“Skinimalism” or “transparent makeup” recently topped Pinterest’s annual Trends Prediction report for 2021. In a nutshell, the trend is all about embracing your skin’s natural texture. It’s okay for your pores, scars, blemishes and discolouration to peek through your makeup! Think of this trend as an update to the no-makeup, makeup look.
According to the report, people are moving away from elaborate makeup routines to embrace more streamlined and pared-back routines. This trend comes as no surprise considering we’ve been nursing maskne for months and trying to feel good in our skin while doing as little as possible to our faces.
At the heart of this trend is enhancing skin’s luminosity vis-a-vis concealing skin’s texture or imperfections. Instead of reaching for a heavy-duty foundation, use a colour-correcting concealer to cancel out any redness or discolouration.
Next, amp up your glow with a lightweight base product like a skin tint, tinted moisturiser or sunscreen, or a cushion foundation. Alternatively, you can also skip both steps and dust some translucent powder on your skin.
Before you throw out your eyeshadow palettes and bold lippies, we’re seeing an influx of bold makeup paired with skinimalism since we’ll be wearing masks for the foreseeable future.