Friday’s Fabulous Beauty Flash

nicole sch gold eyeliner

I love looking at beautifully made up eyes and am aware of the stunning transformation a few different shades of shadow can make. But honestly, since I’ve had the kids, although I love makeup – and as a beauty journalist, it has been a big part of my career – I’ve never really taken the time to experiment with new looks. There always seems to be something more pressing to tend to, so the fail safe black mascara, dark brown liner and, possibly if I’m going out, sweep of neutral or brown shadow has been my look du jour – et le soir.

Kim Kard gold eyelinerKim K rocking gold eyeliner

Since starting this blog though, I feel a resurgence of excitement with all the different cosmetics available and think it’s about time I started trying out a few new looks. So, to get me on my way I’ve been scouring magazines and Pinterest for inspiration with the following requirements in mind: It has to be easy and quick and it has to be striking. And now I have the answer: Welcome to my latest obsession: GOLD EYELINER.

Maybelline Gold Eyeliner

I looked on the shelves at Boots and was pleased to see there were lots of different brands sporting eyeliners of various metallic marvellousness and so you can easily pick up a liner for under a tenner. I chose Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics in Vibrant Gold, a snip at £4.49.

gold eyeliner swatchHere’s what the colour’s like in real life

I’ve not tried any of the more expensive brands, but really, with this creamy, easy glide texture and the gorgeous old gold shimmer, I don’t really feel I need to find another gold eyeliner as this is just perfect! It looks fab on the upper lids close to the lash line and a little bit on the inner corner of the bottom lash line really makes eyes look brighter. I’ve experimented with wearing this during the day and it works perfectly well if used subtly. For the evening, I just make the line a little thicker and apply it above a line of black for real drama.

Are you tempted to go for gold? 


  1. December 6, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    I tried a gold shimmer liquid eyeliner from elf and I like it. I think I want to get one similar to yours though. I’m not really talented when it comes to gold shadows.

    • Glowology
      December 6, 2013 / 1:47 pm

      Hiya! I know what you mean, I’m useless with liquid eyeliners. You should definitely try this Maybelline one as it’s foolproof – one of my requirements when choosing makeup! x

  2. December 9, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    Ooooh I LOVE gold eyeliners although funnily enough I haven’t worn one for years either! You’ve inspired me to give it a whirl again so next time I’m in Boots you know what i’ll be buying 😉 x P.S Glitter eyeliners are rather fab too, especially at this time of year.

    • Glowology
      December 9, 2013 / 10:22 pm

      I know! I’ve spent so much on makeup recently, my New Year’s resolution is to try harder to stay away from the makeup counter! Don’t know how long that’ll last! x

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