Patina is a medium soft taupey brown with a golden glow and a very subtle hint of olive. it also has a coppery bronzey duochrome with subtle flecks. there is also something about Patina that softens the colour into a misty iridescence, which i think is responsible for it being a soft, nearly matte colour.
the colour payoff is not very intense, it is like i said, quite a misty soft colour. but i think that's all part of its charm because it's got this antiqueness to it, like aged cool gold, which translates into the completed look. just gorgeous. and though the colour is not very intense, it still really performs with its actual pigmentation once it's packed on. it's a 'hidden depths' colour if you get what i mean!
the way i wore this and really loved it was with 'Coquette' blended on the lid with this, and 'Embark' in the outer corner. i also made sure to apply Patina quite high up near my eyebrow as it's a soft colour. i uploaded a picture of this also, it's the one with 3 pictures and a list of colours on the right.
cons: i noticed that because of the texture of this, it seemed to shrink/absorb my outer corner colour a little and I had to build it up quite a bit to look dark. also this will be a con, if you do not like soft colours at all.
in my opinion this is very unique!
tip: if you have it and don't like the softness, try it over a base like MAC's Indianwood or Constructivist paint pot, or any base in the similar colour family. that would transform the colour completely.
I hesitated to buy this eyeshadow for over a year. But at the end I decided to give it a try. I really like it!
I would call it a younger sister of the Vex. They look pretty good together. I am Nw15 and this eyeshadow is great as an all over the lid or in the crease. The pigmentation is not too good. But I don't really mind it, as the shadow itself is super pretty! Its brown with golden sheen from one angle and olive-green(not sure how to describe it) from the other. Love it ^^
MAC Patina is a beautiful and complex antique gold. It seems to have both cool and warm tones within it which makes it very versatile. It looks great by itself or with darker taupes or golden browns in the crease. This applies smoothly and blends well. It looks very refined on my NC35 eyelids.
A definite staple in my collection. Love it!
it was between patina and satin taupe for me. i chose patina because i liked the colour better on my NC35 skin.
it is less 'harsh' than satin taupe on me, patina was more brown which was what looked better. i use patina in the over V and retrospeck for the eyelid. usng Patina on my whole eyelid also looked very nice for day wear; satin taupe made me look like i was trying for a smokey eye.
the colour payoff is good, being a frost there isnt as much application difficulties as a lustre. i pat this on my eye with a MAC 229 brush.
i would buy this again if i ever ran out. it has become my staple
Beautiful colour, I haven't found one similar to this. This is a very golden brown with a strong hint of olive on me.
I went through a phase of using it every day and haven't reached for it for a while to give it a rest. It's lovely to use - very easy to blend and lasts a long time.
This is a very versatile and flattering colour as it's soft and smoky.
I didn't love this unfortunately...it is not pigmented enough for me! I have to pack layers of this on my eye lid just to make it show up. If you're into the very natural look I think this would be perfect..however I am not into the "no makeup" makeup look. I smoked this out with some brown e/l and it was very pretty but I have almost finished it because I have to use so much for each application! It has such a pretty finish it's a shame that it's so sheer. I have replaced it with tempting and am much happier.
EDIT: After playing around with it some more, yes I have to pack it on but it makes such a beautiful smokey eye with tons of black liner smudged and some NARS Mekong in the outer v. Will be repurchasing after all. (I'm almost out!)
LOVE that color. Perfect neutral color for everyday makeup, I never wear colors on my eyes, prefere natural like brown gold, light pink.... I think it is sooo pretty with blue eyes, a king of anitque gold. 18$ in canada with the case or 14$ for just the pan. If you can, buy it in the states because it is a couple of $ less!
I would describe this colour as a taupe with gold shimmer. On my NC30/C4 skin tone and Hazel eyes it's a very neutral shade and is great for a subtle everyday look. I really like it and have been using it a lot!
My best friend who works at MAC gave me this, and, while it's a nice, subtle, shimmery every day shade, I won't repurchase. I'll probably never use this one up. It's nice, but not something I wear a lot, and doesn't show up much at all.
I got this color online because it's under the "bestseller" tab in the eyeshadow section on the mac website. I thought it would be a great edition for my neutrals palette. On my NC 35 skin, it doesn't really show up much, but I guess it was meant to be that way. I have to load up on the brush to make it show up and when it does show up it's a very subtle gold sheen that looks slightly muddy and greyish green. It shows up less than wedge does and wedge is really light and subtle. I think it would look great on cool toned skin because of its grey cast and will show up better on those with skin lighter than mine. Good luck ladies.