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90’s Trends are Back - Starting With Frosted Lipstick

The frosted lipstick trend is back, and its re-emergence has been taking the beauty world by storm, with many celebrities and influencers hopping on the bandwagon. In this blog post, we'll explore what the frosted lipstick trend is all about, how to wear it, and how even to create your own formula. So if you've been wanting to try out the frosted lipstick trend or are just curious about it, read on for all the details!


What is the frosted lipstick trend?

Frosted lipstick is a type of cosmetic product used for lip color and decoration. It is characterized by a metallic sheen or sparkle on the lips, which gives them a frosted or glittery appearance. Frosted lipsticks are often used to add a touch of glamour to a makeup look or to make a statement on special occasions. They come in a variety of shades and finishes, from neutral tones to bright, bold colors.


How did frosted lipstick make its comeback?

We’ve been witnessing hints of ’90s trends over the past year with Hailey Beiber rocking blue eyeshadow and Bella Hadid sporting thin eyebrows. While bushy brows are still very much in, the ’90s resurgence is growing more prominent with the latest trend: frosted lips.


As with most of the beauty trends that we witness these days, this one began to resurface through social media. A couple of major brands released new frosted lipsticks that had influencers raving about them all over the internet. And so, they have begun to fly off the shelves.


How to wear frosted lipstick

Now that everyone is buying the frosted lipsticks, we thought it would be helpful to share some of our pro tips for getting the most out of that sparkly pout. Here are some tips on how to wear frosted lipstick:

  • Keep the rest of your makeup simple: To avoid overloading your look, keep the rest of your makeup simple when wearing frosted lipstick. Opt for neutral or natural tones on your eyes and cheeks to let your lips take center stage.

  • Consider your skin tone: Frosted lipsticks come in a range of shades, so it's important to choose a color that complements your skin tone. Neutral and pink shades work well for fair skin, while warm, orangey shades suit olive skin, and deep, berry shades are a good choice for dark skin.

  • Apply a base: To help the frosted lipstick last longer, apply a lip primer or balm as a base, and then apply the lipstick with a lip brush for a precise application.

  • Blot and reapply: After applying the frosted lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue and then reapply another layer for a more intense look.

  • Pair with bold eyebrows: To balance the boldness of your frosted lips, consider filling in your eyebrows and making them appear thicker.

  • Experiment with different finishes: Frosted lipsticks come in various finishes, such as shimmery, glittery, or metallic. Experiment with different finishes to find the one that works best for you.

Our Favorite Frosted Lipsticks:

Below are a few of our Colorlab frosted lipsticks:

The first of our frosted ready-to-wear lipstick is part of our sheer shiny collection. It is a beautiful pink neutral that offers a subtle metallic sheen. It is also infused with Vitamin E and Jojoba oil for a smooth, hydrating formula.




If you like something with a bit more oomph, we also love Flower Power. This lipstick is a lighter, cool-toned pink. It is part of our smooth, creamy collection and also offers a nourishing, hydrating formula for a comfortable wear.




For those of you who like a warm brown lip, Brown Sugar is for you. Also a part of our smooth creamy line, this product offers all-day comfort, hydration, and protection.




Show Off is a great option for those of you looking to try frosted lipstick while still keeping it subtle. This product is a peachy nude with a flirtatious metallic finish.








How to Create Your Own Frosted Lipstick

Want to formulate your own frosted lipstick? Our patented custom blend lipstick system makes it easy.


Try this formula for a warm bronzey metallic lipstick that you will love. Follow us on social media to see the swatches, and watch us make it!


  • Liquid matte base

  • 1 large scoop of champagne frost

  • 1 large scoop of pink gold frost

  • 1 small scoop of pink frost

  • 1 tiny twinkle glitter

  • Cappuccino essence

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