4 FROSTED LIP LOOKS
INSPIRED BY 90S
MAKEUP TRENDS

April 23, 2024 – by Cat Quinn
From the Supermodel to the Socialite, the Pop Star to the Wild Child, frosted lips are for the girls who want to be famous. “Popping the lips with frosted lipstick – especially contoured with generous amounts of lip liner – was a 90s makeup craze,” says Terry Barber, M·A·C Creative Director of Makeup Artistry. “Not only was it cool but it was the ultimate trick to make your lips look dynamically fuller.”

Inspired by the iconic women who wore them in the 90s and early aughts, we’re spotlighting the top products and techniques that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. “Layering is the key to modern frost,” says Barber. “Essentially, it’s using a frosted lip colour in the same way that you would use a highlighter. It can be concentrated in the centre of the lips to create the illusion of volume or applied as a sheer coat across its entirety for something super luxurious.”

If you haven’t picked up a frosted lip product in years, some things do get better with age. “Chunky glitter lips have given way to fine metallic pearl which wraps itself around the contours of the lip and reflects the right amount of light,” says Barber, who created the four 90s makeup looks below. “You’re still getting the cool factor, but in a finish that’s way more beautifying and seamless.”

So, grab your favourite lip combination, blast a 90s throwback and ask yourself, “Who do I want to be today?”
SHOP 90S SUPERMODEL FROSTED LIPS
Get the 90s Supermodel makeup look with this iconic lip lineup.
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HOW TO GET 90S SUPERMODEL FROSTED LIPS

Sculpted and glamorous, this neutral lip combo won’t get out of bed for less than $10,000.

  1. Line the edges and outer corners of the lips with Lip Pencil in Chestnut.
  2. Smooth on M·A·Cximal Silky Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy.
  3. Tap Lipglass in Dangerous Curves onto the centre of the lips.
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Lip Pencil
$38.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
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M·A·CXIMAL SILKY MATTE LIPSTICK
$40.00
A silky matte lipstick with full-coverage, pigment-rich colour and 12 hours of comfortable wear.
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Tinted Lipglass
$38.00
A gloss in a wide colour range that can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.

SHOP 90S SOCIALITE FROSTED LIPS

Get a preppy, peachy pout with this socialite favourite: Lipglass in Prrr.

HOW TO GET 90S SOCIALITE FROSTED LIPS

Flirty and well-connected, this frosty peach lip combo cuts the line — every time.

  1. Line lips with Lip Pencil in Spice.
  2. Glide on M·A·Cximal Silky Matte Lipstick in Kinda Sexy.
  3. Generously tap on Lipglass in Prrr starting at the centre of the lips, working outward.
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Lip Pencil
$38.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
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M·A·CXIMAL SILKY MATTE LIPSTICK
$40.00
A silky matte lipstick with full-coverage, pigment-rich colour and 12 hours of comfortable wear.
(10)
Tinted Lipglass
$38.00
A gloss in a wide colour range that can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.

SHOP 90S WILD CHILD FROSTED LIPS

Lipglass in Explicit has icy silver shimmer to bring the edge.

HOW TO GET THE 90S WILD CHILD FROSTED LIPS

Rebellious and underground, this cool-toned lip combo is too cool for school.

  1. Sculpt lips with Lip Pencil in Stone. Build intensity using Lip Pencil in Chestnut along edges and outer corners if desired.
  2. Smooth on M·A·Cximal Silky Matte Lipstick in Honeylove.
  3. Tap on Lipglass in Explicit or Dangerous Curves.
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Lip Pencil
$38.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
(15)
Lip Pencil
$38.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
(2)
M·A·CXIMAL SILKY MATTE LIPSTICK
$40.00
A silky matte lipstick with full-coverage, pigment-rich colour and 12 hours of comfortable wear.
(10)
Tinted Lipglass
$38.00
A gloss in a wide colour range that can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.

SHOP 90S POP STAR FROSTED LIPS

Inspired by 90s pop stars, this lip combo features sugary pink Lipglass in Oyster Girl.
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HOW TO GET THE 90S POP STAR FROSTED LIP TREND

Sweet and bubbly, this is a catchy pink lip combo you can’t get out of your head.

  1. Line lips with Lip Pencil in Whirl.
  2. Glide on M·A·Cximal Silky Matte Lipstick in Lipstick Snob.
  3. Generously tap on Lipglass in Oyster Girl starting at the centre of the lips, working outward.
(15)
Lip Pencil
$38.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
(2)
M·A·CXIMAL SILKY MATTE LIPSTICK
$40.00
A silky matte lipstick with full-coverage, pigment-rich colour and 12 hours of comfortable wear.
(10)
Tinted Lipglass
$38.00
A gloss in a wide colour range that can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.
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4 FROSTED LIP LOOKS INSPIRED BY 90S MAKEUP TRENDS

April 23, 2024 by Cat Quinn

 

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