Since the onset of the pandemic, we haven’t touched our makeup kits as much as we used to. With work from home being the new normal and limited occasions to step out for, our focus has majorly shifted from putting on makeup to cover up blemishes to finding a skincare routine that gets rid of it altogether.

But with lockdown restrictions easing up, will we go back to our old habits of caking on foundation instead of focusing on skin health? We think not. To prove our point, we’ve listed down five beauty trends that originated during the pandemic and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

 

01. Skinimalism

Skinimalism

It is all about ‘less is more’ when it comes to skincare. We saw people turning to skinimalism routines and using minimum makeup and skincare products to get naturally glowing skin. All you have to do is cut down on all the extra products that you have been applying in the name of skincare and stick to following a basic CTM routine to achieve glowing skin.

 

02. Eye makeup love

Eye makeup love

With the face mask covering half of our face, eye makeup became a huge focus during the pandemic. From bright eyeshadows to fun and dramatic graphic liner, eye makeup is at its prime during this pandemic. So, try out the fun negative space wings with the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip or add a splash of colour to your eyes with funky, lively coloured eye pencils like the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate - The Gelato Collection.

 

03. Focus of self-care

Focus of self-care

If there’s anything good that came out of the pandemic, it has to be the fact that people finally started taking self-care more seriously! Long, indulgent baths, understanding the importance of skincare and even turning to yoga and meditation for some peace — self-care surely became a focus and isn’t going away anytime soon.

 

04. Clean and sustainable beauty

Clean and sustainable beauty

The pandemic also made us conscious and aware of the adversities that our planet has been facing due to our carelessness. This realisation has made people turn to clean and sustainable beauty, and we say it’s better late than never! Clean and sustainable simply means opting for products made with non-toxic ingredients and are safe for both people using them and the planet.

If you wish to be a part of this bandwagon, then we’d suggest starting incorporating clean beauty products in your daily skincare routine. Start off with a clean face wash like the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. Follow this up with Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner, and then finish off with Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser for healthy, supple skin.

 

05. Salon at home

Salon at home

From hair colouring to shaping brows to even taking care of your hair and skin, we have done this all at home during the pandemic. Thanks to YouTube tutorials and DIYs and cool products like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum, which gives us salon-style tresses at home, we don’t think the ‘salon at home’ trend is going away anytime soon!