Aries (March 21st – April 20th)
The Dominator [the independent]
These colors accentuate the Dynamic, Striking beauty of Aries.
Adventurous, Independent, Competitive
Lips – Red Hot
Blush – Driftwood
Eyes – Mushroom, Ivory, Storm, Coal
This kit will attract: POWER
Aries’ strikingly handsome face is one of the most easily recognized in the zodiac. The determined features are usually sharp, never soft or blurred, with eyes small enough to make the beautifully defined mouth seem quite large in comparison. The Aries forehead can be flat and low; high prominent cheekbones form the widest part of this flat-planed face. The eyebrows of the brunette Aries are most often heavy, while those of the blonde are fine and well shaped. In profile, the nose quite often has a slight bump just beneath the bridge.
When Mars, the ruling planet, is strong in Aries, there is a reddish glow to the hair and face; still, the complexion is usually strong, smooth, and of even coloring. She loves the sun and tans easily, which is fortunate, since the impatient Aries is not one to bother with suntan lotion.
Beneath her somewhat masculine exterior, Aries is all woman. She appreciates makeup but does not have time to play with it. Browsing through beauty shops is not a favorite pastime of this energetic sign—she can be seen rushing into a store with a nearly finished product, buying the same thing, and rushing out again. In a similar way, she rarely experiments with color and stays with the same makeup over a long period of time. Since Aries is such a forceful, modem personality, however, she can keep the same look forever and never appear dated.
Aries should stay away from bright, contrasty colors, unless that color is red, which is very flattering on her sensual lips. Red can even be used on the eyes, as an alternative to her usual neutral shades.
For her eyes, the best choice is black, even for blondes, with gray or brown a close second. There should be little or no shine in the shadow, and the color should be quite deep to help balance the size of the eyes with that of the mouth. Black or brown liner applied right next to the lashes will also enlarge the eyes, especially if they are dark.
A light, neutral beige foundation, more golden than pink, best enhances Aries’ strong, healthy complexion. Over this, the most flattering blushers are those of neutral shades, such as beige, russet, or muted pink. Light peaches and pinks should be avoided, as they are too soft and romantic for this tomboyish sign. The blusher should be applied directly on the prominent Aries cheekbones.
Apart from the red already mentioned, lipstick colors should remain neutral. All shades of beige, pale or muted dark pinks, and clear or colored lip gloss are complimentary to her makeup colors and her style. As a novelty, and to break the monotony of the other more conservative shades in her makeup, a metallic copper or metalized gray lipstick, or a brown shade—even quite dark—would be stunning and dramatic. The more feminine, frosted lipsticks, however, should never be used.
The bloodstone, the diamond, and all metals of a reddish hue, especially copper, are ruled by Aries. Worn separately or together, they are the most flattering jewelry for her strong beauty. Thick copper necklaces in particular look superb on her long slender neck, enhancing the bold sensuality of this fire sign.