out, you may like deep turquoise or dark green eyeshadows, or a peachy highlighter.
Our picks: MECCA MAX Single Shadow in ‘Space Jam’ and Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Blush in ‘Incandescent Electra’.
You come across as strong and serious, even if you’re secretly sensitive inside. The way you dress is very work appropriate and polished, and you may like colours that blend in seamlessly with the rest of your closet, such as shades of tan and blue. A long-wearing foundation or brightening concealer are your go-to items.
Our picks: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup and Jouer Essential High Coverage Concealer Pen.
You usually don’t follow trends, and you stand out for having your own unique personal style. You might also be more willing to take risks when it comes to your fashion and beauty choices. You could be drawn to futuristic colours, like silver eyeliner or a shimmery glow stick.
Our picks: Chantecaille Les Perles Metallic Eye Liner and MECCA MAX Off Duty Glow Stick
You are very sensitive, and you can easily pick up on the energies and emotions around you, which can be draining at times. In order to calm down, you may like to wear soothing colours, such as teal, light purple, or soft blues. You might also be drawn to beauty products that have a mystical vibe to them.
Our picks: Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot in ‘Anima' and Stila Double Dip Liquid Eye Shadow in ‘Blue Jean’.
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