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The beauty trends set to be big for 2021

The beauty trends set to be big for 2021
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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2020 was the year of at-home beauty and saw us experimenting with big bold brows and dewy skin, but what does this year have in store? Join us as we take a look through the beauty trends set to be big for 2021. 

Sage green

Colour lovers listen up! This year is all about the greens, sage in particular. Beauty in nature is a theme set to continue throughout spring as we take a lighter approach to our colour palette. Not only should you stock up on sage green cosmetics, it will also be a popular nail colour and will be seen heavily in packaging, with brands such as Liz Earle and Caudalie already adopting this theme.We recommend the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 - 11 to create a sultry green smokey eye and the Mavala Green Zen Nail Colour for an envious manicure. If you want to add a stylish theme your home, indulge in the Molton Brown Refined White Mulberry Fine Liquid Hand Wash, the perfect sage green centrepiece for your bathroom! 


Soft glam is here to stay, now with a focus on pastels, muted tones and shimmer. With the majority of the past year being spent indoors, this trend is heavily inspired by the muted aesthetics of the modern world. But fear not! Soft glam doesn’t have to be boring. This trend is all about scaling up which means bigger lashes, more glitter and a glossy pout. The Barry M Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Paradise Paletteprovides you with stunning pastel colours to transform your look, whilst the Ciaté London Marbled Metals Eye Shadow in the shade Serendipitymakes the perfect topper for yoursoft-focus finish. 

Bold Braids

Forget sleek and silky, it’s all about texturised braids. This is the year to tie the knot as we focus on heavy plaits, mixed sized braids and oversized hair accessories. To add some extra oomph to your look we recommend investing in thelabel.m Texturising Volume Spray to give your braid that extra tousled effect. To help your look last all day,style it with the ghd Tail Comb to achieve extravolume and usethe Bumble and bumble Surf Spray to set. 

Mermaid waves

If you’ve ever wanted to switch up your hair colour, this year is the perfect time. Think new romanticism with a modern twist as we delve into the world of amethyst purples and pearl sheens. Perfect for blonde hair, this style can easily be created in just 30 minutes with the BLEACH LONDON Violet Skies Super Cool Colour.To keep on top of your fresh look try the Matrix Total Results So Silver Purple Shampoo to help combat brassiness and ensure your colour stays vibrant. 

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!