Remember how in the late '90s and early '00s, it was all about shiny shiny frosty lips? Well the trend is back — with a bit of a twist. Flash-forward to 2017, and it looks like iridescent lips are the perfect way to relive the '90s — while still staying on the cutting edge of current beauty trends, of course. Oh, and luckily for us, there are a lot of ways to get in on the popular look, be it with a flashy duo-chrome, an opalescent creme lipstick, or even a holographic glitter-packed gloss — it's all up to your own interpretation; the only key is to stay true to your *sparkly pastel '90s dreams.*
So, from flashy cult favorites that have been known to fly off the shelves, like Too Faced's Unicorn Tears and Sigma Beauty's arresting Lip Switch glosses, to more under the radar options like Lipstick Queen's Frozen-inspired Ice Queen and Bite Beauty's subtle-yet-glowy Opal Creme lipstick, read on for some top picks for magical iridescent lipsticks and glosses. Honestly, I kind of fell in love while researching all the different options out there, I'm itching to buy every single last one and give them all a try.
1. Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Unicorn Tears, $22, Too Faced
There's a reason why Unicorn Tears has entranced the entire Internet's collective consciousness: It's straight-up mesmerizing.
2. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Hypnotist
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hypnotist, $15, Jet
So pretty it almost hurts.
3. Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lipstick, $24, Sephora
Bite Beauty actually has an Opal Creme Lipstick and an Opal Creme Lip Gloss, and both live up to their name, imparting a chic iridescence to your lips just like your favorite precious stone.
4. Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Iridescent Lip Topper in Trip
Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Iridescent Lip Topper in Trip, $18, Urban Outfitters
Lime Crime is known for their out-there shades, and their Diamond Crushers line is no different — these iridescent glitter-packed shades really deliver.
5. surratt beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Diamanteé
surratt beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Diamantee, $36, Sephora
surratt beauty's Prismatique lipsticks use special pigments from Japan to achieve next-level shine — plus, the gorgeous packaging and luxurious feel are to die for.
6. Sigma Beauty Lip Switch in Double Whammy
Sigma Beauty Lip Switch in Double Whammy, $14, Nordstrom
To see Sigma Beauty's Lip Switch in action is to love Sigma Beauty's Lip Switch: They're gorgeous alone, or worn over your favorite matte liquid lipstick, and they pretty much can't be beat in terms of wow factor.
7. Milk Makeup Holographic Stick
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick, $28, Sephora
So, this is better known as a highlighter — but it can also be used on your lips for an ethereal glow.
8. ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Nonsense
Leave it to ColourPop to deliver flawlessly frosty duo-chrome realness.
9. Lipstick Queen Ice Queen
Lipstick Queen Ice Queen, $24, Nordstrom
The name says it all: Queen Elsa it up in this consummately frosty lipstick.
10. Jesse's Girl Glow Stix in Red Dawn
Jesse's Girl Glox Stix in Red Dawn, $5, Amazon
Jesse's Girl's Glow Stix truly live up to their name — they're so holographic, they're practically phosphorescent. Best of all, they can be picked up in the drugstore aisle for less than $5!
11. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Ingrid
OCC Lip Tar in Ingrid, $17, Belk
No one does high-impact quite like OCC, and their iridescent shades are well-worth checking out.
What do you think — is the holographic lip trend worth trying? It sure isn't going away anytime soon!