AHHHH Hello there 🌸
Another makeup photoshoot here! 💜 This one is very close to my heart – I’ve been wanting to do this for months now but I just couldn’t find the time!!! The other week, I finally finished it! What made this project a bit more difficult to do was to find 12 different models for each sign. I wanted to be true to each Zodiac Sign and to do that, I had to stalk people to get their birth dates (HAHAHAHA) All the ladies who modeled for me are part of the sign they modeled for. Aside from that, it was challenging because I had to do A LOT of research on all the signs. It’s a great thing I got to collaborate with my good friend, Monica who’s passion is just that. She knows EVERYTHING there is to know about each sign which made it tremendously fun and easy to make each makeup design.
The reason why I also enjoyed this was because it was so interesting to learn about other signs aside from my own (I’m a capricorn, I know…. WHY hahaha) It was interesting to know that some felt as if they belonged to their sign while others thought different ( just like me) And it was so funny cause I could actually see and observe their different personality traits just while putting their makeup on. AMAZING.
All in all, this was a wonderful collaboration! BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET. This is only Part I! Part II will be coming out mid-July (I’m on vacation right now and so I don’t have the time to finish it huhu)
*** On to the looks!!! ***
– A more detailed description is included with each look –
But right before that of course, props to some people! Props to my partner, Monica, who made this all possible! Props to my fave photographer, Boo, who takes the best shots! Props to my models for being so BEAUTIFUL + patient and open to this project (and omg three of my models, I met them only THAT DAY and so I was really shy but thank you for making me feel comfortable, I hope you guys enjoyed!)
VIRGO The Perfectionist
– Critical, Methodical, Function-oriented –
Model – Dana Carmella
Virgo is also known as the disappointed goddess. And so there’s the first hint, I needed this look to be elegant and god-like. I ended up going with silver instead of the usual gold for two reasons – first, it’s ruler is Mercury and second, gold screams royalty and hierarchy while silver screams elegance and beauty and I wanted to “showcase” the latter.
Aside from elegant, I also wanted this look to be simple and clean. Therefore I focused on the eyes and lips instead of working all around. I didn’t want to make the mistake of overdoing this look. I added glitter to her eyes because I wanted to make them pop but not too much which is why I only put some on her lids. For her lips, I went with a darker shade (with a touch of gold) because I wanted her to look godly, mature and more so, wise. And when I see someone with a dark lip shade, it just screams maturity. (Well, in some cases hahaha)
All in all, I think this look was perfect for Dana. Her features – cheekbones and jawline are absolutely divine – as if like a goddess herself. Funny, this was her first time to do something like this. This was even her first time wearing makeup this heavy! And guess what? Her pictures are nothing short of AMAZING. Enjoy the shots below!
TAURUS The Earth Spirit
– Stubborn, Steadfast, Practical –
Model – Czarina Villarama
Taurus is also known as the bull. Now, I wanted this look to be strong and bold which is why I focused a lot on the eyes and eyebrows. I outlined her brows (she had beautiful brows to begin with so YAY) and shaded them in with a color that was almost all black. But I didn’t want them to look as if they were drawn on with a marker and so I kept them soft by adding a bit of powder as well as brushing them a lot.
Sometimes for certain looks, I choose certain shapes to help bring out a specific character. For Taurus, I chose pointy shapes aka horns which is why her eye makeup is the way it is. I decided to use the color green instead of the usual red because Taurus is an earth sign. I chose a mossy shade of green to complete the look – outlining her nose as well as horns on her forehead.
Czarina loved this look and she definitely worked it! I mean look at her smize!!! If you check out her pictures below, you’ll see she’s just as strong and bold as a Taurus is meant to be!
LEO The Child
– Playful, Willful, Childlike –
Model – Erika Rafael
Leo is also known as the lion. This look was so much fun to do because I really played around with it. Leo’s are cute, lively and most of all, they are attention-seekers, just like children, and so I really wanted this look to grab some attention. Which is why the look is all about golds, yellows and oranges. Those bright colors really catch the eye. For this look, color was very vital and it was great that I got Erika to model for me – her brows are naturally bold and her skin is somewhat of a golden brown which makes the yellow colors POP. Exactly what I wanted!
This makeup look is a bit more literal compared to the others but I planned it that way because Leo just screams lion! And so I really went for those freckles and cute little lion nose. To make the look more “BAM” I added gold to the freckles which helped everything come together. For her lips, I chose to use a goldish pinkish shade because Leo is a young playful sign and so why make her look old with some dark shade lipstick?
In the end, this look turned out to be perfect and more so for my model who had such a fun time modelling for it! She brought so much life and childlike fun to the look. Such natural beauty!
ARIES The Daredevil
– Ambitious, Enthusiastic, Straightforward –
Model – Lala Singian
Aries, also known as the ram is a very bold and adventurous sign. They’re known for being spontaneous and exciting and so what did I do with this look? I just “went for it”. I experimented with it – not sure of what exactly I wanted to do. All I did was choose the prominent color to be red because it is a fire sign after all.
For her eyes, I mixed different shades of red – maroon, brick red, bright red! While I was doing it, I started to get an idea of what I wanted. I wanted her to look like the exact version of Virgo. I wanted her to look playful, carefree and messy (in a good way) which is why her eye makeup is the way it is. And I topped it off with some silver glitter to make the look even louder. For the final touch, I added the sign of Aries to her forehead to complete this whole look. I love how it goes with the look and isn’t too literal.
Lala, my Aries model, was perfect for this look! She considers herself a true Aries at heart and just rocked the whole look. It was funny cause she told me this was her first time to do something like this and so she was nervous, but just look at the output and those angles! AMAZING. (Plus it was her first time to ever wear falsies and she loved it!!!)
In the end, even though I started this look not knowing what to expect, I liked the outcome – in fact, I loved it. It’s bold, beautiful and most of all, spontaneous. Which is exactly what an Aries is supposed to be!
CANCER The Healer
– Emotional, Sensitive, Nurturing –
Model – Alecx Lorica
Cancer is the really emotional sign also known as the crab. For this look, a lot of MUAs chose the color red (like a crab) but I decided to go with blue instead because it’s a water sign. Plus, it’s one of the moodiest signs and the color that I really associate the word moody with is the color blue. It worked out perfectly because I knew that blue would look great on my model for this look, Alecx.
For Cancer, I really wanted to focus on the eyes and keep the rest of the face clean. Be drawn to her eyes, that’s the goal. For the eyeshadow, I chose to use all kinds of blues – light blue, dark blue, blue green, you name it! Note, these were super shimmery colors. I just knew that matte colors wouldn’t work. I needed this look to be shining shimmering splendid! (see what I did there hahaha) Anyway, I went all out on the eyes adding silver and blue glitter to top it all off. I also added three silver dots on her forehead to kind of give off an “authority-ish” vibe since Cancer is also known as the mother and healer after all.
To be honest, Alecx was a natural. When Boo started shooting, she knew what to do and so it was no surprise that her pictures came out great! Plus she really gives off that strong but protective kind of vibe – like if you mess with her friends or fam, you dead (HAHAHAHA). In the end, this look was perfect for her and she rocked it like a pro!
TADAAA! So that’s it for the Zodiac Photoshoot Part I! I’ll be working on Part II when I get back and so stay tuned for that 😉 ALSO, Monica will soon have a website for all her astrology stuff and so when it comes out, GO CHECK IT OUT. Astrology is amazing like tbh I’m so glad I got to do this, I learned SO MUCH.
For now, feel free to message through email/IG dm if you have any requests, comments or if you wanna collab, hit me up! I would LOVE to work with as many people as I can, whether for makeup/fashion, I’m down! 💜
PLUS, stay tuned for something new on my blog – PHOTO STORIES! I’ll tell you soon what it’s about! Keep looking out for it! 😉
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Disclaimer: These makeup looks are all my own designs, inspired but not taken by/from other makeup pegs. They were also inspired by Monica’s extensive knowledge of Astrology. Monica was the one who chose the titles and qualities for each sign and of course, my fave photographer, Boo took all these amazing photos! Please don’t take what is not yours! Thank you!