Although we seldom believe it, once in a while, we love to snoop through our zodiacs just to see what the stars have written for us. This month Raisa Rahim decides to portray the characteristics of each zodiac through this avant garde makeover.

Makeup and hair: Farzana Shakil’s
Photographs by Tutul Nesar
Models: Shrabosti Das, Munjarin Abony, Mousom, Suromita Labonno Ema, Nusrat Sraboni, Priyanka Zabarun

AriesAries (March 21 – April 19)
Do you always find yourself wearing red lipstick? Don’t be surprised. Red signifies strong, ambitious and aggressive traits of an Aries. Go all out on the eyes with a light brick-red eye shadow, slightly blended across the crease. Take a warm brown shade to blend along the upper lash line. With a loud choice of colour as such, you need to go easy on the cheeks, adding a little bronzer to warm up the red tone. Apply mascara and line the upper and lower lash lines.

TaurusTaurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus is an earth sign and what better colour than brown to add an earthy tone to the lips. However, to portray the materialistic character in Taurus, an orange-red shadow is blended along both the lash lines. Taking a beige shadow, the orange-red shadow is blended, extending towards the crease. Mascara is applied on both lashes and a brown contour shade is applied to accentuate the hollows of the cheeks, jaw line and temples.

GeminiGemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is represented by twins and is an air sign. A Gemini’s versatility and adaptability is portrayed by drawing a side face with black kohl. Silver shimmer is used to shade across the kohl line. The lips and the eyes are kept nude pink while the inner corner is brought out using a silver highlighter. A subtle cat eye is drawn with a liquid liner to complete the look.

CancerCancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer is a water sign. The pearls used in the look are reminiscent of the sea, impulsive tide and the calm water, which in turn signifies the three prominent traits of Cancerians: emotional, unpredictable and intuitive. As for the eyes, apply pink eyeshadow and blend it across the crease with a warm brown tone. Taking a bright champagne eye shadow, highlight the brow bones and the inner corners. To complete the look, add a little bronzer, rose pink blush and lipstick.

LeoLeo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is a fire sign and is mostly bold, courageous and daring in nature. And when we say bold, we mean thick eye liner. Add a subtle warm pink tone on the lids to let the bold liner take precedence This look needs a lot of bronzing so, go nuts on the temples, hollows of your cheeks and the jawline. Complete the look with a brown lip colour on the upper lip and nude pink on the lower lip. That’s a dare!

VirgoVirgo (August 23 – September 22)
Represented by the virgin, this earth sign has high expectations of herself and is known to be skilled and successful in career. To portray the pragmatic character of a Virgo, a warm pink eyeshadow is applied on the lids and blended towards the crease with a warm brown tone. Taking the same brown shade, the lower lashline is smudged. A thin liner is applied on the upper lashline. For this look, a pink highlighter is used to bring out the high points of the face; the bridge of the nose, above the eyebrows, chin, the Cupid’s bow and the cheeks. The look is completed with a nude lipstick.

LibraLibra (September 23 – October 22)
For Libra life is about learning to balance desires and needs. This air sign is more mental than physical. To bring out the cognitive nature of a Libra, little pieces of golden foil is added near the left eye with the help of an adhesive. A bronze eye shadow is applied on the lids and the lips are painted in rose gold. Add a thick bold liner to the eyes to accentuate the high points of your face, preferably with a golden highlighter.

ScorpioScorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio is a water sign who feels things very deeply and enjoys a bold lifestyle. What defines bold than some thick and dramatic eye liner? A brown eye shadow is applied to the lid to add to the drama. Go nuts with the bronzer and define those jawline and the hollows of your cheeks. Paint the lips with a brick red colour and add some gloss. Highlight the high points with golden shimmer.

SagittariusSagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
This sign is represented by the mythological creature which is half-man and half-horse. Interesting in nature, Sagittarians are philosophers and enjoy mental challenges. Add a peach eyeshadow to the lids and blend the crease with a cream shadow, extending towards the brow bone. Apply mascara and draw the waterline with a white liner. Add a dark peach lipstick to the lips. And contour the cheeks with a warm brown shade. Taking a white eyeliner, draw the pattern carefully on your face.

CapricornCapricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn is another earth sign that’s bold, ambitious, determined and practical. A hot pink eyeshadow is blended across the lid which is complemented by the fiery red lips, the eyes are lined with black kohl and a white liner is applied along the water line. Go a little easy on the highlight with this look; rather take a warm brown shade to contour the face.

AquariusAquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Although signified as the water bearer, Aquarius however, is an air sign. To reflect the sociable, unorthodox nature of an Aquarian, a teal eyeshadow is added to the lids which is blended with a matte cream coloured shadow across the brow bones. Taking black kohl the upper and lower lashlines are smudged. The cheeks are painted with a peach blush while the lips are painted in light bubblegum pink.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is symbolised by a fish and is a water sign. They tend to be deeply emotional and selfless. To portray the dreamy characteristic of a Piscean, golden stars are placed on the forehead. The eye makeup is kept minimal with a peach shadow slightly blended with a matte beige shadow. The lashlines are defined with black kohl and the lips are given a nude pink colour. To add warmth to the look, a bronzer is applied on the temples, hollows of the cheeks and jawline. For this look, highlighter must be used carefully, only on the bridge of your nose, chin, and the high points of your cheeks.