That’s my MAC Palette, and Sumptuous Olive is the one on the first row, first column. Besides purple, green is the other of my favorite “color colors.” I call them “color colors” because one of my best friends, M, insists that neutral colors are not real colors 🙂
I read in some magazine a long time ago that green flatters East Asian complexion, but every green I’ve tried makes my skin look ashen, dull, and yellow… until I got sumptuous olive. It looks a lot greener and darker in the pan, but on my lids it really is a very nice gold and olive color. Goes superbly well with my skin tone as well as most stuff in my wardrobe, though I do have to alert cool-toned girls that this could wash you out. The texture and color payoff are also excellent, which is something I can’t say about every MAC shadow. I only own a small bunch, but from my experience playing around in the store, I have the impression that the texture/color payoff of some shadows are appallingly bad. It’s also an easy color to use so don’t be intimidated just because it’s more vibrant than the usual nudes. I have the Naked Palette (which I will swatch later, because there simply aren’t enough swatches of this palette out there haha), and I have to say the majority of the colors in there go beautifully with this one. It’s definitely an everyday color, but you can totally smoke it out for a night out. The most beautiful thing is that this can be worn with a black as well as a dark brown base.
This is definitely one of MAC’S most outstanding shadows. It’s basic with a twist, which makes it extremely versatile!