If you loved the ’90s, you’ve had a pretty good year. The decade made a huge comeback in 2017 with brown lipstick hoop earrings and even platform sandals. But the reincarnation just wouldn’t be complete without something a little icy—oh yeah, we’re talking frosted makeup. But before you harken back visions of Christina Aguilera music videos, know that the trend is far subtler this time around. Here, we give you three new ways to wear frosted makeup for New Year’s parties and beyond.
If you haven’t even thought of Bonne Bell frosted gloss since high school, get ready for the nostalgia to set in. Transform the look for your adult self by pairing a shimmering pink lipstick with a matching eye shadow for a modern monochromatic take (sans the awkward hair-stuck-in-mouth scenarios).
Try: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backfire ($17)
There’s nothing wrong with ice-blue eye shadow, but when it comes to the frosty eye makeup of today, toned-down glitter is warming things up a bit. Keep from time traveling by sweeping a subtler neutral shimmer from lids up to brow bones—and don’t forget the inner eye corners.
Try: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer ($38)
Think of it as highlighter on steroids. Blend a pearlescent (bordering on white) shade from your cheekbones up to your temples for ’90s supermodel status. Then stick to otherwise neutral makeup lest you want to err on extra. (And if that’s the case, call us so we can play, too.)