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After the year that was 2020, it's no surprise that 2021 makeup trends are bold, bright, eclectic, and above all over-the-top! You can speak volumes without saying a word with a simple wing and feathery lashes or a smoldering, bold smokey eye. If eyes are the windows to the soul, then eye makeup is the drapery and molding that frame them. Eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, brow products galore - eye makeup is truly where makeup and art intersect. Since we will continue to wear masks for the foreseeable future, eye makeup will make a statement more than ever. From colored mascara and white eyeliner to bringing back the '80s and '90s, I tried most of the 2021 eye-makeup trends so that you can incorporate them into your own life. These looks can work with or without a mask - you can even match your eye makeup to your masks! Some of these trends are definitely a challenge but don't worry! I got you covered on the tips and tricks I used, including all products you need to get the look and make it your own. Related: Merit's Perfecting Complexion Stick Is Everything I've Been Looking For in a Makeup Product
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After a year that can be measured by the sheer volume of sweatpants acquired to work from home, there’s a glimmer of optimism on the horizon with vaccine rollouts now underway. But even as our most glamorous ensembles await their glorious day back in the sun, a return to some degree of normalcy doesn’t mean we’ll be leaving our loungewear in the dust. In fact, according to the 2021 Pinterest Predicts report, comfortable clothing is poised to take on a new kind of leading role in our wardrobes this year, as part of an on-the-brink-of-trending aesthetic the visual discovery platform dubbed “Athflow.” “Different parts of our lives in 2020, and for better or for worse in 2021, have all just collapsed into each other,” says Aya Kanai, Pinterest’s head of content and editorial partnerships, pointing to how intertwined our professional and personal spaces have become as we began to work from home. An upheaval in how we dress followed suit in the form of sweatsuits, nap dresses, and tie-dye — a visible response to cultural shifts in how and where we work, socialize, and unwind. As we continue to adapt to the changes in our lives, loungewear will continue to evolve, too, Kanai says. Hence “Athflow” — a word that illustrates where the trend came from, and where it’s going. This next phase of loungewear may be a product of the seemingly immortal athleisure movement, but it calls for a refined emphasis on styling by way of slick fabrics, cascading silhouettes, and coordinated sets. In short, Athflow is a polished take on ultra-casual, loose, comfortable apparel. It’s the fun feathered trim of Sleeper’s pajamas, the satisfying fit of Pangaia’s orchid purple track pants, and the romance of a billowing long-sleeve blouse by Lisa Says Gah. It’s the answer to how we’ll keep comfortable when we’re no longer relegated to the sofa ,but still not ready to transition to the outfits we wore pre-pandemic. Drawing from the behaviors of more than 400 million Pinterest users — many of whom come to the platform to plan for the future, be that a forthcoming home decor upgrade, a desert elopement, even an entrepreneurial dream-in-progress — Kanai and her team were able to make data-driven predictions on what they believe consumers will be needing in the months ahead. Their annual report identifies Athflow as an emerging trend in the fashion category ,with major potential to take off in 2021 (and for anyone with doubts, let it be known that eight out of 10 of the company’s predictions came true for 2020, the year that no one saw coming). With search volume around terms like “home dress women” doubling and “oversized outfit” tripling compared to this time last year, along with spikes in activity surrounding “soft outfits,” “oversized outfits,” and “cotton jumpsuits,” the people — or at least, their IP addresses — have spoken. And what they want are ultra-wearable looks that can be dressed up or down; looks that are for swooning or Zooming. More specifically, Pinterest defines Athflow as “professional enough for the ‘office,’ stretchy enough for the yoga mat, and comfy enough for the couch.” This does sound a lot like athleisure itself. The difference, however, is how the category could inform the way we turn up to the workplace or more business-like settings, whenever and wherever that might be. After a year of comfort taking center stage in all things style, it’s not so far off to imagine office-goers feeling tempted to swap their crisp pre-pandemic slacks for roomy joggers upon receiving the green light to go back to their long-abandoned desks. Kanai also believes the rise of Athflow will correspond with the decline of genderedness in clothing — a fitting observation considering the trend’s characterizing lack of form and inclusive