We caught up with the team at Pastels Salon, Dubai on their take on the biggest beauty trends for 2021…
The Eyes Have It
Boost your mood with strategically placed swabs of technicolour. There were shimmery green, hot pinks and yellows seen on the virtual fashion week catwalks - and given that the eyes are the only visible site of self-expression when you are mask-clad, then why not make them pop! Bonus points for channelling the glamour of the 80s with metallic accents.
In times of war or hardship, sales of beauty products tend to soar, and in particular lipstick. A bold lip is a fashion statement in itself – and a perfect way to be groomed for those zoom calls. This season why not channel your inner Hollywood screen siren with a classic red lip.
Coined by Pinterest, “skinimalism” embraces your natural skin and utilises super-minimal makeup – think mascara and lip balm only. It makes sense, given that forgoing the foundation dramatically reduces your chance of maskne.
Fashion certainly is embracing the halcyon days of the 70s and 80s, so why not extend your fashion kudos to your fingertips by embracing retro nails?
Seventies-inspired swirls and shapes feel calming and comforting, yet totally fresh and modern thanks to fashion’s focus on the disco decade. Plus, an earthy colour palette pays homage to the vintage vibe better than sharp-focussed colours such as red and pink.