Things are looking up for fall 2021. As we adjust to life beyond the face mask, those in the know understand how to balance the minimalist makeup we’ve become accustomed to to and the slow reemergence of glam as life beings to open back up. “I think pops of color will trend, from soft pastels to bold brights. You can easily pair a pop of color with a minimal look or go ultra-glam,” says Claudia Soare, President of Anastasia Beverly Hills. “And wearing color in different ways, like blush through the center of the face. I also think classics like smoky eyes, liner, and bold lips always have a moment in fall.”
When in doubt, look to the classics: lipstick, liquid eyeliner, lashes. But with a 2021 twist. Ahead, the fall 2021 makeup trends we’re most excited about.
1, The Kitten Eye
The full cat-eye is a classic, but celebs like Sydney Sweeney have also been wearing a smaller flick—hence the “kitten eye”—as of late.
2, Fall makeup trends—VALERIE MACONGETTY
As always, Zendaya was ahead of the trend with her short, skinny eyeliner flick at the Space Jam: A New Legacy premiere.
3, The perfect liquid liner for creating precise flicks.
4, Loaded Lashes
Ultra-long lashes maintained their popularity as face masks shifted the focus to the eyes. Expect the trend to continue, with looks like Addison Rae’s here.
5, Loaded Lashes
With the return of weddings and other IRL events, expect to see lush false lashes make their way back too.