When it comes to tangible ways of checking into the depths of ourselves, we do things like read our daily horoscope in hopes of understanding what could possibly be driving us to feel, act and operate the way we do. There is nothing more fun than reading a profile that seems to tap right into the essence of our being, somehow calculating traits of our personality that mystically just make sense. Some will follow these channels with a grain of salt while others live by the alignment of the planets and stars. Regardless of your perspective or level of participation with these known Zodiac profiles IRL, there is no doubt that it’s fun to use our Zodiac sign as a source of inspiration to guide us in creating a signature look. Each month we’ll take a deep dive into each sign and create a look that reps your astronomical bio with a star-worthy makeup look we’re fairly certain you’ll vibe with (trust us, we’ve done our research). We’re kicking things off with Capricorn Beauties. Here’s why Capricorns should rock a traditional cat eye and trendy bold lip color.
Capricorn Beauty Profile
The Makeup Look for Capricorns: Traditional Cat Eye + Trendy Bold Lip
Capricorns are on point when it comes to their work and are very much okay with working hard today for tomorrow’s results. They’re extremely loyal to their friends and family, but make time to nurture themselves first. Our Capricorn beauty will stick with a simple daily beauty routine, but isn’t afraid to rise to the challenge of amping it up for special occasions. It’s a lot like her personality — work hard, play hard in its fullest form — which makes this shimmery cat eyeliner topped off with a pop-of-color orchid lip the perfect look for our Capricorn cuties!
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Prep: Apply your base makeup with your go-to flawless face regimen. Keep your blush natural but radiant by going with a tone that will enhance your natural flush and bring a brightness to your face — a neutral illuminating highlighter like Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder in Warm Glow ($30) would be perfect for your upper cheekbones, bridge of your nose and above your cupid’s bow.
Step 1: Opalescent Highlight: Use an opalescent shimmering eyeshadow like bright white in the Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette ($39) to sweep over your brow bones and inside corners of your eyes for a unique highlight that brings a modern touch to such a classic look.
Step 2: Traditional CatEyeliner: Applying a solid, clean and precise cat eye takes time unless you are well-versed with this makeup move. A Capricorn is not afraid of a little challenge though. In fact, she typically will take application to the next level with consistent practice and, in time, will execute this classic makeup trick like a pro. Her patience will pay off true to form. A great tool to apply the perfect cat eye is an angled eyeliner marker like Rimmel Thick & Thin Liner in Black ($6).
Step3: Trendy Bold Lipstick: Just because she sticks to her guns with classic eyeliner doesn’t mean this gal is going to miss out on the latest and greatest trends. Because of the simple nature of this cat eye, you can pair it with any lip hue. In this case, our Capricorn is rocking a drugstore favorite, Covergirl Queen Collection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Juicy Jam ($8).
Final Touches:Mascara: Opt for a feathery-finish mascara like Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black ($19) to top off this look. The volume will help add to the sultry vibe of the classic cat eye without overpowering it. Meow!
Once you have the cat eyeliner nailed, you can pretty much take this look into several directions by changing up your blush, lipstick or even your base eyeshadow. For more drama or perhaps an evening look, opt for an even deeper hue on your lips or completely switch gears and go for a soft smoldering smokey eye underneath your liner!
You don’t have to be a Capricorn to rock this makeup look. Follow us on Pinterest to find more star-aligning makeup inspiration.
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