A Look At Your Love Life In 2016, According To Your Sign

Fantasy or reality? In 2016 we’ll search for the elusive balance between both. Stern Saturn locks horns with flighty Neptune three times this year, while eclipses teeter between practical Virgo and ultra-romantic Pisces. What does that mean for you? Love has to be stable and soulfully stimulating. Plus — time to sign that exclusivity clause! Sultry Mars spends six months in Scorpio (January to March and June to August), bringing passion — and possessiveness — to a fever pitch. Planets in mutable signs all year can make us prone to changing our minds way too many times. But while we may feel trapped by commitment in moments, the emotional security of a real relationship allows us to open up to new levels of intimacy in the coming year. New year, new love — are you ready?

Capricorn Love Forecast

Plans? What plans? You’re in the mood to go with the flow for a change. As the planets cool in your chill zone, you may find yourself surprisingly laidback about love. But while Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn from January 9 to 25, don’t let your mouth write a check that your heart can’t cash. Expansive Jupiter cruises through your independent, adventurous ninth house until September 9. You could meet someone while traveling or go on a life-changing international sojourn with your sweetie. (And maybe even get engaged along the way!) Stable Saturn is parked in your 12th house of fantasy all year, helping you bring some fairy-tale visions to life.

If you have baggage from an ex, this is the year to hash through it, perhaps with the help of a therapist. The sooner you deal, the sooner you’ll heal — and be free to move on to someone great. Love planet Venus visits your sign twice in 2016 — January 24 to February 18 and November 13 to December 8 — creating sultry hot spots for romance. Your mojo gets a seriously hot reboot as fire-starter Mars cruises through Capricorn from September 28 to November 10. Let the games begin.

Your Beauty Forecast: Double Cat-Eyes
To get the look, start with foundation, applying it with a wet sponge for a sheer finish. Spot treat with concealer, and set everything with powder. For each eye, line your upper lashline as you normally would to create a cat-eye, winging out and slightly upward at the outer corner. Then, draw a matching line along the lower lashline, gliding it straight past the outer corner, parallel with the upper line. The goal is to leave a pen’s-width space between the two. Apply one coat of mascara, then hold the wand vertically and brush it in a windshield wiper-like motion across the tips of your lashes for added intensity. Add a pop of rose blush to the apples of your cheeks and finish with matching matte pink lips. For the soft, feathered effect seen here, press the color on with your fingertip. Polish off your look with graphic black and white nails using white polish and strips of black nail tape.
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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Yuki; Set Design by Kate Landucci; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Meron Mamo for RED Model Management; Model wearing Sonia by Sonia Rykiel coat, Ariel Gordon earrings, and Bing Bang rings.