How To Embrace the Return of Frosted Lipstick
Posted on April 05 2023
Even if you’re still fighting it, the 2000s era beauty aesthetic is definitely back. But don’t think of it as the same Y2K vibe of the early-aughts—this resurgence is all about a more soft and playful palette of holographic hues, metallics, frosted details, and an array of pastels that are understated and super dreamy.
The beauty world’s obsession with the Y2K era makeup aesthetic isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, and the latest resurgence is frosted lipstick. But this isn’t the often unflattering pearl finish from the early 2000s—today’s hits feature finer opalescent particles which means a smoother finish, even application, more dimension, and maximum light reflexivity for an illusion of fuller lips. Even better? The nostalgic shades will complement every skin tone—think rich berries, subtle bronzes, dreamy pastels, and warm neutrals all with a hint of icy sparkle.
Pro Tip: to keep your look in the present, we recommend avoiding shimmer on the rest of your face when wearing an iced lipstick—scroll down to check out our favorite frosty hues.
Siesta: light peach accented by a cool frost
Icon: this medium pinkish purple has a cool frost
Wild Orchid: the perfect pink rose finished with a gold frost
Seashell: this is a warm and deep frosted neutral peach
Siren: the most vibrant medium coral with a gold frost
Patina: a warmly frosted and slightly metallic champagne
Sin: an intense gold frosted reddish brown
Copper Glaze: a warmly frosted sandy pink
Temptress: bronzed grape topped with an icy frost
Aurora: this classic bronze has a neutral frost
Sazerac: a warm frosted pinkish peach
Vegas: a vibrantly frosted shiny copper penny
Velour: this mid-tone plum has a hint of cool frost
Dune: soft platinum pink with a matching icy frost