It’s no question that the early 2000s were a pivotal time in the fashion and beauty industry. From low-rise flare jeans and velour Juicy Couture sweatsuits to chunky statement jewelry, the 2000s were not short on trends. Makeup looks alone have drastically changed since then. As the desire for a round face has transformed into intensely chiseled cheekbones, a variety of looks have been created in the past two decades. But one of the most famous early 2000s trends is the rise of the frosty makeup look.
The most notable contributors to this trend are Christina Aguilera, Paris Hilton, and, of course, Britney Spears. These blonde bombshells are partially responsible for putting this look on the map. Frosty makeup typically focused on cool shadows, like light blues and purples, shimmery silvers, and sparkly whites. These shadows were applied all over the eyelids with little definition added; no cut creases to be found. This look was often paired with a rosy, almost glowing-from-within cheeks look by using an ample amount of pink blush. Additionally, celebrities were never caught in a matte lip; the early 2000s were strictly about glossy lips.
When attempting to achieve the frosty makeup look in modern times, try using these products to make it a bit easier. For frosty lips, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna has frosted metal lipsticks that are great at recreating that early 2000s glistening look. Loading up on liquid highlighter is an easy way to achieve dewy skin without looking oily, and Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty liquid highlighters are great products to try for this. Apply them with a damp sponge on the highpoints of the face and lightly set with a translucent powder. Lastly, to really get the frosted eye look, shimmery pot shadows like ColourPop’s Super Shock shadows in the shades Birthday Wish and Like A Shot really embody the early 2000s pop star aesthetic.
The beauty community is a constantly evolving and transformative industry, with trends coming and going all the time. From matte liquid lips, blush, and highlighter to laminated eyebrows, it is very possible that the early 2000s frosty makeup look will come back in style twenty years later.