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.

Libra Love Forecast

Are you just friends or a little something extra? Lines were blurred this summer, but when Venus ends a five-week retrograde on the 6th, you’ll know what zone to shuffle people into. Refresh your online dating profile, too, because digital dating continues to be hot. Need to let someone go? The solar eclipse on the 13th helps with necessary breakups. Or, do you want to draw them closer? The lunar eclipse in your commitment zone on the 27th could turn a dynamic duo into an exclusive relationship.

Warning: Mercury will be retrograde in Libra from September 17 to October 9, so don’t make any sudden moves in love during this time period. What seems romantic in the moment could lead to regret next month. You’ll be easily irritated while Mercury’s in reverse, which could lead you to snap at your sweetie or say things out of anger. Think before you hit send on a ranting text. Words can hurt, Libra.

Your Beauty Forecast: Blue Steel
To get the look, line your lower lashline with an unexpected pop of teal-blue eyeshadow using an angled brush. For added glitz, trace over this line with glittery blue liquid liner. (Repeat this step until you’ve achieved your desired intensity.) Then, to define the shape of your eyes against the blue, rim your waterline in black eyeliner, and coat just your top lashes with mascara. Frame your look with perfectly defined brows, using a pencil and brow gel to add shape and sharpness. Contour under your cheekbones using foundation two shades darker than your natural skin tone, and highlight down the bridge of your nose and atop your cheeks with foundation two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Finish with a generous application of pinkish lip stain.

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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 Asos dress.