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Looking Ahead: Top Makeup Trends For 2021

Looking Ahead: Top Makeup Trends For 2021
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It's all about the eyes in 2021.

It looks like makeup trends for next year will be centered around the eyes. With Covid-19 still around, wearing masks will still be a big thing. Lipstick will have to stay in the backseat unless those Bora Aksu transparent masks from the London Fashion Week will make it to the mainstream market. However, your favorite lipsticks can still play a starring role in all those future online meetings. According to celebrity makeup artists, here are the top makeup trends they predict will shape up 2021.

Bold Eyeliner

From Dior to Chanel, striking eye makeup looks ruled the Spring 2021 runways. InStyle shares that bold looks from the '90s are creeping back and they are here to stay. With so many eyeliners in different formulas in the market, Cosmopolitan narrows it down to these picks: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Push Up Liner Gel Eyeliner Pen and Kaja Wink Stamp Wing Eyeliner Stamp & Pen. If you need a bit more practice perfecting the cat eye, Covergirl Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner is a drugstore favorite and won't break the bank.

Colored Mascara

Celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern predicts lots of playfulness around the eyes and says that technicolor eyelashes will be the next big thing. If you're not that ready for very bright colors, Stern suggests starting with one coat of colored mascara then following that up with a stroke of brown or black mascara. This layering technique is slightly more subdued but still on trend. She particularly loves L'Oréal Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Deep Green and Cobalt Blue. If you want to start off with subtle colors, try Colourpop BFF Mascara in Wine O'clock or Plum and Get It.

Also read: Best of 2020: Makeup and Beauty Tools

Sky-high Eyelashes

Are you noticing the pattern here? It's becoming obvious that it's all about the eyes. Stern says the longer and lifted your eyelashes are, the better. If you're going to splurge on treatments, she adds that lash lifts will go farther than extensions in 2021. However, if your local lash salon isn't open for business yet, your standby falsies will easily do the trick. You can also try Surratt Beauty's Noir Lash Tint which will give you the longest fringes out of a tube.  

Stained Lips

At last, something for our neglected lips. Since most of our future meetings will have to be done online, lip stains are coming out to play. They give you a bright pop of color and if ever you'll have to wear a mask, they won't get smudged too much. Stern recommends Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Lip Stain for their amazing formula and wide range of colors. Harper's Bazaar likes Innisfree My Lip Balm in Very Berry Tea, Versed Silk Slip in Fig and Kaja Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick in 05 Hunny Bun. 

Effortless Skin

Healthy and fresh are the goals for a 2021 face. This is the time to adjust your skin care routine and focus on your skin's needs. Is your skin dehydrated, irritated, or prone to blemishes? Read up on skincare acids and how they can help. While you're working on that, Harper's Bazaar says fake it 'till you make it. Try Tower 28 Beauty SuperDew Shimmer-Free Highlight Balm or Dominique Cosmetics Skin Gloss in Copper Light for a nice dewy glow.

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