Here's What Your Love Life Looks Like This Month

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Be still thy beating heart! September is off to an auspicious start as cosmic lovebirds Venus and Mars make an exact connection on the 1st. What we want and need becomes even clearer after the 6th, when Venus snaps out of a five-week retrograde. Keep it PG though, people. Stern Saturn trudges through sexy Scorpio until the 17th, putting our naughtier natures on ice. With two eclipses this September — on the 13th and 27th — there will be lots of surprises in store. Secret crushes may be revealed, and our own hidden desires will come to light. Romance gets epic on the 23rd, when the sun heads into Libra for a month. Bring on the red roses, promise rings, and teary-eyed declarations of love. But, make sure you’re sure before you get down on bended knee or fire off a sexy Snapchat, because Mercury is retrograde from September 17 until October 9, causing signals to scramble.

Capricorn Love Forecast

Shimmy into that dress that makes you feel incredible. September’s forecast is dead sexy, Capricorn — a welcome continuation of last month’s steamy vibes. With Mars and Venus sailing together until the 24th, fantasies are realized in action. But, only with one special soul. You’re playing for keeps and could even do a little dance with the green-eyed monster. Jealousy does not become you, so try to keep it in check.

An eclipse on the 13th sets the stage for a romantic getaway. Keep your ears perked for accents, as sparks could fly with someone from a foreign background or culture different from your own. Your ruler, structured Saturn, moves into your fantasy-fueled 12th house for two years on September 17. Bringing more romance and relaxation into your love life will keep you and your partner happier. Cool it with the projects and power-couple networking nights, though. Instead, enjoy each other’s company in private and with cultural-activity dates. Single? You could meet your match through an artistic or spiritual pursuit.

Your Beauty Forecast: Shadow Play
To get the look, apply bone-white eyeshadow over your entire lid, all the way up to the brow. Then, blend a taupe shade into your crease, followed by gray shadow. Next, blend metallic brown shadow halfway across your crease. Finally, sweep a matte black shadow from the outer corner of your eye halfway across your crease. Use an angled brush to apply this same shadow along your upper and lower lashlines for added definition. Balance your smoky eye with bronzed, contoured cheeks and nude lips.

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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Nails by Ana-Maria for Artists by Timothy Priano; Set Design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Marloes for Wilhelmina; Model wearing Risto top.