Happy new year, Sparkle Squad! We love the anything-is-possible energy at this time of year. It feels like we can create anything that we want, including some new signature makeup looks! Luckily, there are a ton of fresh teen makeup trends on the horizon for 2021, so you won’t be short of inspiration in the coming months. Here are the ones that are highest on our radar—grab your favorite products and let’s create some makeup magic this year!
Read on for the best teen makeup trends for 2021 and how to recreate them at home
1. Natural Skin and Light Coverage
Embracing your natural beauty is so in! Teenagers are changing the game by loving and showcasing their favorite features, minus the layers of heavy foundation or pigment. There are so many ways to make yourself feel glammed up without doing too much at all—one example being our Study Haul Makeup Gift Set! It comes with a clear mascara and brow gel, plus a glossy pink lip balm that helps you look polished, but never too extra. It’s perfect for all levels, whether you’re just starting your makeup journey or have beauty guru status.
2. Sparkling Cheeks and Lids
When the sun hits your skin, there’s nothing like some beautiful sparkle to catch the eye! Cheekbone-defining highlighters and shimmery lids are setting the tone for 2021, and our best-selling 9021-GLOW! Eye & Cheek Palette is a great way for teens and tweens to get the look. Gen Glitter also adds serious shine to any makeup look—you can use it on your hair, your cheekbones, or anywhere else you want to glimmer!
3. Freckles, Real or Not!
You don’t need to be naturally blessed with freckles to get the sunkissed look. There are all kinds of new products, brushes, and techniques that help you (artificially) create these beautiful beauty marks all over your nose and cheeks. Visit our friends at Ulta for the latest.
4. Feathered, Full, and Groomed Brows
The natural-looking brow trend is nothing new, but if you haven’t tried it now’s the time to get on board! The trick is to brush your brows up and outwards so they have a full, yet clean shape. Our Featherlight Clear Mascara & Brow Gel is perfect for this job—and you can also use it to elongate your lashes!
5. Bright and Bold Eyelids
Makeup is all about self-expression, and in 2021 that means some wildly fun and vibrant colors! Neon eyeliners and bright eyeshadow looks are hitting social media pages everywhere. The bright pink, purple, and gold shades in the TropiCali Eyeshadow Palette are perfect for this trend. To get started with TropiCali, follow this tutorial for the hot pink eyeshadow look in Piper Rockelle’s “Bby i” music video.
6. Dewy Glow
You dew you, boo—in 2021, that’s the name of the game! To get the look, lightly apply the Poolside Posh highlighter from our 9021-Bungalow Eye & Cheek Palette to the bridge of your nose, chin, and T-zone. It’ll give you just a hint of shimmer for that fresh-faced vibe that’s so in right now.
7. Lip Glosses
We’ve always been on team lip gloss, and now the rest of the beauty world is catching up. (What can we say, we’re ahead of the trends!) 10K Shine Lip Gloss is a best-seller for a reason: It’s super shiny without being sticky, comes in a bunch of pretty colors, and tastes like cotton candy. Pair it with any of the looks above and you’ll be totally on trend for 2021.
What do you think about these 2021 makeup trends for teens? Which one are you most excited to try out? Take a photo of your looks and tag us @petitenpretty—we can’t wait to see how you sparkle this year.