Sunday, October 7, 2012

Makeup of the stars

If I asked you to choose from yellow, pink or sky blue, which would you choose? I bet you would all pick something completely different, as what you opt for is entirely subjective. Lately I’ve been doing a little bit of research into how colours effect the ebb and flow of our emotions. 

I learnt so much on which colours help cool and refresh us, and which colours perk us up and give us that much needed energy to get through the day. This is no headlining news however; it’s long been known that painting a room a soothing cream will help to allow an openness of mind, while a fiery red focus-wall will sadly drain much of your energy, even after that piping hot morning espresso. 

I took my research a step further, I realised that some colours affect others differently... why should that be I puzzled? The conclusion of my ‘colour findings’ was that different astrological signs take to colour groups individually. This doesn’t shock me at all; personalities are as diverse as singular colours in the rainbow. We all have a friend that loves hot pink leopard print while another would prefer minimal art deco.

Below I have detailed which colours make star signs the happiest, of course wearing your colour would also reinforce this positive mood, so I’ve collected some lust worthy beauty prodzies to match.

Don’t worry though, if you’re a Gemini and the colour that makes you happiest is yellow, I haven’t included any hard to wear eye shadows in that tone, think more along the lines of cool nail colours to make this super accessible for everyone.

Enjoy, Oh! And if you want the full experience, make sure you hit play on the sound cloud music box below. Roberta Kelly is singing Zodiacs, its fun, it’s fitting and it sure will get you in the mood for some online beauty shopping. I learnt a lot about myself, I hope you do too.

P.s I’m a fiery Aries, so with royal purple making my inner self happiest, I have been wearing Sisley Paris Phyto-Kohl eyeliner in dark amethyst, it has a slight glitter with a beautiful deep plum tone. Love!

SS x

Aries: Fiery Aries need a touch of Royal Purple in their lives.  Red is the colour of Mars – Aries’ ruling planet.  Mix hot red with cool blue and you get purple, hence the colour’s association with Aries as it symbolically tames the wilder excesses that people born under the sign can fall into. Try this moody Anna Sui purple eye shadow.

Taurus: Think of earthy Taureans and you’d put them with greens as this has such a strong association with nature. Green the colour of the heart chakra - can give huge hearted Taureans a feeling of peace and the security that brings out the best in them. Urban Decay has a huge range of coloured eye pencils. This mossy green tone will help highlight your peepers.

Gemini: Geminis work well with yellow as it is the colour of intellect and mental activity – but this recommendation comes with a warning!  Too much yellow can send a mentally agile Gemini into hyperspace. With this disclaimer in mind, opt for a splash of yellow on the nails. Try Chanel in Mimosa, it will last as long as the buzz.

Cancer: Sensitive Cancerians are water signs that are ruled by the moon.  They do best with colours that either echo lovely lustrous lunar hues – such as white and cream. This Illamasqua palette has a stunning pearlescent glow, perfect to highlight your upper cheekbones.

Leo: No prizes for guessing that sunny Leos beam in yellow and oranges.  Yellow’s association with the solar plexus chakra and the ego makes it a bold choice for this fearless sign.  On the other hand, orange represents the sensuality and passion. Clinique have brought out these ultra cute, super moisturising lip crayons. A few coast of this on your pout and you’re ready to prowl the town.

Virgo: Virgos are known for being just a tad traditional and do well with traditional colours, such as navy blue and hunter green.  Dior Show navy mascara not only makes lashes full and luscious, but the blue pigmentation helps the white around your eyes seem even brighter.

Libra: Lovely Librans resonate with the pale pinks and greens associated with the heart chakra.  Ruled by Venus, they need to feel emotionally balanced to be at their very best and these colours will help them dissolve any negativity away. Create a plumped up pout with Givenchy rose desire in baby pink.

Scorpio: Scorpios need to learn to take life more lightly and experimenting with brighter colours, such as yellow or gold, which can really lift their mood. Sprits yourself in dazzling gold by Paco Rabbane, 1 Million. You will literally feel like a million dollars.

Sagittarius: Outgoing Sagittarians thrive in bright pinks, electric blues, violets and bronze, all colours associated with the heart, throat and third eye chakra. A bright, hot pink lip pencil, like this one by Stila, will last the distance but also have you causing a stir. For best results, completely draw in your lips for a stand out look.

Capricorn: Capricorns are strong enough to carry off brown, charcoal and gray – colours that might be dull when worn or used by anyone else. My pick would be these much sort after Disney eye palette which holds a variety of dusty greys, all in this super cute illustrated compact. You can’t get much more high-drama then a quick dash after midnight.

Aquarius: Aquarians should adorn themselves and their homes with silvers, bright blues and turquoise as these colours not only life the mood but add a sense of glitz to their lives. Here we have this revolutionary glitter spray in silver by the masters at Sephora. I recommend a subtle pray around the upper cheekbones and arch of the eyebrow for an extremely airbrushed, flattering look.

Pisces: Pisceans can be proper little ladies of the lake and will suit lilacs, sea greens, mauves and aquamarines. My pick? Go for this devastatingly gorgeous lilac by Illamasqua and paint the town purple.

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