Beauty lovers, you have a lot to look forward to this year! When it comes to makeup, it looks like the newest trends for 2021 are designed to let us shine no matter what comes our way.
We've analyzed the makeup predictions from beauty editors from publications including Who What Wear, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and Elle to compile our Top 5 Beauty Trends for 2021.
5. "Lived-In" Eye Looks
It's no surprise that eyes will be the main focus for many beauty lovers in 2021. This trend is all about creating a gaze that's a little less perfected, and a lot of smudging and extra blending are highly encouraged. Usually reserved for nighttime looks or special occasions, this look is forecasted to become an everyday staple. Marie Claire showcased these lived-in looks from fashion houses like Paco Rabanne and Chanel, while Elle mentioned this eye trend as one of Lady Gaga's current favs.
Get the look: Take an eyeliner pencil like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Color Pencil and draw a fairly thick line across the upper lash line, and smudge using a smudger brush. Take an eyeshadow in a similar tone and blend well beyond the crease. Taking the same eyeliner, line the lower outer half of your lower lash line and smudge generously. For a more diffused look, skip the eyeliner application on the lower lash line and use the remaining liner on your brush to add a dash of diffused color along your lower lash line. Pair with a nude lip to finish the look.
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4. All About Lashes
Lashes have always been a focal point for any makeup look, but this year, we expect even more unique lashes and lash offerings from more magnetic lashes, longer lashes, and even the return of colored mascara.