27 April 2012

Reobsession: MAC Patina

I was just thinking these past few days how colourless my blog has been. I've seem to hit a wall with blushes and eyeshadows, my 2 favourite colour products, and have been focusing mainly on foundation. Which I do think is the right way to go - I have so many eyeshadows and blushes, and while I do have loads of foundations, your skin is always changing and I feel my skin is in a strange place right now.

Anyway, I digress. I was applying MAC Brule eyeshadow as I have done for a while, when my long-lost friend, MAC Patina caught my eye. I did fall out of love with it for a while, but it looked so damn purrrdy in the pan today, I just had to try it. And I'm so glad I did, as I'm pretty sure I'm going on another NARS Torrid-like obsession of wearing only this for the next few months!


I wrote about Patina over a year ago when I first got it and I haven't bothered reading it back because I know I'll just cringe - how little did I know! Patina is one of the only MAC shades that I personally have never seen a dupe for, because it is the strangest colour ever. At first glance in the pan, it looks like a very greenish beigey gold - fine. But the strange part is the pink duochrome. And I think in the times I've seen Patina photographed, I've never seen one that really captures this duochrome, and do the eyeshadow justice.


See what I mean? This looks NOTHING like what I described! It's one of those that you just have to see for yourself to really get what it's all about! (Says the girl who bought hers online..)

I've always had a strange relationship with this eyeshadow because in the past, as it's always come out as the greeny beigey gold that I see in the pan, and different from what I saw on other people. But as you can see from the swatch above, today, it's come out quite pink and taupey - which is a description I've definitely read someone use before. I'm not sure if it's because I have Brule underneath, but I'm convinced this thing, to put it simply, has a mind of its own.


As you can see, it's a very understated look for me today and I really enjoy it. I love the subtle sheen, and the unique but subtle colour, that adds a sort of glow to the eyes. I just hope it doesn't change its mind again in a few days, it's like dealing with a PMS-ing girl.

Do you like Patina? :)
What eyeshadows have you been loving?

<3yu

20 comments:

  1. Great post Yu!! I love Patina, I just don't think I've been using it enough lately. I bought Mac's Sumptuous Olive shadow the other day and it's so pretty!! xx

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    1. Oh that's one that I've always looked at! :)

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  2. Patina looks like such a pretty everyday color. The swatches I've seen on google looks really nice.

    Xo

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    1. It does! I'm really not sure why it always looks different though lol!

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  3. I loveeeee Patina! It was my first MAC shadow and remains one of my most-used. I find it works so well on my cool skin.

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    1. Aww always a special spot for our first MAC eyeshadows ;)

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    Seems like you can wear it anytime and anywhere ^^

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  7. i must get patina i hear so many good things about it! xxx

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  8. Looks..invisible on your lids

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    1. Lol really? I don't know what your eyelid colour's like! :P

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