It might sound a little crazy, but hear us out: silver makeup is about to replace your neutrals. When it comes to metallic shades, it’s usually the gold hues that have us excited to experiment — after all, they’re usually characterised by rich, luxurious finishes — but if the latest looks in the makeup world are anything to go by, silver is having a major moment. From all-over shimmering lids to subtle glints of shine, here are the silver makeup trends to get behind this season, and trust us, you’re sure to be turning some heads.

Forget traditional smokey eyes or your go-to neutral browns, ‘Mercury Eyes’, as coined by Chanel makeup artists Filomena Natoli, is about to take over. Whether an all-over shade or mixed in with other vibrant colours, silver hues — if these looks are anything to go by — are about to be a new neutral.

Who doesn’t love a classic wing, especially when it comes with a bold twist? This season the traditional design has gotten a modern update, seeing silver and metallic shades accompany its usual black. Take cues from makeup artist Allan Avendaño, who proved just a touch can make all the difference.

Want to get in on the trend, but not ready to dive right in? Look to silver shimmers! Subtle, chic and easy to add alongside your everyday makeup routine, silver based highlighters and powders create an easy, effortless glow.