We’re not even two full months into the new year, and it looks like we’ve already got some unexpected beauty trends to watch. While it certainly feels like a warp in the space-time continuum is responsible for this snappy arrival of new skincare, makeup, and hair fads, it probably has more to do with the fact that we’re all still actively adapting our beauty routines to the new normal of spending increased time at home, mastering our mask-friendly beauty practices, and paying way more attention to the happenings on social media. Whatever the case, new trends are here, and they’re… something.
Okay, so last year’s beauty trends haven’t all fallen completely off the map. Curtain bangs are still wildly popular, as are skincare tools and graphic eyeliner. But alas, the internet has spoken. I won’t torture you any longer—keep scrolling for the eight beauty trends poised to rule 2021.