The best lipstick colours to wear based on your zodiac sign

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With work and social exchanges mostly happening over video call at the moment, we’re all about making the top half look good with lipstick and tinted moisturiser - but could your new star sign help?

No matter what our star sign is, loungewear (opens in new tab) on the bottom paired with a stylish top half and a quick application of tinted moisturiser (opens in new tab) and lipstick has become our standard daytime look.

So a slick of lippie (opens in new tab) is exactly what we all need to top it off.

And with the new star sign changes that have some about after NASA revealed that the Earth has slightly shifted on its axis, this could mean a whole new personality for some of us.

So a new study (opens in new tab) has analysed zodiac signs (opens in new tab) to see exactly which lip shade would suit each star sign the best, based on their personality traits.

MORE: Why have star signs changed and what month is the Ophiuchus sign? (opens in new tab)

Unfortunately, the new Ophiuchus star sign is not included in the round-up, though we have added an idea for what we think this new star sign might love.

And if you’re wondering what else your new star sign could mean for your life, you can read about which house plants are best for your star sign (opens in new tab) and the best post-lockdown holiday destinations for each star sign (opens in new tab).

Want to know which lip shade (opens in new tab) is best for your personality? No need to check your horoscope (opens in new tab)for the answer, find out what your star sign has in store for you here…

Lipstick colours for your zodiac signs

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Lipstick Shade: Red

‘Could it be anything else?’ says the study, by OnBuy.com. ‘Bold and ambitious rams love to be number one, which is why Red is a great fit.

‘A classic that will never fade from fashion, red lipstick represents the passionate Aries personality perfectly’.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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Lipstick Shade: Taupe

‘Bulls enjoy serene, rustic environments – so why not choose a Taupe lipstick to match?

‘Neutral, but with a warm and earthy tint’.

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Lipstick Shade: Glossy Peach

‘Gemini is a busy sign that some say needs a clone of itself in order to get everything done,’ says the study.

‘To mirror the duel nature of Gemini – go Glossy Peach!’

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Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Lipstick Shade: Powder Pink

‘Those under the Cancer sign are sensitive and effortlessly pick up on energy,’ says the study. ‘To compliment this, stick to a Powder Pink palette.

‘Something neutral but with a pop of colour. This will make sure Cancerians blend in with their environment but don’t go unnoticed.’

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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Lipstick Shade: Gold

‘This shade isn’t for the fearful.

‘Luckily, Leo is a fearless fire sign known to bask in the spotlight – and what better way to shine than with glittering Gold lips?’

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Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Lipstick Shade: Rosewood

‘The dark orange-brown-red hues of Rosewood perfectly suit the “Goddess of Wheat” earth sign,’ says the study.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Lipstick Shade: Soft Coral

‘A sweet and harmonious Libra needs a Soft Coral sheen,’ says the study.

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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Lipstick Shade: Deep Purple

‘Scorpios need a shade that’s “dark and twisty” (to quote Christina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy) because they are intensely passionate,’ says the study.

‘Think a vampy, edgy Deep Purple’.

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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

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Lipstick Shade: Plum

‘Similarly, those under the Sagittarius sign are suited to Plum shades – but for an altogether different reason,’ says the study.

‘Known for chasing after geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures, Sagittariuses will benefit from a [plum] lipstick.

‘Afterall, purple is a prime colour of the Archer, known to enlighten and embolden the spirit.’

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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

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Lipstick Shade: Matte Brown

‘Caps are well-balanced individuals, skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms, that lean toward classic looks.

‘An earthy Matte Brown will blend well with this sign.’

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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

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Lipstick Shade: Pale Blue

‘Pale Blue might not be for everyone – but for an Aquarius, an unconventional iridescent hue suits perfectly,’ suggests the study.

‘This humanitarian sign is, after all, thought to be representative of a mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land.’

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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Lipstick Shade: Bubblegum Pink

‘Pisces is a water sign that reflects constant division between fantasy and reality,’ says the study.

‘To be frank, they need a lipstick shade as sensational as they are! Bubblegum Pink is perfect.’

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Ophiuchus (November 29 - December 17)

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Lipstick Shade: Orange

People of the new Ophiuchus star sign are said to passionate and sexually magnetic but somewhat jealous with an explosive temper.

So a brave and exciting bright orange would go perfectly for anyone of this new star sign.

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Those of the new Ophiuchus star sign are also said to be open to change, so while you like one shade now, don't be afraid to change it up a bit.

Not happy with your zodiac choice? We don't think it's a problem to go for one of the other 11 gorgeous shades...

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.