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How to Wear Gold Eyeliner

Eye Makeup

How to Wear Gold Eyeliner How to Wear Gold Eyeliner How to Wear Gold Eyeliner

As much as it would be nice to be covered in jewelry made from precious metals, that isn’t exactly realistic for everyone (cue the tears). Thankfully, we have makeup to help us make do until we strike it rich. Add some major sparkle to your beauty look by picking up a gold eyeliner. Below, we’ve gathered our favorite gold eye makeup looks featuring gold eyeliner that will leave you feeling like you’re living in the lap of luxury. Keep reading for three ways to wear gold eyeliner!


Think a bit of glitz but not gaudy. Keep your eyeliner on the skinny side for a subtle gold eye makeup look.

Step 1: Prime lids

Primer isn’t only for eye shadow! Apply a thin layer to help your eyeliner apply more smoothly and wear more evenly.

Step 2: Line eyes

With a gold eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Gold, press the pencil’s point against your lash line, drawing a thin line.

Step 3: Tightline

Switching to a black eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black, create an “invisible eyeliner” effect by coloring in along your waterline, taking care to be gentle with the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 4: Coat lashes

Apply a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara to finish off your look.


When a regular old wing just isn’t enough, you know what to do. Make it gold! On top of that, a layer of glitter can’t hurt.

Step 1: Prime lids

Blend a thin layer of primer onto your lids.

Step 2. Apply eye shadow

Use a neutral eye shadow quad, like the L’Oréal Paris Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in French Biscuit, for a basic look. Apply the lightest color as a base, a medium matte on your lids, a shimmery shadow as a highlight, and the darkest color along your lashes.

Step 3: Create a cat eye

Picking up your gold eyeliner, draw on your winged flick. For help making things precise, try taping off the edges, then filling in the wing.

Editor’s tip: For a twist on the gold eye makeup look, consider using rose gold eyeliner instead of traditional gold. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold and wing it out!

Step 4: Add glitter

Going to the next level with glitter is optional (try it if you’re feeling flirty and fun). If you want to, layer a glitter eyeliner directly over top of your cat eye so that it becomes even more eye-catching.

Step 5: Coat lashes

Mascara is a must! Sweep the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara from root to tip for a full and dramatic look.


There’s no reason gold eyeliner has to be limited to your upper lid. Bring it lower for a lived-in look.

Step 1: Line your lower lash line

That’s all there is to it! Take your gold eyeliner and line right below your eyes.

Step 2: Smudge it out

Take a pencil brush and smudge out your liner for a messier (in a trendy way, trust us!), undone style.

Step 3. Curl lashes

If your lashes need an added boost, they can benefit from a quick curling. Break out your lash curler and carefully squeeze your lashes into the perfect shape. Find more of the ins and outs on curling—not crimping—your lashes, in our article, How to Use an Eyelash Curler.

Step 4. Coat lashes

You knew this was coming. Apply mascara to emphasize that curl.


Your eyes may be the star of the show, but you’ll still want to complete your face with a few more cosmetics.

Step 1: Conceal

Skip foundation and go straight for what you want—to hide any imperfections. Use concealer to cover up blemishes and problem areas without doing a full face of makeup. We love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage for its full coverage, waterproof formula.

Step 2. Brush on blush and bronzer

Apply warm-toned blush to the apples of your cheeks, then focus a sun-kissed bronzer around the edges of your face.

Step 3: Highlight

Don’t worry if you haven’t had your fill of gold. Top off your face, literally, by applying a golden illuminator to the high points of your face. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Highlighter in Gilded Glow.

Step 4: Make lips matte

Don’t go overboard with shimmer and shine. Instead, apply a matte lipstick for a pop of color. Take your pick from the shades in the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick line.

Step 5: Spray to set

Help prevent smearing and smudging with the aid of a setting spray. Four to fix spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray and you’re good to go!

Want to take another gold makeup trend for a swing? Here’s How to Wear Gold Lipstick.