Written in the Stars: Your Astrology Guide to Valentine's Day Beauty
"What's your sign?" may be the oldest pickup line in the book but we still obsess over our horoscopes. We got in touch with our favorite astrologers, Tali and Ophira Edut aka The Astro Twins and they gave us the low-down on how make your valentine simmer at the sight of you. Whether you have a hot date with a smoldering Sagittarius or a strong, silent Pisces, the Edut sister will tell you what to wear to turn up the heat.
If your valentine is an Aries:
No color turns on the fiery Ram quite like red. But this raw and passionate Valentine won’t want to wear your lipstick! If you want the date S.W.O.K. opt for crimson nails instead (Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Lover's Creep, $18; smithandcult.com).
If your valentine is a Taurus:
Earthy, elegant Taurus is ruled by the senses—especially the olfactory ones. A subtle perfume (think sandalwood or vetiver notes) or hair oil can cue all the right responses (Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Set, $120; nordstrom.com).
If your valentine is a Gemini:
Quirky Gemini is turned on by originality, so make a statement with your nail art. Since this is the sign that rules the hands, Gemini will love clasping your manicured digits—especially if each of the ten has a slightly different design (Dior Nail Polish and Couture Stickers Duo, $30; sephora.com).
If your valentine is a Cancer:
Sentimental, family-oriented Crabs love the girl they can bring home to mama. Seduce subtly with soft pink lips (Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color in La Diva, $36; nordstrom.com) and rosy cheeks (Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 210, $26; sephora.com).
If your valentine is a Leo:
Nothing’s too over the top for ringmaster Leo—as long as you don’t totally outshine them. Dazzle with eye gems (Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Cobalt, $20; sephora.com). Leo will love this sparkling portal to your soul.
If your valentine is a Virgo:
So fresh and so clean! The Virgo Valentine likes a natural woman. Go for a neutral palette (Urban Decay Naked3 Palette, $54; sephora.com), verging on #NoMakeupSelfie terrain. Think: brown shadows and sheer lip gloss.
If your valentine is a Libra:
No muss, no fuss? Not for the Libra Valentine. This Venus ruled sign won’t mind an elaborate makeup scheme. This could be your excuse to try a metallic liner, purple pigment shadow, or plum lipstick (Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick, $34; sephora.com)—to plant kiss marks on your sweetie’s cheek.
If your valentine is a Scorpio:
An air of mystery will draw Scorpio right in. Bring on the black gel liner (Benefit's They're Real! Push-Up Liner, $24; sephora.com) and work that smoky eye. A smoldering grey or even cobalt blue could also seduce your Scorp.
If your valentine is a Sagittarius:
Sporty and wild Sagittarius loves the untamed #IWokeUpLikeThis look over anything too polished. Break out the sea salt spray (Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $22; oribe.com) or volumizing shampoo. A tousled mane is a turn on to this Valentine, whose sign is represented by the half-stallion Centaur!
If your valentine is a Capricorn:
Primp Daddy is in the house! Capricorn is the sign of status and wants a polished head-turner for V-Day arm candy. A sleek blowout (Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000, $300; dermstore.com) flawless foundation (Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, $62; sephora.com) and lashes will do the trick.
If your valentine is an Aquarius:
Comedian Aquarius wants a best friend with benefits—someone with whom to share laughs and high-fives. Be the girl-next-door—with edge. A lavender-ombre’d ponytail (L'Oreal Hairchalk in Coral Sunset, $20; haircareusa.com) or two-toned lips will score you points, since Aquarians also love originality.
If your valentine is a Pisces:
Rainbows and unicorns! The Pisces Valentine wants to be swept off into a fairy tale. All that shimmers is sure to enchant this sign—from your foundation to a silvery-white shadow (Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fantasme, $36; nordstrom.com).