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We’ve all read wishy-washy horoscopes that seem as if they’ve been recycled about a thousand times. Never truly hitting the nail on the head, it’s easy for even the most dedicated of Zodiac followers to get a little disillusioned. In the interests of leaving some things to the pros, we’re not here to predict the course of your life.
Despite that, we still want to jump on the horoscope game in 2018. What better way to do so than through our greatest area of knowledge — beauty! Each month in 2018, we’ll be exploring a Zodiac sign and delving into the beauty finds you should be making the most of. From your reigning colour to celebrity star sign inspiration, this is your how-to guide if you want to tap into the powers of Zodiac beauty.
If you were born between December 23 and January 23, you’re a Capricorn! Keep on reading, Capricorn, to find out how to make the most of your beauty game in 2018 with these horoscope-driven recommendations.
Capricorn’s reigning colour is brown, due to the sign’s roots in all things earthy. Symbolised by the mountain goat, this sign is connected to nature on a deeper level than most of the other signs. Shades of brown and brown-toned nudes will give you power and create gorgeous makeup looks, no matter your complexion.
Throw things back to the 90s by rocking a brown lip. We’re loving the Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Buff with its creamy formula and intense pigmentation. Another way to rock brown shades is by incorporating into your eye looks, whether that’s day-to-day or for special occasions. The Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette features five versatile brown shades perfect for creating a range of shadow combinations, giving you the ability to transition from day to night with ease. Don’t forget to lock down that golden brown glow with a new bronzer!
Capricorns are known for having gorgeous, radiant skin, but don’t stress if that doesn’t sound like you just yet — your time will come. Make the most of that complexion by embracing your connection to the earth and opting for natural skincare. Filled with key botanical actives sourced from all corners of the globe, natural skincare is ideal for balancing out the skin and eradicating imperfections without causing irritation.
Although there’s now tons in the way of natural brands to choose from, we’ve narrowed things down to a few favourites. KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr is always a go-to, with gentle formulas that still manage to deliver amazing, skin-perfecting results. Simplicite, Trilogy and Madara are also fantastic brands to start off with when beginning your natural beauty journey, Capricorn.
You’ve also cultivated quite the reputation for being a boss babe, Capricorn. Considered ‘the CEO of the Zodiac’, Capricorns are headstrong, driven and business-minded. That doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace unique makeup looks, but always make sure to focus on those classy elements before throwing in a little flair. Take note of powerful businesswomen that still embrace fashion, like Sophia Amoruso and Jenna Lyons.
For that day-to-day work look, we can’t go past a red lip and simple winged liner for our Capricorn beauty lovers. If you’re successfully hustlin’, invest in high-quality choices that will really perfect your look. The pro-grade cosmetic offerings from Mirenesse are a must-have in any elegant gal’s luxe makeup collection. The Cat Eye Liner in Minx Black is perfect for a precise wing, and the Maxi-Tone Lip Bar in Rave is any busy woman’s dream — merging two colours, this product contours the lips naturally.
If you haven’t yet hit the big time with one of your innovative ideas, Capricorn, you can still embrace boss beauty. Save yourself tons of $$ by picking up new makeup faves from elf Cosmetics, who skilfully merge quality and an insanely low price point. The Expert Liquid Liner in Jet Black will help you define the eyes with ease, whereas the Day to Night Lipstick Duo in Red Hot Reds makes switching things up on a hectic day a breeze.
When it comes to Capricorn celebs, the universe seems to either favour professional power ladies or pop singers with an edge. Which one you choose to emulate is totally up to you — who knows, maybe you feel like channeling the elegant side of things one week and amping up the drama the next?!
Make like regal Kate Middleton or poised Michelle Obama by opting for a natural, classic look. It’s all about sleek hair, simple makeup and radiant, dewy skin. There are a few key items you’ll need to pick up to make like these Capricorn beauties. Make sure you have a glow-enhancing primer in your makeup bag, such as the Becca Backlight Priming Perfector. Applying this pre-foundation will give your skin a soft-focused look all your friends will envy.
Another must-have is a smoothing balm or treatment for perfect tresses. Both Middleton and Obama favour sleek ‘dos without going overboard — think low ponytails or loose locks, perfectly-coiffed with a perfect blow dry. The evo Lockdown Smoothing Treatment is our pick for eradicating those flyaways pre-heated tools. You’ll also need a stunning nude lip shade that suits your skin tone to finish off your ladylike look. The shades ‘Honey Bare’ and ‘Rose Naturelle’ in the Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick work for a variety of complexions.
On the other side of the coin, we’ve got celebs like Ellie Goulding and Meghan Trainor, who manage to effortlessly inject a little fun into their looks whilst still maintaining Capricornian control and polish. Ellie especially is a fan of pink-toned eye looks that give her a sweet vibe. Pair them with messy hair and well-groomed brows if you want to channel the Love Me Like You Do singer. Replicate it by firstly picking up the perfect pink shade for your lids — the Illamasqua Pure Pigment Powder in Muse makes a perfect lid shade.
A sea spray will help create messy texture in the hair without knotting or matting. Mist a little of the Pure Sea Salt Spray throughout the mid-lengths and ends of the hair, scrunching to create a tousled look. If you want something a little more precise, grab a curling iron and add a few loose waves into the mix. The last staple in Ellie’s look is her brows, which have been expertly defined using a gel. The Garbo & Kelly Pomade in Warm Brown is the ideal shade and texture for recreating this sculpted brow look.
Calling all Capricorns — what are your beauty must-haves? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter!
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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