Frosted ’90s Makeup Is Back — And Perfect for New Year’s Eve

December 13, 2019
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | by L'Oréal
Frosted ’90s Makeup Is Back — And Perfect for New Year’s Eve

Flashback to when butterfly clips and frosted lips were the epitome of the cool-girl vibe. Flashforward to now, and well, the trend is pretty much the same. Don’t get us wrong, plenty has changed over the past decade or two; we’ve since shed our chokers and upgraded our scrunchie game. And while we would like to leave low-rise jeans in the past, there is one ’90s trend we can’t wait to break out in 2020: frosted makeup. To help you start the new year off right, we’ve rounded up our favorite, modern takes on the frosted makeup trend, ahead. 

Ice, Ice Baby 

Ease back into the frosted trend with this elegant and chic tutorial from Maya Swan. She starts by creating dimension with smoky reds and oranges before transitioning to a cooler shade. Using a compact brush, she focuses an opalescent, white color into her cut crease. The look is finished off with NYX Butter Gloss in Gingersnap, a chocolate brown shade. 

Calm, Cool and Collected 

This look by Chloe Morello is giving us major ’90s rom-com vibes. If you’re hoping for a kiss when the clock strikes 12, this face beat may give you a little extra luck. The cool-toned, shimmery eye is on purple overload with purple eyeliner, shadow and even purple mascara. To top off this icy look, Morello swiped on an oh-so-iconic frosted, pink lip gloss.  


Ice Queen Vibes 

A full-blown blue eye can be intimidating. Dian Dananjaya found the perfect balance, though, with this smoky blue number. Using shades ranging from robin’s egg blue to navy, she creates depth and dimension. Although she keeps her eyes matte, she adds in frost with highlighter and lip gloss.  

Glitter on Glitter 

It’s time to crack open your Caboodle. But instead of reaching for roll-on body glitter (as much as we loved it back in the day), let’s turn our attention to eye glitter. Melly Sanchez shows us how to glam up and level up our glitter game with this step-by-step tutorial. Her sparkly silver lid is achieved with some of our personal favorites: Urban Decay Cosmetics Heavy Glam in Glam Rock and Stila Glitter and Glow in Precious Platinum

A Low-Key Pop

This makeup look has us wanting to turn on the fireplace and curl up with some hot coco, TBH. It may be a more muted take on the frosted makeup look, but it still brings us all the wintery joy. Jocy Reyes lays out the perfect how-to for anyone who wants to start their frost out slow. She pops shimmery highlighter on her cheekbones and under her brow, then adds a blue shadow accent by her inner corner.  

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