I have seen a few blog posts floating around the internet on some pretty interesting makeup looks for your zodiac sign. So, I have decided to take a crack at this by putting together this handy-dandy guide of some really pretty and very wearable looks for each of the 12 signs.
In astrology, there are particular colors assigned to each sign that corresponds with their elements – Air, Earth, Fire, Water. Whether you believe in this stuff or not I thought it would be fun to put together looks that match up with each sign and the colors that represent them. This can be a great way to refresh or add something new to your makeup routine or wardrobe if you don’t normally wear these colors.
- Aquarius – January 20-February 18
- Pisces – February 19-March 20
- Aries – March 21-April 19
- Taurus – April 20-May 20
- Gemini – May 21-June 20
- Cancer – June 21-July 22
- Leo – July 23-August 22
- Virgo – August 23-September 22
- Libra – September 23-October 22
- Scorpio – October 23-November 21
- Sagittarius – November 22-December 21
- Capricorn – December 22- January 19
Aquarius – January 20-February 18
Colors: Light Blue, Silver
When putting together a look for this sign think of light, airy, and ethereal. The pale blue morning sky or silvery storm clouds. Blue is found in the sky, lakes, and the sea. It is associated with depth and stability. It has long been a symbol of –
- truth, and heaven. It produces a calming effect
The color Silver is associated with –
- industrial, sleek, high-tech, and modern objects,
- as well as ornate, glamorous graceful, sophisticated elegance.
It is a precious metal and it often symbolizes riches and wealth. A pale wash of color on the eyes or a bold metallic look is quite becoming. For clothing soft cashmere knits or lightweight silk or anything flowy helps to convey the air-like quality.
Baby Blue Eyes and Nails
If wearing blue shadow is not your cup of tea then try adding it to your wardrobe in the form of a lightweight trench coat, a lace dress or light cashmere sweater. Or wear it on your nails for an even more subtle look. Try 02 Sunset Boulevard or 18 Soft Focus from Habit Cosmetics.
Silver Metallic Eyes and Nails
Silver eye makeup can really make your eyes pop. If you don’t currently own any silver shadows or want to switch to a cleaner brand try the following – Stainless from Root Pretty, the PHYTO-PIGMENTS Cream Shadow Stick from Juice Beauty in the shade Smoke or the Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Eco Eyeshadow in Watermark. Add some drama with black winged liner using the Long Last Liquid Liner from 100% Pure in Black Tea or for something a bit different use a bold white liner to create your wing using the Creamy Long Last Liner Pencil in Bright Eyes also from 100% Pure.
Or you can add some silver to your nails with a non-toxic polish like 37 Phantom from Habit Cosmetics, No Place Like Chrome from Essie or add it to your wardrobe with some snazzy metallic oxfords, a cool jacket or a stunning dress.
Pisces – February 19-March 20
Colors: Mauve, Lilac, Purple, Violet, Sea Green/Turquoise
The beautiful colors of twilight, a bold purple sea urchin or starfish, the sparkling clear waters of the Caribbean are just a few things that come to mind. Purple combines the calming and stabilizing qualities of blue with the fierce firey energy of red. This color is often associated with –
- power, and ambition.
It also symbolizes –
- independence, and magic
Turquoise is associated with –
- refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy.
As well as –
- good luck (since it contains green)
- being spiritually grounded
- tranquility (since it contains blue)
- intuition, and loyalty
Wear these two colors bold and bright or soft and muted. Ultra-Violet is actually the color of the year for 2018. So if you are a Pisces now is the time to really take advantage of wearing this stunning color!
