Good morning, ladies. I hope your weekend started well. Right now I’m on a mish to get to know another member of the MAC permanent eyeshadow line, and I’m holding a pan of Patina ($14.50) in my paw.
Like I did for years with MAC Arena, I overlooked Patina when I realize now that I probably shouldn’t have. It’s not the flashiest shade in MAC’s permanent collection, but once I tried it on I fell truly, madly, deeply in love.
Patina’s magic lies in her flexibility. In the pan, she’s a shimmery, brownish taupe with golden pearl, but on the face her color varies depending on the wearer’s skin tone.
MAC Patina on NC 35 skin
On my tan NC 35 skin, I see a golden taupe (more purple than brown)…
MAC Patina on NW 20 skin
…but she’s such a quick-change artist! On NW 20, she looks more like a lovely golden brown.
I’ve just started to experiment with Patina, so please share any ideas you might have for product combinations. I can’t help but wonder how she’ll look with eyeshadows in gold, brown, taupe, beige, peach or even purple.
Have you gotten to know MAC Patina before? Any ideas for colors to wear her with?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,