The curtain is set to fall on the year that is 2020. Frankly, it felt like many more months than just 12. From forest fires to the ongoing global pandemic, we've experienced almost everything at this point. 2020 changed a whole lot of things; from the way we shopped, the manner in which we worked and even the way we lived our lives. With it, the beauty industry saw a complete reinvention as well. Face masks are an absolute essential and personal contact has decreased, which also had an effect on the way makeup looks were created, products were marketed and positioned for beauty lovers. While we're all set to see what 2021 looks like, before we do we're looking back at the 7 beauty trends that ruled 2020 in the skin, hair and makeup sphere.
Most Memorable Beauty Trends That Ruled 2020
We're going through the year that 2020 was and picking out 7 of the most memorable beauty trends.
1. Upping The Eye Makeup Game
What is one accessory that didn't leave your side in 2020? Your face mask. But of course makeup lovers found their way to circumvent this situation while staying safe. By playing up their eye makeup! Whether it was with kohl-rimmed eyes, a wash of colour on the lids, lines of glitter or simply experimentation with colour, all eyes were on the eyes which was an excellent way to continue makeup playtime while the face mask stayed safely on.
2. Hygiene At The Heart
A few more skincare products found their way onto vanity tables. No, it wasn't eyeshadow palettes or lip glosses. Hygiene was top priority and sanitisation a 2020 buzzword, so beauty brands launched their own lines of sanitising sprays, disinfecting wipes and more to keep the skin clean and disinfected. This thoughtful beauty trend put hygiene at the heart of the beauty routine and reminded us how it was the most important part of any skincare routine.
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3. Glass Skin
Another K-beauty skincare trend made its way into 2020. While it originally appeared a couple of years prior, it truly shone this year. Termed glass skin, the trend involves intensely caring for skin until it gleamed almost like glass. Definitely not a beauty trend in which you'd see results overnight, glass skin requires weeks and possibly months of a nutritious diet, high hydration, disciplined skincare and adequate sun protection.
4. DIY Hair Makeovers
With complete lockdowns lasting for months on end, many emerged from the Coronavirus quarantine with scraggly ends and ratty roots. This led to turning their hair into a DIY makeover project. Hair became a blank canvas for at home haircuts, bathroom mirror bangs and experimentation with box hair colour. After all, it would all grow back right? Those who didn't want to take a chance; when they finally got to salons, opted for drastic chops and colours to emerge into the world.
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5. Beauty Gadget Obsession
In normal times, procedures like clean-up facials, micro-needling, manicures and hair removal meant stepping into a salon. As that wasn't possible in 2020, gadgets allowed us to take matters into our own hands. From massagers and hair removal devices to UV lamps and digitally operated facial masks, smooth and glowing skin driven by scientific technique could finally be achieved at home.
6. Lipstick That Stays Put
The true blue makeup lovers who couldn't afford to skip their lipstick when wearing a face mask switched to transfer-proof formulas that promised not to budge on coffee cups, masks, their partner's cheeks, basically anywhere else. Whether they were removing their mask for a quick sip or their pout sat pretty behind the mask all day long, transfer-proof lipsticks were a top choice in 2020.
7. DIY Skincare Remedies
It wasn't just hair that went the do-it-yourself route. Skincare masks with kitchen ingredients, brows groomed with soap and body scrubs with coffee grounds were only a few of the ways in which the skincare sphere was upgraded with remedies and concoctions whipped up on the kitchen counter.
So, which was your favourite beauty trend from the lot?Comments
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