The Most-Searched Makeup Trends Of 2021

Written by Urvi ShahNov 30, 2023
The most-searched makeup trends of 2021

It's the last day of 2021, and we're feeling a little nostalgic. And do you know how Team BB reminisces? We talk makeup. From swapping our foundation with cream-based products to set our base (throwback to the Rainbow Contour hack on TikTok) to refining our winged eyeliner with the most unconventional tools, we did a little recap of the year and rounded up five of the most-searched makeup trends on the internet.


01. A lit-from-within glow

A demand for falsies

Image Courtesy: @shannonfeetham

Instead of smearing our face with matte-textured products, we opted for liquid-based and cream-based ones for a luminous, dewy, lit-from-within finish that enhanced our glow - regardless of the weather outside.

Wish to get that glow? Here’s how.


02. A winged eyeliner

A demand for falsies

Image Courtesy: @benkobeauty

We've been struggling to draw the perfect cat-eyed flicks on our lids for so long! 2021 witnessed us searching for tips, tricks, and hacks on mastering the winged eyeliner. From placing a card at a certain angle against our eyes to sticking a piece of tape against the lids, we have tried it all.

Here’s everything you need to know about winged eyeliner.



03. A pop of gloss

A demand for falsies

Image Courtesy: @neliamakeup

Nothing can rival glitter-studded lips. They’re almost ubiquitous—from complementing the highly-coveted no-makeup makeup look to accentuating dramatic sweeps of eyeshadow across the lids, gloss is unbelievably versatile. It rewards your lips with a puckered pout. 2021 saw a definite deviation from matte-based lipsticks to glossy ones.

Looking for glossy makeup 101? Here’s the guide.


04. A dash of highlighter

A demand for falsies

Image Courtesy: @beautywithconnie

In 2021, our highlighters migrated from the apples of our cheeks to the inner corners of our eyes. As celebrities added a splash of sparkle to their eyes, we tried to figure out how to do it ourselves.

Here’s everything you need to know.


05. A demand for falsies

A demand for falsies

Image Courtesy: @kosmetik4less

Many of us scoured the internet to learn how to apply falsies to our eyes. The best way is to apply a little glue to the bed of the lashes, wait for it to dry just a little, and place it on our lash line.

Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide.

Image Courtesy: @olgadann

Urvi Shah

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A professional writer by day, and a poet by night, I'm a journalism graduate with experience in the news, travel, and food sectors. A frantic compiler of excerpts from books I've read, you can count on me to incorporate quotes and phrases into everyday conversations without a warning. On days I'm not working, I station myself in front of my laptop, and try to work my way through month-old drafts of my writings.


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