Are Zodiac-led lipstick preferences legit? Do Earth Sign women prefer heavier, matte lips, and the Air signs something more translucent?
As an Aquarius Rising, I love the concept & visuals of dramatic crimson lipstick. But to literally wear it? On me, it looks bizarre, like an aberrant experiment or a mood disorder.
BUT I have a theory that the devotees of proper, old-style red lipstick are Fire and Earth signs, especially the Ascendants.
Bright color – particularly the warning flash signal of a high alert red – supports the Fire sign sensibility. Red lipstick is also a statement, something the Sagittarius contingent, in particular, is always up for.
Earth signs enjoy the packaging and relative heft of a tube lipstick, with the ideal being heavy, engineered and historically resonant. The dinky little pots of lip tints and glosses would seem insubstantial, not to mention a bacterial contagion risk. They’re the element most likely to revere a brand for being old, for having survived.
Air sign lip style is transparent and with a treatment component like an antioxidant – for multi-tasking, you understand. Color can overwhelm Air Ascendants but they’re big on metallics.
Water element lip enhancement is at the glittery, magical thinking – ‘this is actually a spell‘ end of the spectrum. Their choice reflects a rainbow of desires and references. Consciously or not, they recall that the root word of “cosmetic” is “kosmos” or “cosmos.”