Purple Eyes, Lips and Nails
Create a dramatic eye look with Violet Eyes from TaterRoundsBeauty or go softer with Smokey Mauve from Ecco Bella or the Macaroon and Peri Pressed Eyeshadow Pigments from Root Pretty. Go more simple with a violet or plum eyeliner. Try the Soft Eye Liner Pencil in Violet from Ecco Bella, Indigo Eyeliner Pencil from Zuzu Luxe or the Effortless Eye Liner from Honeybee Gardens in the shade Passion. If you are feeling really adventurous try the Cocoa Butter Matte Lipsticks in the shades, Tempest, Hyacinthus or Aubergine from 100% Pure Cosmetics.
You can also wear your purples as a nail color. Try 16 Lush or 38 Vapour from Habit Cosmetics. The shades Paradise, Plumeria, and Vibrant Orchid from Gabriel Cosmetics are really lovely as well. Add gorgeous purples to your wardrobe in the form of a scarf, some cute kitten heels, a dress or coat.
Sea Green Eyes and Nails
Bring out your inner mermaid with lovely shades of mint, aqua, and turquoise on your eyes or nails. Create looks like the ones above using the shades Belize and Antigua from Root Pretty, the Malachite Collection from PsycheMineraux or the Swipe-On Essential Eye Pencil in High Tide from Au Naturale Cosmetics. 28 Swimming Pool from Habit Cosmetics, Gabriel Cosmetics nail polish in Turks & Caicos or Essie nail color in Naughty Nautical for nails.
You can also add this color to your outfits with a cool handbag, boots, a skirt, hat or bracelet.
Aries – March 21-April 19
The color of passion and love. Think of roses, hibiscus, strawberries, wine, a flaming sunset. Red represents fire and blood, so it has long been associated with –
- power, and determination
As well as –
It is a very emotionally intense color. Maybe this is why redheads are said to have a hot temper? Use this color on your eyes in rich shades of burgundy or as a classic red lip or in various different shades and finishes on your nails. Wear it light and bright, deep and intense, matte or shiny.
Red Eye, Lip and Nail Looks
Add some drama and flair to your makeup look with the Superfine Powder Eye Shadow in Dark Opal from Au Natural Cosmetics, the loose mineral shadow in Merlot from Root Pretty or for a really bright bold look try Red Hot Heels mineral shadow from TaterRoundsBeauty. Get gorgeous red lips with the Cocoa Butter Matte lipstick in Sonora, Blood Orange or Nopal from 100% Pure Cosmetics, Truly Natural Lipstick in Queen Bee from Honeybee Gardens, Gabriel Cosmetics Currant lipstick or Zuzu Luxe lipstick in Starlet. Or try 04 Tabou or 14 Hussy from Habit Cosmetics, Gabriel Classic Red or Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer in Rather Red on your nails.
Add a pop of red to your favorite outfit with some patent leather heels, a suede jacket, a hot dress or some cool shades.
Taurus – April 20-May 20
Colors: Pink, Green
If you are a Taurus you get two complementary colors – pink which is red with white added to it and its complementary color green. Lucky you! And speaking of luck Green is the color of –
- nature, and energy
It is associated with –
- fertility, and the environment
And of course, it is also traditionally associated with –
- greed, and jealousy
Wall Street anyone? Wear it all of its various shades of light and icy to deep forest.
Pink can be a delicate color or very deep, bright and intense. It carries meanings of –
It is the color of universal love for oneself and of others. Wear it in shades of candy, bubblegum, fuschia, magenta, hot pink, icy pink or whatever suits your fancy.
Green Eyes and Nails
Add bright green to your eyes with the Organic Herb Eye Shadow from Dab Herb Makeup in the shade Olive or Fairytale, Limeade or Ghoul from TaterRoundsBeauty. Or create a more smokey or metallic eye with Absinthe from Zuzu Luxe, Conspiracy from Honeybee Gardens or Camo Creme de la Creme Eyeshadow from Au Naturale Cosmetics. Or try 29 Scarab from Habit Cosmetics, OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in Olive For Green, Essie Nail Color in Mojito or the Creamy Polish in Green Tea Ice Cream from 100% Pure Cosmetics.
