Welcome back to #BeautybytheStars—b-glowing’s very own makeup and beauty horoscope. As the sun moves into Gemini, we’re saying HBD to all our charming Twin sisters, and looking to the skies for some Gemini-specific grooming tips.
Symbolized by the Twins, Geminis possess both the yin and yang of personality traits. They represent duality, and can embody two qualities, seemingly contradictory, at the same time. They contain both darkness and light, masculinity and femininity, introversion and extroversion, good and evil. A Gemini’s style changes according to her mood, and she avoids repetition and routine at all costs. She loves trying out new styles and looks, and gravitates towards anything fun, fresh and whimsical. No one could ever accuse a Gemini of being boring—she is continually evolving, changing, and reinventing herself.
As a Gemini, you’re layered, exciting, and complex. Nothing is ever one-toned for you, so why should your makeup be? Since you have trouble committing to just one eye shadow, lipstick, or nail polish shade, we think you should showcase your dualistic nature with some two-toned makeup. Bold colors and sharply contrasting hues create an aesthetic that’s quirky, daring, and fresh—just like you.
Pulling off a two-toned eye is super easy: simply pick two, contrasting shades of shadow, using different colors on your upper and lower lids. Apply one shade to the entirety of your top lid, then blend the other along your bottom lash line. If you want to create a gradient effect, try applying a lighter shade of eye shadow to your entire lid, from your lash line to your crease. Then, use a fluffy brush to blend a darker, contrasting color into your crease, starting at your outer corner and working your way in.
If you’re in search of a new lippie, we recommend Wander Beauty’s Wanderout Dual Lipstick, which comes with two shades: one soft, and one bold. (It’s basically you if you were lipstick, Gemini.) Try applying the darker shade to your top lip, and the lighter to your bottom, or blend them for a dimensional look. Another lippie that will appeal to your twin nature? BY TERRY’s Twist-On Lip—a two-toned lipstick that contours, color-blocks, creates a flawless ombré effect and more.
Whatever you choose to do with your makeup Gemini, don’t be afraid to create a few paradoxes. Pair the bright with the muted, the light with the dark, and the bold with the soft to create the mix of yin and yang.