Pick the right lip colour based on your zodiac sign
by Salva Mubarak
Picking a lipstick can be tough. Choosing the perfect lipstick shade that makes you feel like a Victoria's Secret model and has imaginary violins playing in the background is even tougher. You can embark on a full-day Sephora trip and come back looking like a colourful tiger, or pick what your favourite celebrity is wearing and hope that you look one-fourth as glamorous as her (the wrong shade of purple can take you from red carpet pro to deranged Smurf pretty easily).
The other thing you can do is to look at the stars. Easy, Coldplay fans, what we mean is that you can look to the stars for guidance. Your zodiac sign can tell you more than what your love life might look like in December.
We combed through the major characteristics of each sign and shortlisted the formula, shade and product that best complement your personality. Here's how you can find the lipstick soulmate you didn’t know you were looking for.
These readings may vary because of the broad spectrum of personality traits that each sign exhibits and the finite number of lipsticks available under the sun.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
People born under this sign are supposed to be friendly, but unpredictable and temperamental at times. The lip colour that you choose has to complement the inventive side of your personality. Give ombre lips a try with Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Juicy Pop that makes getting the graded effect ridiculously easy.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisceans are sensitive and imaginative, with a tendency to love their own company. A lipstick that is nourishing in a colour that goes with almost everything in your wardrobe should work perfectly. Try the NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Femme.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
For the adventurous, impulsive Taurean, corals, corals and more corals complement their energetic personality. The brighter, the better. Try the Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Lipstick in Chilean Sunset.
Taurus (April 20- May 20)
Powerful and reliable, this zodiac sign loves the good life. They are persistent, even bordering on uncompromising. Taureans have the confidence to carry off an unforgiving formula like liquid matte nude, but always looks super fierce. Give Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick and Liner in Exposed a chance.
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Adaptable and expressive, Gemini depicts two sides of a personality. They are versatile and quick to learn, so need a colour that can stand out on its own but also be adapted to another shade when the mood strikes. Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl in Noir Revelateur may just be what you’re looking for.
Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Deeply intuitive and protective, people born under this sign tend to be loyal and sensitive. The lip colour that best suits their personality would be one as sensitive to mood-swings and compatible with different skin tones. The M.A.C Tendertalk Lip Balm in Teddy Pink is nourishing and changes shades depending on the body temperature of the person wearing it.
Leo (July 23- August 22)
Natural born leaders, Leos are as loving as they come. This creative bunch need something bold and inventive to help them stand out. The colour can be deep as it mirrors their generosity and you can play with a little shimmer too. We think the Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lip Kit in Vermillion Venom is the perfect match.
Virgo (August 23- September 22)
Modest and shy, Virgos tend to pay critical attention to even the smallest of the details. They are also incredibly loyal and hardworking. A nude pink that is subtle and has staying power should be your go-to shade. You can give Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Blushing Pop a go.
Libra (September 23- October 22)
Fair-minded Libras are usually romantic and easygoing. They can be indecisive at times and always take the diplomatic route out of any confrontation. Give lipsticks a miss and try using a tint. They’re super easy to wear and not as solid as a full-on lipstick. You can go with Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
While secretive, Scorpios are incredibly resourceful. As far as lip colour goes, they have to go classic. A rich red boosts the confidence levels of their personality. Go all the way with Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-wear Lip Colour in Pirate.
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
People falling under this sign are extroverts, straightforward (sometimes, brutally so) and have a great sense of humour. They can’t stay in one place for too long and have to keep moving. A deep, bold lip colour should work perfectly as they won't shy away from the attention the colour might bring. Try on a deep berry pout with Kiko Milano’s Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in Burgundy.
Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
Bordering on conventional, Capricorns are patient and practical. They are responsible creatures with incredible self-control. A delicate pink that is simple enough to appeal to the conventional side of your personality and practical enough to go along with most colours in your wardrobe should be your answer. L'Oreal Paris La Vie En Rose Moist Matte Lipstick in Eva's Delicate Pink is something you can try.