Let Your Zodiac Sign Guide You to Your Next Signature Eyeshadow Color
After the crazy year that's been 2020, leaving our makeup decisions up to the stars sounds totally rational. Whether it's fate or just plain fun, that's exactly how we're planning to determine our latest signature eyeshadow shade. The good news is that the new Retro Paradise Eyeshadow Palette ($14) truly has it all: one shade for each zodiac sign, and then some. And the even better news is that if you do happen to find your next forever color, you don't have to stick to it — there are 17 other shades to play with!
So, do you live up to your spontaneous Sagittarius nature, or are you more of a true, practical Virgo? Keep reading to meet your match!
Aquarius: Sip Sip
An Aquarius loves all things quirky and eccentric, and nothing is quite as quirky or eccentric as glittery blue eyeshadow. This pale blue hue is unique and unconventional, with a nod to both the sign's connection to water and its air element roots.
Pisces: Baja Mar
As the more emotional and empathetic of the signs, a Pisces will appreciate this shimmery pale green hue to match their soft nature and romantic outlook. The sea-green shade also ties into the sign's water element.
True to its fire element, an Aries is passionate and confident but also impatient. This rich, matte terracotta hue will help tap into both sides: it is fierce and will pack a bold punch, while still being neutral enough for easy wear.
A Taurus may have impeccable taste, but they're also sensible-minded. This pretty, matte pinky-nude shade appeals to their luxurious sensibilities while also being reliable and versatile for everyday wear. Plus, the color is a nod to the sign's earth element roots.
To represent the dual nature of a Gemini, you can't go wrong with this high-shine periwinkle color. The duochrome formula results in an iridescent finish that looks blue in some lights and purple in others.
This rich matte rust shade is warm and comforting to mirror the best qualities of a Cancer. It's also a little moody for when they want to tap into their emotional side.
A typical Leo is confident, with a flair for the dramatic and extravagant. A high-shine coppery metallic shade matches their dominant personality (and their fire element) and will help them shine — literally.
The quintessential Virgo is highly pragmatic. They'll appreciate a neutral shade that works all day, every day. A matte brown color can be applied sheer or layered, as shadow or liner, and the earthy shade reflects their earth element.
No matter the season or occasion, you can never go wrong with a pretty rose gold hue. It's neutral in color but bold in effect thanks to the high-shine finish. In other words, it's the perfect option for the people-pleasing, sociable Libra who values balance above all else.
A Scorpio is known for their intensity, and a so-dark-it's-almost-black shade will capture their strong, emotional personality. Whether they use it to line their eyes or layer on a smoky effect, this hue is moody and mysterious, just like them.
A Sagittarius is spontaneous, fun, and energetic. A vibrant matte lavender shade brings the feel-good vibes with just enough whimsy to satisfy their adventurous personality.
Capricorn: Sandy Bum
A Capricorn likes to be grounded and practical (they are an earth sign, after all). A neutral warm brown shade goes well with their no-nonsense personality, since it's highly versatile and can be worn alone or blended with other shades.