Your favourite Influencers' looks define the top Beauty Trends for 2021!

Your favourite Influencers' looks define the top Beauty Trends for 2021!

A nude lip, romantic smokey eyes, a bronzed glow in summer… some beauty statements are timeless. But in makeup, as in fashion, each season brings fun new trends to try!

Read on to discover the top 3 beauty trends for 2021, as spotted on some of our favourite influencers in Malta… as well as our top tips for recreating these trending makeup looks at home!

The Instagram red lip

With a twist, classics become trends again! As seen on @nena_kay, the Instagram Red Lip is a whole look, combining flawless skin, major mascara, strong brows (see below!) and sleek, sexy hair.



Get the look with some of the bestselling red lipsticks on the planet, from makeup brand M·A·C Cosmetics:

Ruby Woo Lipstick and Ruby Woo Lipstick paired with Lipglass Clear. Image Credit: Top @maccosmetics / @huseyinkaygsuz, Bottom @maccosmetics / @vildefeste 

Ruby Woo (Retro Matte Lipstick) is THE red to end all reds, and M·A·C’s ultimate cult classic shade! Ruby Woo is a very matte, vivid blue-red. What makes it so unique? It flatters every single skin shade, and even makes your teeth look whiter! It’s no wonder MAC can’t keep Ruby Woo on shelves for long… one Ruby Woo is bought somewhere around the world every 8 minutes! Ruby Woo is so popular, it’s also available in a Ruby Woo Mini MAC size (€10), a Ruby Woo Lipglass (€16), and as a Ruby Woo Lip Pencil (€18).

M·A·C’s other cult-classic shade? Russian Red (MAC Matte Lipstick) is an intense bluish-red that skyrocketed to fame after Madonna wore it for every show in her 1987 Who's That Girl World Tour — and it’s only grown in popularity since! Like Ruby Woo, Russian Red also available in a Russian Red Mini MAC size (€10), and a Russian Red Lipglass (on sale now for €8!)

Bold, brushed brows

As seen on The Queen of Flawless Brows herself @jadezammitstevens, natural, brushed-up brows were in for 2020… and we’re delighted they are here to stay in 2021! 



Products that have a natural payoff are the easiest way to achieve this look. To create subtle, hair-like strokes, reach for the M·A·C Brow Sculpt (€20.20, select shades now on sale for €14.14) retractable pencil. Its chiselled tip has a flat edge for a natural, diffused look and a pointed tip for a precise HD effect. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have naturally full eyebrows, try the clear M·A·C Brow Set Gel (€21) to stroke and set brows into shape without flaking or stiffening. (Psst… looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift for your guy? Men love M·A·C Brow Set gel for grooming sideburns and facial hair, too!) 

Image Credit: @maccosmeticsfrance


Fierce eyeliner 

Now that face masks are a part of our daily lives, it’s no wonder statement fierce eyeliner is trending! Whether you’re creating a winged cat-eye (as seen on the gorgeous @gaiacauchi), graphic shapes or floating liner, make sure to use makeup products with long-lasting formulas. Smudging, creasing or fading is simply not an option when you want to make an eyeliner statement!



For the fiercest eyeliner, we recommend the following makeup by MAC:


Image Credits: Pictured Top Brushstroke 24-Hour Liner in Brushblack @maccosmetics / @zena_grekova, Pictured Bottom Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre @maccosmetics / @fabiogrisieti_makeup


For even more beauty trends, follow @maccosmeticsmalta on Instagram!