Confession: we’re a tiny bit obsessed with horoscopes. We check them every week and always follow the advice they give (sue us). So why not expand that advice to other areas of our life, like our make-up bag? We’ve embraced our inner Mystic Meg and matched 12 cult MAC lipsticks with every sign of the zodiac, because choosing between shades can be like, really stressful. Trust us, this was written in the stars.
22 December – 19 January
Capricorns appreciate the traditional things in life, they’re practical and conservative and like to play it safe with their beauty regime. Opt for a classic and understated shade like Syrup which is classy and elegant, just like you.
20 January – 18 February
We know what you’re thinking: blue lipstick? But hear us out; Aquarians are the most progressive, eccentric and free-spirited sign of the zodiac. They’re not afraid to stand out or be unconventional, and dislike anything boring, so a shade like Matte Royal is perfect. Be true to yourself and dare to be different.
19 February – 20 March
Pisces are known for their imaginative and creative nature, they love experimenting with new things and have a love for all things artistic. A bright and vibrant shade like Heroine is a perfect representation of their love of creativity.
21 March – 19 April
Fearless, brave and bold are words most often associated with Aries’. They’re feisty, have an impulsive, daring streak and certainly aren’t lacking in confidence; which is why Morange is the ultimate shade to make Aries stand out – something they aren’t afraid to do.
20 April – 20 May
The most sensual sign of the zodiac, Taurus’ are romantic and appreciate the finer things in life – don’t we all? They have a love for old fashioned things, which makes the iconic classic Russian Red the perfect choice for that old Hollywood look you love.
21 May – 20 June
Geminis are known for their sociable, enthusiastic and lively side, but they also have a changeable, dual nature – hence the twins. Spanish Fly is an intriguing shade with a duochrome finish which fits perfectly with Gemini’s lively but two-sided personality.
21 June – 22 July
Cancer is an inherently emotional and feminine sign; they have a lot of feelings. They value the security of home comforts and family and don’t like to be the centre of attention, so a classic nude like Honeylove is the perfect shade for them.
23 July – 22 August
Leos are the life and soul of the party; they love to make an entrance and always want to be the centre of attention. Make sure you grab everyone’s attention with a vibrant shade like Lady Danger; it’s loud and proud, just like you.
23 August – 22 September
Virgo are renowned for their perfectionism, but they’re also known for their natural beauty and feminine side, much like their sign. Practical nude shades appeal to their gentle nature, so a classic deep nude like Whirl compliments their tendency to lean towards understated and polished beauty.
23 September – 22 October
Their indecisiveness can make it hard to make a choice when it comes to make-up, but Libra’s extroverted and charming nature tends to lean towards classic, pretty shades like Angel. Fellow Libra Kim Kardashian once claimed this was her go-to shade, if it’s good enough for Kim…
23 October – 21 November
Scorpios are intense, dramatic and mysterious and are nothing if not fierce! They have strong, passionate personalities and command attention, so a deep and dramatic shade like Smoked Purple fits perfectly with this sign.
22 November – 21 December
The eternal optimists, Sagittarians are fun lovers, adventurous and always ready to try the latest things. They also love attention so a bright and playful colour like Show Orchid is perfect to make a statement, Sagittarius style.
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