Sumptuous Olive has been around awhile – it’s not only permanent, it’s a bit of a staple in the MAC lineup. It’s a highly pigmented olive green shade with lots of gold shimmer. It’s almost but not quite frosty the way it catches light. The shimmer does not call attention to the crinkles in my lids like some similar shades do (Half-Baked, I’m looking your way). The color payoff is terrific, and it’s easy to blend.
The texture on Sumptuous Olive is rich and creamy, and the pigmentation is intense enough for it to show up well on deeper skin tones. It does a good job of staying put on me without fading or creasing.
That’s it on the first half of the lid, with Charcoal Brown on the outer half and Trax in the crease. On the eyes, I find Sumptuous Olive always keeps at least a hint of its green tone, no matter what other colors I wear with it. But it’s a neutral enough shade that you can pair it with a surprising array of colors. It looks great with black, but also plays well with purple, orange, yellow, brown, other greens and blue.
This is a fairly unusual color – not every line has a gold-khaki – and Sumptuous Olive is one of MAC’s best eyeshadow offerings. I consider it a great color to keep on hand.