Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: MAC Black Karat, MAC Black Line, MAC Buried Treasure,
MAC Rosemary & Thyme, MAC Uniform, MUFE #5L, Stila Moray, shu uemura ME Khaki 09,
UD Stash, bareMinerals 10AM, TT Sparkling Ammunition, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Shiseido Black Sand, BB Hunter, D&G Stromboli

Olive Green Eyeliners: Your Guide

You might think that the color I have the most shades for is olive green, but you would be wrong, even though there are quite a few! The nice thing here is that we have more than a few dupes/similarities. I like that, because then you can select based on what formula works best for you and still get the shade you want.

  1. MAC Black Karat is a brownish-black with an olive-brown tone and gold shimmer. (LE)
  2. MAC Black Line is a black with brown undertones and an olive green shimmer. (LE)
  3. MAC Buried Treasure is a cool-toned brown with olive green shimmer. It is a little darker than MAC Uniform.
  4. MAC Rosemary & Thyme is a light-medium olive green with green shimmer. It is similar to MUFE #5L (darker) and shu uemura ME Khaki 09 (less sparkle).
  5. MAC Uniform is a cool-toned brown with olive gold shimmer. It is slightly lighter than MAC Buried Treasure.
  6. Make Up For Ever #5L is an olive green with a soft sheen. It is a touch darker than MAC Rosemary & Thyme and shu uemura ME Khaki 09.
  7. Stila Moray is a darkened olive green with an olive brown shimmer/sheen. It is a bit greener compared to UD Stash but not as green as bareMinerals 10AM.
  8. shu uemura ME Khaki 09 is a warm olive green with brown undertones. It is a touch darker than MAC Rosemary & Thyme but lighter than MUFE #5L.
  9. Urban Decay Stash is a darkened olive green with a subtle sheen. It is browner than Stila Moray and bareMinerals 10AM.
  10. bareMinerals 10AM is an olive green with strong green pigmentation compared to the other shades here. It is greener than Stila Moray, UD Stash, and TT Sparkling Ammunition.
  11. Tarina Tarantino Sparkling Ammunition is a darkened olive green with subtle shimmer. It is a bit lighter than Stila Moray but greener than UD Stash and browner than bareMinerals 10AM.
  12. Chanel Khaki Dore is a warm-toned, olive brown with gold sheen.
  13. Shiseido Black Sand is a green-tinged black with gold shimmer.
  14. Bobbi Brown Hunter is a green-tinged black–against all these other eyeliners, it is so, so dark.
  15. Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli is a deep black with olive shimmer.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #6 (quality, pigmentation), #7 (pigmentation), #9 (longevity, quality), #11 (quality, pigmentation)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite Olive Green Eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

See more swatches & comparisons!

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: MAC Black Karat, MAC Black Line, MAC Buried Treasure,
MAC Rosemary & Thyme, MAC Uniform, MUFE #5L, Stila Moray, shu uemura ME Khaki 09,
UD Stash, bareMinerals 10AM, TT Sparkling Ammunition, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Shiseido Black Sand, BB Hunter, D&G Stromboli

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: MAC Black Karat, MAC Black Line, MAC Buried Treasure,
MAC Rosemary & Thyme, MAC Uniform, MUFE #5L, Stila Moray, shu uemura ME Khaki 09,
UD Stash, bareMinerals 10AM, TT Sparkling Ammunition, Chanel Khaki Dore,
Shiseido Black Sand, BB Hunter, D&G Stromboli

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: MAC Black Karat, MAC Black Line, MAC Buried Treasure,
MAC Rosemary & Thyme, MAC Uniform, MUFE #5L, Stila Moray

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: MAC Uniform, MUFE #5L, Stila Moray,
shu uemura ME Khaki 09, UD Stash, bareMinerals 10AM, TT Sparkling Ammunition

Olive Green Eyeliners
Olive Green Eyeliners: bareMinerals 10AM, TT Sparkling Ammunition,
Chanel Khaki Dore, Shiseido Black Sand, BB Hunter, D&G Stromboli

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13 thoughts on “Olive Green Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

  1. Avatar of hazel Hazel

    I am inspired. This is so great to get a comparison like this. I’m loving TT Sparkling Ammunition and MAC Rosemary & Thyme. UD Stash is a basic liner for me but now I get to branch out. This is so great. Thanks a million, Christine.

  2. Avatar of Gena Gena

    I am LOVING these comparison posts–please keep them coming!

  3. I love this post! Olive greens are one of my favorite makeup colors. If anyone is looking for a super cheap, good quality olive eyeliner, Prestige Total Intensity makes my favorite one :)

  4. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    I mentioned Rosemary and Thyme in the other thread about green liners (was it golden greens?) so I’ll repeat it here, along with GOSH Golden Moss. It seems that both these shades would fit in either category. Another that I love is Sephora’s Jumbo Shadow/Liner in Khaki. I also love these comparison features that you’re doing – so informative and helpful.

  5. Lisa

    I CAN NOT WAIT until you post your purple eyeliners! Thanks for doing these!

  6. tyler

    MAC Rosemary & Thyme is discontinued

  7. Heather

    Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes in Egyptian is an awesome color

  8. Avatar of Dina Dina

    I wish MAC would reissue Black Line but not change anything about the colour at all – just maybe have it be a little more waterproof? Unfortunately I wasn’t into makeup very much back when it was out and now all I hear is how great it is and I must say it does swatch a very beautiful colour.

  9. I LOVE my MUFE 5L liner. I used to have MAC’s Rosemary & Thyme but it would stay put on my small, oily lids so I gave it away :/ Too bad because I loved the color. I’m curious about the BM 10AM liner and Shiseido Black Sand now, though. I wonder how they’d wear on me…

  10. Puffnstuff

    LOVE olive greens!

  11. Mietta

    Thank you SOOO MUCH Christine! My colourings are so ashy I find it so hard to find a brown sort of eyeliner that doesn’t look purple or bright red on my eyes. I’ve always thought I needed a more green-brown colour rather than such warm browns. These are PERFECT for me! And now I don’t have to hunt them down all over the place, you’ve done it for me! <3 <3 <3 <3 Thank you! xoxoxxo

  12. Avatar of Joy Joy

    This post just inspired me to find my UD Stash and give it a whirl. I tend to be super boring with my makeup (i.e., the exact same neutral slightly shimmery colors every single day). I’m always so timid when it comes to wearing non-neutral colors, but Stash isn’t that attention grabbing, right?

    Christine, do you think that Stash looks semi-neutral if used only on the bottom lash line?

    I have a hard time judging what is relatively subtle and what is daring when it comes to colors that don’t belong in the champagne to bronze color spectrum haha

    Thanks! <3