As National Day draws near, you may be tempted to wear a lot of red. But it might not be the best colour for you this month. Click through to see the makeup colours you should be wearing this month based on your zodiac.
Text: Kayce Teo
Leo (23rd July to 22nd August)
Lucky colour: Baby Blue
The spotlight is on Leos this month, so you’ll want to look fun and chic with a dash of your lucky colour on your eyelids. The Surf’s Up shade in the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette, $59 will help you do just that. We’re loving everything, from the intense colour payoff and buttery formula, to the super-cute limited-edition packaging.
Virgo (23rd August to 22nd September)
Lucky colour: Creamy White
Virgos should take time off to recharge this month, so it’s best to keep things understated and simple. Set a good base for your makeup with the Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer, $59 which mattifies, hydrates and plumps up skin while blurring out skin imperfections and enhancing skin radiance.
Libra (23rd September to 22nd October)
Librans are looking to avoid conflict, so it’s best to keep a cool head on your shoulders and avoid jarring, bright and loud colours. Paint your nails with the Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer in Ta Ta!, $26 to maintain your composure and poise.
Scorpio (23rd October to 21st November)
Lucky colour: Dark Brown
Scorpios have a surge of energy this month, so it’s good to ground yourself to prevent burnout with a deep earthy hue like the Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown, $32. The long-wearing eyeliner has a brush tip that makes it easy to create any eyeliner look, whether you’re a beginner or pro.
Sagittarius (22nd November to 21st December)
Lucky colour: Gold
This month represents a fresh start for Sagittarians, so you want to go for gold in your makeup to give yourself good vibes. Pick your favourite shade of the Gucci Beauty Rouge a Levres, $53 lipstick, as the gold casing’s the one that will infuse all the positive energy into your life (and makeup pouch).
Capricorn (22nd December to 19th January)
Lucky colour: Dark Grey
This month’s a time for Capricorns to declutter and reorganise their work and finances. Choose a muted shade such as the Nails Inc Sending Nudes Nail Polish in So Nude, $23 to prevent any distractions and focus on doing what matters.
Aquarius (20th January to 18th February)
Lucky colour: Fiery Yellow
It’s a slow and rather stagnant month for Aquarians, so you might want to inject a burst of energy into your life with bright colours such as the Fenty Beauty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio in Baecae, $51. The yellow shade is the one you want to wear this month – it’s called Banana Blaze and you can use it to underline your winged eyeliner to add some fun to your usual eyeliner.
Pisces (19th February to 20th March)
Lucky colour: Dark Blue
Pisces should be prepared to take initiative this month, instead of letting the currents sweep you off your feet. Stay grounded by opting for a deeper colour in your makeup, such as the Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner in #05 Sailor Kiss, $20. The formula is long-lasting, with concentrated pigments, and the shimmer keeps your look from getting too boring.
Aries (21st March to 19th April)
Lucky colour: Purplish Blue
Things look set to move fast for Aries this month, so you might want to try a bolder yet cool shade to balance things out. The Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss in Candy Flip, $32 has vitamin E to nourish lips and smooth out fine lines, and peppermint oil to plump up your puckers.
Taurus (20th April to 20th May)
Lucky colour: Earthy Brown
Taurians, remember to pace yourself this month as things start moving faster, especially where work is concerned. So what better way to ground yourself than by using muted hues like those on the Nars Copper Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette, $49? The six colours come in matte, shimmer and glittery finishes with intense colour payoff, and can create looks to take you from day to night.
Gemini (21st May to 20th June)
Lucky colour: Bright Orange
It’s a generally smooth-sailing month for Geminis in terms of romance, health and finances, although you should be prepared to fight for what you want at work. Wearing a bright orange lipstick like the HERA Sensual Aqua Lipstick in #278, $43 will help ignite that fire and put you ahead of the others. It comes in a matte finish, but the non-drying, long-wearing formula has 40 per cent moisture to keep lips hydrated.
Cancer (21st June to 22nd July)
Lucky colour: Pinkish Purple
Cancerians are advised to reflect and spend time on caring and improving yourselves this month, but try to keep things from getting too serious by wearing a fun colour such as the Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Gloss in Paraphernalia, $40. It has a blend of oils to nourish and soften lips, which makes it feel like a lustrous lip balm that gives a high-shine but non-sticky finish.