The Best Capricorn Makeup Looks

The Best Capricorn Makeup Looks

Astrology and zodiac signs are used by many as a way of seeking spiritual guidance for their many aspects of life, from self-identity to work and romantic relationships, believing in the stars is a great way for some to connect to the world around them. Whether you're an earth, water, fire or air sign, believing in the power of astrology and the universe is a great way to become more in-tune with yourself, others and the world around you.

Based on the astrological calendar, if you were born between December 21st to January 20th you are a Capricorn. Represented by the sea goat, Capricorns are defined by their grounded, practical and apathetic energy, seen as more of a hard-working type than a dreamer. If you are a Capricorn, now is the time to take pride in your unique traits and incorporate them into your daily routine through the power of makeup.

Capricorn Characteristics

Known for their stoic and strong exterior, Capricorns are often seen to others as being quite mysterious and emotionally closed off, determined to show people what they're made of. However, once you knock down that hard exterior, Capricorns can be romantic, loyal and down-to-earth. Capricorn women in particular are seen to have dark, brooding good looks, all presenting a well-styled and put together appearance, radiating the energy of a strong yet silent type.

What element is Capricorn?

Capricorns are earth signs, meaning that of the four elementals; earth, water, fire and air, they are seen to be ambitious, pragmatic, clear-eyed and wise characters, unlike their more free-spirited and firey counterparts. However, like most others, there are two-sides to every sign and with Capricorn on the flip-side to their stubborn and stoic nature they can be charming, compassionate and sensitive despite what people may expect.

Capricorn Makeup Looks

In regards to the aesthetics of a Capricorn, they are well-known for their youthful complexions, always looking fresh-faced with great skin and natural beauty, with a focus on their strong gaze. Some famous Capricorn women include Florence Pugh, Kate Moss and Zooey Deschanel, all of which show similar makeup style traits,with the main focus being on their mysterious, brooding eyes and glowing skin. Due to the nature of this earth sign, Capricorn makeup looks tend to reflect the powerful traits of their sign with earthy undertones worn in a way that is both sophisticated and alluring.

The colour palette for a Capricorn inspired make-up look features warm browns, shimmering golds, dark greens and deep plums. Reflective of the winter season in which Capricorns are born, these inspired make-up looks are made for the party season. The key characteristics of a Capricorn inspired make-up look are, a natural base with lots of glow, face-framing brows, shimmery, earth-toned shadows and a deep reddish purple lip colour inspired by the Capricorn garnet birthstone.

Below we have outlined two ways in which to achieve a Capricorn inspired makeup look to suit you, focusing on a youthful glow with mesmerising eyes.

Bronzed Goddess Make-up Look

Incorporating the strong, hard-working traits of a Capricorn, this bronzed-goddess look draws on the warmer brown and gold earth tones, used in a way to create a powerful yet smouldering makeup look. Here are four simple steps to achieve this look:

Step One: Create a smooth, glowing base. Start the look off strong with your go-to foundation, concealer and powder and build on this base with a warm bronzer shade and a sun-kissed highlighter to create chiselled cheekbones and a youthful glow. We suggest the Dior Air Glow Powder in Bronze Tan that features a light glow while protecting the skin.

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Step Two: The key to creating a brooding look is to have a strong brow that frames your face and your eye-makeup look. Browse through our range of eyebrow pencils to find the perfect match to create a strong brow using your natural shape. We recommend going for the MAC Eyebrow Pencil Styler Crayon Stud to help create bold, defined brows with precise application and long-lasting wear.

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Step Three: Now it's time to have fun and get creative with your eyeshadow. For this look you will need an eyeshadow palette that features deep browns, warm oranges and shimmering golds. The perfect option for this is the Dior Colour Gradation 4 Colours Eyeshadow Palette in Coral, featuring all of the essential warm, bronze tones to create this look.

Dior Colour Gradation 4 Colours Eyeshadow Palette 002 Coral

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Add the deeper brown shades into the crease of your eyelids, creating a wing shape that stretches past the end of your brow and is blended to create a soft edge. Bring the same colour down onto your lower lash line and blend. Once you have your desired winged shadow shape, go in with a gold shimmery shadow and add to the inner-corner of your eye and dust lightly in the centre of your eyelid for a stunning reflective glow.

Step Four: Finish off your bronzed look with a deep purplish red lipstick to complement the garnet gemstone associated with the Capricorn sign. Browse through our range of rich and vibrant lipsticks to find the perfect shade for you to complete this look. We recommend the Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick Shade No 74 Matte to achieve the perfect deep-berry shade.

One of the main colours associated with Capricorn is green and the key to perfecting the use of a coloured shadow as bold as green in a makeup look is to use it in a minimalist way. Ensure the rest of the makeup is stripped back and simple, focus on a clean, glowy face base with a natural, nude lip colour. By keeping the rest of the look simple it allows for the green colour to have more impact without being overpowered by the rest of the look. Here is a simple four-step routine to creating a colourful Capricorn makeup look:

Step One: To create that youthful glow associated with the Capricorn woman, use a light foundation or BB cream to create a clean base. Add powder only where necessary and use more blush than bronzer to keep the look fresh faced. This Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in a Bronze Glow will help you to achieve a perfect fresh, radiant appearance.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder & Brush Set Bronze Glow

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Step Two: Apply your stunning green shadow all over your lid, making sure to not go too high above the crease or too wide out past your eye-line. Choosing a deeper, emerald green shadow with lots of shimmer will help create a sophisticated eye makeup look that doesn't look too bold despite its unique choice of colour. Browse through our range of eyeshadow palettes to find the perfect green shade for you, we suggest the Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Quick Take which includes both an emerald green shadow, gold shimmer shadow and a champagne highlight colour for your brow bone and inner corner.

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio Quick Take (Blemished Box)

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Step Three: Blend with neutral, earthy tones. Choose a deep brown, to add a shadow under the lower lash line and in the outer corner and blend up and out. Take a light champagne or gold shadow to add into the inner corner and brow bone for a stunning glow that opens the eye. Add eyeliner to the outer corner into a subtle wing and along the lower lash line to frame the eye. For a statement eyeliner that is guaranteed to stay all day, or night, we recommend the Dior Diorshow Eye Liner in Matte Pop Green which offers a thin brush tip for precise application and a waterproof formula.

Dior Diorshow Eye Liner in Matte Pop Green

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Step Four: Finally, in order to keep the beautiful green shadow centre stage, choose a simple nude lipgloss or nude pink lipstick with a satin finish that is close to your natural shade to keep the look fresh. To keep the lips really simple, we suggest this Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer Crystal Shine Gloss, which is a red high shine gloss with a glowing finish.

Top Tip: If you're not drawn to the green eyeshadow colour but still want to reflect your Capricorn sign, switch out the green for a deep plum shadow, both beautifully reflecting elements of this earth sign. Green shadow will compliment hazel eyes perfectly and a plum shadow will go well with those blessed with green eyes.

Create your own Capricorn look with Hogies

Whether you're looking to try out some of the Capricorn-inspired looks above or get creative with creating your own makeup look, browse through our full range of discounted cosmetics from leading brands to get started.

Browse through our full collections of eyeshadows, foundations, lipsticks and more and filter your search to browns, golds, greens and purples to find the perfect products to reflect your strong, earthy Capricorn sign.