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.

Contouring That’s Seriously Easy

Contouring and highlighting may seem complicated at first, but don’t fear, Virgo — your precise nature makes you an automatic pro. (And, who doesn’t want cheekbones for days?) In the tutorial above, we show you how to sculpt and define in just a few simple strokes, along with how to add a one-two punch of color by mixing and matching powder and cream blush. So, keep your practical side at bay — this fall is all about having fun, and this look is sure to inspire some.

All products by Revlon. PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light, $12.99; PhotoReady Insta-Fix Makeup, $13.99; PhotoReady Powder, $12.99; PhotoReady Eye Art Lid, Lash + Line in Topaz Twinkle, $8.99; Bold Lacquer Mascara, $7.99; Brow Fantasy, $7.39; Cream Blush in Coral Reef, $12.99; Powder Blush in Racy Rose, $9.99; ColorBurst Balm Stain in Cherish, $8.99.

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; Video Director Liam Le Guillou; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Samantha for Muse; Model wearing Gerard Darel dress and Wwake earrings.