Here's What Your Love Life Looks Like This Month

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.

Leo Love Forecast

Hello, gorgeous! Cosmic lovebirds Mars and Venus pair up in Leo on September 1, making you oh-so in demand as the month begins. Though your own feelings have been running hot and cold, the confusion will end on the 6th, when Venus snaps out of a five-week retrograde. Don’t stick around in a “meh” situation because you’re afraid you won’t find a better match. That said, you can take steps to revive a flatlining affair. With diligent Saturn moving into your romance house from September 17 until December 19, 2017, you’ll be rewarded for the elbow grease you put into your relationships. (Yes, it’s true, they are work at times.) Start talking about your long-term plans and what you want to build together as a couple: babies, businesses, or just a paradise for two. Single? Saturn’s move draws you to the stable, established (not boring, though) types. Someone a little older could be just right for you.

Your Beauty Forecast: Bold & Bright
To get the look, prep your skin by mixing a dime-sized amount of liquid luminizer with your foundation for a lit-from-within look. Spot treat with concealer, and dust on some setting powder. Keep your eye makeup minimal with a touch of gold shadow in the corners of the eyes, mascara, and ultra-defined brows. For glowing cheeks, use a duo-fiber brush to apply coral cream blush. Brush on the blush in a triangle shape — from the apples of your cheeks spreading up toward your temples and down toward your jawline — to make the color a focal point of your look. Finish with a punchy matte lip balm in tomato red for extra impact.

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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 Natiele for Muse; Model wearing Marimekko coat, Gold Philosophy earrings, and Tuleste rings.