The Lipstick Shade You Should Wear, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
An astrologer says there's a perfect hue for your lips, whether it's fiery red or soft pink.
The right lipstick can be a total game changer, boosting your confidence, showcasing your personality, and even turning some heads. However, finding the perfect lipstick shade that suits both your style and your beauty habits can be easier said than done. That's why we turned to astrologer and best-selling author Lisa Stardust to share the lipstick shade you should wear, based on your zodiac sign. Will you be a sultry red or a sophisticated mauve? Keep reading to find out.
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Aries: Velvet Red Lipstick
Truth be told, Aries, you naturally command attention. As the cardinal fire sign of the zodiac, you gravitate toward leadership positions and successful circles. There's something about your direct communication style that opens doors for you. So, you need a strong lipstick that lets the world know you mean business before you ever open your mouth—like a dark velvet red shade.
"Known for their passionate nature, Aries will love to add a pop of flavorful color this season," says Stardust. "Step into the power of femininity with a bold… red lipstick that radiates high vibes with fierceness and courage."
Taurus: Blush Pink Lipstick
As an earth sign, you like to keep things pretty simple in all aspects of life. Whether it's your home decor or your personal style, clean lines and classic elements always win out. And when it comes to choosing a lipstick color that represents your personality, you might be surprised to learn that pink is not only your best shade, but it's also your zodiac power color.
"As the zodiac sign of beauty and romance, Tauruses are known for their bullish charm and elegance," Stardust explains. "A low-key but classic blush pink lipstick will coordinate well with their tender lovin' ways."
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Gemini: Sheer Lip Gloss
Despite what others may say, you're not two-faced, Gemini. However, you do have trouble changing your mind every other day. As an intellectual and quick-thinking air sign, you like to have several options open at all times—which can make choosing a signature lipstick shade difficult. But what if every time your mood changed, so did your lip color? A sheer lipgloss works well on nude lips if you're going for a casual look, though it'll also add sheen to a brighter lipstick shade when you want to spice things up.
"Geminis are known for their lip service, and what better hue to wear than a vibrant sheer lip gloss color?" Stardust says. "It will draw attention to their mouths, making everyone hang on to Gemini's every word."
Cancer: Silver Lipstick
You're known as the sensitive caretaker of the zodiac, but you have a sensual side that's dying to come out. As the sign ruled by the emotional and dramatic Moon, you're no stranger to diving deep into your feelings and connecting with others on a more intimate level. You know better than anyone how to express yourself, so you need a lipstick shade that reflects your mysterious and enticing aura, like a striking silver.
"Cancer is known for being soft on the inside, but is tough on the outside," explains Stardust, "An out-of-this-world metallic shade of silver lipstick is the perfect way to pay homage to Cancer's planetary ruler—and remind other people that there's more to them than meets the eye!"
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Leo: Shiny Glitter Lipstick
In your mind, Leo, every moment is a chance to make a statement, so traditional lipstick shades just won't cut it. As the sign ruled by the intense and commanding energy of the Sun, you're pretty much incapable of blending into the crowd. And what better way to draw attention to both your lips and your fun-loving personality than with a glittery lipstick?
"Leos are known for their passionate and dramatic nature, which is why this bright and glittery lipstick will allow them to mark their territory wherever they prowl," Stardust says. These funky glitter glosses come in a variety of shades, so be sure to grab a few that you can match to your mood!
Virgo: Long-Wear Peach Lip Stain
You're polished and elegant, Virgo. You're not the type to buy something on a whim; everything in your life is chosen after careful consideration. And when it comes to beauty products, you prefer the classics over trends. You're also highly organized and meticulous, so you prefer makeup you don't have to think about during your tightly scheduled day—like a long-wear peach lip stain.
"Virgo is all about boundaries, and they need lipstick that will last all day without fuss or reapplication," says Stardust. A long-lasting lip stain is just what your "perfectionist heart" desires. Plus, the subtle peach color never goes out of style, making it a worthy investment.
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Libra: Gold Lipstick
Beauty is your middle name, Libra. As the sign ruled by luscious and romantic Venus, you express yourself via your style. You're always looking to indulge when it comes to beauty products and aren't afraid to experiment a bit. So why not be a trendsetter with a regal gold lipstick?
"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams is the tagline of every Libra," says Stardust, "This solid gold and sparkly shade will allow Libra to feel like the bon vivant goddess they are on the inside and out. And, their puckers will even match their glasses of bubbly."
Scorpio: Deep Berry Lipstick
It should come as no surprise that Scorpios are considered among the sexiest zodiac signs, thanks to your water sign intuition and ability to connect with others on a deeper, emotional level. But it's your mysterious aura and famous smirk that really drive people crazy. You crave intensity in your relationships, and a deep berry red lipstick will mirror that power and ferocity.
"Scorpios love to make a statement—especially with the one they are kissing," Stardust says. "This deep berry red shade will make anyone want to pucker up to their sinfully delicious, beautiful pout."
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Sagittarius: Tinted Lip Balm
As the adventurer of the zodiac, you're here to set trends, not follow them. And though you pride yourself on staying in shape and looking good doing it, most traditional lipsticks aren't going to keep up with your energetic lifestyle. You need a lip shade that travels well and covers multiple needs and uses. A tinted lip balm is the perfect moisturizing solution to keep you looking fresh-faced and glowing while you conquer the world.
Since you also love switching things up, "a bundle of lip tints means you don't have to choose just one, which is ideal for change-seeking Sagittarius," suggests Stardust. Use a subtle tint with SPF while hiking during the day, and switch to a deeper hue for cocktails.
Capricorn: Matte Taupe Lipstick
As the workaholic of the zodiac, people might joke that you don't have the time to indulge in frivolous things like makeup. But this couldn't be further from the truth. You take pride in how you present yourself, and as a pioneering cardinal sign, you tend to invest in good-quality beauty products. If you're looking to add a new staple to your makeup collection, a matte taupe lipstick is a perfect blend of bold and beautiful.
"Always the practical one, you want a lipstick that you can splurge on one time and wear on any occasion, which is why I recommend a classic taupe shade for Capricorn," Stardust says. These highly pigmented shades last all day, which, as Stardust points out, will free you up for the things you care about the most.
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Aquarius: Jet Black Lipstick
Is there any lipstick shade out there daring enough to match your fearless energy? With Uranus, the planet of rebellion, as your ruler, you tend to hit your stride the more you push against the mainstream. Why not dig out your favorite black lipstick from your teen days and elevate it with a modern twist like a colored lip liner or ombre finish?
"Aquarians like to make fashion statements, which is what makes a shocking but bold black lip [perfect]," says Stardust. Your unique personality will certainly shine through with this hue.
Pisces: Purple Lipstick
Pisces is the sweet romantic of the zodiac. Never content to live in the moment, you're always lost in a daydream and looking to surround yourself with people, places, and things that remind you of a happy memory. When it comes to your style, you like to take things in a more artistic direction. You don't play it safe, so you need a lipstick shade that exudes whimsical, romantic vibes, like a soft pastel purple.
"Silken and smooth, this dreamy purple shade is the perfect addition to any Pisces makeup routine," Stardust explains. "Light purple shades are associated with soft romantic energy as well as luxury and royalty."