Wanna know what to expect this Valentine’s Day? Of course you do — and you’re in the right place! Astrology, while technically “unscientific,” is actually a totally legit way to seek direction in times of uncertainty (hello, my entire life rn). But I’ll do you one better than a traditional horoscope. In the true spirit of the season, I decided to play cupid, and discovered that astrology and cosmetology are my OTP (astrolotology? Can we make that a thing?). So skip to your sign for your Valentine’s Day horoscope, plus the lipstick that best embodies what the stars have in store…
- Aries – Unreal High-Shine Volumizing Lipgloss by Hourglass in Truth
Lemme ask you a question, Aries. Are you being honest with your partner? And perhaps more importantly, are you being honest with yourself? Truth is the name of the game this Valentine’s Day, no matter how uncomfortable it might feel. The moon will be in Aries from February 14th to February 18th, making this the perfect time to ask yourself the hard questions: what are you passionate about? Are you in touch with your inner desires? How do you truly feel? You might be surprised by what you find.
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- Taurus – Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Out Loud
You know the phrase “actions speak louder than words”? Well, you can pretty much ignore that advice this Valentine’s Day. Your partner isn’t a mind-reader, Taurus! You aren’t usually one to be vulnerable, but don’t let that stop you from expressing how you truly feel. More likely than not, it’ll make your relationship stronger in the long run. This is the perfect opportunity to DTR, if you’re ready. If you aren’t seeing anyone, take this opportunity to ask yourself what it is you truly want, and once you figure out what that is, manifest it.
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- Gemini – Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncuffed
It looks like uncuffing szn is coming early this year, Gemini! Even if you aren’t considering cutting things off completely, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were feeling a little restless after all this time spent in quarantine. Uranus (a planet that works v well with your sign) in Aquarius can sometimes have this effect. Take some time to evaluate how you’re feeling about the situation, and then take action. If you’re single, you might also be craving something new. The first step is to put yourself out there (virtually, of course). Let your heart be the guide.
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- Cancer – NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Take Me Home
…More like stay at home. But seriously, Cancer, as the homebody of the Zodiac, you’re craving nothing more this Valentine’s Day than a night in with someone you care about. Check out these at-home date ideas to get you started. This is also a great time for some next-level self care. I’m talking face masks, bubble baths, pedicures… all of it. And if the pandemic has turned your relationship LDR? No problem! There are lots of ways to make the night special even if you aren’t physically together — you just have to get creative.
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- Leo – Superstar Lips by Charlotte Tilbury in Walk of No Shame
Walk of shame? You don’t know her, Leo. What’s so shameful about a mutually-fulfilling hookup anyway? This Valentine’s Day, explore the chemistry that you have with an alluring individual, and leave with your pride fully intact (side note: no shame if that individual is yourself). Consider something virtual — one upside to Zoom dates, aside from the obvious health and safety benefits, is that there are no onlookers to make assumptions about what went down. Enjoy!
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- Virgo – MAC Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Ruby woo your SO this Valentine’s Day (sorry, had to) with a romantic gesture that will sweep them off their feet. Knowing you, Virgo, it will likely be very well thought-out. Did you know that there are five major ways to express love? These are known as love languages, and each of us leans toward some more than others. It just goes to show that there are multiple ways to show affection (be it romantic or platonic). You just have to find the one(s) that work for you!
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- Libra – Tarteist Quick-Dry Matte Lip Paint by Tarte in Bestie
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic relationships, and you know that better than anyone, Libra! This year, regardless of your relationship status, the focus will likely be on your platonic relationships. While the pandemic has made it more difficult to stay in touch, social connections are more important now than ever. You just have to put in the work. Since parties are kinda out of the question rn, either a small, socially-distanced gathering within your pod or a virtual celebration is probably your best bet. Happy Galentine’s Day!
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- Scorpio – Melt Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Ex
Don’t do it, Scorpio. Just… don’t. I hate to break it to you, but with Mercury in Retrograde this Valentine’s Day, you might be thinking about your ex a little more than you’d like to admit. It’s nothing to stress about — as long as you don’t act on it (or, at least think very, very carefully before you do). Retrogrades often cause elements of the past to resurface in order to teach us a lesson that we might have missed before. Accept the lesson and move on; there are bigger and better things ahead.
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- Sagittarius – L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss by Lancôme in First Date
Who says Valentine’s Day is a bad time for a first date? Not you, Sagittarius. Going on a first date (whether virtual or in-person) seems like an even bigger deal now that social circles have been restricted, but don’t let that keep you from getting to know someone new! Mercury conjunct Jupiter can incite curiosity and great conversations. Take a step outside your comfort zone and ask that cutie you’ve been messaging on Bumble if they want to take it to the next level (aka a phone call or a Zoom date). If you’re in a relationship, take this opportunity to get to know each other on a deeper level.
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- Capricorn – Melted Matte Liquified Longwear Lipstick by Too Faced in It’s Happening!
You’ve been waiting a while for this, Capricorn, and it looks like the time is here! Whether your crush has finally noticed you or your long-term partner has reciprocated your feelings at last, this moment has likely been highly anticipated. The flip side, of course, is that something less exciting, but just as momentous — say, a difficult conversation or a breakup — could happen. Either way, with transformative Pluto in your sign, this event has the potential to change the way you look at things for the foreseeable future.
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- Aquarius – Rouge Artiste Intense Color Lipstick by Make Up For Ever in Fearless Valentine
For you, Aquarius, it’s all about being fearless in pursuit of love this Valentine’s Day. With not one, but five planets in your sign this Aquarius season, things just seem to be going your way. If you’re single, then this could be your chance to meet someone new. Fire up those dating apps and get out there (metaphorically, of course — physically, you should limit interactions as per CDC guidelines). If you’re in a relationship, don’t be afraid to take the next step, whatever that means for you. Follow your heart; it has all of the answers you need.
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- Pisces – Pillow Lips Matte Cream Lipstick by IT Cosmetics in Moment
Are you dreaming of a moment, Pisces? Being the romantic that you are, I wouldn’t be surprised. This Valentine’s Day, dreamy Neptune is in your sign, setting the mood for a spellbinding connection (think, “when-you-know-you-know”-type vibes). This could apply to an existing relationship or to an encounter with someone new. It could also apply to a deep personal realization. Don’t shy away — lean into your emotions in order to fully appreciate the experience.
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