Friday, December 3rd, 2010


Khaki Eyeliner: Shiseido Black Sand, MAC Buried Treasure, Make Up For Ever #5L,
Urban Decay Stash, shu uemura ME Khaki, MAC Rosemary & Thyme, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Stila Moray, Urban Decay Mildew

Khaki & Olive Green Eyeliner Comparisons & Dupes

I love antique golds/tarnished greens, and as a result, I do tend to gravitate towards these shades, especially in eyeliners.  I find they pull out the warmth in my hazel eyes–Urban Decay’s Stash is a total go-to liner for me.  Other green shades will be compared separately.

  • Shiseido Black Sand Smoothing Eyeliner is a black base with green and tarnished gold shimmer. (Review)
  • MAC Buried Treasure Powerpoint Eye Pencil is a blackened olive brown with soft green and dark gold shimmer. It’s similar to Shiseido’s Black Sand, but the base is browner and less true green shimmer; seems warmer.
  • Make Up For Ever #5L Aqua Eyes is a khaki green with a tarnished gold sheen. (Review)
  • Urban Decay Stash 24/7 Liner is a dark tarnished gold with sheen. (Review)
  • shu uemura ME Khaki 09 Drawing Pencil is a khaki green with a tarnished gold sheen. It is a hair darker than Make Up For Ever’s #5L.
  • MAC Rosemary & Thyme Eye Kohl is a khaki green with antique gold shimmer and sheen. It is greener than Make Up For Ever #5L and Shu Uemura’s #09. (Review)
  • Chanel Khaki Dore Crayon Yeux is a warm khaki brown with subtle gold and green hints. It is significantly less green than the others here. (Review)
  • Stila Moray Smudge Stick is a deep tarnished green with antique gold shimmer and sheen. It’s most comparable to Urban Decay’s Stash, but the green base is much stronger in Moray, making them noticeably different. (Review)
  • Urban Decay Mildew 24/7 Liner is a dark forest green. It almost seems like an olive green initially, but it’s far too cool and lacks the golden sheen of the rest in this comparison. (Review)

Thoughts

DUPE ALERT! If you like khaki green-golds, Make Up For Ever #5L Aqua Eyes, MAC Rosemary & Thyme Eye Kohl, and shu uemura’s ME Khaki 09 Drawing Pencil are all very similar. The shu shade is a little greener than the other two.

Product Formulas/Wear: I have no wear issues with any of the formulas here, with the exception of shu uemura’s, which I haven’t tested. Stila Smudge Sticks and Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye wear best on the water line for me (but I do not know whether either are tested for the water line). MAC Eye Kohls are the creamiest, with Urban Decay right behind it.

What are your favorite khaki/olive green eyeliners?

See more swatches!


Khaki Eyeliner: Shiseido Black Sand, MAC Buried Treasure, Make Up For Ever #5L,
Urban Decay Stash, shu uemura ME Khaki


Khaki Eyeliner: shu uemura ME Khaki, MAC Rosemary & Thyme, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Stila Moray, Urban Decay Mildew


Khaki Eyeliner: Shiseido Black Sand, MAC Buried Treasure, Make Up For Ever #5L,
Urban Decay Stash, shu uemura ME Khaki, MAC Rosemary & Thyme, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Stila Moray, Urban Decay Mildew

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22 thoughts on “Khaki & Olive Green Eyeliner Comparisons & Dupes

  1. Amy

    Temptalia –I’m so enjoying this series of eyeliner comparisons! Great idea and your swatches are so helpful!

  2. OOPS! I meant to click love it. Lol. These shades are lovely!

  3. Promise

    I love these eyeliner posts!! However, it just makes me want to buy more eyeliners!!! lol

  4. wonderfulllll shades .. all are tempting and sadly i dont own much of these :(…..
    love UD’s … and eyeing MAC’s for sure
    thanks a bunch sweetie for doing this

  5. Pam

    i really like MAC fluid line in sweet sage (if that kind of counts as eyeliner LOL). however, i do love Urban Decay Stash :)

  6. Alannah

    I have hazel eyes too and these are also my favourite shades! Nothing beats Rosemary & Thyme for me, but Stash is also really pretty.

  7. Farida

    I also love these colours because my eye colour is very hazel and like you said, these colours really bring out the colour. Your eyes do not look hazel. I thought you had the most beautiful light brown eyes.

  8. Jennifer

    please do a post with blue/navy blue liners :D

  9. Ester

    At first glance I was very interested in the Stila Smudge Stick in “Moray”, but then I realized it’s very similar to MAC’s pearl glide in “Black Line”, which is $14.50 for .04 oz, v.s. $20 for .01 oz for the Stila one. Go MAC!

  10. BethM

    Urban Decay’s Stash is the only gold/green eyeliner I really use. It’s so perfect for me, I have no need to buy anything else. I do have Mildew, but it pulls lighter and more blue/green on me, it’s a totally different color. Also, I checked out Stila’s Moray, but on my skin it is virtually identical to Stash. I’ll stick with Stash. :)

    For reference, I’m NW15, with strong pink undertones in my cheeks. I also have hazel eyes, but the brown is more golden and concentrated in the center, and I have a dark olive ring around the outside.

  11. Heather

    I think i have to have Moray, that is gorgeous!

  12. t_zwiggy

    UD Stash, Stila Moray and UD Mildew look really nice!

  13. Ivy

    Thanks for these posts. They are incredibly useful.

  14. MAC Buried Treasure gets my vote, from personal experience.

  15. Arlee

    These are so helpful! Are you doing this with every color?

  16. I have hazel eyes and I love UD Stash too- It’s one of my favorite/most used liners. Thanks so much for doing these comparison posts. They rock!

  17. molly

    I love khaki shades and warm browns kinda like MAC Teddy. Mildew and Stash are awesome.

  18. Laurz

    I don’t normally question you…but I have looked at the Chanel e/l so many times…is there any way you have mixed up the line up?? I just don’t remember it being so brown..

  19. Soo

    I don’t typically like greens, but I think Urban Decay’s Mildew is so pretty.