Party season means going in with our makeup. And if there were ever a time to mix things up, or go bold with our look, it's now. Of course, we all still want to look infinitely chic and swerve awks encounters with OTT blusher.
We just need some inspo to guide us in the right direction. Rather than scrolling the ‘gram, you could just let your star sign do the work for you, since we’ve listed some absolutely phwoar makeup looks based on your zodiac. So, check out your Christmas party makeup horoscope below…
SMOKY BUT SOFT
(23rd October-21 November)
Passionate, intense and mysterious, Scorpios tend to keep their cards close to their chest. Outwardly, you can seem a little aloof, but your close circle know how loyal and loving you are. You need a look that's fierce but soft and this seriously smoked-out eye nails the brief. To recreate, try the Dose Of Colours Smoky Eyes Eyeshadow Palette.
(22nd November-21st December)
Sags are known for their adventurous spirit. You're an extrovert and an optimist, but you're also a bit of a rebel, so when it comes to choosing your makeup for a night out, you'll follow your mood over trends. This grunge-glam look is festive, but the dark red lip (created using Patrick Ta's Major Headlines Lipstick in She Must Be New) and kohl-rimmed eyes (created using Tom Ford Emotionproof Eye Color in 05 Casino and a soft brown eye pencil – try Urban Decay's Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey) offer a fresh alternative.
(22nd December-19th January)
Capricorns love a classic look. You prefer to keep things traditional but you also like to add your own stamp. This garnet red lip nods to your birth stone (if you're a January Cap), but while it's simple, it's perfectly executed and feels modern paired with ultra-fresh, glowy skin. And, if you want to recreate the look, makeup artist Mali Magic helpfully shared the products she used. Namely, Bobbi Brown's Lip Pencil in Sangria and MAC's Lip Pencil in Night Moth for the lips and Dior's Glow Face Palette 001 Universal for the glow.
(20th January-18th February)
Open-minded, imaginative and creative, Aquarians are non-conformists. Your makeup is another outlet of your personality so you're not going to let it be dictated to you by trends. This hazy purple smoky eye takes a classic and gives it an interesting new spin, plus it incorporates shades of your birth stone amethyst (for February Aquarians). Makeup artist Hung Vanngo listed all of the products he used to create this look in his YouTube tutorial here, but headliners include the Kevyn Aucoin Emphasize Eye Design Palette in Magnify and the Gucci Stylo Contour Des Yeux Khol Eyeliner.
(19th February-20th March)
Nurturing, thoughtful and gentle, Pisceans are the last water sign of the zodiac. You can pull off a range of colours, but you particularly suit gentle and relaxing shades like soft silvers and icy blues. And, while you like a look that will make your presence felt, it still needs to feel approachable, like this halo smoky eye and glossy lip combo. Try Morphe's 18A Blue Ya Away Artisty Palette and Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb, from fellow Pisces, Rihanna.
(21st March-19th April)
Aries, you're feisty and frank but you're also known for your warmth. You're confident enough to pull off a bold look, but you don't feel the need to try too hard. You can also be a little impatient so you want something that makes an impact without taking loads of time. A fiery red lip paired with minimal-looking makeup is right up your street – strong, but very, very chic. And, if you're interested in the exact lip shade used, it's Patrick Ta's Major Headlines Lipstick in She's Not From Here.
(20th April-20th May)
You're a creature of comfort, Taurus, and you're a comfort to be around. You're dependable and loving, if a little set in your ways. You like the finer things in life and you don't mind some glitz but you like to keep things low-key. A copper glitter eye doesn't sound understated, but paired with neutral makeup and loose hair, it works beautifully. You can go big by picking up some loose eye glitter, but to achieve a similar look, try Violette_FR's Yeux Paint in Cuivre de l’Aube.
(21st May-20th June)
Gemini's are known for their curiosity. You like to explore and have a play, plus you don't take your makeup too seriously. You're prepared to think outside the box, so you're easily inspired by patterns, textures and shapes around you. Plus alternative accents like stickers, gems and stencil soften find their way into your makeup bag. This star sticker liner is right up your street. For something similar, try In Your Dreams Baby Basra Face Gems.
GLITTER & GLOSS
(21st June-22nd July)
Kind, intuitive and empathetic, you're a girl next door type. You suit something pretty and approachable and this glowy eye, skin and lip combo feels warm and inviting, just like you. Makeup artist, Melissa Hurkman created this look with a little help from Iconic London's Bronzing Powder and a liquid illuminator (try Iconic London's Illuminator) on skin and Fenty's Gloss Bomb on lips. For eyes, try Róen's 75° Warm Eyeshadow Palette.
(23rd July-22nd August)
Leo, you're the life and soul of the party, so you're going to need something that brings the drama and steals the spotlight. XXL sparkle, with XXL lashes is the way forward, because nothing says Christmas soirée like tinsel eyelids. For this look try Lemonhead.LA's Space Jam eye glitter.
(23rd August-22nd September)
Virgo's are perfectionists, not because you feel the need to please anyone else, but because the standards you set for yourself are high. This immaculate blue sparkle liner is beautifully precise (thank God) but it adds extra interest a provides a fresh take on a classic. Try Dior's Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in 296 Show, or Victoria Beckham Beauty's Lid Lustre Crystal Eyeshadow in Midnight paired with a jet black liner like the Victoria Beckham Beauty Satin Kajal Liner.
(23rd September-22nd October)
Charming, diplomatic and tactful, Libras suit something relaxed but romantic. This alluring burgundy lip with fluttery lashes is a sophisticated and sexy way to nail Christmas makeup. Try Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Festival Magic.