Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: GA #04, D&G , MUFE #9L, Guerlain Gold, Korres #6S,
UD Eldorado, Chanel Vegas Gold, MAC Handforged, MAC Going for the Gold,
NARS Campo de’ Fiori, UD Honey, Stila Koi, L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome, Milani Gold

Gold Eyeliners: Your Guide

I say I love this color and that color, but it’s more apparent that I love all colors, really.  More gold eyeliner than you could fill a treasure chest with…

  1. Giorgio Armani #04 is a muted yellow gold with bronze-brown tones, so it appears a little brighter than true antique gold but not extremely brassy either. (LE)
  2. Dolce & Gabbana Candied is a pale, yellow gold. It’s lighter than all of the other gold eyeliners I have.
  3. Make Up For Ever #9L is a medium yellow gold. It is similar to Korres #6S.
  4. Guerlain Gold (01) is a warm, gold-shimmered orange. (LE)
  5. Korres #6S is a yellowed gold with a shimmered finish. (DC)
  6. Urban Decay Eldorado is a warm, orange-toned molten gold. It is similar to Chanel Vegas Gold.
  7. Chanel Vegas Gold is a warm-toned, orange-based gold with a metallic finish. It is similar to Urban Decay Eldorado. (LE)
  8. MAC Handforged is warm, coppery bronze with a metallic sheen. It is similar to MAC Going for the Gold and NARS Campo de’ Fiori.
  9. MAC Going for the Gold is a golden bronze with a metallic finish. It is similar to NARS Campo de’ Fiori and MAC Handforged. (LE)
  10. NARS Campo de’ Fiori is a gold-shimmered bronze with a soft sheen. It is similar to MAC Going for the Gold and MAC Handforged.
  11. Urban Decay Honey is a molten, yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It is duped by Stila Koi, L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome, and Milani Gold. (DC)
  12. Stila Koi is a molten, yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It is duped by Urban Decay Honey, L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome, and Milani Gold.
  13. L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome is a molten, yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It is duped by Urban Decay Honey, Stila Koi, and Milani Gold.
  14. Milani Gold is a molten, yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It is duped by Urban Decay Honey, Stila Koi, and L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #9L (true gold, quality), #11 (texture, pigmentation), #14 (budget-friendly, pigmentation, quality)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite Gold Eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

See more swatches & comparisons!

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: GA #04, D&G , MUFE #9L, Guerlain Gold, Korres #6S,
UD Eldorado, Chanel Vegas Gold, MAC Handforged, MAC Going for the Gold,
NARS Campo de’ Fiori, UD Honey, Stila Koi, L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome, Milani Gold

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: GA #04, D&G , MUFE #9L, Guerlain Gold, Korres #6S,
UD Eldorado, Chanel Vegas Gold, MAC Handforged, MAC Going for the Gold,
NARS Campo de’ Fiori, UD Honey, Stila Koi, L’Oreal HIP Gold Chrome, Milani Gold

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: GA #04, D&G , MUFE #9L, Guerlain Gold, Korres #6S

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: MUFE #9L, Guerlain Gold, Korres #6S, UD Eldorado,
Chanel Vegas Gold, MAC Handforged

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: UD Eldorado, Chanel Vegas Gold, MAC Handforged,
MAC Going for the Gold, NARS Campo de’ Fiori

Gold Eyeliners
Gold Eyeliners: NARS Campo de’ Fiori, UD Honey, Stila Koi, L’Oreal
HIP Gold Chrome, Milani Gold

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12 thoughts on “Gold Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

  1. I think I just died and went to gold eyeliner heaven, hah :). I especially love the last row, so intense!

  2. These guides are incredible! It is such a great supplement to the dupe list because it lets you see the color right next to others that you might already be familiar with.

    I’ve been looking for a perfect replacement for UD Baked and this is just what I needed to see.

    Thanks Christine!

  3. I don’t think I own any gold eyeliners, and now I want one! The Milani is calling my name. . .

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of chris chris

      I don’t own an Milani products but will probably try their eye liners and baked blush. I am an NC50 and can see wearing this on the lower lash line with some peachy/orange shade in the inner corner, soft matte brown in the lid and dark brown on the outer edge/crease. Add a little med. brown as a transition color in the crease. Clean brow bone or add some concealer as a highlighter.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat G

    UD Honey is so beautiful… but I might get the Milani one :)

  5. For me, there’s nothing like Honey, and I hate that I don’t have it. The last three just aren’t as yellow to me, and I love that quality it has.

  6. AcademicKitten

    Christine, Guerlain gold looks gorgeous. Do you have a link to it or even know the name of the product? I can’t a gold eyeliner by Guerlain among their current or even d/c products. Thank you!

  7. Is it just the photo, or are the Stila and the L’oreal EXACTLY the same?

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of hazel Hazel

    Thank you again Christine. I don’t often wear gold but always want to keep trying. UD El Dorado is my usual. I’m just loving this comparison because I have wanted a more browny-gold and I think MAC Handforged is the one I will try. This is so so much fun.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa

    Hello – LOVE your site! i was wondering – i am madly in love with the discontinued Urban Decay Half Baked (the perfect gold) which made my brown eyes pop. Eldorado is unfortunately not flattering on me, so i was wondering what might be the closest relative to my beloved, but discontinued half baked?
    thanks in advance!