fit. The rules of the dress code as we know it may become as flexible as the lockdown fabrics we’ll be reluctant to abandon. “This idea of who is the self that you bring to the office and what does professionalism look like, I think is very much reflected in the Athflow concept because what is appropriate for professional dressing, what’s appropriate for career dressing, all of that is changing,” Kanai asserts. Heather Gramston, head of womenswear at Browns Fashion, shares that it came as no surprise that loungewear over-performed for the online luxury retailer last year as comfort eclipsed all other priorities for those following stay-at-home orders in their abodes. And with working-from-home forecasted to stick in some capacity post-pandemic, so too, she says, will the appeal of the outfits we wear while doing so, whether or not we’re still in the cloffice (that’s quarantine speak for a closet-office). “We expect this to continue as there is likely to be a permanent shift to working more often from home and, undeniably, our mindset has changed around loungewear which is now being incorporated as an everyday outfit outside of that working-from-home vibe,” Gramston explains. It’s true that it’s not uncommon to find people wearing pajama-esque get-ups or ribbed two-piece sets à la Simon Miller everywhere from the park to the grocery store (and a sleek pair of mules to boot). As such, designers are being intentional about including more casualwear in their latest collections so that next season’s loungewear looks are versatile enough to transition from informal to formal settings. For Spring/Summer 2021, Browns has boosted its roster of brands with a bundle of increasingly popular labels to offer relaxed silhouettes in cotton and knit fabrics. These include The Frankie Shop, Live The Process, and LESET, among others. High-fashion’s heavy hitters are also embracing this hybrid aesthetic of laid-back business attire. Case in point: Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’s S/S 21 co-debut featuring extra-long hoodies layered over voluminous skirts paired with pointy-toed kitten heels (see photo above). Plus-size retailer 11 Honoré also recently launched an “Athluxury” collection. The retailer’s design director Danielle Williams-Eke describes it as “pieces that can work comfortably throughout the day but that are chic, stylish, and fit well.” This translates into a size-inclusive selection of satin T-shirts, cashmere dusters, and silky wide-leg pants from its private label and by brands such as LNA, LaPointe, Azeeza, and Baja East — all of which are worthy of a pin on an Athflow board. The analogous trends may be about ease, but, Williams-Eke cautions, to eschew the fine line between Athflow and traditional loungewear, fit must always come first. “One rule I always follow when wearing flowy and oversized pieces is to balance your proportions. If you are wearing an oversized top, opt for a fitted pant or legging. Wearing a wide-leg flowy pant? Pair it with a fitted top. Layer your flowy jackets and sweaters over a form-fitting tank or dress,” she advises. Like lockdown, stay-at-home attire has lasted far longer than we thought, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. With some tough days likely still ahead of us in this pandemic, the transition to outdoor clothing will be as gradual as the return to “normal” itself, so don’t store those sweatpants away just yet. But what initially materialized as a temporary fix for dressing behind closed doors has opened up new ones to a form of sartorial self-expression — one centering the wearer’s comfort above all else. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Winter Trends That Will Be Everywhere In 2021These Fashion Brands Thrived Despite The PandemicIt's Prime Time For Building A Capsule Closet
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Your hands are dry and ashy from using hand sanitizer every five minutes, you’ve been switching off between staring at your phone and computer, and you're actively avoiding doing the mental math to figure out how high your screen time is. Maybe your skin threw some curveballs at you last year, and you ended up stocking up excessively during Black Friday and Cyber Monday... only to realize you don’t need half the products you anxiously tracked on the postal website. You don’t have to admit any of this to us — we’re already here to give you the guide we think might help you stay ahead of the skin-care phenomena we predict will gain more traction over the next eleven months. Ahead, the top trends and products to keep an eye on in 2021, and the best dermatologist tips for getting in on them.