Makeup shades to try in May, according to your horoscope

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May day, hey day

It's almost mid-year, so if you find yourself needing just that little boost to get you over the halfway point, ramp up your luck with these colours that should do wonders for your aura, according to your horoscope.

ARIES (21ST MARCH TO 19TH APRIL)

LUCKY COLOUR: ROSE RED

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Try: The Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Drama Matte in #82 Tapis Rouge, S$49, is super pigmented so one swipe gives your lips full colour. The long-wearing formula is also enriched with jojoba oil and proxylane so it doesn't dry lips.

TAURUS (20TH APRIL TO 20TH MAY)

LUCKY COLOUR: PASTEL GREEN

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Try: It's your birthday month so we say go a little bolder and experiment with a pastel green shade on your lids. The Jill Stuart Shimmer Couture Eyes Palette in #03 Layered Jewelry, S$64, has a pastel green pan that gives a sheer, shimmery finish that is flattering on most skin tones.

GEMINI (21ST MAY TO 20TH JUNE)

LUCKY COLOUR: LIGHT ORANGE

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Try: A full and juicy pout will give you that burst of extra confidence. Nars Lip Gloss in Outrage Potent, S$36, has sea lavender to hydrate your puckers and smooth out fine lines. Its doe-foot applicator makes it easy to apply the gloss precisely within lip lines too.

CANCER (21ST JUNE TO 22ND JULY)

LUCKY COLOUR: SILVER BLUE

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Try: It's the middle row of colours that fits the bill for you Cancerians this month, but we predict you'll be wearing the colours from this investment piece for months to come. The creamy formula of the Chantecaille Polar Ice Eye Palette, S$163, has next-gen pearl pigments which go on sheer and can be layered to give a more dramatic finish.

LEO (23RD JULY TO 22ND AUGUST)

LUCKY COLOUR: RED

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Try: What better way to wear red than with a lipstick shade that's specially made for Asian skin tones? Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Matte in RD163, S$38, is long-lasting and has a creamy texture that glides on effortlessly.

VIRGO (23RD AUGUST TO 22ND SEPTEMBER)

LUCKY COLOUR: LIGHT BROWN

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Try: This Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, US$39.92 (S$54.04), is a contouring powder that glides on with a sheer finish, and works on all skin types and skin tones.

LIBRA (23RD SEPTEMBER TO 22ND OCTOBER)

LUCKY COLOUR: PASTEL BLUE

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Try: Exude a youthful and fun-loving vibe with the Ciate London Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish in Pepperminty, S$14. Wearing this colour on your nails is mistake-proof unlike using a pastel blue eyeshadow or eyeliner.

SCORPIO (23RD OCTOBER TO 21ST NOVEMBER)

LUCKY COLOUR: VENOM RED

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Try: We know this is from the Crushed Rose Collection, but this is the deepest hue that gives that burgundy, wine red tone that is venom red. The creamy formula of the Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink in #15, S$15, sits comfortably on lips without drying them. It also leaves a pretty tint after a greasy meal so you don't need to rush to touch up afterwards.

SAGITTARIUS (22ND NOVEMBER TO 21ST DECEMBER)

LUCKY COLOUR: FIERY ORANGE

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Try: We like that the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Sunset, S$42, is buildable. One swipe gives a coral tint to lips; layer it on for a more fiery orange finish. The balm-like lipstick has soft matte pigments and keeps your puckers moisturised too.

CAPRICORN (22ND DECEMBER TO 19TH JANUARY)

LUCKY COLOUR: SILVER GREY

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Try: This Tom Ford Beauty Shadow Extreme Eyeshadow in TFX1 Silver, S$50, is formulated with long-wearing polymers and is water-resistant. You can wear it on its own or layer over your favourite eyeshadow colour for a more glammed-up look.

AQUARIUS (20TH JANUARY TO 18TH FEBRUARY)

LUCKY COLOUR: AQUAMARINE

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Try: The Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon in #51 Whirl(pool), S$38, gives intense colour payoff, and is said to last 12 hours. The glitter-free hue can be used to define your eyes, or smudged for a smoky eye look.

PISCES (19TH FEBRUARY TO 20TH MARCH)

LUCKY COLOUR: SILVERY RED

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Try: Silvery red may seem like a hard-to-decipher colour, so we recommend you go for something with a glittery or pearlescent finish such as with this Pat McGrath Labs Blitztrance Lipstick in Rebel Red, US$39.29 (S$53.18), which is packed with micro-shimmers.

This article was first published in Her World Online

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