Or if you don’t want to wear green as eye makeup or nail polish add it to an outfit in the form of a belt, jewelry, jeans or maybe some rain boots?
Pink Eyes, Lips, and Nails
Go bold and bright with the Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in Marrakesh from 100% Pure Cosmetics, Or lighter with Zuzu Luxe lipstick in Dollhouse Pink, Truly Natural Lipstick in Valentine from Honeybee Gardens or Parfait and Hibiscus from Real Purity Cosmetics. Afterglow Cosmetics Infused Mineral Blush in Dusty Rose or 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush in Peppermint Candy for your cheeks.
Create a soft romantic look with some pink eyeshadow like the FlowerColor Shimmer Dust in Star from Ecco Bella, Icy Rose from Real Purity Cosmetics or go for a rose gold look with Rose In Winter from TaterRoundsBeauty, Tiger Lily Pressed Eyeshadow from Root Pretty or the Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Cream Shadow Stick in Cove.
For nails try 26 Serpentine Fire or 13 Kitten from Habit Cosmetics, Creamy Polish in Crush and Kiss from 100% Pure Cosmetics or Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Polish in Dacquiri. With Spring quickly approaching go for a pretty floral dress, some hot pink pumps, a lacey top or some pink sapphire earrings.
Gemini – May 21-June 20
Colors: Light Green, Yellow
For the meaning of the color, green see the information above under Taurus. The colors associated with this star sign make me think of sea glass, the new leaves you see in spring, fresh herbs, and sunshine.
Yellow stands for –
- loyalty, and joy
but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit. Que suspenseful music!
Use light green in shades of mint, seafoam, jade or sage on your eyes and nails for a soft fresh look. Pale to bright and sunny yellow can be used the same way.
Pale Green Eye Makeup and Nails
Add a hint of mint or soft jade to your eyes with TaterRoundsBeauty mineral shadows in Prince Charming, Green Grasshopper or Dragonfly which is a gorgeous green-gold shade. 100% Pure Creamy Polish in Seafoam, Mineral Fusion nail color in Emerald Sand, Essie Nail Color in Chillato or OPI Nail Lacquer in Suzi Without a Paddle for nails.
If the above options don’t appeal to you try wearing this color in an outfit in the form of a light sweater, a pretty necklace, boots or a handbag.
Yellow Eyeshadow and Nails
Bring out your sunny side with yellow eye makeup or nail polish. Try the shades Fresh Cream or Tulips from TaterRoundsBeauty, Root Pretty eyeshadow in Lemon Drop, Plant Makeup Sun Eyeshadow or Ecco Bella FlowerColor Shimmer Dust in Moon. Wear this color on your nails – OPI Nail Lacquer in I Just Can’t Copa-cabana, Elle + Mila in Wheels on the Bus, ILNP polish in Spiced Eggnog or Jordana Nail Enamel in Mellow Yellow are all beautiful options.
Wear yellow in an outfit as a funky pair of sneakers, a jacket, purse or a cute dress.
Cancer – June 21-July 22
Think of sparkling snow, big puffy clouds, a field of daisies, white sand beaches, marble statues or pearls. White is associated with –
It is considered to be the color of perfection and it also represents –
It can also represent a successful beginning. Wear it on your eyes, nails, and in your clothing or as jewelry. Play around with different finishes and shades of white – matte, shiny, glittery, pearlescent, pure white, cream, ivory etc.
White Eye Makeup and Nail Polish
Creat bright fresh eye looks with Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow in Halo from 100% Pure Cosmetics, FlowerColor Eyeshadow in Vanilla from Ecco Bella, Sugar Pressed Eyeshadow from Root Pretty or Glistening Snow from TaterRoundsBeauty. For nails try – 36 Moonrock or 11 Pearl Of A Girl from Habit Cosmetics, Mineral Fusion nail polish in Dazzling Diamonds or Vintage Pearl, OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow or Oh Splat White Glitter.
