Gigi Hadid has declared this contentious 2010s makeup trend back in style for 2023 at the Met Gala

Is the silver smokey eye back for 2023?

Gigi Hadid wears a black mesh dress and silver eyeshadow at The Mark Hotel before the 2023 Met Gala: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty on May 1, 2023 in New York, New York. / In a silver glitter template
(Image credit: Getty Image/ Masato Onoda/WWD)

While we've already seen '00s silver fashion have a renaissance amongst this year's spring fashion trends, Gigi Hadid's Met Gala makeup look just made a serious case for the 2010s silver smokey eye.

While coppers, golds and shimmery pink eyeshadows (like Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Pillow Talk shades) have been everywhere in recent years, it seems a few Y2K beauty trends are making their way back into the celebrity zeitgeist, including a few potentially contentious looks.

Yes, regardless of your 2000s style stance (don't talk to us about the return of denim maxi skirts, ok?), Gigi Hadid just proved that silver eyeshadow still deserves a place in our glam makeup routines after she rocked this starlight-esque look at the Met Gala 2023...

Gigi Hadid's Met Gala smokey eye

Brought to us by celebrity makeup artist, Patrick Ta, Gigi Hadid repped a light, ashy brown and silver smokey eye, with a dramatic, sweeping winged eyeliner, which she paired with a dreamy black, sheer dress by Givenchy—complete with a trailing, tulle train. 

The model looked both edgy and ethereal and we can safely say that this is, by far, one of our favorite Gigi Hadid outfits to date!

The makeup though, is what really stole our focus. Along with a super pillowy-looking nude lip and blushed cheeks, Gigi wore a soft, diffused, brown shadow across her eyelids, buffed out to just below her brow bones. Over the top, she wore a luminous silver shimmer eyeshadow, placed in the middle of her lid and inner eye corners, finished off by a black, winged eyeliner. She also sported a sharp, inner eyeliner—creating that classic feline look.

The look is the perfect combo of nostalgic and modern, with the smokey and silver shadow giving 2010s merging with the current inner eyeliner trend.

How to recreate Gigi Hadid's Met Gala makeup look

So, if you've perhaps been inspired by Gigi's silvery makeup (much like we were with Gigi's perfume layering hack), we've sussed out the exact products used to create her look...

Naturally, as Maybelline's brand ambassador, Gigi wore products from the brand, specifically the Color Tattoo shadow in 'Chill Girl' and the brown and nude hues from The Nudes of New York palette.


Maybelline Color Tattoo Up To 24HR Longwear Cream Eyeshadow, Chill Girl

RRP: $8.59

This is the very silvery shade Gigi wore to the Met Gala and is currently on sale for just $3.50. It's super-pigmented and creamy formula delivers up to 24 hours of wear.

Alas, it's currently out of stock (no thanks to Gigi, we're guessing) but you can still snag the shadow in nine other shades and check if it's in-store in a Walmart near you.


Maybelline Eyestudio Nudes of New York 16 pan Eyeshadow Palette

RRP: $13.99

This palette feature 16 versatile and blendable, staple shades (ranging from mattes to shimmers) that are perfect for creating a dreamy smokey eye or eyeshadow eyeliner look.


Maybelline Tattoo Studio Ink Pen Eyeliner

RRP: $10.99

Finally, for achieving Gigi's dramatic wing, you'll need this liquid liner—which is among the best eyeliners for beginners thanks to its pen-like tip. This liner delivers 24 hours of wear and is waterproof, making it a reliable staple in your makeup bag!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.