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Growing up in the early 2000’s, I always went out to the club and my club makeup looks were the same. I always did a gunmetal grey Smokey eye and a nude lip.
Now in 2021, club makeup looks are more sophisticated but still bold and fun.
When you are dancing all night long in a dark club you really want your makeup to stand out. Club makeup looks are more exaggerated in 2021 because anybody should be able to explore and have fun with makeup.
With the rise of TikTok and social media, many people are teaching themselves tricks that only makeup artists knew. Nowadays, we have YouTube beauty gurus and everyday people teaching us how to do our makeup step by step.
In this post, I’ll show you the best 2021 club makeup looks with links to tutorials or photos so you can do it yourself.
Best Club Makeup Looks 2021
Burgundy Smokey Eyeshadow
We’re seeing a lot of colour in 2021 and a lot of this has to do with an influence in the eyeshadow we are seeing. We’re seeing a lot of eyeshadow palettes that are neutral but have a pop of colour usually hot pink or red berry tones.
Red Blended Eyeshadow
One example of an eyeshadow palette that is perfect for club makeup looks is the NARS Limited Edition Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette you can mix the neutral transition shades with the shimmer burgundy and cranberry tones. You have the berry tones that are the star of the show but also a lot of gold glitter that is perfect for making you sparkle!
A pink Smokey eye can really make your look fierce especially if it is blended well into your temples. Another palette that is perfect for club makeup looks is Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance. There are two berry pinks and a red tone that will give you the perfect Smokey pink eye as well.
This is also a link to a tutorial on Sephora’s website to show you how to use the Modern Renaissance Palette.
Hot Pink Eyeshadow
If you want a really hot pink eyeshadow look, you’re going to want to choose a pigment vs. Eyeshadow. A pigment is a pressed powder that contains a higher concentration of colour. It’s meant to be more opaque and be pressed into the eyelid for a punch of colour.
If you’re going to use an eyeshadow pigment then you should always use an eye primer. The one by P. Louise is the best eyeshadow primer for pigments.
The hot pink eyeshadow look above can be best obtained with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette (read the review here). It’s now on sale at Sephora for 50% off! The hot pink colour in the middle called: “Bahamas” is the perfect hot pink pigment for hot pink eyeshadow that will last all night long.
The Pat McGrath Mothership VIII Eyeshadow Palette has one of the best hot pink eyeshadows in it. It also contains one of the best duo chrome eyeshadow colours that is just so pigmented. Seriously consider eyeshadows by Pat McGrath if you love creating bold eyeshadow looks.
If you are contemplating this palette, I would purchase it now because once something is on sale at Sephora it is usually being discontinued from the website.
Sunset eyes are also really popular when it comes to Club Makeup 2021. There are so many warm eyeshadow palettes that focus on yellows, oranges and red toned hues. Here is a a tutorial on how to get sunset eyes from Pinterest.
One of the best eyeshadow palettes for creating these warm transitional looks is from Natasha Denona using the Sunset Palette.
The Natasha Denona Sunset Palette is the best for Club Makeup looks because this palette has a mix of duo chrome finishes which are PERFECT for dark club lightning.
The formula of Natasha Denona eyeshadows are amazing and make blending easy. SO if you really want a transitional sunset eyeshadow look when you go clubbing I suggest you invest in this palette because you can create so many looks.
With all of the above statement eyeshadow looks, be sure to pair it with a heavy eyeliner and fake lashes to make sure you look extra sultry dancing the night away.
Bold Graphic Eyeliner
Bold graphic eyeliner in geographic shapes and bright colours are perfect for club makeup. You don’t even need to use eyeshadow, but get a felt tipped eyeliner and make any design you desire. Just be sure to leave some negative space (meaning don’t fill in the whole eye lid) and you’ll look very chic.
One of the best graphic eyeliners are very simply from NYX Professional that can be purchased on their website. They have the most affordable coloured liquid eyeliners for only $10 USD with the Epic Wear Liquid Liner.
The Epic Wear Liquid Liner comes in 8 colours and the bold ones are perfect for drawing the perfect geometric eye look because the tip is so fine.
Here are the swatches for the Epic Wear Liquid Liner from NYX Professional:
You can also get 20% off when you sign up for email for your first order.
The only thing is that if you’re in Canada and want to shop on the NYX website you’ll pay international shipping and all prices are in USD. Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada has a healthy selection of NYX Professional products and I recommend Canadians shop there.
Aqua and Green Eyeshadow/Eyeliner
Aqua and turquoise eyeshadow is making a huge comeback for club makeup 2021. The key with aqua eyeshadow is to use it in a unique and interesting way. Try this negative space look or practice lining only your bottom lashes.
One of the best green eyeliners is the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Matte Teal or Peridot. These are gel eyeliners and are waterproof which is perfect if you’re dancing all night long and getting really sweaty!
The Marc Jacobs coloured eyeliners are being discontinued from Sephora’s website so be sure to purchase these if you want to get the green eyeliner look.
If you are following 2021 makeup trends, you’ll know that blush, especially cream blush is trending right now (read my review on my favourite cream blushes here). Any blush is the big trend and pulling it up beyond your cheek bones is the real big club makeup 2021 trend.
The best thing you can do to hop on the blush trend is to buy a blush palette. These will give you a few different warm and cool tone ranges so you can sculpt your cheek bones to get a really blushy look.
You can also use blush as eyeshadow to get a monochromatic look that is a really trendy club makeup 2021 look.
Some of the best blush palettes can be found at Sephora (of course). Here are some blush palettes that I recommend:
I hope you enjoyed this round up of the best club makeup 2021. There are so many versatile makeup products out there to help you create the best club makeup look that’s on trend for this year.
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