Going For Green | MAC Sumptuous Olive & Club Eyeshadows

Hi Ladies! I hope you're all well and having a fantastic Pancake day. If you're eating pancakes right now - I am SO jealous! My feast of pancakes is being delayed until tomorrow as my boyfriend is out at a work event tonight and we decided we'd rather enjoy pancakes together tomorrow night instead (gosh, that sounds so soppy!). Anyway, instead of scoffing pancakes, I'm blogging, yey. Today I want to share a couple of MAC eyeshadows I've been absolutely loving at the moment - Sumptuous Olive and Club. I got both of these shadows for Christmas to pop in my MAC pro palette and I think they're the perfect shades to add an slight twist to a classic gold and brown or grey and black smokey eye. 

Now I realise the colour green may sound scary and before I received these two shadows for Christmas, the thought of putting it anywhere near my eyelids was slightly daunting. However, after looking at swatches of MAC eyeshadows online, Sumptuous Olive really stood out to me as a lovely alternative to the standard gold eyeshadows I'd normally opt for. As you can see in the above swatches, it isn't remotely in your face 'green' but instead a brassy gold shade with subtle olive tones running through it. I think its an absolutely beautiful shade and definitely one of my new favourites. I've been wearing it all over my lid and the intensity of the colour is just incredible. Its very highly pigmented and has the most beautiful metallic finish. 

Club was more of a random choice as its not a MAC eyeshadow I'm very familiar with. I'd heard so much about Sumptuous Olive before I picked it that it was an obvious choice but Club isn't one I've seen mentioned all that much on other blogs. However, while googling swatches to help me make my mind up (as us bloggers do), I just adored the unusual shade and had to have it. The way I'd describe it is a deep brown/navy with hints of green and blue running through it. Its very unusual and unlike any other eyeshadow in my collection which is why I love it so much. Much like Sumptuous Olive its exceptionally pigmented and I love how the two shades work together as a pair. In the above photos I've applied Sumptuous Olive all over my lid and blended Club into the crease/outer corner to add another dimension to the look. As you can see Club really deepens the look and adds a pop of green without making it too over the top. I also smudged both shadows under my bottom lash-line too which gives a nice sultry effect. I then popped on my super black 'Feline' eyeliner, also from MAC, and a  coat of mascara. Wallah, look complete! It was really easy to create and I think its very versatile too. Although it looks dramatic in the above photos, when applied with a light hand you can also create a subtle daytime look. I'd probably play the look up even more for a night out too with some feline flicks and false lashes!

As well as being great colours, the quality of MAC eyeshadows is second to none. They are hands down the best eyeshadows I've ever used in terms of pigmentation, application and longevity and these two shades are no exception. I've been really enjoying using them and its nice to wear something other than gold and brown on my eyes for once. You can find both of them  here on the MAC website. They cost £10.00 in pan form and £12.00 in a pot so not too bad considering they last such a long time too.

What do you think of these eyeshadows? Is this a look you could see yourself wearing?

Lots of Love,


63 comments

  1. This is SUCH a stunning look. Beautiful colours!! X

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  2. Club is one of my all time favourite eye shadows. Its gorgeous xx

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  3. Fab post lovely. I've got Sumptous olive and club is on my wishlist. Couldn't agree more with you about MAC eyeshadows, they are my absoulte favourites too! xx

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  4. I just love these colour eye shadows, MAC is a favourite of mine for cosmetics. I'm loving the Sumptuous Olive, they're both rich colours that give off a luxe vibe!
    Enjoy your pancakes tomorrow darling!

    Eda x

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  5. This is soo pretty! I've only recently gotten into green eyeshadows but I'm loving these at the moment! May have to add these to my palette x

    Jade
    beadsof-jade.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. They both look gorgeous! I love how much shimmer they have Xx

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  7. Love these two together. Enjoy your pancake day!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  8. What a gorgeous combination and your eyes are beautiful :D I remember how much I loved your cranberry look and this one is just as lovely <3

    India xox The Jewel Beauty Blog |Beauty,Lifestyle & Fashion!

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  9. These colours look utterly gorgeous! I now want both these colours too. very pretty look xx

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  10. Such a gorgeous and different twist on a smokey eye! xx

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  11. Holy macaroni that is STUNNING!
    The colours are gorgeous and go sooo well together ! Wow I am very very impressed by those eyeshadows ! Augh sooo gorgeous! <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
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  12. Both such beautiful shades! I never would have thought shades like this would look good on anyone but they look great on you and I definitely need to have a closer look at these soon. The olive shade is exceptionally gorgeous :) xxx

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  13. I love the look of sumptious olive:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  14. Wow these colours are gorgeous! I really love the look you've created with them too :)
    xxx

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  15. I LOVE this look, I really, really want to try these shadows now! xo

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  16. These are such pretty shades, they look really nice how you've put them together too! :)
    I think olive tones are gorgeous but I always worry about how wearable they are for lighter skintones, but they look lovely on you, so I might be brave enough to try now!
    Eleanor x

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  17. These both look gorgeous together on you! xx

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  18. I love these colours they look so so pretty :) really love this eye look!!

