Ice Queen: Keep Your Cool with Frosted Lips

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, product highlights

Shutterstock_3767053 Gloss, matte, shimmer and sheer—most lip colors, it seems, fall under one category or another. However, simply because the label on the tube says one thing, doesn’t mean you’re locked into a single texture or tone. Color is not a one-way street and a true connoisseur can appreciate the value of multiple dimensions—of layering texture upon texture to truly make your lips pop.

Few looks are more daring than frosted lips, and you’ll need a healthy dose of confidence to pull it off. To start, create a base using a lipstick with a good deal of shimmer, like Mineral Lip Tint in Island Pearl. To add more sparkle, pat on a little bit of Pür Radiance or the pearl tone from Pink Marble Powder. Lastly, “freeze” your frosted lips with a sheer pink lip gloss like Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Enchanted. Frosted lips should ideally look wet with flecks of colour suspended or “frozen” beneath the surface for a multidimensional look that’s equally delicate and dramatic.