Let’s get real. This past year rocked our world.

I think it is safe to say that many of the little things we used to overlook have now become the big things that we miss. I mean, who would have thought we’d long for the days of crowded subways, overpriced movie tickets and busy late nights out (or is that just me)?

But really. While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the life of sweatpants and messy buns, the thing I’ve found myself missing the most is the joy of getting ready. Of course, my skin greatly appreciates the makeup-free days, yet I can’t stop dreaming about a night out in a chic LBD. Blame it on the quarantine, but I’m ready for a full-face of glam.  

The good news is, it looks like these dreams might be on the near horizon—and we need to be ready! Basic beauty has been fun, but butter LONDON wants to help you go bold and rediscover glam with trend-setting beauty looks will have you ready for your next night out…when it FINALLY comes around:

Graphic Eyeliner

What started as a simple cat eye has now turned into a work of art. Graphic eye liner designs have seen a surge while in quarantine, with playful lines making their way across the eyelids of Instagram influencers and celebs. If this futuristic look is calling your name, don’t be afraid to reach for a colourful liquid eyeliner on your next night out. Simply follow the natural line of your crease to create a floating wing or tap into your free-spirit with whimsical stripes or waves.


Bright Lip

No one can deny the power that is felt the moment you swipe on a bright lipstick…even if it is hiding behind a mask. Channel this bold vibe the next time you go glam with a hot pink lip or striking berry hue. These bright colours have quickly become some of 2021 favorite lipstick shades, joining the hot red lip look that has been a classic for decades. Just make sure that your line your pout with a water-resistant lip liner to help lock your colour in place.


Blush and Bronze

After being trapped indoors for what feels like a decade, many of us might need a little help faking a sun-kissed glow. Using a warm bronzer on the outer forehead, jawline and cheeks is a flawless way to help add dimension while tying together your glam beauty routine. Over-the-top blush is another trend that has taken the beauty world by storm, so don’t be afraid to use a heavy hand—we’re making up for lost time here!


Nail Art

Congrats on those who perfected their at-home manicure during quarantine. Now that the world has started to reawaken, you can finally flaunt your newfound skills on the street! And if you’ve already mastered the solid nail polish look, try your hand at some trendsetting nail art. A negative space manicure is super easy to recreate with the help of a long-wear nail lacquer, nail polish remover and a cotton swab. We’re also loving this Alternative French Manicure that has started to flood our Pinterest feed!