Or wear some white framed sunglasses, diamond earrings, a white trench coat, white jeans or whatever you like.
Leo – July 23-August 22
Colors: Orange, Yellow, Gold
This just so happens to be my sign. Picture a flaming orange sunset, a fragrant orange grove, marigolds, sunflowers, topaz, amber, citrine, coral, a golden desert and of course a lion’s mane. For the meanings behind the color, yellow see Gemini above.
Orange is a warming color that represents –
- encouragement, and stimulation
Gold is the cousin of yellow and brown and is associated with –
- magic, and wisdom
It is a precious metal that is associated with –
- sparkle, glitz, and glamour
Wear these colors with pride on your eyes, lips, and nails or in your wardrobe. Wear these colors in various tints and tones – butterscotch, lemon, tangerine, salmon, peach, bright, matte, shiny or antique gold. Get creative and have fun combining these in various different ways which I know will be no challenge for us Leo’s.
Orange, Gold and Yellow Makeup and Nails
Try a bold golden highlighter on your cheeks like Aura Multi-Use Radiant in Brilliance from Vapour Beauty, Ecco Bella FlowerColor Shimmer Dust in Sun or the Gemmed Luminizer in Rose Gold from 100% Pure Cosmetics. Warm up your eyes with Just Peachy, Terracotta, Sunshine or Sunbathing from TaterRoundsBeauty or Heirloom, Goddess, Cleo and October from Root Pretty. Gilded and Bronze Gold from 100% Pure Cosmetics are beautiful as well.
For lips – Cactus Bloom Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick from 100% Pure, FlowerColor Lipstick in Peach Frost from Ecco Bella, Infused Lip Love Lipstick in Afterglow from Afterglow Cosmetics, Purdy Lips in Kiss My Yams from TaterRoundsBeauty or Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick in Coral.
For nails – Mineral Fusion polish in Radiant Amber, Habit Cosmetics 42 Cavalier, 21 Nefertiti or 25 Disco, Essie Nail Color in Peach Side Babe, ILNP Nail Polish in Greatness, OPI Nail Lacquer in Never a Dulles Moment or Butter London Nail Lacquer in The Full Monty are all good choices.
Wear these colors as shoes, coats, scarves, jewelry, hats, dresses, the skies the limit!
Virgo – August 23-September 22
Colors: Grey, Beige, Pale Yellow
A stormy sky, soft sand, butter amber, agate, smoky topaz, pewter, fog, mist, a silver lake, snapdragons, and daylilies. For yellow see Leo and Gemini above.
Gray is a cool, neutral, balanced color. This color can represent –
- sophisticated beauty
It is a timeless and practical color that is often associated with loss or depression which explains a lot about Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh.
Beige is a nice soft color that comes in many shades. It represents –
It is neutral, calm, and relaxing and offers some of the warmth of the color brown, yellow or red depending on the undertone and some of the crisp and coolness of white. While it is a relaxing color, beige is often seen as a dull and boring which is a shame because if used correctly is really lovely.
If you are worried about looking faded and blah, don’t be. You can create some really stunning soft understated and sophisticated looks or deep, sexy and sultry ones using your colors. The key is to use these colors in varying textures, tints and tones – matte, smooth, glittery, shiny, rough or nubby, sand, cafe au lait, charcoal, antique silver, smoke, etc. Play around with different smoky eye looks or an eye-catching grey lip. Take full advantage of the nude makeup trend. You could do nude eyes and a bold lip or a dramatic smokey eye and a nude lip for example.
Grey & Beige Makeup and Nails
If you are looking for a natural alternative to the Urban Decay Naked palettes or other similar brands then I recommend trying the Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette from 100% Pure, The Day Dream Eyeshadow Palette from Root Pretty or the Artist Eye Palette in Mediterranean from Vapour Organic Beauty. Or try the PHYTO-PIGMENTS Cream Shadow Stick from Juice Beauty in the Shades – Mist, Stone, and Smoke. TaterRoundsBeauty on Etsy offers some really beautiful shadows like – Crystal Heart, Feeling Bare, Toes In The Sand, Dark Clouds and Champagne Bubbles.
