How to Wear Gold Eyeliner Like a Model, in 13 Images

Updated 06/28/19
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Whether it's aliengelic highlighter or foiled eye shadow, futuristic chrome makeup is enjoying an undeniable moment. We couldn't help but notice that internet searches for "gold eyeliner" have skyrocketed recently, and we are fully on board with our oxygen tanks loaded.

Whether you're wearing a simple gold flick on the upper lid with no other makeup or are pairing a glamorous sparkly eye with a berry lip, you can make gold eyeliner work for almost any occasion. It may not sound like the most wearable look in the world, but we assure you it can be, and the makeup at more than a few recent runway shows proved it. Scroll through for 13 cool, creative, modelly ways to wear gold eyeliner.

Gold Eyeliner: Gold Cat Eye
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You would literally wear this simple, metallic rose gold cat eye with nothing but a little concealer and a tinted lip balm and look cool as can be. For a similar look, try Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner ($21).

Gold Eyeliner - Festival Makeup
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This look from the Anna Sui runway would be perfect for festival season. To re-create, apply some sparkly gold liner (try Nyx Liquid Crystal in Crystal Champagne, $4) on your top lids, with a gold vertical line coming down the middle of each bottom lid.

Gold Eyeliner - Gold Bottom Liner
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Focus your gold eyeliner on the bottom lid for a sultry effect that's super easy to execute. Sephora Collection makes a thick gold eyeliner pencil ($14) that would work perfectly here.

Gold Eyeliner - Sparkly Eyeliner
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Pair a sparkly yellow gold wing (using Addictive Cosmetics Gold Rush Glitter Liquid Liner, $5) with a nude lip for an edgy, minimalist look.

Gold Eyeliner - Dark Skin
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Into something a little more creative? Use Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Mari(Gold) ($24) to create matching arches of color on the upper lash line and cut-crease area.

Gold Eyeliner - Cool Eyeliner
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We can't stop staring at this goddess-like gold-and–pale blue look from the Armani Privé runway. Beautiful as it is, it also doesn't look that hard to re-create. All you need is some metallic cinnamony gold liquid eyeliner (like this stuff from Tarte) and a baby blue pencil (we like Nyx's).

Gold Eyeliner - Simple Eyeliner
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Even just applying some gold to the waterline instantly brightens and warms your whole face.

Gold Eyeliner - Futuristic Makeup
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Talk about inventive ways to wear gold eyeliner. This crisscross design from the Carmen Marc Valvo runway is a work of art.

Gold Eyeliner - Holiday Makeup
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We are absolutely obsessed with this sparkly gold eye–and–purple lip combo. To re-create, try Maybelline Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Liner in Solar Gold ($8) with Lipstick Queen Bête Noire Lipstick in Possessed Intense ($40) on the lips.

Gold Eyeliner - Cool Eye Makeup
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Metallic navy shadow on top and gold on the bottom? An absolute showstopper courtesy of the Osman runway.

Gold Eyeliner - Gold Winged Liner
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Not afraid to go all the way with your winged liner? We're big fans of the intensity of this look from Dior. 

Gold Eyeliner - Cut Crease
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Another space-agey cut-crease look we're jonesing to re-create, this time from the Antonio Marras runway.

Gold Eyeliner - Yellow Eyeliner
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Who says all rainbows have to spell ROYGBIV? This gold, yellow, and orange arch paired with a bare lip is badass in all the right ways.

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