Nordstrom Is Currently a Gold Mine of 2021 Beauty Trends—Here's What I'd Buy

Nordstrom Is Currently a Gold Mine of 2021 Beauty Trends—Here's What I'd Buy


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Just in case you're new here (welcome!), I need to clue you in on a fun fact about team Who What Wear: We're big Nordstrom fans. Our regular readers can attest to the fact that we scour the retailer's website daily in search of the best new drops, and back when in-person shopping was a thing, you could catch at least one of our editors in a fitting room trying on basics, trendy pieces, and classic wardrobe staples almost weekly. But as a beauty editor, my favorite section to scope out is the store's vast beauty selection. I just can't get enough of the ever-evolving offering of essential buys across skincare, makeup, hair, and nails.

Shopping for beauty products is always fun, but it is especially so when you've got specific beauty trends in mind to inform your purchases. That's why I was ecstatic to find that Nordstrom's beauty section is currently bursting with buys perfect for executing some of my favorite trends that have emerged thus far in 2021. From mask-related fads like the prioritization of eye makeup and maskne solutions to at-home manicure essentials and even skincare tools to help us achieve the most glowy skin, here are 30 items to add to your collection now.

The Trend: Feathered Brows

2021 Beauty Trends: Feathered Brows


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This new styling wax helps you meticulously sculpt your brows to get that perfectly feathered look. Check out our full review to learn exactly how it works.

Starting from the bottom with thin, sparse brows? This will help them get growing.

The Trend: Skincare Tools

2021 Beauty Trends: Skincare Tools


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There's nothing like a good jade-rolling session to relax before bed.

Want to take things up a notch? Zap your mug with some toning microcurrents.

This LED light mask helps smooth wrinkles and clear bacteria in just a few minutes. Plus, you look cool (read: insane) while wearing it.

The Trend: Vibrant Eye Makeup

2021 Beauty Trends: Vibrant Eye Makeup


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Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.

You can create some seriously high-impact looks with this dreamy cream eye shadow in one easy step.

The Trend: Mask-Proof Lips

2021 Beauty Trends: Mask-Proof Lips


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This lip color glides on smoothly, wears comfortably, and, most importantly, dries down to a soft matte that won't budge under a face mask.

A stain leaves the prettiest weightless flush all over the lips that stays put for hours.

I love a long-wear lipstick that doesn't feel overly cakey on the lips. This one is plush and really stays put.

The Trend: Salon-Quality Manicures

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Press-on nails have officially taken over. There's no better way to get a professional-looking manicure in 10 minutes flat.

Creating chic nail art has never been easier.

This cute manicure set comes complete with shea butter masks to soften and condition those meticulously washed hands.

The Trend: Scalpcare

2021 Beauty Trends: Scalp Care


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This spendy scalp serum deploys the soothing and fortifying powers of copper, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin E acetate, provitamin B5, rice protein, peptides, and more to instantly relieve scalp discomfort.

This exfoliating mask helps to keep dry skin and debris from accumulating around the follicles.

Don't forget about the length of your strands. This strengthening treatment is perfect for repairing hair damaged by color, chemicals, and more.

The Trend: Maskne-Clearing Skincare

2021 Beauty Trends: Maskne-Clearing Skincare


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This hyaluronic acid–packed cream is both lightweight and deeply hydrating. It binds moisture to the skin to help it stay comfortably hydrated whether covered in a mask or exposed to the elements.

This balancing facial cleanser effectively draws excess oil and breakout-causing bacteria out of the skin without compromising the delicate skin barrier.

Smooth, radiant skin lies on the other side of this cult-favorite lactic acid exfoliating treatment.

The Trend: Sky-High Lashes

2021 Beauty Trends: Sky-High Lashes


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This beloved mascara imparts intense length and definition.

When all else fails, falsies always do the trick.

The Trend: Extra Eyecare

2021 Beauty Trends: Extra Eye Care


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Take 10 minutes to revive those tired eyes.

Rumor has it, this stuff is like Botox in a bottle.

This might be the most iconic eye cream ever. It's hydrating, cooling, and so luxurious.

The Trend: Amplified Hair Textures

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Curly, wavy, smooth, or straight—this hair dryer can help you execute any look.

This finishing spray is a must-have for perfecting beachy waves.

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