Spotlight On: MAC Golden Olive Pigment

goldenoliveGolden Olive Pigment

This beautiful pigment is best described as a shimmery light green with hints of gold and brown running through it. Rich in color and versatile in intensity, it pairs well with other greens, violets, oranges, and pinks. I personally really love how it looks when paired up with darker, more contrasting greens; yellow shades can dramatically change its appearance and corals provide a unique combination. This pigment can also be used as a nail polish when mixed with clear polish, and that’s pretty much about it … unless you want to try a new shade of green lipstick? 🙂 If you did, then you could also mix it with a clear gloss 😉

Look #1

Eyeshadows Used:

  • Golden Olive pigment (on lid, below crease)
  • Chartreuse glitter (layered over Golden Olive on the lid) – optional
  • MUG Peach Smoothie (crease)
  • Humid (deepen crease and blend Golden Olive into Peach Smoothie)
  • Blanc Type (blend out edges of Peach Smoothie)


12 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC Golden Olive Pigment

  1. Just wow. Of all the spotlights you’ve done, this has to be the first that has made me say “I have to go buy this NOW!” :-). One question, in look #2, did you apply the pigment wet? It seems more vibrant in this look than in the others (except for the one with glitter on top)…simply stunning!

  2. You amaze me Zabrina! Never did I think that green would look good with blue eyes, but once again you have shown its true.
    I love to sit at my desk and just play with different shadows and see what goes with what, but I really need to make more use of your site. That’s the entire reason I became a gold member, and your skills really are amazing!

    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! 🙂 I feel like lighter greens look better on my eyes than the medium toned ones, but that’s just me! 🙂 Definitely come back to the site!

  3. All of these looks are gorgeous Zabrena! Looks 1, 2, and 6 are my favs and I look forward to trying them out. Thank you for all your hard work.

  4. Love this pigment, I need to try! But more importantly I absolutely love the changes/upgrades to your site! Awesome job!

    1. Whoooo hooooo! Thank you, Peggy! I am running on 5 hours of sleep over the past two days so it thrills me to no end to hear you say that! Thank you! 😀

  5. Seeing you put on makeup is definitely INSPIRING!! PLEASE do more videos. You are such an ARTIST when it comes to color — giving us looks with various colors is so fabulous. MAC should hire you as their consultant artist!!!!!!

  6. I tried look 1 and i must say, chartreuse glitter is chunkier than i thought. Word to the wise, less is more! Thanks though, it is so beautiful!

  7. I only have 4 or 5 MAC pigments (the crummy packaging and “mess potential” during application are drawbacks, with packaging and the massive potential to knock over and spill the whole container being a HUGE one) but one of them is Golden Olive. I love it so much. I use a small metal spatula thingy (I think it’s actually a cuticle pusher) to transfer into an empty MAC sample jar and work from that so there is less chance of knocking over and spilling the whole container. I wish MAC would put on an inner lid similar to the one on the Makeup Geek pigments.

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