Many norms were broken in 2020 but one constant is our desire to keep up with makeup trends as we eagerly await 2021. Regardless of your preferred type of eyeliner – cream eyeliner, gel eyeliner, pencil, liquid, or pen liner – makeup artists and social media gurus are testing trends that will dominate in 2021.
Don’t worry about precise lines, applying colored liner, and creating symmetrical cat eyes, these 2021 trends will provide some application techniques and tips from pros:
1. Sky high smoky eyes
The smoky eye trend continues into 2021 and can be worn for both day and night looks. For daytime looks, trendsetters suggest lining your eye with a pencil and then smudging the liner, keeping most of the color close to the eye. For a daytime look, skip lining the bottom lash line. Using a pencil is also easy for a sexy nighttime look. This can be achieved by using a pencil as eyeliner smudging it out and then re-lining the eye with the same pencil or even a liquid liner so that the smoky effect looks bold and gradient.
2. Moon time bedroom eyes
The sultry allure of bedroom eyes is that they are seductive without being overly done. Experts suggest starting in the middle of the eye and going outward with the liner. This works well with pencil, pen, or liquid liner. The outer half of the eyeliner can be built up so that it is thicker than the line added to the inward portion. The bottom lash line can be lined too but should be thin and not heavy.
3. Flawless feline blurred cat eyes
The blurred cat eye will continue to trend into 2021. Using the right liner will make a huge difference in your success in becoming skilled at this look. For a blurred cat eyeliner look, cream eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, and pen liners work best. If you have mastered the bedroom look, doing the blurred cat eyes will be a breeze. From the outer edge of bedroom eyes, outline your winged cat eye using the end of your brow bone as a stopping point (your wing should not extend past your outer brow). Remember, cat eyes lift, shape, widen, and elongate eyes. Finish this trendy look by adding a smidgen of black shadow for your blurred look.
4. Peekaboo bright blue eyeliner
The blue eyeliner trend has played peekaboo for the last few years and 2021 is no different. Makeup companies have formulated several shades of blue that is seen in all the fashion magazines and runways. For this look, pencil, liquid, pen, or cream liner will work. Use your blue liner to draw a line around the shape of your eye. The line should be thin at the inner corner of your eye and thicker at the outer. As with other liners, get as close to the lash line as you can. The trick to making the blue liner pop is to use your black liner on your waterline.
5. Pretty pink eyes
Like fashion, pink eyeliner will showcase your vibe as a 2021 trend with offerings of every shade of pink from pastel, neon, baby, magenta and every shade of pink in between. And no need for fear, you will not need a master class in applying your pink liner to be successful at it. Makeup gurus say the trick is to get two shades of pink liner. Pens or liquid work best for a precise line. Use the darker shade and outline the eye shape, right along the lash line. Remember to apply the line thinner towards the inner eye and thicker towards the outer eye. Allow that shade to completely dry and then apply the lighter color above the darker shade. For added pop, once your liners are completely dry, a black or darker color can be added to the water line.