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.

Virgo Love Forecast

August is a fantasy-fueled month for you, Virgo. Read Rumi in bed, or spice things up with some couple’s cosplay — naughty! Meanwhile, Jupiter in Virgo doses you with truth serum. You can’t avoid the tough relationship talks — especially after the 24th when the sun comes your way. Don’t worry. Your relationship will benefit from the honesty, even if things are a little awkward at first. The full moon in Pisces on the 29th brings the win-win compromise.

Single? Rock those rose-colored glasses. Seeing the best in people (instead of obsessing over their flaws) is actually a good thing for your sign. Someone you dismissed a little too quickly could even melt your heart. If you’re mourning a split, have one last cry into your artisanal gelato. On the 11th, you get the ultimate romantic refresh when lucky Jupiter heads into Virgo for 13 whole months. It’s time to move on from bad romances or insecurities that prevent you from expressing your feelings. You might actually enjoy being single for a while.

Your Beauty Forecast: Pretty In Purple
To get the look, start with a radiant complexion, prepping skin with just a touch of liquid luminizer mixed in with your foundation. Top with concealer and powder as usual. For the eye, dip a flat, stiff shadow brush into vibrant-purple shadow, and press the color into the inner corner. Repeat this motion, working toward the center of your eyelid and halfway across your lower lashline. Then, dip the same brush into a shimmery gray eyeshadow. Use it to fill in the outer half of your eye, both on the lid and lower lashline, with the same pressing motion. Add even more light to your skin with a dusting of highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and along your Cupid’s bow. Complete the glow with a sheer, pink lip stain.

To get the nails, apply a basecoat or a two-in-one nail color that contains one to protect your nails. Then, place a strip of tape over the top half of each nail to block off that section. Paint the bottom half of your nail a deep purple. Once dry, peel off the tape and paint a thin stripe of milky white polish directly above the purple. Finish by painting just the tips of your nails in a lighter purple, and top with topcoat.

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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 Enly for Muse Management; Model wearing Sass & Bide dress and Jennifer Fisher cuff.