Do a subtle smokey eye with the shades – Cobblestone, Truffle, and Stainless from Root Pretty or go bolder with the Smokey Eyeshadow Trio from Gabriel Cosmetics or the Mineral Fusion Eyeshadow Trio in Sultry.
If you feel like trying something different on your lips then Pinhead from TaterRoundsBeauty fits the bill. It’s a deep shimmery charcoal lipstick. If you want or more natural nude lip then consider – Pink Canyon Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick from 100% Pure, Go Bare Vitamin E Lip Smoother from Ecco Bella, Flirt Shea Butter Lipstick from Root Pretty or Zuzu Luxe Lipstick in Ultra Suede.
For beige/nude or grey nails I recommend – 23 Ingenue or 01 Belle De Jour from Habit Cosmetics, Mineral Fusion polish in Slate, Gravel Road or Golden Sand, Creamy Polish in Aberdeen from 100% Pure Cosmetics, OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in The Beige of Reason or ILNP Nail Lacquer in Sandy Baby. Zoya Nail Polish in Dove, Essie Gel Nail Polish in Once Upon A Time and Butter London Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer in Earl Grey are other good choices.
Or wear these colors in your clothing like a classic trench coat, a soft sweater, a flowy dress or biker jacket.
Libra – September 23-October 22
Colors: Pink, Green
Since this sign shares the exact same colors as Taurus please just see that section above.
Scorpio – October 23-November 21
Colors: Scarlet, Red, Rust
For the meaning of the color red and for makeup and fashion suggestions see Aries above.
Sagittarius – November 22-December 21
The vast blue ocean, a clear sky, sapphires, a sparkling lake, lapis lazuli, morning glories, Texas bluebells. See Aquarius for the meaning behind the color blue.
Blue Eye Makeup and Nails
Try the Artist Eye Palette in Midnight from Vapour Organic Beauty, Creme de la Creme Eyeshadow in Galaxy from Au Naturale Cosmetics, Herbal Eyeshadow in Indigo from Dab Herb Makeup, Real Purity Eyeshadow in Bright Blue or Misty Blue, TaterRoundsBeauty Mineral Shadow in – Star Dust, Waves, Country Sky, or Carribbean Waters.
For nails try – 08 Blue Velvet, 17 Deep Sea or 09 Creature Of The Night from Habit Cosmetics, Creamy Polish in Cloud from 100% Pure Cosmetics, Essie Shimmer Brights Nail Polish in Catch of the Day, OPI Nail Polish in Rich Girls & Po Boys, ILNP Nail Lacquer in Sky Blue Ultra or Mineral Fusion Nail Polish in Azurite Sky.
Or wear various shades of blue in your wardrobe – navy, icy blue, electric blue, periwinkle, baby blue, powder blue, etc.
Capricorn – December 22- January 19
And just for a change of pace here is Buttermilk the crazy bouncing goat!
Colors: Brown, Black
Imagine a mountain of chocolate, The dark night sky, glimmering onyx, hematite, coffee or tea, snowflake obsidian, Tiger’s Eye.
Brown, the color of –
It often represents –
- warmth, and honesty
Have you ever noticed that UPS trucks and uniforms are brown? Food for thought.
Black is associated with –
- evil, and mystery
A mysterious color associated with fear and the unknown (black holes and witches). It can a negative connotation –
- black humor
- ‘black death’
But it also denotes strength and authority and so it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color.
Both of these colors are the best neutrals around and they are anything but basic and boring. You can wear them by themselves as in the classic little black dress or really dramatic smokey eye. Not just for Goths anymore, wear it as lipstick and nail polish.