MAC • Patina (Frost) • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
MAC PATINA E/S
I've seen this color used a lot online and it was on MAC's 'best selling' list so I went out and got myself one, now I'm so glad I did! It's become one of my favorite eye shadows from MAC. Ever since I purchased this I've been using it daily. It reminds me of WEDGE e/s but with shimmer/glitter. Patina has a cool tone with a golden sheen. I can wear MAC e/s without primer and it will last all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Green
I just bought it a few weeks ago and I can't stop using it! You can use Patina in a simple makeup look for day time or use it for a party look, smokey eyes as well. I really like it and recommend it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I keep thinking I'm not in love with Patina, yet it's the most-used in my collection (almost used-up, where most other things have a bit of wear but a long way to go). I was thinking about what to replace it with, when it occurred to me to wonder why it's one of the only things I've recently had to literally "replace". Hmm!
Patina is an excellent workhorse shadow and not quite like anything else out there. Sure, it's a medium-to-light brown with a mild shimmer; that sounds really ordinary. But as you can see from the reviews, its tone varies a lot from person to person, and it seems to work with a huge range of other shadows to create different looks. Best of all, the texture is very fine, pigmentation is very good, and it's very blendable. In particular, I like that the faint shimmer/sheen is subtle and has no fallout.
My skin is quite cool-toned, and I have blue-grey eyes, so I tend to think this isn't the perfect shade for me as it skews warm. But it does have that hint of bronze that is magic for bringing out blues, and it's not orangey, so it doesn't really clash with my skin. As a result, I keep coming back to it.
Sounds like its place in my palette is safe.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Such a pretty, understated color. If you want something that isn't dark, rich, and will take over your eyes when you wear it, this is the color. To wear it on its own, it is a good every day color for a look clean, un-made up look.
It's a taupy brown with some gold in it that looks nice with green eyes. But I am guessing it would be great with any eye color.
I like to wear it with Naked Lunch on the lid and then Patina in the outer v and under my eyes, with Mac coffee liner in the water line and on the upper lid, lots of mascara. That is a quick look to achieve.
For something more defined I do Patina all over the lid and crease, Mulch in the outer v area and some Shroom in the tear duct area.
I think this color would be gorgeous with Sketch in the outer V and under the eyes. Haven't tried that one out quite yet.
This is definitely one of Mac's work horse colors that is special enough on its own or with other colors. Love it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Got it in Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palette- Warm
Colour: medium browned taupe
Finish: slightly metallic frost
This is basically a little sister of the infamous Satin Taupe (which I adore to bits) but browner and less dramatic. Doesn't show up much on my skin tone unless I've got a strong base.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This has been a favourite eyeshadow of mine for around two years now and I still enjoy using it just as much as I did the first time. The colour is a really soft brown and changes in different lights to show an undertone of purple shimmer which never looks too much even in the day. I tend to wear this colour in my crease for an everyday look or all over the lid for more intensity in the evening. The lovely thing about mac shadows is that the pigmentation is great and they last all day on my eyes so patina is definitely one of my favourite everyday eyeshadows that I will perchase again and again. The packaging is perfect for me as I buy it in pan form and put it straight into my palette and the price is very reasonable considering they last me well over a year :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
An alright shade in my palette, it does not register as anything special, despite the uniqueness of it's tone. I am unsure if my skintone (NC17) just does not have chemistry with it, or whatnot. It does register on the lid, but barely. I will rarely use this alone, unless I don't want to look as if I have much makeup on. Even so, it does not give me a subtle healthy look when I put it on alone.
It's a weird taupey, molded golden brown with flashes of pinkish purplish red running through it that the eye does not really see unless in extreme proximity or as a swatch on the hand. Shimmery, but not excessive.
I managed to hit pan on it, but I think it is because I want to finish it, not because I love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I haven't bought this shade myself, but one of my friends has it and i think i found a dupe...the darkest shade in the Rimmel Galm eyes 019 sun safari quad.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm cool toned and wear glasses all the time, for starters, which means I tend to use strong colours for my eye makeup or it looks like I'm not wearing anything at all. I took back Patina for that reason: on me it turns a light gold with some hints of tan. I already have a way stronger gold, Woodwinked, so back Patina went to the store.
It looks so promising in a swatch, but no dice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
In the pan, Patina is absolutely the most beautiful thing I ever set my eyes on. It is a light-medium brown with some gold and slight green-ness in it and slight pink duochrome. It looks like someone dug up a mysterious metallic material from an ancient civilization.
BUT, I can never get this gorgeousness to show up on my lid! It just looks like a pale dirty brown and honestly, a little bit chalky! Which is a shame because I have seen it look so pretty on paler people like pixiwoo's on youtube. also when I swatch on my fingertip it looks nice, but then again my fingertips are lighter than my eyelides
I still don't regret buying it, because I am in the hopes that I will find a way to work with and really I just enjoy looking at it :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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 :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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!