8 High-Shine Products To Help You Score The Ice Queen Beauty Trend
Keep your cool by giving skin a dewy, almost metallic sheen that’s ideal for winter.
Yet another BeautyTok hit, the ice-queen makeup trend is here to stay. While it can be interpreted in a more literal sense, with frost-like touches on the skin, the easiest way to wear it for a night out is by turning the shine all the way up — and that goes for skin and makeup alike. Not only does it look incredible in photos, but it can also be an easy way to experiment with a new makeup look and shades you might not typically use, like chrome and cobalt. Done in metallic sheens, however, they can make for one seriously eye-catching look. Here, the products you need to pull it off, all available at Ulta Beauty.
Glowing skin is hydrated skin, so boost moisture the night before with this creamy, comfortable overnight mask. It contains two gentle exfoliants, mandelic and kojic acid, to resurface skin by morning, as well as maple sap to reinforce the skin barrier. By the time you wake up, skin will be smooth and soft — a.k.a. the ideal canvas for ice-queen makeup.
While some primers can have a mattifying effect, that's not the goal for this particular look. Instead, reach for a formula like this one — not only does it have a blurring effect and keep makeup in place, but it's also blended with champagne pearls. They leave skin with a soft glow that looks effortless.
Redness, discoloration, and blemishes can detract from the ice-queen look, so even out tone and smooth texture with this versatile formula, which works as moisturizer, concealer, foundation, and sunscreen all at once. Infused with babassu and hyaluronic acid, it actively hydrates skin as it works, ensuring your complexion stays dewy and bright. It also stays put for up to 12 hours, so you can rest easy knowing that your makeup won’t be moving.
If you were to sum up this trend in a single eye shadow palette, this would be it. With cool blues, silver tones, and shimmery neutrals, these multidimensional, highly pigmented colors offer everything you need for an eye look that’s so cool, it’s practically frozen.
A silver-toned, glitter-flecked highlighter was practically made for the ice-queen look; this one is a jelly-like powder that's easy to blend into skin and doesn't get dusty or gritty. While it works well on cheekbones and eyes, you can also sweep it onto your shoulders and collarbone for an added sheen.