Currently, there are about 12 astrology books in my at-home library. Apart from the beauty products that are taking over my bedroom (one can really never have too many moisturizers, right?), it’s my biggest collection. I’m obsessed with studying the common traits of different signs and figuring out people’s birthdays based on their quirks or habits. Something I’ve said more times than I can count about boys I’ve dated? “Of course he’s an Aries. Of course.” They get me every time.
Now you can see why I’m particularly interested in how my sign dictates my beauty choices… or at least picking a product that meshes with my zodiac status. That’s why, in honor of National Lipstick Day, we enlisted the help of Astrologer Rebecca Gordon, founder of My Path Astrology and a pro who filled us in on the best lipstick shades and finishes for each sign. Whether you’re a Cancer like me or proud of your Leo lion self, we've got your answers below.
Our pro tells us that this sign can be described as bold and confident, as well as being a go-getter in business and in love. Well, well, well! Now I understand why those Aries boys always draw me in!
Apparently, when it comes to the makeup routine, Aries like it pretty streamlined. According to Rebecca, it's all about having two established looks. But if you had to choose one, you better bet it's that signature red. "To bring out your true colors in the boardroom or the bedroom, go for an unapologetic fierce shade of red (a creamy finish) with a defined line around the lip. This look conveys confidence and a fearless quality," she says. Try Dynamite Red from Maybelline's Loaded Bold collection.
Um, talk about traits that are totes amaze. Rebecca tells us that those with the Aquarius sign tend to be original, daring, and often hold a "streak of genius." Their go-to style? These peeps are apparently into new trends, but also love a little bling. "Dare to be different in your lip color and venture into the unusual blues, purples, and pinks."
Why not take it up a notch with this midnight blue from Hard Candy?
Oh, I love (but sometimes hate) my sign. The emotions, the need to nurture! Though, my baby brother would probably tell me it's more nagging. So what lipstick works for all of us Cancers out there? Rebecca says this sign would want a nourishing balm or lipstick that will give their pout some TLC. "Your sign works best with soft shades of mauve and muted pinks that have a more classic feel and time-honored feel." I love, I love! I'll be reaching for Maybelline's Mauve It for that very reason.
While Rebecca says this sign can be described as elegant, professional, and goal-oriented, she also says those Capricorns have got the laughs. So basically, in my opinion, it's the total package. She says the ideal lipstick would relate to that profesh side, but will also show that, well, these peeps got wit and charm. "Pale to deeper nude shades will always work for you, though you could go for a deep brick red to show more of your bold side. The nudes can often look good with a gloss or matte, but choose matte when it comes to the brick reds," she says. We love this GenNudes pick from bareMinerals—it's the best of both worlds.
Basically, you'll be drawn to those with this sign. Rebecca calls 'em magnetic and intense! She also says they're solid at research and excel with their sense of strategy. Because of that, she says they are often drawn to dark, vampy hues in a matte finish or with a bit of gloss in the center. Try this gorgeous Black Cherry pick from Revlon, a hue that also happens to be one of my all-time favorites.
Rebecca describes this sign as "versatile, spontaneous with an inquisitive approach to life." So you enjoy life, but aren't stuck in the status quo. Not bad, not bad. Our pro says you'll probs be drawn to fresh, young styles that will show off your curiosity. While she says that lip stains are a no-fail option, you should look for bright, popping hues. YSL makes a lip stain like no other, but when it comes to pink lipstick, we're loving this Laura Mercier formula.
Because you tend to be graceful and understanding of differing perspectives, Rebecca says you should try a typically feminine shade, like a rich berry or a rosy pink with a satin finish. You can't beat Jouer for rosy pink, but we're loving this rich berry hue from Oribe RN. It's too lovely for words. Sounds like someone you know, right?
"Adventurous, blue sky thinker, full of energy, and often athletic," voices Rebecca of this sign. My grandmother had this sign, and she was one of the most bubbly, cheerful people I've ever met, so this sounds about right. To show off your gorge personality, Rebecca suggests a bright pink or neon fuchsia with a satin or glossy finish—and trust us, this glossy pink from LOC is total perfection.
Rebecca tells us those with this sign are often empathetic, creative, and total team players. What lipstick should a pisces throw in their bag, you ask? Well, she said the most important thing is the "feeling" of the lipstick, and it should probably be in a more natural hue. "Try a lip stain in shades of rose petal and raspberry. You can always layer a moisturizing lip softener to give more softness to your already supple lips," she notes.
Our suggestion? Go with Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick in Ravenswood.
This you've probably heard before. Leos are generally described as leaders (hence the association with the lion), but Rebecca says they also enjoy a bit of luxury. We're talking about lipstick here, so don't go down the rabbit hole of fine jewelry.
Anyways! When shopping for a new tube of lipstick, our pro explains that Leos will probably yearn for something that shows off their warm personality.
"Orange-Red shades for night, coral tones or peach work well for day. A sparkle of gold or shimmer within the lipstick will draw the right amount of attention," she explains.
In our opinion, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana is as good as gold.
According to our pro, Virgos don't want to have to deal with a lipstick that's going to come off after one sip of water. Um, preach!
In fact, she describes this sign as crisply organized, feminine, and helpful. The shades a Virgo will be best suited with are all about being femme without being crazy over the top, so she suggests apricots and corals in matte hues. Shiseido's Rouge Lipstick in Coral Shore is a favorite of ours, and while it isn't 100 percent matte, it also isn't overly glossy. It's the perfect in-between.
All you Taurus ladies, you're in luck. This is one of my all-time favorite lipsticks. Not because it's my name or anything...
Rebecca describes this sign as driven with a love for working in natural environments. Unsurprisingly, she says natural shades ring true for the ladies of the bull sign. "Everything from nudes to dusty rose and light pink will compliment your skin and style. A satin finish works best with your colors, as it creates a delicate sheen without drawing too much attention to the lips," she explains.
So the shopping pick? You'l want to snap a tube (or 34) of Charlotte Tilbury Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria.