Lipstick shades are essentially limitless, and being tasked with picking just one can seem impossible and leave you feeling helpless. Even once you’ve decided on a red tube, you still have to sift through a million different shades, all of which have different undertones, textures, and finishes. Ideally, your zodiac sign would come with a prescribed lipstick shade (sort of like a cosmetic birthstone) for guidance, like the way certain T-shirts and raincoats have recently come to the rescue.
Well the stars aligned yesterday to do just that when natural-leaning brand Bite Beauty announced its limited-edition Astrology by Bite line, available at Sephora—but, as if Mercury were in retrograde, the inaugural Aquarius shade sold out so quickly.
The color was inspired by Aquarians’ reputation for being “inventors, pioneers, radicals—unique individuals who like to disrupt the status quo.” —Bite Beauty
The line’s Amuse Bouche–size zodiac lipstick celebrates each month’s star sign, and January’s Aquarius hot ticket is a vibrant berry shade with a satin sheen finish. The color was inspired by Aquarians’ reputation for being “inventors, pioneers, radicals—unique individuals who like to disrupt the status quo,” a press release from Bite Beauty stated. And, for optimum celestial vibes, the inner part of the tube, is actually adorned with the sign’s symbol.
It’s unclear whether or not the sold-out shade will be restocked, but if you missed your opportunity to snag yourself (or your Aquarius BFF) a tube, keep an eye out for the next 11 product drops throughout the year honoring the other horoscope signs. You’ll end up with chic gifts for all months of the year and some über-trendy beauty looks for any red-carpet events that may crop up.
Before you put on your lipstick, here are balms that will salvage your winter lips and the lipstick trends you’re going to be seeing everywhere this year.