Every year we are introduced to a bunch of new beauty trends. Some look gorgeous, while others leave us confused. The year 2020 was no different. We saw several beauty trends surfacing on the internet, amidst the pandemic. While many made us want to try them ASAP, we believe a few should not be carried into 2021.

2021 is a new year, and it's time to start afresh. So say goodbye to a few products in your makeup kit and add some new ones to your online shopping cart, because these are the makeup trends everyone’s ditching in the new year.

 

01. Heavy contouring

01. Heavy contouring

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Contouring adds structure to your face, but going overboard is never a good idea. No matter how good your blending skills are, it looks unnatural. You may have seen makeup enthusiasts going bananas with contouring, but in the new year, we suggest you give your contour stick a break and use it only to subtly define your facial features.

 

02. Brown lipstick

02. Brown lipstick

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Many beauty trends from the 90s made their way into 2020, and brown lipstick was one of them. However, we don’t see it going into 2021. So if you were planning to buy a brown lipstick shade, here’s an advice — don’t. Because the brown lipstick trend should be left where it belongs — in the 90s.

 

03. Too much highlighter

03. Too much highlighter

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Adding a little bit of shimmer to your look accentuates the high points of your face. Applying too much of it will not only make you oily but will also ruin your pictures. Only dust a tiny amount of highlighter on the high-points of your face, and leave the ‘all over glow’ for editorials.

 

04. Overdrawn lips

04. Overdrawn lips

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Overdrawn lips may look good in selfies and on Instagram, but it looks disastrous in real life. Lip liners are meant to enhance the natural shape of your lips and not create fake lips. If you wish to have plump lips, opt for lip plumpers or other beauty products that offer you just that. We’re in 2021, guys; stop using age-old methods to get plumper lips.

 

05. Faux freckles

05. Faux freckles

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Faux freckles became a huge trend in 2019 and made its way into 2020 as well. However, it's time to ditch this trend right here and walk into 2021 with more natural-looking makeup looks because this only looks good in pictures, not real life.

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