The Best Makeup TikTok Trends of 2021

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As 2021 draws to a close, it’s time to look back at our favorite #MakeupTikTokTrends of 2021! From beauty hacks to makeup challenges, viral products to recreating filters, 2021 showed us that makeup has officially changed, and we love to see it!

We’re here to count down our top 10 trends, it’s up to you to decide which you think should stay, or sashay away in 2022! 

1. Bratz Challenge

First up, we’re bringing real Y2K vibes with the iconic ‘Bratz Challenge’.

Thousands of MUAs and influencers took to Tik Tok to ‘accessorize to the max’ and transform into their fave childhood character!

Revolution released the PERFECT collab with Bratz to help you complete this look, if you haven’t checked out this range (where have you been??) you can shop it here.
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2. Clean Girl Aesthetic

We couldn’t forget about the ‘Clean Girl Aesthetic’; the ultimate beauty trend that celebrates your natural radiance.

Get the look with a glowy makeup base, fluffy brows, slick hair, glossy lips, neat nails, and a natural flush in your cheeks. Add your fave minimalist jewelry and complete the look with a luxury-smelling perfume.

@GlambyFlo created this aesthetic using some trending Revolution products:


3. Fake Freckles

Tik Tok filters are notorious for sparking trends, and the freckle trend is no exception! At  Revolution Beauty we are big supporters of being your true self, so why not ditch the filter and celebrate YOU!

If you don’t have freckles naturally and want to have some fun creating fake ones for the day, Aaliyah from team Revolution is here to show you how to use the Relove Freckle Pen in Baby Brown!


4. Laminated Brow Look

2021 has been all about the snatched brow and getting the ultimate laminated brow look from home. Rikki from team Rev tried out the Makeup Revolution Brow Lamination Kit and you NEED to see the results! Shop the kit here:


5. Fluffy Brow Look

Another big brow trend this year has been the fluffy brow.

Lois from team Rev brought the sauce with the Makeup Revolution 3-step Ultra Brow Builder Kit to show how you can set, sculpt and fill your way to the perfectly formed, fluffy brow. Choose from 5 shades here:


6. Creative Eyeliner

2021 was the year Tik Tok decided that the wing was not enough. Eyeliner styles were reinvented over and over, from cateye, to foxeye, to two-tail and cut-out!

Perhaps the most iconic, was the reverse cateye given the viral treatment after Painted by Spencer created an amazing smoky undereye! Raya from team Revolution tested out some of these top styles using the DC x Revolution Catwoman Liner, which do you like best?
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7. Graphic Eyeliner

Up next is the graphic liner trend, which brings a sophisticated pop of color to any nude eye look. This trend went viral during the summer months and has lasted into Christmas Party Season!

@MascaraLogan used the Neon Heat Hydra Liner Set to create a bright graphic liner look, and we are here for it.


8. Nail Art

Nail Art has been BIG in 2021, from colorful pops that match your eyes and lips, to negative space and even recreating celeb faces or movie moments!

The nude-swirl has to be our favorite, especially with a hint of neon! Nivetha from team revolution NAILED the neon-swirl using the Revolution Neon Polish.


One of the most creative nail hacks from 2021 is the makeup sponge French Tip look! It can be versatile with the final design and the best way to get a salon – French tip at home (if a bit fiddly at first)!


9. Sunkissed Skin

Finally, Cream blushers and contouring had a real moment in 2021, from the viral ‘sunkissed blush look’ to contouring with blusher itself! Tik Tokers were loving the radiant, dewy and sunkissed effect and got super creative with it!

We loved this blush vs regular contouring video by @_ayshabegum_ using the Revolution Fast Base Blush Sticks and Foundation Sticks.

Which look do you prefer?


Which trends are here for the long run and which should we leave in 2021? You decide! 

Follow us on Tik Tok @makeuprevolution and make sure you tag us in your #MakeupHack videos!  

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