Gone are the days of bold lipsticks, glosses & liners – as Chanel Beauty so rightly stated: “2021 is all about the eyes”. With masks turning from an obligation to a fashion statement eye makeup is now more important than ever before, inviting makeup creativity for 2021.
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Let’s explore some of the anticipated eye makeup looks set to trend this year and how lens.me have the perfect accompanying solutions to change up your eye game entirely.
1. The Natural Look – After a year of staying in, top tier skincare routines and a slight decrease in effort, experts predict that many have come to accept and love the skin their in. With less need for makeup due to “WFH”, lockdown goals consisting of better skincare, healthier eating & exercise as well as less contact with the harsh outdoors – people’s skin may be better than ever before. So, the foundation has been swapped for a tinted moisturizer, the volumizing mascara has been replaced with the at-home lash lift topped off with a clear mascara and brow gel. Simple yet highly effective. We recommend pairing the natural look with the Solflex Natural Colors range by Solotica, a monthly lens inspired by natural eye colors giving you the ability to switch up your system with just your eye color.
2. Liner Is Making A Comeback – That’s right, the kohl liner is back and better than ever. Graphic liner is looking hot for 2021 so don’t waste anytime debating between “midnight black” and “ultimate noir”. Expand your horizons and get creative, don’t be afraid to pair your laminated brows with an electric blue wing or your statement strip lashes with a pink liner cut crease. It’s bold, it’s bright and it’s beautiful. To complement the liner without overpowering the look, we suggest opting for the light but natural Anesthesia Once collection of lenses. This range offers stunning natural colours that will enhance the aesthetics of the eyes, complimenting the liner and brightening the face.
3. Festival Eyes – Summer 2020 will be one for the books… the book that never gets published or the chapter written by the antagonist of the novel. Long story short, we feel we have missed out on the festivals, the funky, the crazy and the daring make-up looks that are not only acceptable in the summer but welcomed. Hence the third makeup trend lined up for 2021 is that of vibrancy and nostalgia. After spending our weekends watching re-runs of ’90s shows the pink, the blue and indeed the green eye shadows are simply a must this summer. There is no such thing as too much here, the brighter the better making Solotica’s new Aquarella collection the perfect accompaniment for the festival look. Inspired by the vibrancy and playfulness of brazil this range would take any bold eye look to the next level.
4. Banish “Zoom Washout” – It’s no secret that Zoom has a global washout reputation and so as the virtual catchups are still very much prominent in 2021, bronzer & warm tone shadows are in. An oldie but goldie makeup hack is using a bronzer for both your face and eye makeup, this not only marries the look together but brings back the radiance Zoom so selfishly mutes (pardon the pun). Apply to the hollows of the cheeks, the temples, and the outer corners of the eyes for a healthier appearance on screen. We recommend lens colors in varying shades of blue and green, these are the most complimentary when opting for a bronzed look. Try Anesthesia’s Dream and Anesthetic collection for the green shades and Freshlook Colorblends for some dazzling blues.
Of course, you can always create your own eye makeup style according to your taste and preference or whichever makes you confident! Make sure to tag us on Instagram @lensdotme so we can see your creativity.