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The perfect palette for your star sign, as told by a real-life astrologer

If you’re like a certain few of us here at MECCA HQ, you’ll know that the day doesn’t actually start until the clock strikes 10:57am and your daily CO-STAR notification finds its way to your phone’s lock screen (today mine tells me to “be my own other half”).

With fate out the window and our luck, love and life placed in the mighty powers of the moon and stars, it’s only natural that we’d seek makeup guidance from our astrological alignments—so we reached out to Vogue-assistant-turned-full-time-astrologer, Alice Bell, to help us find the perfect palettes to complement each star sign. If you’re searching for your soul-palette or need a gift for your other-signed friends (we all know a Capricorn that’s just so hard to shop for), keep scrolling.

Aquarius: Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette

“If everyone else is doing one thing, Aquarius will go and do the exact opposite. They have their own very unique sense of style, and they usually don't follow trends. Their beauty choices might be a little unpredictable, so Aquarius is the sign most likely to try blue eyeliner or silver eyeshadow.”

Pisces: Laura Mercier Hidden Gems Eyeshadow Palette

“Pisces is the most in touch with their inner emotions, and they're quick to pick up on the energy of whatever atmosphere they're in. Oftentimes, they're off in their own little dreamworld, and they have to make a conscious effort to come back down to reality. They're more drawn to makeup that is shimmery and iridescent, and that takes on those otherworldly qualities that they love.”

Aries: NARS Audacious Lipstick Palette in Forget Me Not

“It's hard not to notice when an Aries walks in the room. They have a magnetic energy to them, and other people often find them to be inspiring leaders. They like to take action and get things going. Not ones to blend into the crowd, they are the sign most likely to rock a red lip, black eyeliner and other bold beauty choices.”

Taurus: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette and NARS Motu Tane Face Palette

“Taurus has more expensive taste, and they like anything that appeals to their five senses. They appreciate good food, nice fabrics and beautiful surroundings. As an earth sign, they tend to stick to more subtle beauty choices such as a simple highlighter and blush set, but their love for sweets would make a chocolate bar eyeshadow palette hard to resist.”

Gemini: MECCA MAX Eyephoria Eye Palette in Baby Doll and Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

“Geminis like to keep themselves up to date with the latest news and all of the current trends, and their personal tastes are constantly changing and evolving. They can never keep their mind set on just one opinion for long. With a makeup palette that offers a range of different colours they might want a mysterious, smoky eye one day while on another they may opt for a lighter, more shimmery look.”

Cancer: NARS Motu Tapu Face Palette

“Cancer is the introvert of the zodiac. They would much rather stay in than have a big night out, so they tend to stick to more natural looking makeup. Cancer is also the sign associated with the mother and your innermost emotions, so they have more of a romantic, feminine energy them. Think blushes in soft shades of pink and subtle highlighter.”

Leo: Smashbox Cali Contour Palette and Hourglass Graphik Eyeshadow Palette in Ravine

“Leo has a bold look that is hard to forget. They like it best when everyone's attention is on them, so they won't shy away from more dramatic makeup choices. To enhance their strong facial features, they need a contour kit or a darker eyeshadow palette that could be used on their thick brows as well.”

Virgo: Stila Correct And Perfect Palette

“Virgo likes everything in their life to be perfect and organised. There's nothing that bothers them more than messiness, and they have very specific daily routines that they set for themselves. When it comes to their beauty regime, it's no different. A Correct And Perfect Palette helps hide any spots or slight imperfections, and gives them that step by step guidance that they love.”

Libra: Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

“Libra is the peacemaker of the zodiac. They like to keep all of their relationships harmonious, and they might prefer working in a pair rather than alone. Libra is also ruled by Venus, the planet of love, so they are naturally drawn to objects of romance and beauty. Makeup palettes in shades of red and pink would reflect this.”

Scorpio: Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Soul

“Scorpios crave emotional intensity. It's easy for them to see people's true intentions, and they're very black and white with that they do and don't tolerate. They also like their privacy and aren't drawn to anything super loud that would grab people's attention. Darker makeup colours in shades of black, navy and grey would appeal to a Scorpio and give them that air of mystery.”

Sagittarius: Stila After Hours Eye Shadow Palette

“Sagittarius is the world traveller of the zodiac. For them, life is one big adventure, and they're always looking to have that next new experience. Their makeup choices would be more all over the place and a reflection of their latest travels. Sagittarius also likes to go out and meet new people, so they like beauty options that can easily transition from day to night.”

Capricorn: bareMinerals GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Palette

“If something isn't completely necessary, Capricorn doesn't want it. Everything in their life must serve a specific function, so they have a more no-nonsense approach to their personal style and beauty choices. They're more likely to stick to shades of nude, where you can barely tell that they're wearing any makeup.”

For chart readings, advice, updates and uber-cute outfits, follow Alice at @stalkalice .



Words by Kerri Gordon and Alice Bell
August 2019

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