Inspired by Astrology | Makeup For Each Star sign

A R I E S | MARCH 21ST TO APRIL 19TH | CONFIDENT, ENTHUSIASTIC, HONEST & PASSIONATE

This graphic liner represents the sharp and often blunt dialect of an Aries person. Accompanied by a bold lip and bushy brow that is cool, yet effortless. I finished it all off with a berry blush across the nose that reflects the sensitive side of Aries, the side that wears its heart on its sleeve and experiences life with playful curiosity.

T A U R U S | APRIL 20TH TO MAY 20TH | PRACTICAL, DETERMINED, HEDONISTIC & SENSUAL

I’ve never met a Taurus that cant rock a red lip 💋 I chose an earthy green-gold eye, which represents the grounded and abundant spirit of a Taurus. And a timeless red lip that embodies their striking presence and the beauty surrounding them. You’ll more often than not find them in an environment that aligns with their ruling planet of Venus. Venus-ruled placements are surrounded by love, beauty, comfort and compassion. They are the voice of reason and in my opinion, they give the best advice.

G E M I N I | MAY 21ST TO JUNE 20TH | ENERGETIC, CHARISMATIC, QUICK-WITTED & NEVER BORING

Geminis are so full of life and energy. They are like sunshine in a way that we couldn’t live without them 🌤 To represent their effortless charm and charisma, I kept the skin fresh and peachy. The eyes start off with a pearly pink that showcases their soft and thoughtful outer shell, then fades into a rich deep blue that represents their electrifying inner world and vibrant imagination.

I chose these colours to show the duality of a Gemini, aka their reputation of being two-faced. I roll my eyes at that comment because a lot of Geminis I meet are simply introverted extroverts! Maybe they aren’t two faced and they are just shy? Gemini gets too much shit and I love them sm

C A N C E R | JUNE 21ST TO JULY 22ND | EMOTIONAL, LOYAL, SENTIMENTAL & EMPATHETIC

The first person that comes to mind when I think of the cancer star sign is Lana Del Rey. This cool-toned shadow is very much inspired by her go-to aesthetic with a subtle resemblance to her classic doe-eyed liner, but with a twist! I chose cool-toned browns to create this soft double wing, as cancer people can be kind and gentle, but don’t get on their bad side as they won’t hold back.

They are a water sign ruled by the moon, so I wanted to add a silver shimmer on the lid to capture their calming and caring exterior, and blue glitter under the eye to express their ability to experience emotion powerfully and their ability to empathise with others 💧

L E O | JULY 23RD TO AUGUST 22ND | GENEROUS, CLEVER, FIESTY & PROTECTIVE

I was going to do a classic bronze shimmer all over the lid as this sign is ruled by the sun ☀️, but it felt like it didn’t capture the true vibrancy of a Leo! I opted for a fluorescent orange cut crease instead to showcase their passion, generosity and bright humour. I had to include some sort of pink/purple as their hearts are as big as their heads haha (a tasteless joke). I love my fiery Leo’s that don’t take life for granted and if you do too, make sure you tell them because it’ll put a pep in their step. If I could only hang out with one sign for the rest of my life it’d probs be y’all 🔥

V I R G O | AUGUST 23RD TO SEPTEMBER 22ND | CREATIVE, ANALYTICAL, PRACTICAL & KIND

Every Virgo I’ve ever met has always had a very precise way of expressing themselves! Be it in unique makeup techniques, to carefully constructed outfits that match from head to toe. To represent their curated expression, I put together this super detailed graphic liner (heavily inspired by the talented @maytahmi ), with deep mossy green on the lower lash line as they are a textbook earth sign 📗 (critical thinkers, grounded and organised). I paired this with a super soft and shy pink lip as they oftentimes have a hard time communicating what’s really going on in their methodical minds 🧠 🌸💗