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Minimalist RoutinesWhile you can't deny the aesthetic value of the shelves of beauty products in the backgrounds of our favorite influencers' videos, the rest of us might be questioning if we really need a skin-care tower just as high in our own bathrooms. Sometimes, less is more — and if you feel overwhelmed by the constant marketing and #texturetuesday images on social media, a minimal skin-care set might be exactly what you need. Caroline Robinson, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Tone Dermatology in Chicago, says that when dermatologists' offices and spas closed at the start of the pandemic, consumers started exploring more skin care on their own time, which led to a lot more products filling their nightstands. But now, she says, “I feel like people are backing off of that and they’re like, ‘Do I really need this stuff? Could I find one Holy Grail product, or can I find a three-step routine and minimize a little bit?'" Your skin — and your wallet, too — might just thank you for settling down with a solid few products instead of an ever-growing collection.Versed Haul of Fame Best of Versed CollectionIf you want to simplify your routine but the idea of paring it down to just two or three products gives you FOMO, this kit from Versed has you covered with a range of six. The limited-edition collection gives you a chance to pick and choose what products work best for your skin, and the brand's cult-favorite Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35 comes included, so that's one less product you have to scour the web for.Versed Haul of Fame Best of Versed Collection, $, available at VersedAmie Soft & Smooth RegimenThis affordable regimen is all about attaining — you guessed it — smooth and soft skin. The Cleansing Balm, Exfoliating Polish, and Nourishing Moisturizer make for the perfect trio, and the gentle Cleansing Cloths have vitamin B5 to help even out your complexion while refreshing skin.Amie Soft & Smooth Nourishing Moisturizer, $, available at Target.comBubble Hydrating BundleThe right hydrating products can turn dry, tired skin into a healthy, supple complexion, even if you have combination or oily skin. The customer reviews for this buzzy hydration lineup from Bubbles note clearer and smoother skin, shrunken pores, and fewer blemishes. Complete with a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, the colorful set makes your introduction to a simpler regimen less of a chore and more of a part of your daily routine to look forward to.Bubble Hydrating Bundle, $, available at BubbleBlue-Light ProtectionBy now we know that sunscreen is imperative to keeping our skin protected against cancer and visible signs of skin damage, but wearing SPF at home is just as vital as when we were able to go to the beach — even if your closest beach was Coney Island. Blue light, like the kind that emanates from our computer screens, can impact the skin similarly to ultraviolet light from the outdoors.Board-certified dermatologist Corey L. Hartman, MD, founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology, explains the domino effect as follows: "When blue light penetrates the skin, reactive oxygen species are generated, which leads to DNA damage, causing hyperpigmentation and sagginess." Protecting your skin from photoaging and UV light overall can make you proactive in supporting your skin’s health.Unsun Everyday Mineral Tinted Face SunscreenJust like the product name says, you need to wear sunscreen every day — and Unsun's tinted sunscreen easily fits in at the end of your routine to keep skin protected from UV damage.Unsun Cosmetics EVERYDAY Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen, $, available at Unsun CosmeticsEltaMD UV Elements Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 44Mineral sunscreens, like this sheer tinted one from EltaMD, rely on ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to act a physical barrier between skin and environmental damage. The hyaluronic acid in this formula helps smooth fine lines, and while it might take a few more months for you to try out its water resistance in the pool, you should be able to count on it lasting around 40 minutes before reapplying. EltaMD UV Elements Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 (2 oz.), $, available at DermStoreGlossier Super Pure SerumIn addition to diligent sun protection, Dr. Hartman recommends this niacinamide- and zinc-infused serum to help defend skin from toxins, pollutants, and sun damage — while also calming acne and soothing inflammation.Glossier Super Pure, $, available at GlossierBarrier RepairConsider the outermost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, the bodyguard of your body's largest organ. This is your skin's barrier, protecting what lies underneath from environmental toxins while holding in essential moisture. When compromised by variables like over-cleansing, external factors (say, constant wearing of face masks), and the natural aging process, that barrier loses its fighting power, leaving skin more prone to redness and irritation.While no product can rebuild your stratum corneum from scratch, certain key ingredients can help reinforce the moisture barrier for happier, healthier, safer skin.Topicals Like Butter An instant