Makeup shades to try in April, according to your horoscope
New month, new you
It’s a brand new month, so time to get rid of all the bad energy (and forget the bad decisions made) from the March and before. In April, we’re all about positive vibes – what with it being Earth month and all.
So if you’re up for a date with Lady Luck, try these lucky colours, according to your horoscope.
Wear: Feel free to express yourself with a head-turning lipstick such as this Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Heroine Comfort Matte, $31. The inky blue shade makes a strong first impression and sends the message that you aren’t afraid to be yourself. Plus, it feels comfortable and lasts all day!
Wear: Who says pink is best left for teenagers? Wear pink with attitude by opting for a rich shade like this Candy Lab Cream Pop in Going Wild. With a creamy texture, it glides smoothly over lips for an even coat of colour in just one swipe. Plus, it’s long-lasting so you don’t have to worry about constantly retouching your lip colour.
Wear: Decisiveness never seems to be a Gemini’s strong suit so why settle for one eyeshadow colour when you can have nine? Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Ruby, $55, packs nine complementary shades in varying textures and finishes so you can create any look you desire, without deciding on just one shade.
Wear: Add a sliver of fun with this icy blue Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in 84 Blue Me Away, $38. It glides onto lids without tugging but once it sets, stays put all day long till you decide to remove it.
Wear: Walk on the dark side with a deep burgundy lip colour such as this Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato in 22 Black Cherry, $35. It has a creamy gel texture that goes on sheer and adds just a tint of colour — perfect if you’re just experimenting with deeper lip colours.
Wear: The next time you’re getting a manicure, why not switch things up a bit and try a bright pop of yellow such as with this Ciate London Paint Pots in Big Yellow Taxi, $26? With a creamy texture, two coats is all you need for an even application. Wear it alone of mix in other fun shades such as orange, red and cobalt for an effect that’s perfect for summer.
Wear: Treat your lips to the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm, $40, an emollient balm that drenches lips with Monoi Hydrating Complex and infuses skin in antioxidants to protect against environmental aggressors. Opt for Bang Bang, a universally flattering orange coral shade that enhances your natural lip colour for a smooth and shiny finish.
Wear: Lining your eyes has never been easier with the Maybelline Hyper Tight Liner, $20.90. With an ultra-fine applicator tip and an ergonomically designed angle, you can definitely get the perfect flick to accentuate your eyes.
Wear: Looking for a lip colour that’s bold and unexpected? Try Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Villain, $33, an intense violet shade that packs intense pigment and a high shine finish that doesn’t smudge and lasts all day long.
Wear: Nothing transforms your look more dramatically than a slick of red lipstick. However, it can be quite daunting if you’re new to the red lip colour game. Venture out of your comfort zone with a muted red such as this INGA Flat Liquid Lipstick in Autumn Rosey. Its unique applicator makes precise application a breeze and the colour is a soft rosy red rather than a full-on red — perfect for those looking at taking baby steps.
Wear: Channel your inner mermaid by dressing your lids with a bold aquamarine liner such as this Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner in 06 Pool Party, $20. Best part? It’s totally waterproof so it stays put no matter where life takes you.
Wear: Looking to add a touch of colour into your everyday makeup look? Try a rich gemstone-inspired shade such as this Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme Eyeshadow in TFX6, $50. Part purple, part blue, it flatters virtually all skin tones and makes brown and black eyes pop.