For spring/summer 2021, nostalgic makeup, ’90s liner, and vibrant colours were Fashion Week’s biggest highlights. And although most of the events were either virtual or sparsely attended IRL due to social distancing, designers and their MUAs upped their beauty A-game to make sure even the most subtle of winged liner could be seen over Zoom.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration to incorporate into your everyday makeup routine or in need of a dramatic change, 2021’s biggest trends will be sure to fulfill your needs.

1. bold eyes

Huda Beauty, Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, Dhs135, SHOP NOW
NARS, Single Eye Shadow, Dhs80, SHOP NOW

2. 90’s liner

YVES SAINT LAURENT, Bold Felt-Tip Eyeliner Pen, Dhs195, SHOP NOW
ARMANI, Smooth Silk Eye Pencil, Dhs145, SHOP NOW

3. fresh skin

Estée Lauder, Advanced Night Repair Multi Recovery Serum, Dhs289, SHOP NOW
ELIZABETH ARDEN, Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Hydra-Plumping Serum, Dhs224, SHOP NOW

4. stained lips

Benefit Cosmetics, Cheek & Lip Stain, Dhs94, SHOP NOW
Sephora Collection, Lip Stain Liner, Dhs55, SHOP NOW 

5. nostalgic makeup


MAKE UP FOREVER, Ultra HD Blush Palette, Dhs250, SHOP NOW
NUDESTIX, Pretty Nude Skin Kit, Dhs200, SHOP NOW