Get Lucky With These Makeup Shades This Month
We’ve made it through half the year. Some of us are thriving, and some, barely surviving. Things could be better, they could also be worse. With Mercury Retrograde fast approaching we’re all going to need a bit of luck on our side. In a bid to keep things going smoothly and in your favour, we’ve rounded up beauty products in your lucky colours for this month according to your zodiac.
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Aries (21st March to 19th April)
Lucky colour: Deep violet
Not everyone is daring enough to pull off a deep violet shade on their lips (especially if you don’t work in the creative industry), but a dark purple eyeliner? It’s has the right amount of bold, chic and modern vibes, compared to your usual black eyeliner. We recommend the Shiseido Kajal Inkartist in #05 Plum Blossom, $38. The pigmented formula is tear-, smudge-, crease- and waterproof, and doubles (or triples, in this case) as a eyeshadow and brow filler too.
Taurus (20th April to 20th May)
Lucky colour: Baby pink
Since Taurians are more prone to conflict this month, the last thing you want to do is to rock the boat. Keep a low profile with your lucky colour this month, baby pink, which will barely provoke any controversy when worn on your finger tips. Try the Nails Inc Sending Nudes Nail Polish in Nakey Nakey, $23 which has a vegan-friendly and rapid-dry formula.
Gemini (21st May to 20th June)
Lucky colour: Gold
Geminis should be prepared to hustle (both at work and in love) this month, which means your skin is likely to suffer the consequences of all that stress. That’s why we recommend the Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask, $460 which has blackcurrant seed oil to reduce redness and strengthen skin barrier. There’s also 24K gold and silk extracts, which have rich antioxidant properties, to fight against free radicals caused by stress and environmental aggressors. We like to use it as a sleeping mask to nourish and brighten skin.
Cancer (21st June to 22nd July)
Lucky colour: Black
Things are looking up for Cancerians (more so compared to the rest of the signs), so keep things going slow and steady. Safe bets for your lucky colour black are eyeliners and mascaras so you can choose either. We like the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Blackest Black, $21.90 which has two sides to its mascara wand—shorter, comb-like bristles on one side to capture every single lash, and longer bristles on the other to add volume—that help fan out and lengthen even the shortest of your lashes. The waterproof formula is also dermatologist-, allergy- and ophthalmologist-tested for those with sensitive eyes as well as contact-lens wearers.
Leo (23rd July to 22nd August)
Lucky colour: Shiny silver
Leos are advised to keep their heads down, take a step back and rest this month but it doesn’t mean things have to be boring in the makeup department, especially if you don’t want it to. Play up your eyes with a glittery silver eyeshadow like the Illamasqua Jewel Vinyl Face and Body Glitter in Wizzard, approx $25. It has a balm-like texture, and you can dab it on your lids or use it as a highlighter on your décolletage or lips.
Virgo (23rd August to 22nd September)
Lucky colour: Soft orange
It’s a slow, stagnant month for Virgos, so you may need to look for ways to keep yourself energised. Try a sheer coral lip balm like this Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Coral, $36. It has sugar and a blend of nourishing oils to keep lips moisturised, and offers sheer, buildable coverage to give lips a healthy red-orange tint.
Libra (23rd September to 22nd October)
Lucky colour: Sea green
It’s the start of an upward trend in most aspects of Librans’ lives this month, so it’s great to reflect that positivity in your makeup. This Burberry Beauty Wet & Dry Silk Eye Shadow in #309 Aqua Green, approx $35 is a light sea green colour that flatters most skin tones. The satin-soft powder can be used dry for a subtle look, or wet for more intense colour payoff.
Scorpio (23rd October to 21st November)
Lucky colour: White
Scorpios may feel restless this month, but you should take time out to evaluate potential risks before plunging in. That’s why a subtle way to introduce white into your look is through a sheer lip gloss like the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk. It works like a dewy highlight for your lips, and has shea butter that nourishes your lips. If you’re a fan of a sweet peach-vanilla scent in your makeup, you’ll love this.
Sagittarius (22nd November to 21st December)
Lucky colour: Hot pink
This month is a good month for Sagittarians to take a break, so why not crank up the partying a notch by incorporating a crazy colour into your hair (temporarily, of course)? The L’Oreal Paris Colorista 1-Day Hair Colour Spray in Hot Pink, $16.90 is a temporary hair colour spray that works no matter how dark or light your hair is. The ultralight micro powder pigments stay on until your next shampoo, so it’s a great way to switch up your look without commitment.