There’s no denying the fact that the pandemic has affected several aspects of our day to day lives. From spending the majority of our time indoors to wearing a face mask every time we step out of our house — the world as we knew it has changed and how!
But as they say, every cloud has a silver lining — and ours is the amazing beauty trends that have cropped up during these chaotic times. These past few months saw not only influencers and MUAs, but also celebs taking to experimenting with their beauty looks to kill boredom, resulting in some major beauty goals for us to copy!
Ahead, we’ve rounded up five amazing beauty trends that emerged amid the pandemic. Go ahead, take a look…
- Baby brows
- Glitter eyeshadow
- Colourful graphic eyeliner
- Face framing hair highlights
- Matching nails and masks
Image courtesy: @InStyle Germany on Pinterest
Because salons were non-operational during the lockdown, a lot of people had wild and overgrown brows that they were too scared to pluck and shape on their own. This gave rise to the baby brows trend, which embraces thick, overgrown and slightly wild eyebrows that require minimal upkeep. All you need to do is pluck off the strays and fill in the sparse areas for a well-groomed yet effortless appearance.
Image courtesy: @leticiavalentemakeup
Since most of your face is covered with a face mask, it only makes sense to play up the eyes. And what better to way to play up your peepers and make them appear bigger and brighter than with some glitter eyeshadow? Therefore, it came as no surprise when glitter eyes makeup looks started gaining momentum during the lockdown.
Colourful graphic eyeliner
Image courtesy: @debasreee
Another pandemic eye trend that deserves a mention here is colour, graphic eyeliners. From fox eye makeup to floating eyeliner, the lockdown helped unleash people’s creativity to come up with stunning ways to let go off that boring, done-to-death, black cat eye, and gave way to more fun and colourful options.
Face framing hair highlights
Image courtesy: @Sophia on Pinterest
With the salons being shut, we needed a low-maintenance and long-lasting way to colour our strands. This gave rise to the face-framing hair highlights trend, which, in our opinion, is simply awesome! It not only highlights your best features but doesn’t touch your roots, making the hair colour last long without the need for constant touch-ups. Awesome, no? P.S. Use a colour protectant shampoo to extend the life of your hair colour and maintain it’s vibrancy.
Matching nails and masks
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Nail trends become huge during the last few months with people matching their masks (which is one dominant accessory) to their nails for a more cohesive and trendier look. We think this is a great way to compensate for not being able to flaunt our lip colour and help switch things up a bit. Go ahead and pick your favourite shade(s) from Lakme’s wide range of nail colours and get creative!
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