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on 8/27/2016 7:56:00 PM
More reviews by makeupadict25
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium
Patina is the best eyeshadow color I have ever seen.I find extremely difficult to find a shade of gold that suits me, as most of them look extremely warm and very unflattering. I have warm toned brown eyes and a neutral skin undertone, but I can not pull off golds on my eyelids as i would like to.I find that nowadays everyone uses gold eyeshadow to achieve the glam look that is always on youtube, but I don't think it suits everyone. If I try to wear warm golds on my eyes, I look so pale and somehow sick. Patina is a cool toned gold/bronze with purple and green in it, which is the most flattering shade I have ever seen on my eyelids.I use it all over the lid and then i take omega (also from mac) and blend it all over the crease. Then I use a cool toned metallic brown liner to define the eye, and it is seriously the best combination ever. Patina makes any eye look seem so effortless but elegant at the same time. If you have trouble pulling off gold tones like me, try this, it is truly a game changer!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/24/2016 1:24:00 AM
More reviews by SkinnyCow
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Patina is a term used to describe a sheen or texture on used items. Like wood or stone. And it is genius that MAC used that name for this shadow because it is so accurate. There is not a ton of color pay off with Patina. And I was really disappointed when I first bought it and shelved it. What it is good for is a wash. It does leave a 'patina' finish on your eyes and it is a color that is different on everyone. It even changes on me with the color of my skin. If I am tan or not tan, its different. I use it as a wash. As a blending or 'transition' color to soften the line of a more pigmented color. I have worn make up for 35+ years and it is the ONLY shadow I have repurchased. All the others I never use up, or I just get tired of them and toss. Patina is unique. It is versatile and it can take time to get used to. Play with it and see how you can incorporate it into your make up routine.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
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on 6/24/2016 12:46:00 AM
More reviews by limfy
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
To be honest, I wanted to love Patina based on the rave reviews I read everywhere. When I swatched it on my hand, I was awed by the color, an almost antiqued gold. It was so beautiful. Then I put it on my lids and somehow it looks grey-ish on me? It could be my inexperience in putting eyeshadows that I still am not sure how to wear Patina to demonstrate how beautiful it is on my eyes but so far it works as a transition shade. I guess I just need to figure out how to use it properly. As with most of the MAC eyeshadows I own, it blends really well.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/23/2016 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by Lainycro
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm a little bit disappointed with this shadow. It got a lot of love online but I'm very underwhelmed. It's not very pigmented and I really need to pack it on to get any colour at all. Even then it's a boring light sludge colour. I'm not getting the golden warmth that's been peddled online. I've been pairing it with satin taupe (not there's an eyeshadow worth the hype!) and that's helping somewhat but it's definitely not on my re-purchase list
on 12/25/2015 9:34:00 AM
More reviews by karencilla9
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I do not know what is wrong with me: everybody loves this eyeshadow and it looks hideous on me! To start with, the color payoff is terrible, it is barely noticeable (I am NW 15) so I use a paintpot as a base to make it show up a little more. On my lids is a light golden shadow that makes me look sick if that makes sense. It is not brown and certainly is not taupe at all. I hate this color, my advice is: try it on your bare lids before you buy it!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/27/2015 9:58:00 AM
More reviews by guccietro
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Best from MAC. Such a flattering shade.
on 2/20/2015 12:40:00 PM
More reviews by dinosaurseatghosts
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Other
Beautiful light brown color! I love the little sparkles/shimmers in it, normally shimmer looks terrible on my hooded eyes but this doesn't:) I pair it with Mulch and Black tied and it looks amazing. This is one of my first MAC shadows, I just bought them 2 days ago and they're already my favorite.
on 2/18/2015 2:52:00 AM
More reviews by cllien
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
So very lovely. Golden taupe brown that makes a fantastic lid color. It can also be used as a more subtle crease color. Looks so polished. Will absolutely repurchase if I run out.
on 10/23/2014 11:39:00 PM
More reviews by shanhal
Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Patina is perfect for an all over the lid/every day shade! I love using it when I do winged liner. It's soft and easy to blend. My only problem is on my skintone I have to pack it on, or use a white creme base, but when I do get it on it's a beautiful grey/brown frost. Love it!
on 9/29/2014 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by samiiyo
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I think this is my favorite MAC eyeshadow that I own. I didn't expect that at all when I ordered it, honestly. I put it in my cart after doing a ton of research on neutral MAC shades and many people seemed to like it. Based on swatches I wasn't that impressed but I went ahead and bought it. I often wear this with MAC Quarry in the crease and MAC Malt as a transition color with MAC Blanc Type as the highlight. I use Stila's liquid eyeliner in "Midnight" for my winged eyeliner (Tarte "Exposed" for blush and NYX "mauve" lipliner). For some reason this combination looks freaking amazing.I read that some people have pigmentation problems with Patina, but I haven't found that to be true at all. It's pigmented, unique yet neutral, and just an awesome neutral shade to have in your collection.
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