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What is your perfect lipstick shade according to your star sign?

Astrologists suggest the tones that match your traits. By Katie Wright.

Astrologists say plum lip shades are perfect for Leos
Woman wearing plum lipstick Astrologists say plum lip shades are perfect for Leos (Alamy Stock Photo)

Our star sign can tell us a lot about our personality type and preferences in life, and when it comes to make-up, there’s one product that epitomises one’s style more than any other: lipstick.

From matte to gloss and bright to neutral, the possibilities are endless, but what lip look is best according to astrology?

We asked Zodiac experts for their advice on the lip shades that suit each sign…

Aries

Yensa Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipstick Fire, £21, QVC
Yensa Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipstick Fire Yensa Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipstick Fire, £21, QVC

For the sign ruled by Mars, aka the red planet, bright reds and fiery oranges complement Aries’ confident personality.

“These warm hues symbolise their dynamic spirit and help them command attention wherever they go,” says intuition coach and psychic Julie Chandler.

“Whether it’s a classic red lipstick that exudes power or a statement orange that represents their zest for life, Aries can rock these shades with their natural charisma.”

Taurus

Merit Signature Lip 1990, £28
Merit Signature Lip 1990 Merit Signature Lip 1990, £28

“A grounded and peaceful sign, Taurus favours a subtle aesthetic,” says celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman, which is why she recommends a neutral, brown-toned lip colour.

“Burnt caramel is a gentle and warm shade, which illustrates the cosy outlook of those born under the sign of the bull. Luxury styling will be enhanced by a rich satin finish.”

Gemini

Woman wearing coral lipstick (Alamy Stock Photo)

For the social butterflies of the zodiac, a versatile but vibrant pink or coral will suit their playful nature.

“These shades capture their youthful and lively energy while allowing them to express their fun-loving side,” Chandler says.

“Whether it’s a playful hot pink or a subtle coral, Geminis can effortlessly pull off these shades and add a touch of flirtatiousness to their look.”

Cancer

Dr PawPaw Peach Pink Balm, £4, Holland and Barrett
Dr PawPaw Peach Pink Balm Dr PawPaw Peach Pink Balm, £4, Holland and Barrett

For homebody Cancerians, it’s all about simplicity and feel-good vibes.

“Cancer likes to get made-up with the minimum of fuss, and will choose a balmy lip tint for ease of application and a fuss-free feel,” says Honigman.

“Gentle peach hues fit the loving vibe of those born under the sign of the crab.”

Leo

Woman wearing plum lipstick
Woman wearing plum lipstick Bold and rich colours suit Leos the best (Alamy/PA) (Alamy Stock Photo)

It won’t come as a surprise to glamour-loving Leos that bold hues are best.

“A shade that complements their radiant and passionate aura is a deep, rich burgundy or a luxurious, vibrant plum,” Chandler says.

“These shades reflect their regal presence and help them command attention wherever they go.”

Virgo

Guerlain Rouge G Satin Lipstick Refill Rosewood, £22.10, Escentual
Guerlain Rouge G Satin Lipstick Refill Rosewood Guerlain Rouge G Satin Lipstick Refill Rosewood, £22.10, Escentual

“Neat and organised, Virgos enjoy a natural look, letting their innate beauty shine,” says Honigman, who recommends a lightweight lip tint or stain, rather than a full-coverage lipstick.

“A fresh shade of pretty pink, such as rosewood, suits the practical style of those born under the sign of the virgin.”

Libra

Woman wearing pink lipstick (Alamy Stock Photo)

Representing their harmonious nature, a subtle ‘your lips but better’ look suits Librans.

“A shade that complements their gentle and romantic aura is a soft, rosy pink or a warm, peachy nude,” Chandler says.

“These shades reflect their innate elegance and help them create a sense of balance and poise in their appearance.”

Scorpio

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Liquid Lipstick Lacquer Burgundy, £14.15, Escentual
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Liquid Lipstick Lacquer Burgundy Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Liquid Lipstick Lacquer Burgundy, £14.15, Escentual

“Intense and dramatic, Scorpio appreciates individuality in styling, with a bit of an edge,” says Honigman, which is why she suggests rich berry tones with a matte or satin finish.

“Burgundy lips in berry shades are the perfect balance of shade and sweetness for those born under the sign of the scorpion.”

Sagittarius

Woman wearing berry lipstick (Alamy Stock Photo)

Free-spirited Sagittarians should embrace their adventurous side with an eye-catching lip colour.

“A shade that complements their bold and fiery energy is a vibrant berry or a fiery orange-red,” says Chandler.

“These shades represent their adventurous spirit and help them make a statement wherever they go.”

Capricorn

Vieve Modern Matte Lipstick Muse, £23
Vieve Modern Matte Lipstick Muse Vieve Modern Matte Lipstick Muse, £23 (PA)

“A business-minded and focused sign, Capricorn practically invented power dressing and powerful make-up,” Honigman says, and it’s got to be “luxe not dupes” when choosing a statement red lip.

“No-nonsense lips in the reddest of reds scream ‘strength’ for those born under the sign of the sea-goat. They’ll favour a matte finish for that upmarket feel.”

Aquarius

Il Makiage Uncensored Lip Plumping Gloss Thirst Trap, £31
Il Makiage Uncensored Lip Plumping Gloss Thirst Trap Il Makiage Uncensored Lip Plumping Gloss Thirst Trap, £31

One might expect unconventional Aquarians to rock something distinctive such as metallic lilac, but Chandler recommends a more minimalist approach: “A clear gloss, with its natural shine and subtle enhancement, can go a long way in showcasing an Aquarius’ unique and creative personality.

“It’s a reflection of their ability to stand out effortlessly without relying on bold colours. The clear gloss adds a touch of freshness and minimalism, allowing their natural beauty and individuality to shine through.”

Pisces

Dior Addict Hydrating Shine Lipstick Peony Pink
Dior Addict Hydrating Shine Lipstick Peony Pink Dior Addict Hydrating Shine Lipstick Peony Pink

“Dreamy and romantic, Pisces aspire to emulate the feels and looks of storybook characters and leading ladies of their favourite love stories,” Honigman says.

That’s why only a rosy pink will do: “Enduring and kissable, a romantic peony shade will suit those born under the sign of the fish. A glossy finish will give Pisces that otherworldly quality that they appreciate.”