Review of MAC Patina Eyeshadow
You know what I really love about MAC? Their eyeshadows... Of course I adore their lippies too and I simply cannot live without MAC's Paint Pots but MAC eyeshadows in particular hold a special place in my heart... You know why? Cause most of them do not smudge and crease on me... And that's huge! Trust Me :)
Plus of course who can ignore the array of colorful little pans that are kept on display that catch your eye much before anything else does in the store...
It is that display array at the MAC store that tempts me to buy at least a couple of eyeshadows every time I visit the store... However, the one that I had been looking for quite a while had always been out of stock! The eyeshadow in question is MAC Patina... I had been looking for it high and low and it had been out of stock in Pune and all Mumbai stores... So much so that it seemed like a mirage to me and I had surrendered to the fact that I may never get to use the eyeshadow ever!
But, Dhara of TheHappiTherapy very kindly offered to send it over all the way from Amritsar and I considered myself saved! Thank you so much Dhara cause MAC Patina at the moment is my favorite eyeshadow and I owe it all to you :)
So coming back to the review, MAC Patina is a shade that is extremely hard to explain. On me it is cool, champagne-y shade with a little pale golden highlights... It almost blends with my skin color and I love the pale, glossy effect it imparts to my eyes. On the other hand, it look very icy and sexy on girls with a darker complexion and it reportedly looks more warm and brownish golden on very pale skintones...
Hence, it is one of those magical eyeshadows that you need to give the benefit of doubt and give it a free hand to weave it's unique magic on you... I am certain that it would look different on everybody...
Btw just thought that it might interest you to know that it is one of JLo's or rather JLo's makeup artist's favorite eyeshadow and it is used on JLo pretty frequently ;)
Price of MAC EyeshadowsINR 720/- for a refill pan and INR 900/- for a pan.
Here are some swatches and how it actually looks on me :)
If you are looking for a glossy silver/pale gold effect on your eyes and still look subtly done up, then MAC Patina is for you... Also if you are looking for an eye shadow that does not crease and may actually surprise you with how it looks on you then MAC Patina is definitely worth a shot!