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.

Taurus Love Forecast

Are you ready for an incoming soulmate? As your ruling planet Venus ends a retrograde on September 6, your heart opens to new possibilities. Plus, the sun is beaming through your passionate fifth house, putting you in the mood for some demonstrative love. On the 13th, a solar eclipse could bring a dashing prospect into the picture. Carpe diem! Even if it’s just a magical moment you share, this could be a legendary affair that raises the bar for future dates and mates.

The eclipse may also herald a proposal or pregnancy, so plan accordingly if you’re not ready to rock a ring or the cradle. After the 23rd, the sun heads into your healthy-living zone. Self-care is a must, so stop making so many sacrifices. You could meet someone at the spin studio or just attract them with your own radiant glow. Coupled? Turn your bedroom buddy into your fitness buddy. After a great workout, you can return home for your own marathon session. Yes, please.

Your Beauty Forecast: Fresh-Picked Berry
To get the look, apply taupe shadow all over each lid, up to your browbone. Create dimension using gray shadow along the crease, and then blend a brown shade from the middle of your crease to the outer corner. Switch to a stiff angled brush, and apply black gel liner along your upper lashline, winging it out and up into a cat-eye. Then, dab a bit of silver cream shadow into the inner corner of your eye for added light and sparkle. Apply a pop of wine-colored blush along your cheekbones, using the sides of the brush, as opposed to the tips of the bristles, to create a broader wash of color that’s less harsh. Finish with a deep berry lipstick to bring the focus to your lips, giving your whole complexion a warm, flattering flush against your neutral eyes.

To get the nails, apply a basecoat or use a two-in-one nail color that contains one on all your nails. Once dry, paint with two coats of black polish. Next, pour a dime-sized amount of white nail polish onto a paper plate. Use a dotting tool to apply dots of white polish all around the outside edges of your nails and alongside your cuticles. Finish with a layer of topcoat.

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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 Marios Schwab jacket, Bing Bang ring and Page Sargisson ring.