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.
There's a reason why Unicorn Tears has entranced the entire Internet's collective consciousness: It's straight-up mesmerizing.
So pretty it almost hurts.
Lime Crime is known for their out-there shades, and their Diamond Crushers line is no different — these iridescent glitter-packed shades really deliver.
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.
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.
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.
The name says it all: Queen Elsa it up in this consummately frosty lipstick.
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!
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!