Ah, star signs. The cosmic world of all things Zodiac is both vast and infinite, small and precise. Sometimes people are really their signs, and sometimes they’re not like them at all! Your sun sign is just one part of your birth chart, also known as a natal chart, which is pretty much a map of where the planets, sun and moon were when you were born. Everyone’s birth chart is different, but there are some common threads holding each sign together.
In honor of that, we’ve teamed up with Amelia Quint, astrologer extraordinaire and founder of The Midheaven, and rounded up the best eye makeup looks to try based on your sign. You can also see where Venus is in your chart and consider trying that look as well! Venus rules over everything beauty and fashion, so makeup is totally her territory.
As the classic beauty of the Zodiac, you’ll feel like your bombshell self in a cat-eye. Not only does this look go with everything, it never gets old. With a variety of ways to apply your eye, from The Vamp Stamp to gel liner (like Sephora’s Outrageous Intense Waterproof Gel Eyeliner), you can’t go wrong! Not only that, but if you’re feeling particularly feisty, you can try a cat-eye in a bold shade like white or pink.
As the weirdo of the Zodiac, you’re up for anything and everything bold. And since you’re always future-tripping, what would be better for the Water Bearer than a futuristic metallic eye? Whether you’re going for all-over gold, like Gilded by NYX, or a swipe of chrome like Stila’s Magnificent Metals, you’ll feel right at home in these shimmering shades. Feel free to add glitter for extra dimension; you’ve never been one to play it safe.
Dreamy Pisces needs something as airy and magical as they are. Find some inspiration from the sea in which you were born and recreate it on your eyes! A glossy blue lid will give people the hint that you’re actually an ethereal being who moonlights as a human. You don’t have to reveal any of your mermaid ways, but you can definitely play them up with your makeup. Get the look with Pat McGrath’s Dark Star 006 kit.
A fiery sign calls for a fiery eye! Why not try your hand at a bold, ombré burgundy look? If you’re feeling up for it you can include gloss, metallic pigments, or anything your heart desires. We love the idea of blending out a rich, deep scarlet like Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Raw Power into a brick red like NYX Primal Colors in Hot Red. Being subtle isn’t your strong suit but you should never feel guilty for that — you keep the fire burning in our makeup loving hearts!
Oh Taurus, you grounded, sensual babes. Yes, you like what you like, but since you’re ruled by Venus, you’re also willing to try new things in the hopes of finding your next favorite beauty look. May we suggest a reverse cat-eye or under-eye makeup? Pick whatever color you like, like this deep blue or maybe a rich champagne, and fan the color out at your bottom lash line for full effect. Bonus points for a new and fabulous way of covering up your bags! Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner is perfect for this.
What better way to tell everyone that you’re the twin sign than through twin eyeliner? Geminis are known for being creative and an ace at all things communicative and this double-winged look is sure to make you stand out. If you wanna glam it up, try a metallic eyeliner like Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Eyeliner or a separate color for each wing. Whether you keep it simple or go above and beyond, your imagination is the limit!
You wear your heart on your sleeve, Cancer, so why not wear it on your lids too? Give yourself some literal heart-eyes by drawing tiny hearts under your eyes, or play around with a bold pink wing. Your emotions don’t make you weak, they make you a strong, powerful, boss babe and you should never be afraid to show that off! Whether you’re choosing a more subtle pastel hue or a pigmented neon (like Stila’s All Day Eyeliner in Paradise Pink), the key is to listen to your heart. You can’t go wrong that way!
You love being the life of the party, and we can’t blame you! Your bold, vibrant personality is always the center of attention and your makeup shouldn’t be any different. Try a graphic look that is more like art than makeup and you’ll be sure to be queen of the jungle. Whether you’re shooting for the stars or aiming for hearts, let your eyes do the talking; people won’t be able to get enough. Milk Makeup’s Tattoo Stamp will give you what you need.