cult favorite when it dropped last year, this hydrating mask doesn't offer miracles, but the next best thing: barrier-restoring moisture that soothes inflammations and evens out dry, textured skin. This 2020 Beauty Innovator Award winner will bring lacking skin back to life — and if you can't get enough of it during the day, it works as an overnight mask, too.Topicals LIKE BUTTER, $, available at My TopicalsSENTÉ Dermal Repair CreamWhen your skin just needs a break from the day-to-day wear and tear, a lightweight yet nourishing repair cream is key to have nearby. This green tea-infused formula will do the trick — and if you don’t believe us, the clinical before-and-after photos on the site will back us up.Sente SENTÉ Dermal Repair Cream, $, available at SenteKrave Great Barrier Relief Skin Barrier Restoring SerumIt's all in the name: This head-to-toe serum offers serious relief, with safflower, rosehip, and tamanu oils as your dynamic trio to ease inflammation without any stickiness or residue. The addition of niacinamide helps treat acne, too.Krave Great Barrier Relief, $, available at KraveHand CareWhile our faces are weathering the stress of the past year compounded by constant mask-wearing, our hands have constant washing and sanitizing to deal with. The hands are all too easy to overlook, but you can feel their trauma in the form of painful cracking. Your hands deserve a "thank you" for getting you through late-night text paragraphs, endless camera clicks, and high fives — back when those weren’t something we thought twice about.Karité Shea Butter This dermatologist-approved hand cream is magic in a bottle for its ability to work on all skin types with its rich, hypoallergenic formula. Developed by three sisters from Ghana, the formula uses palm oil and coconut oil to keep your hands nourished throughout the day.Karité Shea Butter Crème Mains Karité Shea Butter, $, available at Karité Shea ButterWeleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich CreamIf you know nothing else about this cream, just remember one word: thick. The plant-derived formula can be used wherever ash usually creeps up, like elbows and heels, but mixing in a few drops of your favorite body oil makes spreading it on an indulgent ritual in between your constant hand-washing and sanitizing.Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream, $, available at WeledaEsas Kolonya Moisturizing Rinse-Free Hand Cleanser A rinse-free cleanser doesn't sound like much, but Esas' Kolonya — named for the age-old Turkish tradition dating back to the Ottomon Empire — is our new favorite way to keep our hands fresh when we're not near a sink. The antioxidant-rich formula keeps hands soft and hydrated despite containing 70% alcohol, and the hints of citrus and mint make using it feel luxurious, not antiseptic.Esas N. 1 The Original Scent Kolonya™, $, available at Esas NYCLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Weddings, like school, work, and restaurant dining, look different than they did a year ago. Celebrations with 300-person guest lists aren’t just unpopular, but, as a result of the pandemic, currently unsafe, too. In their place are “minimonies,” or intimate ceremonies that take place in backyards and on rooftops, and are streamed over Zoom. In turn, the wedding dresses worn for these occasions also look different. “With scaled-down weddings, the dresses have become relaxed and understated, as opposed to the opulence of the past,” Lisa Ruffle, Moda Operandi's buying manager, tells Refinery29.Brides have also become more experimental with their wedding looks. “As much as 2020 sucked, it also gave couples the chance to reevaluate their wedding day priorities and think outside the box, focusing on what's most important to them,” bridal stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz tells Refinery29. Because of that, she says the biggest 2021 wedding dress trend is “anything goes.” Instead of wearing traditional white ballgowns, in 2021, brides are more likely to play with colors and silhouettes and opt for ready-to-wear pieces rather than bridal collections. With the future of big events still uncertain, Hurwitz believes that “brides are also curating a wedding wardrobe with pieces that work even if plans change.”Click ahead to read more about the wedding dress trends that are set to appear on brides everywhere in 2021. