Sorry, Gen Z—This Divisive Millennial Makeup Trend Was Everywhere at the Met Gala

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop thinking about all the looks from the 2024 Met Gala. From Zendaya’s second red carpet outfit to Kendall Jenner’s archival Givenchy gown, we are certainly not short of fashion inspiration. As a beauty editor, I was on the lookout for the stand out hair and makeup trends of the night, and I was not disappointed. Chic bobs, stylish side parts and wet-look hairstyles were all over the red carpet, and when it came to makeup, it was all about dark berry tones, bright red lips and shimmery highlighter.

However, one trend that I couldn’t help but notice on lots of celebs was frosted eyeshadow. I know what you’re thinking, didn’t we put this divisive millennial makeup look behind us? Frosted eyeshadow was all the rage back in the ’90s and early ’00s, but recently the trend had been replaced with more neutral, matte eyeshadow looks.

Britney Spears frosted eyeshadow

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Britney Spears wearing blue frosted eyeshadow in 2000.