Patina is one of the few eyeshadows I've hit pan on... but I feel like that's kind of deceiving. It's not an eyeshadow that I feel like I've worn a ton, so I think it's due to the soft texture why I've hit pan. I like Patina, don't get me wrong. It's a dirty light golden brown shade, and it's not unflattering on me (light skin, hazel eyes, brown hair). I just don't find it anything special, but I chalk that up to personal preference. I'm kind of on the fence about repurchasing. I would repurchase in the sense that it does work for me, but chances are, I'll replace it with another brand/shade.
On paper this eyeshadow was everything I wanted: a cool, greyish-brownish-taupe with subtle shimmer. Unfortunately, it just doesn't look good on me. I have green eyes, and this seems to compete with my eye colour instead of enhancing it. It really makes me look washed out and tired, and seems to bring out the red in the skin around my eyes. Overall, it is just not flattering at all - I would look better wearing no eyeshadow than this.
I get why some people like the color, as it's fairly unique, but it just looks bad on me (fair skin, neutral undertones, green eyes and blond hair).
I also find that the pigmentation is very poor.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
This is a lovely, but plain Jane, shimmery light oak brown. It takes several layers for color pigmentation. Also, I tend to get it easily confused with Satin Taupe, which is also a cool medium brown shimmer shade from MAC. It's a nice color, but nothing necessary.
Patina is a beautifully complex color on the lid; it's my favorite go-to daily lid-color for work. It looks very plain in the pan, yet is magic on my lids! So many reviewers have tried to describe it, but, it really depends on your skin tone; this is a cool, multi-dimensional golden brown on me. So many crease options to glam this up, or to tone it down for work! Excellent pigmentation, lasts all day. Although it says it's a frost, it is not "frosty" on me--and applies more like a velux pearl. I can see that it might not work well for warm skin tones. Have rotated different shades of brown/gold/green/etc, but I always come back to this. LOVE THIS!
Am I missing something here? I was excited about this color. I went to the MAC store to swatch it. It's such a dirty color. It looks like a brown/green. The name is very fitting because it does indeed remind me of a metal tarnishing. I just don't feel like this is a flattering color.
MAC Patina: my love and life. This color is absolutely one of the best eyeshadow colors I have ever purchased! A broad generalization of this color is considered a medium taupe brown, but it is so much more than that. Oh so much more. With a closer look, Patina casts a subtle golden shimmer with plum-y undertones as well. Such a gorgeous color, and so unique, it is almost indescribable! This color is not too light nor too dark. I would almost consider Patina to be more of a satin or velvet than a frost - there is a slight shimmer but looks so smooth and luxe on the eye lid.
I have naturally red-auburn hair, blue eyes, and fair "peaches and cream" skin tone. I am always drawn to brown eyeshadows as I love a good brown smokey eye, but unfortunately browns can look either too red or too gray on me. But not Patina! This lovely little gem molds perfectly to my appearance. It glows so beautifully with my hair color and accentuates my blue eyes. Patina is soft but gives enough definition for any way I wear it. I typically sweep Patina all over the lid over a primer, and blend for a simply sexy look. I love pairing MAC Charcoal Brown into the crease along with this. For more intense drama, I'll add a little bit of MAC Mulch into the crease; this pair is raved about all over every blog and review I have read, and I understand why - GORGEOUS. Also, this shadow is so beautiful as a crease color with Mac Omega on my lid for my coloring. This combination is so sexy but natural. Love it!
I do believe that MAC's Patina is one of their best eye shadows created, and consider myself to be very blessed to have found this beauty! Patina is forever mine.
Hands down, my favorite eye shadow. A beautiful, completely unique to MAC, antique gold-brown shadow with a frost finish that is not overly frosty. I wear this everyday paired with a brown eye liner and black mascara. This can easily be made more dramatic for nighttime by running this under the eye, and then a brown liner on the water line. I will buy and wear this forever.
I love Patina. I love how creamy it is, I adore the color. I even wear it as a base. Sometimes alone, sometimes with a little busted on the outer corner and crease. It is not too shimmery, not too matte and never falls out. I would definetely buy it again!
for me this was just another brownish color.. It is beautiful, but i have so many,that it really need to say WOW to get a 5 from me.
But it,s mac, so it can hardly go wrong.. not for me at least :)
My favorite eyeshadow definitely a HG ill continue to repurchase! first I'll start out by describing this beautiful color. It's extremely intricate and I could never really do justice to what this color looks like, but i'll try. Its a golden ,cool khaki, champagne, and leans towards a grayish taupey color so it could look ashy on darker skin colors however with my NC20 skin it looks great. This color is not labeled a duo chrome but it looks like one with (as many others have stated) green and pink duo chrome in it. It also has a yellow reflects.
this color replaced ATG as my favorite eye color I use it almost everyday for easy go to daytime look. Its amazing all over the lid because with so many different elements to this eyeshadow the colors change when looking at it from different angles. I use this color all over the lid with kid applied with a fluffy blending brush in the crease up to my highlight color and blanc type as the highlight under the brows occasionally ill add charcoal brown in the outer V and lightly blended throughout the crease.
I don't use any kind of primer under this eyeshadow because I think it looks intense enough on its own. But when I do use my UDPP it brings out the golden color. This applies effortlessly I maybe apply two swipes until I get the opaqueness I want. I don't understand why so many reviewer have problems applying this shadow. If this shadow is hard or dry maybe its old because that is not how the texture should be... The texture of mine is amazing smooth pigmented blendable and applies perfectly.
I don't get why so many people try to dupe this with drugstore alternatives ... Yes there are relatively similar colors out there no doubt Im sure theres multiple khaki grey colors in any drug store brands. But this color is undupeable because of how intricate it is, many drug store eyeshadows are flat even though they are great colors and pigmented they lack color dimension that mac's eyeshadows contain... I know many people don't want to pay the extra money to own this eyeshadow and thats why they try to dupe it, but just because its a tan golden color doesn't make it patina, instead of buying loads of cheap eyeshadows buy a couple great color of the pan form mac eyeshadows (ike patine) for $12 each and put them in the E.L.F. quad eyeshadow palette for $1.
So, in closing even if you don't own a mac eyeshadow and want to try one, then this one is the one for you!