In a year full of twists and turns, we've at least had skincare and makeup to turn to, whether it be for the comfort of routine or as an outlet for creativity. From scrolling through TikTok makeup challenges to reminiscing about years past, we've had ample inspiration for cultivating a new look. Here, L'OFFICIEL gathers the beauty trends that dominated 2020.
Some color on the cheeks can do wonders for looking more refreshed, and we've definitely been leaning heavier on blush this year. Emphasizing the cheeks adds some extra life to your look, whether it be with a few extra dabs of your favorite cream formula or contouring with blush.
The rocker-favorite mullet went mainstream this year, with celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Euphoria star Barbie Ferriera sporting the '80s cut. For those that don't want to fully commit to the business in the front, party in the back look, longer shag versions on Taylor Swift and Halsey are just as cool.
Delving into skincare has been a source of comfort in quarantine, but many are moving away from expensive products and complicated formulas. Natural ingredients like bakuchiol were added to the routines of celebrities like Hailey Bieber, and TikTok sensation Hyram Yarbro reignited a love for CeraVe that's cleared drugstore shelves of the brand.
The Euphoria Effect
Seventies-inspired fashion has been ruling the runways, and the groovy look of the decade has taken over hair, too. Face-framing curtain bangs are a low-maintence option that don't come with an awkward grow-out phase.
Seen at New York Fashion Week and on a number of models and celebrities, faux freckles quickly caught on as an easy way to add a bit of personality to your look. Social media filters also helped popularize the trend, offering the ability to try on the speckles. For those that wanted a more lasting version, they turned to makeup. From using henna to create semi-permanent spots to the influx of products created specifically for the trend, it looks like faux freckles are here to stay.
As makeup lovers continue to explore more editorial looks, eyeliner lends itself as a mode of experimentation, from graphic shapes to playing with glitter and color.
One of the easiest ways to pull your face together, full lashes—whether achieved with extensions, falsies, or a few swipes of mascara—have been key, especially as masks have put all the focus on the eyes.