L I B R A | SEPTEMBER 23RD TO OCTOBER 22ND | CHARMING, ADAPTIVE, DIPLOMATIC & SOCIABLE

Much like the scales that represent them, there are two sides to every libra! The soft and romantic side that comes directly from being ruled by Venus, the planet of love. And the diplomatic side that drives their need for fairness and harmony ⚖️ All that with a sprinkle of charm ✨. When thinking of Libra I visualise pink and white, as we are always trying to see the light in life and live for the moment, be it falling in love hard and fast or doing something spontaneous. I tried to bring that to life with the soft yet bright eye look. But then to represent the passion of a Libra, I incorporated a glossy red lip. This was heavily influenced by one of my favourite Libra’s, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who shows up in her red lip no matter the occasion.

S C O R P I O | OCTOBER 24TH TO NOVEMBER 21ST | POWERFUL, PASSIONATE, SPIRITUAL & MAGNETIC

I can always tell a Scorpio from their eyes! Be it big, bright or full of emotion, it is their most prominent and enticing feature. As I don’t have super telling eyes (no Scorpio placements) myself, I had to go all out on a dazzling blue smokey eye. A reflection of their deep and honest understanding of the world at large, and their desire to fearlessly experience it all. Out of all our emotionally driven water signs, I feel Scorpios are able to truly experience and learn from their pain and pleasure. From this, they are able to direct it towards a meaningful passion project or to push themselves into a better version of themselves. All while keeping those around them begging for more 💎

SAGITTARIUS | NOVEMBER 22ND TO DECEMBER 21ST | BOLD, BRAVE, DARING & ALLURING

NOBODY lights up a room like a Sagittarius ⚡️ Having a Sagi by your side is the greatest gift as they will push you out of your comfort zone and tell it like it is (they are the ones to ask if you REALLY wanna know if your outfit looks good). They never cut corners and always live and love to the fullest. So with that, I felt they deserved a striking gold glitter liner to represent their intense and outgoing energy. Fluffy brows and hair slicked back works well as they don’t shy away from the spotlight.


C A P R I C O R N | DECEMBER 22ND TO JANUARY 19TH | CAPTIVATING, DRIVEN, RESPONSIBLE & RESERVED

Nothing says effortlessly cool like a 90s makeup look. Capricorns spend a lot of their time working hard to create a life they believe they deserve, so they are often quite reserved in their style and demeanour. This called for simple skin and an easy glossy eye, it’s eye-catching and classy without trying at all. I chose a deep brown lip as I feel a Capricorn always draw in the people around them, whether that’s to inspire or to remind others (their enemies perhaps) that they can’t be stopped on the path to their dreams. Some may think a bold red or bright pink lip would resemble this, but they never show off their success by bragging, it’s always displayed articulately. Therefore a brown represents this sophistication well 🤎✨

A Q U A R I U S | JANUARY 20TH TO FEBRUARY 18TH | ECCENTRIC, PROGRESSIVE ALLURING & INTROSPECTIVE

Aquarius people will always be the leaders of their own path, and although they are open and energetic in their relationships, they will usually walk this path alone. It’s what they need! To be free in their creative expression and personal growth. And to live a life that inspires others👼🏼 One of the characters that represent true Aquarian energy is Jules from Euphoria, she’s always captivating and up to something. This graphic eye represents that eccentric expression, but I chose purple because amethyst is their birthstone 💟

P I S C E S | FEBRUARY 19TH TO MARCH 20TH | DREAMERS, LISTENERS, INTUITIVE & SENSITIVE

Pisces are constantly torn between two worlds, their reality and their imagination. This is shown through the two fish in their symbol ♓️ They are constantly trying to pull the magic from their imagination into their everyday life, and are devoted to achieving a colourful yet grounded experience for themselves! I wanted to use these vibrant pastels in a structured way, to represent the duality of these states of being for Pisces people. The colours are dreamy but still coordinated. 😗

If you saw all these posts per season on my Instagram, I’m sorry for the recycled material on the blog but I wanted to compile the year-long journey of looks! I hope these resonate for you and your sign and evoke inspiration xx

