Your August Love Horoscope, Revealed

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Get ready to relive the good old days. This August, romantic Venus is retrograde, making us all quite nostalgic. We could reconnect with an ex, search “the one that got away,” or take a heartwarming trip down Memory Lane with our mates. However, not all systems are go. While Venus is driving in reverse, we’re more likely to misconstrue people’s feelings. Is it a fling or the real thing? That won’t always be clear. But, remember, with Jupiter heading into precise, particular Virgo for a year on August 11, we can afford to be more selective. Only the best, dahhhlings, only the best.

Gemini Love Forecast

Flirt alert! Your Gemini gift of gab is in full force this August. Don’t be shy about stating your attraction — to a few candidates, even. Keeping things casual is okay and can, in fact, break down certain commitment-phobes’ walls. (Um, yours?) Love could even come from the friend zone this month. Adding a benefits package can get tricky, though, especially since Venus is retrograde until September 6. It’s better to look beyond the numbers stored in your phone’s favorites list — unless you think a BFF-with-benefits relationship could actually go the distance.

While you love a player and the game, the nice guys will start warming your heart after the 11th. By month’s end, you could even clear out a drawer for someone or start shopping for a love nest with your long-term amour. Coupled Geminis, refresh your romantic feed by enjoying cultural activities together: Wine tastings, outdoor concerts, and road trips will put you in the mood for lovin’.

Your Beauty Forecast: Blocked & Blue

To get the look, dip a wet, angled eyeshadow brush into blue powder shadow for intense color payoff. Line along your upper lashline, and then draw a second line immediately above your crease. Use the shadow to fill in the outer corner of your eye between these two lines in a wide, blocky shape. Fill in the rest of your eyelid with a shimmery taupe shadow. Finish the eyes with a soft sweep of mascara, and define your brows with a pencil and brow gel. Next, contour just under your cheekbones using powder blush in a nude hue. A matching matte balm in nude pulls everything together.

To get the nails, apply a layer of basecoat or use a two-in-one nail color that contains one to protect your tips. Next, place reinforcement stickers over the top half of each of your nails to create rounded edges. Apply two coats of nude nail polish directly over your nails and over the reinforcement stickers. Wait for this to dry before peeling off the stickers. Then, paint the exposed portion of your nails with bright-blue polish. Finish with a layer of topcoat to help your design last.

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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Rachel Shim for Artists by Timothy Priano; Set Design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Julia Robazzi for Muse Management; Model wearing Raoul top, Meadowlark ring, and Maya Brenner earrings.