Stars & Signs Beauty Lookbook: Virgo

Stars & Signs Beauty Lookbook: Virgo

Virgo, although not my favorite sign, is a sign that I highly relate to; it is my Chiron sign! What on earth is a Chiron? Well… we’ll get to that. Virgo season is coming to an end, and I have yet to deep clean my room… However, I have spent the majority of the month obsessing over perfecting everything in my life. Pretty on brand with Virgo season, right?

With summer coming to a close, we only have three signs left to chat about! I can’t believe how fast 2019 has passed us. I’m currently still working on the Morocco post (cue perfectionism issue), and there’s a lot of material to cover today between Virgo and Chiron, so let’s hop right into it before my fingers fall off.

Virgo: August 23 – September 22

Symbol: The Virgin
Element:
Earth
Quality: Mutable
Color(s): Beige, Pale Yellow, Gray
Ruling Star: Mercury
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Pisces, Cancer, Taurus

Virgos, one of the humblest signs of the zodiac, come off calm, cool, and collected to the world. They have a keen eye and are often some of the cleanest and tidiest people. However, there is a lot more going on underneath their surfaces. Virgos are known for being very analytical, practical, and hard-working. They calculate and assess their environment and company surrounding them carefully, because they have a need and eagerness to understand the world, even if it means sometimes jumping to conclusions. Their analytical nature also makes Virgos detail-oriented and perfectionists, sometimes causing turbulence and anxiety in their minds that prevents them from seeing the bigger picture. Unfortunately, this makes Virgos very self-critical and aware of the impressions they give off. However, Virgos’ self critique fuels their love to better themselves (internally and externally) and strive for improvement.

Like other earth signs, Virgos are usually loyal. They are also comfortable spending more time alone than socializing as long as their needs for love and affection are met and secured. They’re some of the most honest friends because they are deep thinkers with perceptiveness that allows them to create order in chaos. They can easily list our your strengths and weakness, giving you constructive criticism and advice out of pure intentions because they care deeply about their loved ones. They’re the happiest when they’re helping out others as long as they’re not being taken advantage of.

However, if Virgos are not as evolved or if their criticism is left uncontrolled, all their strengths can suddenly become major pain points for their personal growth. They can become overly critical and excessively negative, especially to themselves. Many Virgos have an idealistic image of themselves that is quite impossible to achieve. Unfortunately, they are incredibly hard on themselves when they inevitably fail to be that image. If Virgos succumbs to their anxiety, they often end up having a nervous breakdown instead of productively working on themselves. Virgos can also direct their criticism outwards, resulting in hurtful comments towards others. Other times, they can be shortsighted of their own flaws and not take the same type of criticism well that they dish out. An un-evolved Virgo can end up giving unwarranted advice or feedback, annoying and frustrating those around them. Even worse, they can come off aloof or unsympathetic when making those statements.

When it comes to love, Virgos love to show and share their love. What’s even better is they’re not needy people and don’t ask for it reciprocated. They love to spend time with family and friends and stick by everyone through thick and thin. Although they are willing to do everything to keep family together, they sometimes tend to get caught up in the drama if they are a little too nosy or intrusive to their loved ones.

In the office, Virgos are dedicated to their projects, sometimes to a fault. They willingly accept responsibility and rarely challenge anyone, which means their own performance will suffer if they’re taking on too much work that someone else should be doing. Their attention to detail, self-awareness, and creativity make them great workers and team players. Since they’re caring and supportive, they can serve as a backbone for the team as long as they understand they can also always ask for help too.

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HOW TO GET THE LOOK

For the perfectionist Virgo, I really wanted to do plain eyes with just a slight yellow pop of color in the corner of my eye, long wispy lashes, and dark raspberry lipstick. However, I couldn’t deny myself from playing with more colors. So we are here, with a mauve shimmery eye and a dark red lip.

NOTE: The base for all of these looks is going to be the same as I’m mainly focusing on the eyes for this lookbook series. The only real change will be the highlighter I use for certain signs. I’ll be skipping the base from now on and going straight to eyes. If you’re curious to see what my base routine is, check it out in my Capricorn post.

The Eyes

Always prime your lids to start. For me, that’s covering my eyelids with foundation. For others, that’s using actual eyeshadow primer. In this look I used the Colourpop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded Palette and the yellow from the Morphe x James Charles Palette. I used the shades Ametrine in the crease (right column second row), Jasper in the corner (third shade from right in the fourth row), Moonstone (right top corner) over the lid, and Smoky Quartz (under Jasper) on the middle of my lid. Afterwards, I dotted the yellow shade from the James Charles Palette into the corner of my eye for a pop of color

Afterwards, I debated between a dark plum lipstick, a raspberry lip stain, or a dark red. I opted for the dark red in the end. This is the Pat McGrath Mattetrance lipstick in Flesh 03, one of my fall favorites.

 

About Astrology: Chiron

The Chiron sign is also known as the “wounded healer.” It is an asteroid comet that has a unique and erratic orbit. It represents our deepest wounds and our greatest qualities in healing wounds. We all have healing powers of our own that others look to when they’re in need of comfort or help. Chiron in our charts tell us where we have these powers as a result of our own deep spiritual wounds. These are the areas that we may overcompensate for. In order to evolve and mature, you have to face these wounds before you can work hard to overcome them and heal yourself and loved ones.

Chiron in our natal charts points to where we have healing powers as the result of our own deep spiritual wounds. We may over-compensate in these areas of life. Chiron, as a wounded healer, first must face issues of low self-worth and feelings of inadequacy and learn to rise above these issues. Because the wound goes deep, and we may work hard to overcome the wound, healing powers are potent.

My Chiron is in Virgo. This means I’m highly skilled at creating structures and systems to help improve others’ lives, organize their sh*t, and work on bettering themselves with my practical wisdom. I’m also more likely to create empowering media and content. However, I don’t necessarily apply the same attention or ideas to my own life which makes me always feel like I’m behind, disorganized, or overwhelmed. My biggest wounds are my debilitating perfectionism, anxiety of others’ judgements when it comes to sensitive topics (which can cause me to overly people-please if I’m not careful), excessive judgement or critique of others, distorted body image, and slight (or sometimes extreme) hypochondria. These wounds can cause intense insecurities about not being healthy or good enough due to my unreasonable expectations for myself. If you know me at all, you’ll know that is eerily accurate!

That’s all for now, mes chéries. I have to get back to editing this long ass travel diary. See you on the flip flipside!

 

 

 

 

 

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Based in New York City, Erica Huang is the creator and voice behind Bouge & Rouge. This blog is a playground of her thoughts where she invites you to join her on her journey through her 20s. Erica shares her lifestyle, fashion and beauty tips, adventures, and personal thoughts with the goal of inspiring others to always persevere and be unapologetically yourself.

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