The Gilded Eye


I have a confession to make.  I, Hannah Cranston, am a gold digger.

No, it’s not what you’re thinking—I’m not that kind of gold digger (although it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for my barren wallet), but I AM a self-professed beauty gold digger. 

As a #beautynewbie, I cannot just settle for any old make-up trend.  I’m on the prowl for the biggest and best trends and products to add to my beauty arsenal.  And this week, I struck gold…literally.


From The Grammys to NYFW to the Oscars, the gilded eye has become the golden rule for rocking one of the hottest beauty trends of 2014.  I was absolutely inspired by AMY ADAMS at the Oscars…this look is almost as good as when she got up to dance with Pharrell, btw.

Naturally, I couldn’t pass up being a part of this cosmetics gold rush, so I decided to jump on board and get my glitter on.


I first covered my eyelid in URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW PRIMER POTION IN SIN.  I then used STILA BAKED EYESHADOW TRIO CHAMPAGNE on my outer eyelids to give my gilded eye a smoky effect.  To cover my inner eyelid, I used L’OREAL PARIS INFALLIBLE EYE SHADOW IN BRONZED TAUPE to really start bringing the gold into the equation.  Finally, shiz got real when I used URBAN DECAY HEAVY METAL GLITTER EYELINER IN MIDNIGHT COWBOY to line my eye.  Let me just tell you, this product is definitely worth its weight in gold; the brush is easy to use and provides major glam.

I feel as good as gold (had to get one last “gold” pun in there).

Have a trend you’d like to see me try?  Tweet me @han_cran, #beautynewbie, with your suggestion!