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.
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).
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.
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.
Pair a sparkly yellow gold wing (using Addictive Cosmetics Gold Rush Glitter Liquid Liner, $5) with a nude lip for an edgy, minimalist look.
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.
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).
Even just applying some gold to the waterline instantly brightens and warms your whole face.
Talk about inventive ways to wear gold eyeliner. This crisscross design from the Carmen Marc Valvo runway is a work of art.
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.
Metallic navy shadow on top and gold on the bottom? An absolute showstopper courtesy of the Osman runway.
Not afraid to go all the way with your winged liner? We're big fans of the intensity of this look from Dior.
Another space-agey cut-crease look we're jonesing to re-create, this time from the Antonio Marras runway.
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.