Beauty is always evolving into something new or referencing the past. It’s hard to believe just how quickly trends can change and how we change with them.
What’s the “2016 versus 2021 makeup” trend on TikTok?
In Roberts’ video, the 2016 makeup trends side has full coverage matte foundation, but 2021 has sheer dewy. The 2016 side has heavy concealer with baking, while 2021 is more natural. The 2016 side has super-manicured “Instagram” brows, but the 2021 eyebrow just has a bit of gel. The 2016 side featured warm tones, heavy highlighter, bronzer, matte lips and thick false lashes. But for 2021, it was simple light, smokey cool tones, light blush, lip gloss and half lashes.
Here are some more examples of 2016 makeup trends:
Another user, @namglami showed how much heavier contour and eye makeup was in 2016 compared to the heavy blush and glossy lips of today.
Meanwhile, @thechaneldior did the drag makeup version of the challenge highlighting that even drag queens wear lighter makeup in 2021.
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