    Love Emily xx

    http://love-x-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. These are such beautiful shades and I really love how you've applied them together :) I really want to try some green eye shadows now! I never really venture away from brown.
    Love Holly x

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  20. Love these shades! I own Club but surpriseingly this is the first time I've heard of Sumptuous Olive, but I'm going to check it out anyway! :D Amazing blog post!

    Love Bhavna xo

    http://bittersweet-bhavna.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Love these two eyeshadows. I have them both and keep them in a 2 pan together because they go so well together! Club is one of my all time favourites xx

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  22. They really bring out the colour of your eyes!

    - Keyta

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  23. Such a gorgeous combination - they both go so well together! x

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Love the look you've created. You should try mac humid if your looking for another type of green. I really love it.

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  25. Your eye makeup is incredible, it's so beautiful

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  26. Lovely look, I love the look of club, perfect twist on a smoky eye! I don't own any MAC eye shadows yet but your blog posts always tempt me! x

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  27. these colours are so gorgeous! does it make the colour of your eyes pop ?
    I love a smokey eye but i like to change the colours around like golds or purples etc but these are a must to eventually own these two shades & the pigmentation is just wow!

    your eye make-up looks very professional too :)

    xxx

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  28. I saw this earlier, they look amazing! So pigmented. beautiful xxx

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  29. I really love the colours, I agree, the initial thought of green isnt for me but theses look great! love the look

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  30. Wow these colours look amazing on your eyes, they really pop. I love the look of club, I've never though of this colour before but it's beautiful :-)

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  31. beautiful eye look xx

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  32. beautiful eye look xx

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  33. I've not heard a lot about club but it looks lovely,esp with the olive. xx

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  34. I love Sumptuous Olive! It's my favorite "non" super brown neutral shade. I've always want a reason to justify buying Club and now I found it! It reminds me of dragon scales! This eye look is gorgeous :) xx

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  35. Stunning look, beautiful eyes. I love both of these items xx

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  36. I've already asked for these two for my 21st and cannot wait to use them together! xx

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Wow stunning! Tanya Burr used Club with Cranberry by Mac in this tutorial and these also went together beautifully http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeTHSFLFjhs&list=UUrIIH7yHQugaUuoTZDoEUuQ&index=14

    Great post lovely!
    Chloe xx
    http://moonchild-chloe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. This combo is amazing, and really makes your eyes stand out! I have club, and I love it, but I haven't worn it in a while!

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  39. This looks stunning! I own Sumptuous Olive, but have never really worn it for lack of imagination. Looks like I'll be picking up a pan of Club soon and rocking it accordingly :)

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  41. I dont usually go for greens but these work really well your eyes look lovely

    Charlie xx

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  42. you should defo do a post on your Mac Pro palette! Xx

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  43. Lovely combo! I'm never brave enough to try new colors until I've seen them on someone else xx

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  44. I really want these two shades, they are gorgeousssssssssss xx

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  45. Wasn't too sure about the colours in the pot, but now they look amazing when they are on! Great pictures

    Lauren
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

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  46. Great combo, looks great on you. Would never have thought about wearing green eye shadow but after seeing this I want to put those on my wish list :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. Looks SO beautiful with your eyes!
    I love club!
    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  48. Hi those eye shadows are gorgeous! I'm a new blogger and a new follower and would love it if you could follow or maybe comment on my blog!

    thanks

    Jess❤❤

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  49. Amazing colours! Club is SO unusual, reminds me of a bare minerals eyeshadow in Mirage that I've been lusting over!
    Xxx

    Www.thebeautybelle.co.uk

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  50. These colours are ones I'd never usually pick, but you really make them work. A really gorgeous look!

    x

    What makes Rach

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  51. oh wow they are gorgeous! I am yet to actually try MAC eyeshadow, definitely need to though!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  52. Wowwww so beautiful. I am just too bad at doing my eye shadow so I doubt i'd ever be able to pull this off! Absolutely gorgeous as usua lovely. Love Em xxx

    www.emtalks.co.uk

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  53. Gorgeous! I've had my eye on Club for a long time! I definitely need this now :-) xx

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  54. very nice makeup... Beautiful color; )

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  55. These two eyeshadows look lovely together, i have club in my collection but never really knew how to wear it or what to pair it up with and i will be buying Olive to try this out x

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  56. I absolutely LOVE your blog, and you've introduced me to loads of new products! These two colours look like they will be finding their way into my stash soon too!

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  57. I need to invest into some mac eyeshadows they just always look better than most of them! I love the green shades of this, I want to do a gold to green look and it will look perfect for summer nights like kind of Grecian style x

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  58. I adore khaki green eyeshadows! I have green eyes, so they really make my eyes pop! These make your blue eyes look so bright, and beautiful! I love them! xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  59. so glad i found this post and your blog!
    wanted to get some new mac eyeshadows for ages now especially a green or cranberry toned one!
    great post xx

    http://sashadesummerkandi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  60. This look is so pretty, I've always stayed away from greenish eyeshadows as I just thought they would be too green but scrumptuous olive looks lovely, popping it onto the wishlist xxx

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  61. So pretty!
    cutenquirky.blogspot.com

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  62. This is such a gorgeous look and those colours look beautiful with your eye colour!
    xxx

    http://just-a-teenage-heart.blogspot.com

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  63. sumptuous olive is such a pretty eyeshadow!

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