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Your Horoscope Recommends: Sea Green Eyeshadow and Rose Gold Hues This July

We’re finally past the mid-year mark, so if you need to give your aura a little boost, here’s a few beauty helpers.

We should all give ourselves a pat on the back for having made it past the half-year mark. Take a breather this July to re-evaluate goals for the rest of the year. With Mercury in retrograde, everyone seems to be facing obstacles and hurdles in different aspects of their lives. To keep you motivated and surrounded with positive energy as you move forward, we’ve curated this list of beauty products that correspond to your horoscope’s lucky colour that you should get.

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Aries (21st March to 19th April)
Lucky colour: Deep violet Not everyone is daring enough to pull off a deep violet shade on their lips but a dark purple eyeliner? It’s the right amount of bold, and chic and modern too, compared to the usual black eyeliner. We recommend the Shiseido Kajal Inkartist in #05 Plum Blossom. The pigmented formula is tear-, smudge-, crease- and waterproof, and doubles (or triples, in this case) as an eyeshadow and brow filler too. $38, from Shiseido and Sephora. Taurus (20th April to 20th May)
Lucky colour: Baby pink Since Taurians are more prone to conflict this month, the last thing you want to do is to rock the boat. Luckily, your lucky colour this month is gentle baby pink, which will barely provoke any controversy when worn on your fingertips. Try the Nails Inc Sending Nudes Nail Polish in Nakey Nakey, which has a vegan-friendly and rapid-dry formula. $23, from Sephora.  Gemini (21st May to 20th June)
Lucky colour: Gold Geminians should be prepared to hustle (both at work and in love) this month, which means your skin is likely to suffer the consequences of all that stress. That’s why we recommend the Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask, which has blackcurrant seed oil to reduce redness and strengthen skin barrier. There’s also 24K gold and silk extracts, which have rich antioxidant properties, to fight against free radicals caused by stress and environmental aggressors. We like to use it as a sleeping mask to nourish and brighten skin. $460, from the Chantecaille counter at Takashimaya D.S. Level 1. Cancer (21st June to 22nd July)
Lucky colour: Black Things are looking up for Cancer (more so as compared to other signs), so keep things going slow and steady. Safe bets for your lucky colour black are eyeliners and mascaras so you can choose either. We like the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Blackest Black which has two sides to its mascara wand – shorter, comb-like bristles on one side to capture every single lash, and longer bristles on the other to add volume – that helps fan out and lengthen even the shortest of your lashes. The waterproof formula is also dermatologist-, allergy- and ophthalmologist-tested for those with sensitive eyes as well as contact lens wearers. $21.90, from Watsons and Guardian. Leo (23rd July to 22nd August)
Lucky colour: Shiny silver Leos are advised to keep their heads down, take a step back and rest this month but it doesn’t mean things have to be boring in the makeup department, especially if you don’t want it to. Play up your eyes with a glittery silver eyeshadow like the Illamasqua Jewel Vinyl Face and Body Glitter in Wizzard. It has a balm-like texture, and you can dab it on your lids or use it as a highlighter on your décolletage or lips. Approx. US$18 (S$25), from Net-a-Porter.  Virgo (23rd August to 22nd September)
Lucky colour: Soft orange It’s a slow, stagnant month for Virgos, so you may need to look for ways to keep yourself energised. Try a sheer coral lip balm like this Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Coral. It has sugar and a blend of nourishing oils to keep lips moisturised, and offers sheer, buildable coverage to give lips a healthy red-orange tint. $36, from Fresh and Sephora. Libra (23rd September to 22nd October)
Lucky colour: Sea green It’s the start of an upward trend in most aspects of Libras’ lives this month, so it’s great to reflect that positivity in your makeup. This Burberry Beauty Wet & Dry Silk Eye Shadow in #309 Aqua Green is a light sea green colour that flatters most skin tones. The satin-soft powder can be used dry for a subtle look, or wet for more intense colour payoff. Approx. US$25 (S$35), from Net-a-Porter. Scorpio (23rd October to 21st November)
Lucky colour: White Scorpios may feel restless this month, but you should take time out to evaluate potential risks before plunging in. That’s why a subtle way to introduce white into your look is through a sheer lip gloss like the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk. It works like a dewy highlight for your lips, and has shea butter that nourishes your lips. If you’re a fan of a sweet peach-vanilla scent in your makeup, you’ll love this. $31, from Sephora. Sagittarius (22nd November to 21st December)
Lucky colour: Hot pink This month is a good month for Sagittarians to take break, so why not crank up the partying a notch by incorporating a crazy colour into your hair (temporarily, of course)? The L’Oreal Paris Colorista 1-Day Hair Colour Spray in Hot Pink is a temporary hair colour spray that works no matter how dark or light your hair is. The ultralight micro powder pigments stay on until your next shampoo, so it’s a great way to switch up your look without the commitment. $16.90, from selected retail stores. Capricorn (22nd December to 19th January)
Lucky colour: Peachy brown It’s a stressful month for Capricorns, so it’s best to keep things toned down and neutral. Extend this philosophy to your lipstick shade by opting for this Charlotte Tilbury Latex Love Lip Lacquer in Belle Du Soir. It’s enriched with crambe seed oil to nourish and hydrate lips and is scented with patchouli and mimosa oils, which are said to have mood-harmonising and uplifting effects. Approx. US$26 (S$35), from Net-a-Porter.  Aquarius (20th January to 18th February)
Lucky colour: Emerald green Aquarians are supposed to keep a cool head on this month, so bring the cool over to your makeup with the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Stage Dive. The long-lasting formula and glitter particles give maximum impact while peach and cucumber extract help condition skin and keep it moisturised. Use it as an eyeliner (duh), or smudge it over your eyelids to sheer out the colour while adding drama to your look – just your look. $30, from Urban Decay and Sephora.  Pisces (19th February to 20th March)
Lucky colour: Rose gold It’s a not-so-fantastic to so-so month for Pisces, so you might want to stand on neutral ground while adding a little positive energy to your look and get your glow on (subtly, of course). This limited-edition Cover FX Rose Gold Bar Highlighting Palette has a trio of highlighters that can be used individually or layered over one another to create even more depth. The formula is free of gluten, fragrances, parabens, sulfates and talc, among others, so it suits even the most finnicky of consumers. $46, from Sephora.