Everyone knows that your daily horoscope is the best place to turn whenever you’re faced with making tough decisions. And really, what decision could be tougher than choosing a new shade of lipstick? There are so many different colors, brands, and consistencies to pick from that even the most decisive among us can crumble in the face of the task.
I’m kidding, of course. We’re all busy women with rich and full lives, so I’m sure we can all agree that lipstick shopping is probably the least stressful activity ever. However, there really are a ton of different lipstick colors to choose from, so why not let your horoscope sign help you out a little? Even if you’re too practical to believe in astrology (I’m looking at you, Capricorns!), there’s no harm in consulting the stars every once in a while, right?
Read on to learn what lipstick shade suits you best, according to your horoscope sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As the leader of the zodiac, Aries women are confident and bold. You’re fiery, independent, and certainly no pushover, and you want your lipstick to reflect that. Aries girls will love Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in Orange Indie, a stunning and attention-demanding shade of reddish-orange.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus women have an appreciation for the finer things in life, but they’re also very down to Earth and realistic. If you’re a Taurus, you should consider checking out Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Envoûtante. You’ll love the prestige of the Chanel label, the luxe packaging, and the plum—but still very practical—color.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini women are constantly on the go—your mind spins at 100 miles a minute. You’re chatty, witty, creative, and super indecisive. You’re naturally attracted to things that come in pairs, like this lipstick duo from Buxom. The contrasting colors appeal to your inner Twins, and you’ll love how small each lipstick tube is. After all, there’s nothing you hate more than feeling weighed down.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
As Crabs, you Cancer ladies can sometimes be a little, well, crabby. Fortunately, you’re also super loving, caring, and sweet people. You enjoy nothing more than hosting dinner parties for friends and hanging out with your significant other at home. Crab women will appreciate a moody and seductive purple lipstick, like M.A.C.’s Smoked Purple.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are the showstoppers of the zodiac. You’re fun, loyal, outgoing, and passionate, and you have absolutely no qualms about being the center of attention. You’ll never be happy with anything less than the best, so I suggest you check out Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge. The bold red color will turn heads, and your inner Lion will love that gold packaging.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos are, simply put, total perfectionists. You’re practical and single-minded, and you demand excellence and simplicity in your life. You have absolutely no time for drama, so you’ll love NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte. The color is like your lips but better—no muss, no fuss—and the clean lines in the packaging will really speak to you.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
As a Libra, you’re all about harmony and balance. You value femininity and elegance, and you like things to be “just so.” Your zodiac sign is represented by a set of scales, so you naturally gravitate toward things that are balanced, like this lipstick duo from Bite Beauty. You’ll love the ultra-feminine Lingonberry shade, but the Tangerine color will be a step out of your comfort zone. It’s a good thing, then, that Libras aren’t afraid of a little challenge.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You Scorpios scare me—but I mean that in the best way possible. You’re mysterious and sexy and smart as hell, and there’s no way you’re going to be satisfied with a run-of-the-mill pink lip color. Check out Bite Beauty’s Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick collection. I think you’ll like all five colors, but Elderberry just might be your favorite.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
If you’re a Sagittarius, chances are you’re a happy-go-lucky kind of girl. You’re charming and optimistic and bubbly, and you want your lipstick to reflect that. You’ll love Tarte’s Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Salmon Pink. The bright and cheery color—not to mention the floral packaging—will speak to your inner Archer.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are ambitious, practical, and level-headed. You’re very hard-working, and no one would ever accuse you of being a frivolous or extravagant spender. As a result, you’re not going to be happy with a lipstick that wears away quickly or costs a ton of money. Check out Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. At $24 a pop, it’s not exactly going to break the bank, and this stuff lasts all day. I think you’ll like most of the line’s 15 colors, but make sure you try on Tesoro. It’s an unoffensive orangey-red you can wear anywhere, which will appeal to your practical side.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The two words that best describe an Aquarian are “free” and “spirit.” You’re also curious and affectionate and a total water baby. As such, you naturally gravitate toward the wet and glossy lip look—matte lipsticks just aren’t your thing. Your creative side will love Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Duo Gloss Fusion, a line of lipsticks that feature glossy centers. I think you’ll like Exotic in particular—it’s a fun shade of magenta, and its glossy center will give you that sheen you love.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces are the sensitive dreamers of the zodiac. You’re compassionate and intelligent, and wise beyond your years. As a Fish, you’re naturally drawn toward blue hues, so you’ll love this navy shade from M.A.C. A bold blue might not work for every day, though, so if you’re looking for something you can get away with on a daily basis, check out M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo. It’s a gorgeous shade of red with bluish undertones.
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