Lily R

Matching My Makeup To My Outfits

As a makeup lover, I am always experimenting with new textures and colours. But to accommodate this, I often end up throwing on an all-black/bland outfit to not clash with the look or take away from its spotlight. I’ve recently fallen back in love with fashion and finding unique pieces to brighten up my wardrobe, but with this habit, a lot of these unique/colourful pieces never get their time to shine. I don’t think I’m alone in this, as black outfits are easy to style and just work with everything. So I decided to work a little backwards, and put my outfit together before I sat down to do my makeup and create a look to compliment it, rather than the other way around. And let me tell you, IT WAS SO FUN! Highly recommend reaching for that yellow jumper or pair of purple pant’s and giving this a go.

THE LOOKS

These beige check print trousers always give me Harry Styles vibes, mostly due to their suit style silhouette, but they also have a pastel blue running through the pattern which happened to match this ultimate grandma knit I found at the op shop. I usually hate this shape of a sweater on me as it can make my shoulders appear broader, but I just couldn’t let it get to me because its such a fun piece to style.

Products Used:
Colourpop On Cloud Blue – Shades Playin’, Deee-light & Bright Eyed
Elf Putty Eye Primer
Elf Halo Glow Setting Powder (L O V E)
Made by Mitchell Blursh in Peach Sugar
Hourglass Vanish Highlight Stick in Champagne Flash

Once upon a time, I went through a phase where I would see any star printed fabric and I HAD to have it! But ultimately, I wanted an excuse to use some old lashes that I glued sequin stars onto. So as this look almost defeats the purpose of this whole idea, the star pattern still coordinates well. Ps. spot the huge star hoops I have on that also match perfectly.

Products Used:
Colourpop Bae Lashes
Mco Beauty Peachy Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Mecca Cosmetica Weekend Skin Rose Cheek Tint
Nabla Skin Glazing Blush in Independence
Kosas Brightening Concealer
Fenty Cream Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow

This last look is my FAV! Not only did I match the makeup to the outfit, but I even reached for products I had that were red. It even complimented Pingu’s little nose on my earrings from Mrs C’s. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know about my love-hate relationship with Glisten Cosmetics Wet Liners as the formula is very hit and miss. Luckily this red applies smoother than most as otherwise, these liners would simply fossilize in my makeup collection.

Products Used:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Primer & BB (Best drugstore base in my opinion)
Chantacaille Radiance Gel Bronzer
Glisten Wet Liner in Lobster
Ofra Blush in Bellini
Maybelline Lifter Gloss in Stone (Soooooo delish)

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed and I’d love to see if any of you guys pull inspiration from this post, do tag me if you do xoxoxoox

Lily R

Makeup Of The Day: Valentines day 🌷

When I think of Valentine’s day, a picnic in spring comes to mind. It’s never been about gifts and girlfriends for me as I’ve always been without a partner (don’t feel sorry for me because it isn’t sad!), but I still make time to do something special. Whether it’s getting glam to feel like a bad b**ch, or putting money aside to get my hair done like it is this year. Regardless, I love any excuse to put on some themed makeup. The combination of green and pink is having a moment right now and I wanted to create a look inspired by this colour combo for the ultimate Valentines vibe.

Nyx Bare With Me Hydrating Jelly Primer & Multitasking Spray

I haven’t spoken about it on my blog, but I am on a no-buy when it comes to makeup this year in an attempt to use up some of my products. Unfortunately, I don’t enjoy these products from Nyx as they are both super drying and feel quite soapy on the skin. The hydrating jelly primer is supposed to be a dupe for the Huda Water Jelly Primer, and although I haven’t tried that, I was disappointed by the fact that this primer sucked all the moisture out of my skin. Therefore, it did the opposite of what it’s supposed to do and eliminated the chance of being a dupe for Huda’s formula. The texture is cool, but that only goes so far haha. The setting spray doesn’t make up for this and leaves my skin feeling similar. There doesn’t seem to be a high alcohol content in the ingredients, but it sure feels that way.

