Spotlight On: MAC Bottle Green

Finish: Matte / Deep bottle green

When I first saw Bottle Green, I was instantly in love! Not only does its matte formula make it incredibly easy to work with and blend, but it pairs beautifully with many of MAC’s other greens and green-leaning shades. Whether you choose to apply it all over the lid, to the outer v or smudge it out along the lashline (as seen in look #2), it provides amazing contrast to your combinations. If you have been lusting after MAC’s limited edition shade Bows & Curtsies, Bottle Green is a great substitute to use in its place. Not an exact match, but it will definitely give you similar results. Not really much else to say about this fabulous shade except that I am absolutely in LOVE with it!

Look #1

MAC eyeshadows used:

  • Antique Diamond paint pot LE (on lid as a base)
  • Greensmoke (on lid, below crease, layered over Antique Diamond)
  • Bottle Green (outer third of lid and lower lashline)
  • Stila Wonder (crease) – could also use ‘MAC Malt’ here
  • Blanc Type (blend)

20 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC Bottle Green

  1. Very pretty Zabrena! Your right about it being a dupe for B&C. The looks are all nice, but I really like the creativity of look 2. Lovely as always. Happy Hanukkah/ Chanukkah! 🙂

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant


      Thank you! Yes! I love #2! It’s even more spectacular looking in person. Are you a Hanukkah celebrater too or Christmas? Either way, Happy Happy Holidays to you too! 😀

      1. I used to celebrate Christmas, as a Christian, but I grew very disenchanted. A few years ago I really researched Christmas,and found it had nothing to do with Jesus! I don’t wish to offend anyone but that’s what I believe. I realized Christians had lost their Hebrew roots. As I researched more I realized that all the Jewish feasts point to my savior. So yes, Hanukkah. I would love to celebrate all of the Hebraic festivals, but I haven’t gotten there yet- working on it. :))

        1. My Eyeshadow Consultant


          Oh my gosh, same here Karah! My husband and I feel the same way. We essentially follow a religion where we believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior, but choose to keep the traditional Jewish feasts and festivals – pretty much as we can only assume He would have also done. We did a lot of research into the roots of many of the Christian holidays and found deep Pagan rituals intertwined, which didn’t sit right with us. 🙂 Nice to know that about you, sista!

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant


      Hi Amy! It just might! It depends on the shade of your eye color; if you have light green eyes, you can definitely get away with wearing darker greens like this as it will still create enough contrast against your eyes. However, if you have dark green eyes, that combo may not be best as your eyes can get lost in the sea of dark green :/ Hope that helps explain it a little better! 🙂

  2. Pastorale looks absolute gorgeous! Can you think of anything (shadow or pigment) that comes close to it? It’s kind of hard to tell if it’s pinky, peachy, silvery or greenish-based in the looks you’ve used it in, as it seems to pick up the colour of the shadows around it. How I wish MAC would repromote a few of their pigments. I see that Antique Green and Museum Bronze are back but only online or in MAC stores (I wanted to check them out at my local MAC counter at a department store and they don’t have them; if they had, I’d have been able to get small samples or at least take a look to see if I like them enough to purchase). Anyway, I’m just wondering if you can suggest a reasonable “stand in” for Pastorale.

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant


      Omigosh, I LOVE Pastorale! It’s a light minty green. LE shades Warm Chill and Aquavert would be close dupes for it, but not exact. It really is just so unique! I can’t think of any reasonable stand ins other than those two; if you decide to get the pigment, it’s AWESOME against Moonlight Night pigment – that was in the Coquette Spotlight, I believe. I agree with you on the pigment repromote – I was SO danged happy to see Blonde’s Gold come back – still need to try Museum Bronze!

      1. Wow, you were quick getting back on this! I just looked at online swatches of Warm Chill and think I might have a dupe in the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette – the “browbone” shade on the right side, which I’ve loved using for quite some time. I saw that Blonde’s Gold was also back and immediately thought of you!

      2. I forgot to say something to you about Pastorale. I purchased a sample of the pigment as soon as I saw your B.G. Spotlight. I think I forgot to say how really beautiful that pigment looks, is because we got talking about other things. 🙂 I also purchased the other pigment. Is their any other favorite shades or pigments you like to wear with Pastorale?

        1. My Eyeshadow Consultant


          Omigosh, it is such an awesome pigment; I’m sure it looks amazing on your skintone!
          I am finding I realllly like pairing up with deep dark greens (Forest Green pigment, Bows and Curtsies, even Deep Blue Green pigment).
          I’ve also heard it looks amazing with Teal pigment, but I’ve yet to try it myself yet.
          You could also try some of the darker browns like Corduroy, Handwritten, Mystery or Brown Down.
          Anything that’s really dark would look amazing paired up with it!

          1. Thanks for the info Z! I wanted to ask if you are going to or not, do a series of Spotlights on pigments in the future? You know me I love good pigments like you! 🙂

          2. My Eyeshadow Consultant

            Oh yes, definitely! That is actually what I want to do when I’m done with MAC’s permanent collection. 🙂 Love piggies!!

  3. I feel like I need this color now ! Looks 4 and 8 are my favs. I know you misery, I just got over a sinus infection, rest up and feel better soon Zabrena

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    1. Hi Tamara,
      I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulties with the website – could you please send me an email through the ‘Contact’ form with more details? To be able to assist, I need to know exactly what’s happening, what browser you’re using to access the website, and if you’re accessing it via computer, mobile or tablet. Thank you!

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