Every era has its beauty staples. The 20th century was marked by the classic red lip, the ’90s had their grunge smudged eyeliner, and the past two decades have seen a huge variety of makeup trends that came and went.
Some of them have faded and we remember them with nostalgia, like the brownish lip liner à la Posh Spice, while others we don’t even want to be reminded of, like the over-tweezed, tadpole eyebrows.
But some trends have stuck. It’s only 2021 and there are bound to be more additions, but here are the top 5 new evergreen beauty trends and products of the 21st century.
If there’s one person who could be crowned the ultimate beauty queen of our century, it’s definitely Kim Kardashian. Whatever she does to her face, hair, or body, it’s definitely going to be everywhere and we’ll want to copy it.
From the nude lipstick obsession to the wet hair look, down to the contours.
In case you’re not familiar with the term, contouring implies using several shades of skin-toned makeup to enhance your facial structure. If contouring is done right, you can’t even see it, you just see beautifully enhanced bone structure and chiseled cheekbones.
That’s why contouring is surely a trend that will stick around. It allows you to manipulate your natural facial features, camouflaging what you don’t like and highlighting what you do. There are now so many products in the form of various sticks and powders to choose from anyone can find something that works for them.
Strong Brow Game
Another Kim K invention.
No one wants thin, over-plucked brows that don’t do anything for your eyes anymore. Instead, women all over the world got rid of their tweezers and let their brows grow out naturally.
Only that wasn’t enough.
When it comes to eyebrows in our era, the rule is – the bolder the better. The maximized volume we all dream of can’t be achieved with any makeup product, no matter how revolutionary. The only solution is microshading eyebrows, a semi-permanent brow enhancement procedure that gives long-lasting results. Not only does it make your brows great, but it also eliminated the need for brow makeup.
It’s a form of eyebrow tattoo that uses pigments of natural origins, mainly iron oxides, to give your brows a powdery, darkened effect.
The results last for up to 2 years, so it’s important to get them right. If you’re thinking about getting permanent makeup for brows, do your research and find a technician who was trained at a well-known academy, like PhiBrows Canada graduates. They know how to give you bespoke, made-to-measure results.
You can also explore microblading, a similar brow treatment that gives a slightly more subtle effect.
Nail art is fun and everything, but the 5-inch nails are not something women want to wear long-term.
We all like to play around with our nails every once in a while, but at the end of the day, the style we’ll always come back to is something classic. Red nails are one option, but an even more practical alternative is the French manicure.
You know the look – beautiful, healthy, and natural-looking nail base with the tips accentuated in white. Some people like to add a color or some glitter into the mix, but the end result is always a super feminine, elegant nail look that matches any style of clothing or makeup.
Trends become evergreens if they never go out of style, and that’s exactly what’s been happening with French manicure nails.
Opinions are mixed on this one.
Dermal fillers have replaced botox and other invasive facial treatments to a large extent, which is great, because hyaluronic acid fillers are much safer, and they give more natural-looking results.
However, the lip enlargement trend has picked up so much speed it seems every woman in the world is feeling pressured to get lip fillers. On the one hand, there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of volume to your lips while maintaining their shape.
But on the other hand, normalizing esthetic interventions to such an extent can have harmful effects on our mental health and may force us to seek ways to improve it.
Whatever your opinion on lip fillers may be, one thing’s for certain. The plump lip trend is here to stay.
Healthy, glowy skin is a definite beauty staple, but the ways in which we achieve it vary.
A revolutionary product that has only gained the popularity it deserves in the past few years is sheet masks – serum-drenched pieces of cotton cloth that give you all the benefits of an expensive facial at the spa within 20 minutes.
Sheet masks have found their way into our beauty routines and we love them so much we’ll most likely keep them around. What’s so great about them is how easy to use they are, plus they come in so many different formulas they can target any skin condition.
The one evergreen trend that will never fade is originality and authenticity. As much as we love copying all the latest trends, the key to a happy life is staying true to yourself. So don’t be afraid to deviate from the norm and rock any trend you like. Do your thing!