On the 18th, Venus heads into Virgo and your intense, playing-for-keeps eighth house. You could meet someone who wants to go the distance with you — and they’ll be quite seductive. Venus then turns retrograde from July 25 until September 6, and you may make the mistake of confusing sex with love. It’s not that the two can’t meet in one person. Just be careful not to assign long-term-partner qualities to someone who is a tiger in the sheets but a jerk in the streets. Worried that you’ll lose yourself in all this couple-y energy? Fear not! The month ends on a high note, with a shimmering Aquarius full moon on the 31st. Assert your individuality, and remember who you are as an autonomous being. No, we’re not saying give yourself a cheater’s hall pass. Just make sure your life contains a healthy balance of me- and we-based activities. Absence makes your gypsy heart grow fonder.
Your beauty forecast: 2-Toned Lips & Tips
To get the nails, apply basecoat or use a two-in-one nail color that contains one to protect your nails. Paint two coats of pale-pink polish over all your nails. Then, on a paper plate, place a dot of red nail polish. Dip a thin-tipped brush into the red paint on the plate, and with nails still wet, swirl the red polish over your pink nails. Let the colors run together for a marbled effect. Finish with topcoat and let dry.
All products by Revlon. PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup, $12.59; Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown, $5.91; ColorStay Overtime Lengthening Mascara in Blackest Black, $7.49; Powder Blush in Haute Pink, $9.99; Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow, $8.79; ColorStay Lipliner in Red, $6.39; Super Lustrous Lipstick in Really Red, $6.39; Super Lustrous Lipstick in Stormy Pink, $6.39; ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Cardshark, $6.39; Nail Enamel in Revlon Red, $3.99; ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, $6.39.
Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Maki Sakamoto; Set design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Alexandria M for Red; Model wearing Milly top.