If you think of star sign Cancer, the image that probably comes to mind is that of a little scuttling crab. If you were born between 21 June and 22 July, you’re a Cancerian. What does that mean exactly? Cancerians are reportedly thoughtful, caring and sensitive people. Just like crabs disappearing into their shells, though, they do need to retreat from the world at times, to emotionally replenish. That’s why their home is so important to them.
Cancer is all about the prioritising and comfort of home, family and roots. With that in mind, here’s a makeup look inspired by one of the zodiac’s water signs. While blue shades and mermaid lips may seem like an obvious option, today we’re going in a different direction – think a monochromatic look in warm, earthy shades that’s suitable for all skin tones.
Once you have your favourite foundation in place, focus on your eyes. Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow Coral Drama is a palette that includes four complementary shades in hearty bronzes and rich browns – with a touch of shimmer. Brush over your lids and blend so that the darkest shades trace your eye crease and the brightest lighten up the inner corner of your eye.
Mix up your eyeliner game by veering away from plain black. A dark brown or earthy metallic like NYX Professional Makeup Slim Eye Pencil in Bronze Shimmer will provide the edge definition you need while ever-so-slightly softening your look for daytime wear.
As for your cheeks, if you’re struggling to find a blush in brown or terracotta shades, look for an appropriate-coloured powder foundation to brush over your cheekbones. L’Oréal Paris True Match in Golden Cappuccino is easy blending for a natural, flawless finish, and is as light or buildable as you want it to be.
Finally, cap off your look with a lippie in a complementary shade to your eyes. NYX Professional Makeup Full Throttle Lipstick in Sandman is a hot brick-red that goes on easily thanks to its uniquely shaped bullet tip – which combines lining and filling action.
Cancerians love to hole up at home but rocking this look, you may be tempted to hit the town.