Looking for your next favorite lipstick? The answer may be written in the stars—literally. We asked our experts to pick the perfect lip shade and finish based on each zodiac sign’s unique personality traits. Find yours below and learn why it’s right for you.
September 23 - October 22
Libras are nothing if not easygoing. By seeing things from a variety of perspectives, you tend to be graceful and fair-minded. We recommend a lip shade that’s adaptable to any social setting and feels soft on your lips. Try a sheer color like Laura Mercier Lipstick Gloss in Purple Haze.
October 23 - November 21
People are naturally drawn to Scorpio’s fearless and passionate nature. You’re resourceful, a bit stubborn and stand steadfast by your friends. With all of that going for you, it’s no wonder people find you intriguing. Continue to pique their curiosity with a deep shade of lipstick—try a matte finish like NARS Powermatte Pigment in Rock With You.
November 22 - December 21
Here’s a sign that always looks on the bright side. You have a zest for life and a great sense of humor to boot. The perfect Sagittarius lipstick should be equally fun. A poppy red like Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Innovator will look fabulous on your smile.
December 22 - January 19
A model for discipline and elegance, Capricorns always look put together. Your sense of style errs on the professional side, but you know how to cut loose when you need to. You can rock a nude lip any day, but we love seeing you in color too. A terra-cotta red in a matte finish like Chantecaille Matte Chic in Helena suits your chic visage.
January 20 - February 18
You are a true original. An Aquarius is a free thinker with a daring independent streak. Just like your personality, you love to be at the forefront of the trends. Go for something on the wild side like Smith & Cult The Queen Is Dead Lip Lacquer.
February 19 - March 20
You can always count on a Pisces for a helping hand. Full of compassion, wisdom and creativity, you connect deeply with others. Your strong sense of intuition means the texture or “feeling” of your lipstick is very important. We recommend BY TERRY Rouge-Expert in Rougemercury. It creates a soft finish and adjusts to your skin tone.
March 21 - April 19
Confident and courageous. Aries walks into any situation thinking, “I’ve got this.” Your can-do attitude makes you a natural leader. A strong red lipstick speaks to your self-assurance. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl shows you’re more than comfortable in your skin.
April 20 - May 20
Much like the bull itself, a Taurus personality is strong and steady. You’ve never been one to have your head in the clouds and you’ve always been someone that others can depend on—when you give your word you mean it. That steadfast practicality deserves a tried and true lipstick. Our pick is ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody’s Baby. It won’t let you down.
May 21 - June 20
Geminis are known for their adaptability and bubbly demeanors. You learn quickly and love to question the status quo. That flexibility makes adjusting to the ever-changing trends very easy for you. Try a colorful gloss—the shine and vibrancy will grab your attention without requiring the commitment of a long-wear lipstick. We love Lune+Aster Vitamin C + E Lip Gloss in Bestie.
June 21 - July 22
So many feelings and so much love. Cancers are highly imaginative and emotional souls who empathize easily with the feelings of others. Building a happy home, and caring for your family and friends matter most to you. Subtle, romantic shades speak to your nurturing nature. Trish McEvoy Lip Color in Perfection is a sweet match for your softer side.
July 23 - August 22
Leos love to lead and be admired. Full of warmth and humor, you enjoy being around others and sharing your passion for life. It should also be said that Leos have a strong appreciation for the finer things in life. Rich colors and a luxurious finish are what you need in a lipstick. Try Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Plum Brandy.
August 23 - September 22
Virgos know there’s depth in the details (even the smallest ones.) You are practical, organized and have a deep sense of loyalty. Style-wise, a Virgo rarely has a hair out of place, and if they do, they’re ready with the tools necessary to pin it down again. The ideal lipstick is feminine without being girly. Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color in Anderson is perfection and won’t smudge.