New makeup colours to try in January, based on your horoscope
A stroke of luck
With 2019 in the closed chapter behind us, we’re all looking to start this new decade afresh, in hope that this year will bring us more luck than ever. If your New Year resolutions include changing things up a bit and taking a step on the wild side, these unique colours will definitely push you in the right direction, beauty-wise.
So, give your aura a boost this January with these lucky colours we’ve rounded up for you based on your horoscope, so you can take 2020 by storm.
Be party-ready (click here for party outfits you’ll love) with this rich, vibrant shade of metallic grey eyeshadow that you can blend all over your lids for a statement look, or add to the outer corners of your lids to achieve a classic smoky eye.
You can even double up and use it as an eyeliner – just wet a thin liner brush, swipe it across your lashline and you’re good to go.
Nars Single Eye Shadow – Shimmer Finish in Pryenees, $33, from Sephora.
Use this oil solo if you’re going bare-faced, or mix a couple of drops into your foundation for a radiant complexion. This oil is also rich in antioxidants (check out the best antioxidant-infused serums here) and vitamins, so your skin won’t just look good, it’ll feel good too.
Infused with minerals, hyaluronic acid and, as the name suggests, abalone extract, this pack of sheet masks targets those with sensitive skin. Each piece is thoroughly drenched in beneficial collagen-infused serum, so your skin can enjoy deep hydration that lasts.
And if you struggle with an oily t-zone (here are our top makeup picks for oily skin), you’ll be happy to note that this mask also helps to control oil balance, so you’ll look glowy, not oily.
Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Abalone, 8 pieces, $46, from Sephora.
We know a green eyeliner can sound scary, especially since we’re used to the usual brown and black liners (check out our favourite affordable liners here).
But if you’re game, pair this matte liner with a light pink blush and nude lips to let the turquoise stand out. It’s easy to apply to your lashline, especially with the hybrid tip that combines the ease of a pen with the suppleness of a brush, so you’ll be ready in no time.
Dior Diorshow Onstage Liner in Matte Pop Green, $50, from Sephora.
If purple eyeshadow is too out there for you, incorporate purple into your everyday makeup routine with this base cushion that blends right into your skin upon application to give you a natural-looking matte base.
Purple is an excellent colour correcting shade to conceal dullness as it neutralizes unwanted yellow tones while helping to bring out your skin’s radiance. Plus, it extends the staying power of foundations, making it perfect for long nights out.
Laneige Skin Veil Base Cushion SPF14++, $48, from Sephora.
Since this month looks to be a positive one for Libras, why not celebrate that with a unique nail polish shade that’s sure to draw compliments?
Formulated to be chip-resistant and long-lasting (here’s how SQ girls maintain their polished nails), this polish provides a high-gloss finish for nails that look like they were done at the salon. Even though it’s highly pigmented, go for a 2-coat application for full opacity and don’t forget to top it all off with a top coat to achieve maximum shine.
Ciaté London Gelology Nail Polish, $15.60, from Sephora.
Stand out from the crowd with this metallic matte liquid lipstick that promises to stay put on your lips for 8 hours. Perfect for dry lips, this lipstick is formulated to hydrate and moisturize while delivering on the shine.
Apply a generous coat of the lipstick if you’re looking to achieve a statement makeup look. Otherwise, lightly dab it over a light pink lipstick so you get all the shine and less of the intensity.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Metallic Matte (Limited Edition) in Pearl Please, $42 from Sephora.
If you are starting to feel the stress at work already, you’ll probably need to take extra care of your skin. This set consists of 2 of the Cicapair serums, one for your vanity and the other perfect to take on vacation since it’s travel-sized.
This serum targets sensitive skin and is formulated with herbs to provide instant and effective soothing to troubled skin. It’s lightweight and provides intense hydration without making your skin feel greasy.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Get Green, Get Better Serum Set, $56, from Sephora.
Always finding yourself reaching for a black eyeliner? While the classic black can never go wrong, try switching things up and add a pop of colour to your eyes with this matte blue eyeliner.
Formulated to last all day, this pencil liner glides right onto your lash line for easy application. Tip: extend your wing on nights out to make an even bigger impact (here’s how to achieve that perfect cat wing).
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eyeliner in Overnight, $38, from Sephora.
Since this month is about taking charge, nothing says like you mean business like a classic red lip. This versatile lip colour works for nights out and also at the office and since it’s infused with hyaluronic acid to keep your lips moisturised, you won’t have to worry about leaving it on all day. Kissable red lips, yes please.
Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love in Crimson – warm bright red, $38, from Sephora.