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Wedding Suits & SeparatesAccording to wedding experts, brides in 2021 want their nuptial wardrobes to extend beyond the wedding events. Instead of buying dresses specifically for receptions, ceremonies, bridal parties, and so forth, brides are purchasing items that can be worn for other occasions. (Example: Keira Knightley’s wedding dress, which she wore once before her wedding, to a pre-BAFTAs dinner, and once after, to a London charity event.) By opting for a jumpsuit, pantsuit, or top-and-skirt duo, your opportunities to recycle your wedding look increase tenfold. “Our clients are seeking separates and suits because they want their [wedding] wardrobe to work twice as hard,” Ruffle says. “Wedding attires are no longer one-and-done — [brides] can mix and match [their] wedding pieces into future outfits.”Sleeper Party Pajama Set With Double Feathers, $, available at SleeperEloquii Lace Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $, available at EloquiiRasario Puff Sleeve Bow Embellished Jacquard Top & Skirt Set, $, available at Moda OperandiMinimalist Wedding DressesWhen your wedding consists of 10 people in a backyard, wearing a gown with a voluminous skirt and a cathedral-length veil could feel a bit, well, much. (Though, if that’s what you want to wear, it’s your day.) That’s why many brides are leaning toward understated and modern dresses that feature clean lines, structured fabrics, and architectural draping, according to Lori Conley, the general merchandise manager at BHLDN. At Moda Operandi, Ruffle says that “simple, elegant slip dresses are among their top sellers” right now.Sachin + Babi Cali Dress, $, available at BHLDNCoyan Made-To-Order Seta Gown in Black & Ivory, $, available at CoyanReformation Prosecco Dress, $, available at ReformationShort Wedding DressesAccording to Conley, the rise in elopements and courthouse-style weddings have caused many brides to ditch long hemlines and opt, instead, for mini- or midi-length dresses that feel “effortless and chic.” As experts pointed out earlier, by deciding to wear a dress closer to a cocktail-length, rather than a maxi one, brides also give themselves the option to wear a dress they already own or purchase a new (and probably more affordable) ready-to-wear dress. Plus, as Conley points out, it also opens up the possibility of wearing a statement shoe that people can actually see. Valentine Avoh Bridal Ava Dress, $, available at Moda OperandiBrandon Maxwell Silk Faille Mini Dress, $, available at Net-A-PorterAmsale Bow Back Shift Dress, $, available at AmsaleRegency Era-Inspired Wedding DressesOne bridal trend not directly tied to the pandemic is the rise of Regency era-inspired wedding dresses. And Bridgerton, and before that Emma, are to blame. Both the TV show and film contained dreamy and romantic wardrobes featuring empire dresses, elbow-length gloves, and corsets that were beautiful and over-the-top. It’s no wonder that wedding dress designers would take inspiration from them. According to Conely, the trend has resulted in “puff sleeves, empire waistlines, sleek corsetry lines, and luxe fabrications like satin and velvet.”Katharine Polk Gwen Gown, $, available at Katharine PolkFame & Partners Gathered Drop Waist Gown, $, available at Fame & PartnersDanielle Frankel Ruby Tulle-Trimmed Wool And Silk-Blend Satin Gown, $, available at Net-A-PorterCottagecore Wedding DressesIf you thought cottagecore would disappear with 2020, you were wrong. Rather, it’s only grown stronger roots, especially in the bridal department. Now that more weddings are taking place outside, brides are dressing for the occasion, wearing ethereal dresses, detailed with lace, flowing ruffles, bows, and micro florals, that match the surroundings. Think: Taylor Swift’s bridal-looking dress from the “Willow” music video. Selkie Collection The Ivory French Puff Dress, $, available at Selkie CollectionMelissa Sweet Lace Plus Size Wedding Dress with Trimmed Capelet, $, available at David's BridalHill House Home The Caroline Nap Dress, $, available at Hill House HomeSleeved Wedding DressesWhereas a winter bride could once wear a strapless dress down the aisle without a second thought, now, with many celebrations taking place in open-air locations during colder months, wearing a weather-appropriate wedding dress is becoming increasingly important. With a stylish selection of long- and three-quarter-length-sleeved bridal dresses on the market right now, you wouldn’t want a strapless gown even if you could wear one. Jenny By Jenny Yoo Karina Gown, $, available at BHLDNAmsale Satin One Sleeved Dress, $, available at AmsaleEmilia Wickstead Sharonella Open-Back Wool Crepe Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter‘20s-Style Wedding DressesLike during the Roaring ‘20s (following the Great Depression), in 2021, we’re all eager to let loose and have some fun once it's safe to do so again. In turn, many bridal experts are predicting a surge in popularity of ‘20s trends, when the “appetite to party was greater than ever,'' as Conley puts it. For brides, that means beaded dresses, fringe, and sparkle. BHLDN Sanders Dress, $, available at AnthropolgieRichard Quinn Crystal And Bead-Embellished Silk-Tulle Midi Dress, $, available at Matches FashionGoddiva Fringe Sequin One-Shoulder Maxi Dress, $, available at ASOSLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?14 Plus-Size Wedding Dresses To Buy OnlineTaylor Swift's "Willow" Look Is Available To ShopThe Best Celebrity Engagement Rings Of 2020
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