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We’re already one month into the brand new decade, and while some of us may still be finding our footing for 2020, all we can do is be grateful for the memories made and the lessons learnt over the past month.
Now that we’re about to step foot into February, we could all use a little lady luck on our side. So, we’ve curated the best beauty picks for you based on your horoscope, so you can look forward to welcoming an exciting and positive month ahead.
Lucky colour: Mellow yellow
The social lives of Aries seem to be livelier this month, which means you’ll probably be heading out often with friends. So, it’s a good idea to pop a sunscreen in your purse to prevent weird tan lines and dry skin (here are the best cleansers for dry skin).
We love the UV protection from Pai Skincare – it has SPF 30 and is specially made for those who struggle with sensitive or eczema-prone skin. A little goes a long way with this product, so two fingertip-sized amounts will be more than enough to protect your face and neck from the harmful rays. Just don’t forget to moisturise before applying the sunscreen, so your skin will always stay hydrated.
Pai Skincare Hello Sunshine: Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30, $64
Colour: Light grey
If you’ve been an advocate for the perfect no-makeup makeup look, it may be time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Start with Tom Ford Beauty’s silver-grey eyeshadow that packs a punch and is sure to turn heads.
Use your fingertip or a wet brush to achieve the best colour payoff on your lids, and fill in the inner corners with a light champagne highlighter to tie the look together. If you’re going for the smoky eye look, add a dark grey shade to the outer corners of your eyes and blend it out for maximum glam.
Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme Eyeshadow in Silver, $50
Colour: Deep orange
Since Geminis seem to be more timid this month, a bright lipstick is probably your best option should you run out of ideas for good conversation starters. We absolutely love the Kat Von D liquid lip in this fun, deep orange colour.
Formulated to be long-wearing and lightweight, this matte lipstick glides on your lips effortlessly and stays on throughout the day. Pair this lip shade with a light coat of mascara and a pink blush so your lip remains the star of your makeup look.
Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go, $29
Colour: Sunny yellow
We cheat a bit with this one because sunny yellow may be a hard colour to use as an eyeshadow or to match with an outfit. But if you’re game, we recommend a bright yellow eyeliner for just a pop of colour.
Otherwise, this Foreo should do the trick: it’s a cleansing device that lifts away leftover makeup, dirt and oil so you end up with smooth, clear skin. It’s compact, lightweight and perfect to pop in your gym bag or when you’re travelling.
Foreo Luna Mini 3 Cleansing Device, $235
Colour: Pale grey
February may be a little stressful for Leos, and since stress can potentially lead to dry skin and lips, we’ve got the perfect product for you to try this month. This lip balm from Pat McGrath Labs leaves lips moisturised and smooth, while adding a luminous finish and extremely sheer colour payoff, so your lips won’t turn out grey.
Pop it on your lips on its own for a pearlescent, shimmery finish or top it with your favourite lip colour for a hydrated, kissable pout.
Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Lip Balm, $59
Colour: White silver
Go full glam with this metallic shadow from Natasha Denona – it has a pearlescent finish and a velvety smooth formula for easy application.
This glittery shade is super versatile, so you can use it all over your lids for a night time party look or on your inner corners for brighter eyes. It’s also enriched with moisturising waxes for anti-ageing benefits, so it’s definitely worth the splurge.
Natasha Denona Metallic Eyeshadow in Chromatic, $39
Colour: Pale blue
We know – blue eyeshadow can be too dramatic at times, especially if it’s for the office or a casual brunch date. So if you’re looking for a more casual, subtle way to include this month’s lucky colour in your makeup look, try this blue eyeliner from Givenchy.
It’s pigmented, long-wearing and has a tinge of glitter to it – a perfect way to add a pop of colour to your eye look. Pair it with two coats of mascara and a nude lip so your eyes remain the focus of your makeup look.
Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Liner in Bold Blue, $48
This pearly turquoise shade is perfect for a ladies’ night out, paired with a navy jumpsuit and kitten heels for maximum glam.
This is Dior’s first liner that has a hybrid tip: it feels like a felt-pen during application but has the supple effect of a brush, so you get that classic cat eye without much fuss. This liner would be perfect when combined with a dark smoky eye, light pink blush and maybe a red lip if you’re on a date for Valentine’s Day.
Dior Diorshow Onstage Liner in Pearly Turqouise, $50
Colour: Seaweed green
The Gua Sha technique has been gaining traction over the years as an effective way to boost blood circulation and reduce puffiness for an effortless, radiant glow on the skin.
This powerful duo set includes a jade facial roller and a jade gua sha to promote lymphatic drainage and reduce inflammation on the skin. Give yourself an at-home facial with this set and pair it with your favourite serum or facial oil for clear, glowy skin.
Mount Lai The Jade Facial Spa Set, $73
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Colour: Golden yellow
When Origins released its apricot mask last year, it was a hit with everyone due to its calming properties and smoothing apricot scent. Now the apricot mask is back but this time, swiss glacier water is added into the mix so it’s extra moisturising and nourishing.
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask with Apricot & Swiss Glacier Water (Limited Edition) 75ml, $39
Colour: Amber red
February seems to be a rather positive month for Aquarians. So, in keeping with the good vibes for the month, we’re taking on a rather bright colour on our eyelids like this rosy red liquid eyeshadow from Jill Stuart.
Glide the applicator directly onto your lids for a more dramatic, pigmented application or pop the pigment on your fingertips first for a more subtle look. This liquid eye colour dries down to a powdery finish and blends easily and perfectly with other shadows. Pair it with a nude lip to tie the whole look together.
Jill Stuart Princess Look Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Sachet (Limited Edition), $35
Colour: Woody red
Valentine’s Day is coming up and since romance seems to be following Pisces this month, it’s time to whip out the red lipstick to celebrate.
Check out this limited edition lip kit from Nudestix, which consists of 2 matte lip + cheek pencils (one in a lovely dark cherry shade and the other in classic red), 1 glossy, plumping lip glace and a jumbo cap sharpener. Bonus: the tin that carries all the lippies comes with a mirror so you can touch up on the go. Definitely worth the price tag, if you ask us.
Nudestix Red Love Lip Kit (Limited Edition), $72