Colourpop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturiser

Colourpop’s base product’s never really live up to my expectations. I am so conflicted about this product because people rave about it, and I feel left out for not being as obsessed. Because it is infused with hyaluronic acid, I expected a glass-like glow similar to that of the Nars radiant tinted moisturiser (an old fave of mine), but it just looks average. I also couldn’t help but notice that the first few times I used it, if I hadn’t prepped my skin with a rich moisturiser it stuck to my dry patches and settled into my pores. It’s just a weird formula and I can’t seem to figure it out, so any advice would be helpful!

Mco Beauty Brow Collection

I have been obsessed with the Mco Beauty range lately, as they are all over socials at the moment for their affordable range that is sold in Australian supermarkets. They have some insane hits, but like any other brand, some products miss the mark. Ever since I opened their Magic Brow tinted brow gel, I have been head over heels for the full effect it gives me, and it holds them in place all day long. I don’t know if it’s intentional, but they seem similar to Makeup Revolution when it comes to creating dupe products. This means they have plenty-a-brow product to choose from. I went for the micro-brow pencil and when I first opened it, it was smooth and pigmented, but I’ve found mine has dried out within a few weeks. And when it comes to a micro brow product, if it isn’t a creamy formula it just snaps off, and this is what I’ve been experiencing.

The other product I picked up was the brow tint pen, which is similar to a felt tip liner but for your brows. They don’t seem to have many shades in this range and unfortunately, this is a little too red for me to use on its own. In saying this, I’ve found that it layers on top of the brow pencil well and adds dimension without the red tone looking unnatural.

Limecrime Venus XL II Eyeshadow Palette

Now, I wouldn’t have bought this palette if I didn’t like the colour story, but DAMN do I adore it. Considering there are only 4 mattes and the rest are shimmer, it is shockingly versatile. I can create so many different looks as each shimmer has a different finish. I have had it for a few months, but I still get giddy when I use it and am excited to play with the duo-chrome colours. In this look, I used the metallic rosy pink ‘Eve’ all over the lid and buffed out the edges with ‘Bloom’. To deepen up the outer corner I used the rich auburn shade ‘West’ and then finished it off by placing the mint green pop of colour ‘Obscure’ in the inner corner.

I also used the shade ‘Stella’ as a face highlight as it is so smooth and pearly, and it performed great!

Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer

I’m in two minds about this concealer, and I wish that I wasn’t. When I first apply it, the coverage is incredible and the finish is so juicy and radiant. But I feel like this product doesn’t agree with any powders that I use overtop, and gets super crepey and patchy. As this is still new to my collection, take what I say with a grain of salt as I can’t be sure if it’s the concealer causing this issue. Has anyone else been experiencing this?



Fenty Pro Filt’r Loose Setting Powder

Australis Sweet Like Chocolate Bronzer & Strawberries ‘n’ Dreams Blush

If you’re looking for affordable cheek products, Australis is the way to go. As you can see, I am hitting pan on this bronzer and I plan on using this up because it will be so satisfying. They both have a soft pigment yet are incredibly buildable, so you can achieve a gentle flush of colour or you can build it up to be bright and beaming. 10/10.

Limecrime Freckle Pen

Tower 28 Lip Jelly in Coconut

Thank you for reading, I hope you all have a wonderful valentines day whether it’s being wined and dined by your special someone or watching harry potter with a friend on the couch!

Lily R.

A Week In Looks | Flower beauty, Kaleidos Makeup, Limecrime & More…

I was feeling a little lost and in a rut when it came to being creative with my makeup, especially because brands have started to roll out their new releases and holiday collections! As exciting as this is, it can sometimes get a little chaotic. So I decided to take a step back from the Youtube and Instagram beauty world as it can get a little product heavy and trend focused, and I wanted to just play around with makeup and wear what I WANT haha!

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