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Makeup Trends You are Going to See in 2021

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

If you are a makeup artist or love applying some makeup on your beautiful face, you want to be updated on the latest trends. 2021 might be a promising year for all, and you will want to show off your makeup skills and stay trendy during this period. Here are some of the makeup trends you can expect for this year. Hopefully, you’ll find one or more that you’ll like!

Makeup Trends for 2021:

Natural Foundation

This has been an ongoing trend that will continue throughout 2021. Full-coverage makeup is the way to go for most makeup artists. However, in the search for a natural look, natural beauty marks such as freckles and moles will be allowed to show up.

The goal is to show who you are to the world without trying to cover everything up. Another part of this trend is the glowing look of natural skin. The idea here is to have a fresh, natural complexion with a touch of reflective light. The overall appearance is that of a person shining from within. How perfect is that? You can achieve this by using the barest hint of highlighter and the most natural makeup you can find according to your skin tone.

Nostalgic Makeup Trends

The entire world has turned to nostalgia during the aftermath of COVID-19. You can hear it in the music, see it in the ads, and even in the movies. Makeup is not exempt from this growing trend, with people choosing nostalgia makeup, something that will continue to grow in 2021.

There are different trends when it comes to nostalgia makeup.

  • Glossy Eyes and Lips- A very ‘90s look consists of glossy and shiny eyes and lips. Even the use of face masks will be unable to stop this growing trend. The key is to choose a color that doesn’t stain your mask that much! [Read more on: How to look glowy]
  • Winged Eyeliner- Even if the ‘90s might be to go-to look for the nostalgic trend, other decades will also show up again. For example, looks from the ‘60s, such as the winged eyeliner, are coming back, with graphic shapes taking over eyelids everywhere.

Uplifting Color

Color is likely to be everywhere when it comes to makeup during 2021! From your lips to your eyeshadow and even your mascara! One trend that looks very promising is that of red-orange lips. These colors are often preferred during the spring and the summer, but winter might be just the right time to pop up with some extra color! Red and orange matte colors can easily make you stand out from a crowd in the best possible way.

Another colorful trend is lavender eyeshadow. This is yet another way to bring more joy to your makeup routine by ensuring there’s always some color! And it doesn’t have to stop at lavender. You will probably find yourself reaching out for colors you never used before. These can include purple, baby blue, and even green! It’s all about having fun and enjoying life. Pantone 2021 color Yellow is also going to be a big hit this year. Here is how you can do yellow-based eye makeup.

Colorful Mascara

Eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara are the three components that can bring incredible depth to your eyes as well as attention to your entire look. Colorful mascara is yet another proof that uplifting colors are here to stay, at least for a while. This trend will lead you to experiment and include purples and blues as part of your mascara collection.

This is perfect even for more low-key days in which you want to give it a rest with the eyeliner. Applying mascara is as easy as it gets when it comes to makeup, and you will have a unique and interesting look in no time.

Prosthetic Makeup

Prosthetic makeup has become almost a quintessential part of any movie project as well as artistic makeup projects. However, people often don’t understand the difference between special effects and prosthetic makeup, and these terms are often used interchangeably.

When it comes to prosthetics, a process of sculpting and molding takes place, intending to create an entirely new face for the person. However, special effects makeup refers to smaller changes made on the skin. This means that the appearance of aging or wounds is the ultimate goal, without totally changing the person’s face. It is expected that the use of both prosthetic and special effects makeup will continue to increase during this next year.

Experimenting, having fun and showing who you truly are some of the main drivers of the makeup trends that will take over 2021. Whether you go for a natural look or bright colors and a throwback to the past, you will look in style and modern by following any of these trends. Allow yourself to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy your makeup time. And always do what feels good for you. Fashion is not a mandate but something to have fun with!

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About the Guest Writer:

Sharon Ober is an experienced makeup artist. She is specialized in costume makeup. Based on her experience she writes articles and she takes pride in providing the best content possible. Currently, she handles the content at Multimedia Makeup Academy.

**The items featured in this post were provided by the brand for review. This does not affect my opinion of the item.**


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