MAC Golden is a very warm-toned, light-medium copper with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.06 oz.
Golden is a rich, medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had sheer coverage that lasted for five hours and was prone to fallout when applied with a dry brush. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was easier to work with as the powder gripped the lid better and did not produce tons of fallout. The eyesahdow lasted for five hours with some fallout when applied dry and longer at eight hours when applied with a dampened brush.
The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to have "low-to-medium coverage" when applied dry and "more intense coverage and color" when used wet. Most shades have color payoff that is true to the brand's description: semi-sheer to semi-opaque when used dry and semi-opaque to opaque when used with a dampened brush. I tend to find that they apply more smoothly and evenly with a more metallic finish with a dampened brush as well. Some shades can be a little too dry or dusty and do not apply as well with a dry brush. The wear is typically a bit less than average on me--six to seven hours.