Maybe you love to rock liquid black liner and are always perfecting your ultimate smoky cat eye. Or you’re just a little obsessed with lip gloss, always picking them up when you’re in the drugstore. We all have our reasons for loving certain beauty products and implementing them into our look. But astrology—specifically, the sun sign you were born under—influences your makeup style, too.
Here, a description of your own unique beauty look, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Aries tend to be a bit tomboyish, unfussy, and straightforward with their style. A neutral, YLBB (your lips but better) gloss and some powder foundation is probably enough for you most days. That said, as a fire sign, you certainly know how to crank up the drama if need be! Hey there, red lipstick or faux lashes!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taureans’ style tends to be soft and uncomplicated but quite feminine, as they’re earth signs ruled by beauty-loving Venus. Your go-to palette is likely an Urban Decay Naked one, cuz you love those soft, easy-breezy neutrals, and you can’t get enough of lengthening mascaras for flirty lashes or long-lasting pink gloss for a pretty pout.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You have no inhibitions about trying whatever is trending right now, because, as an air sign ruled by tech-savvy Mercury, your style is always of-the-moment. You’re on the list to get Pat McGrath’s latest metallic eyeshadow, and you’re always cool with experimenting with funky or bold lipsticks. You can pull off just about anything, but if it doesn’t feel right, you’ll just move onto the next cool thing in the blink of an eye.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Classic and understated perfectly describes your beauty game. You also lead with your warm, giving heart, as a sign ruled by the emotional moon. So, you’re probably more about having soft, rosy cheeks versus doing much harsh contouring, and your eyes are one of your most expressive features, so you may enjoy playing them up with romantic shadow colors or just a few swipes of dramatic mascara.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Fire signs are all pretty dramatic, but being that you’re ruled by the sun, hanging out in the spotlight—and dolling yourself up for it is your thing. You just love to play, experiment, get lost in Sephora for hours, wear all of the sparkly, gilded shadow, or experiment with the most outrageous winged eyeliner and fake lashes. Then again, you also have a way of going minimalistic with just a touch of something that’s so you—like a swipe on a rose gold lipstick or bronzer—and look like a freakin’ kween!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
As an earth sign who’s oh-so-detailed oriented, thanks to your ruling planet Mercury, you’re a perfectionist who would rather get her look just so or else go super-natural. Either way, you’re super-conscious of the testing and ingredients, so you probably gravitate to cruelty-free, non-toxic brands like Tarte and Mineral Fusion. Clean, lightly made-up skin accentuated with soft brown liner, perfectly groomed brows, and light, functional lip gloss, along with swipe of soft highlighter, is likely your go-to, radiant look.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
As an air sign ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, your style is undeniably romantic. You’ll opt for soft colors—maybe emphasizing one attribute, like your eyes (super-smoky!) or rocking a bold lip, but light, neutral tones otherwise. On the whole, you’d rather avoid anything too outrageous or extreme, because you’re all about balance.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpio’s associated with the eighth house in astrology, which rules sex, so you’re no stranger to wielding your mascara wand in a way that’ll crank up the sex appeal. You were also born around the time of Halloween, so you just innately know how to rock a bewitchingly dramatic eye makeup look or sensual red lip. Oh, sure, you can do a more demure look, too. It all depends on what you’re out for, because you know exactly what you want—and make sure that no matter what, you’re dressed for the part.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and higher-learning, you’re a natural adventure-seeker, and that definitely influences your makeup style, too. You’d gladly try the latest bright, super-pigmented purple lipstick from MAC, or play around with shimmery blue eye liner. But you’re such a free spirit that you’re not going to stick to one look for very long. Dramatic one day, downplayed and down-to-earth the next. It all depends on what mood you’re in!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Like the other two earth signs (Taurus and Virgo), you’re happy to keep your look super-natural most of the time. The no-makeup makeup look! Still, you’re quite capable of rocking a bold, cinematic look, perhaps with a bit of vintage, Mad Men or Gatsby flair, especially when you’re heading to a power lunch or networking event. You’re up on all the latest trends and pick and choose which you’d like to try, based on what you know works for you. Astute!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Eccentric, playful, and innovative all describe you as a person, but also your beauty style, in part because your sign is ruled by the planet of sudden revolution, Uranus. You don’t shy away from looks that others may find a little offbeat or out there, because you’ll do everything you possibly can to avoid the conventional. Silver lipstick? Sure! White eyeliner? Why not! Your every day look may be a little more downplayed, though. You’re kind of a hippie, after all. And if there’s a cool new beauty gadget (like Clarisonic or the Beachwaver), thanks to your innate tech nerdiness, you’ll most definitely be intrigued.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Thanks to the emotional, empathic qualities of your mystical Neptune-ruled water sign, you’re a natural-born artist, and this reflects in how you do your makeup for sure. You’re all about deep, dramatic lip colors (you tend to have full lips, like your symbol, the fish!) or splashy palettes that come in blue, green, or purples. Luminescent highlighters or shadows reflect your ocean-based roots. At your core, you’re a creative soul, so nothing is too ~out there~ or for you to try—at least once.