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Current Makeup Trends to Enhance Natural Beauty

When Is the Last Time You Purchased New Makeup?

Last month, we covered the hair trends of 2021, but have you thought much about current makeup trends? Purchasing new makeup is always a fun endeavor, but many consumers stick to what they know. Neutrals are always a favorite, while some may stick strictly to bold colors and bright tones. Remember that if it makes you feel confident, then it’s always on trend.


Instead of sticking to your regular collection, why not try something new? Depending on what you own, you may be able to try out these makeup trends without running to a beauty store first. It’s easy to follow some tutorials and try out a fun new eye shadow look or try out some new brows. Better yet – makeup is not permanent, and if you don’t like it, you can easily wipe it off.


This month, we’re getting into current makeup trends for winter and spring and how to make them work for you. We’ll cover foundation, eyeshadow, eyebrows, and lipstick trends to give you a good idea of a full-glam moment. Have a big event coming up and don’t want to try them yourself? Artisan School of Cosmetology offers makeup application.


Going More Natural – Try Out Sheer Coverage Foundation

Over 2020, many of us had to stay home, embracing the bare-faced look. Even if your world is still looking similar, there is no reason not to try out some new makeup looks! Cosmopolitan forecasts natural skin staying as a trend in this new year. If you choose to stick to the trend, light coverage foundations and concealer will be your friend. Using a beauty sponge can help to sheer out the foundations you own. Mixing a more full-coverage consistency with moisturizer can also help to sheer out the finish, while adding an extra layer of moisture.


Light or sheer coverage foundation can allow your natural beauty to shine through. Many foundations or concealers like this can color correct while showing off freckles and natural skin texture.


Top Eyeshadow and Eye Makeup Trends for 2021

With the addition of mask wearing, eyes are a big focal point to your face. Why not show off makeup skills with a beautiful eye shadow look? The Cosmopolitan article mentioned above states that smokey eyes and a simple swipe of mascara will be trendy in 2021. Deep colors like silver, navy blue, greens, and blacks will be back in style this year, among the neutrals that never seem to go out of style. Add some shimmer and dramatic lashes to give off some more flair to your eye look.


Keep Eyebrows Looking Great With Quality Products

Like eyeshadow, eyebrow styles are a common trend now that mouths and noses are not always visible. Elle states that fluffy, bushy brows are going to be on trend through the winter and spring. Using a light eyebrow pencil and gel will help to give a natural look while keeping your brow hairs at attention all day long. When visiting Artisan School, ask our stylists for recommendations on the best brow products for this look.


Brows can totally change the look of the face. If you’re unsure of what style will look best, ask your preferred stylist at our salon. We will be happy to help you find the perfect look during your appointment.


Find the Right Lipstick Shades for You

Lipstick will never be out of trend, even when wearing a mask. Red, bold lips are staying at the top of the list for our trends this year. If red isn’t your color, consider choosing a vibrant purple or pink to pull out tones in your skin and help your face pop (when your mask isn’t on, of course).


Many people worry about using bold colors because they may run or smear. Using a natural lip liner can help to line and shape the lips to help imitate a fuller, poutier look. This will also help to keep the lipstick in place and act as a guide for application. Consider adding a neutral lipstick or gloss on top to make it more subtle.


Don’t Forget About Skin Care, Too

When it comes to makeup application, you must consider proper skin care, too. Now that we’re leaving the colder months and entering spring, be sure to keep moisturizing. This will help to keep skin looking plump and bright, and will avoid those painful dry patches.


One thing to keep in mind when trying out these makeup trends is proper removal. Simply using water and hoping for the best doesn’t always work, and leftover makeup can clog pores and dry out the skin. Using proper makeup remover and facial cleanser will help to get all of that makeup off and keep skin clean. We recommend using cloth makeup removers or soft wash cloths to avoid irritation. Reusable makeup cloths are on the rise and are great for the environment – just remember to clean them. Artisan School also offers skin treatments to treat your skin before a big event or just to keep it clean and fresh.


Visit Artisan School of Cosmetology for Professional Makeup Application

Artisan School of Cosmetology offers professional makeup application to our clients throughout Parkersburg, WV, and the Mid-Ohio Valley. For weddings, proms, graduations, or date nights, count on our stylists-in-training to help you look and feel your best. We follow CDC guidelines very closely to ensure a clean, sanitary space for all students, staff, and clients.


Give Artisan School of Cosmetology in Parkersburg, WV, a call at (304) 834-3600 for an appointment or to learn more about our cosmetology school. Follow us on Facebook to learn about specials, services, and more. Ask our stylists-in-training for more information on current makeup trends.