Tuesday, April 26, 2011

5 Days, 5 Ways: MAC Patina shadow (Frost)

MAC Patina may not stand out on the eyeshadow racks beside its more dramatic relatives, but this rich medium frappuccino-brown with subtle copper-red highlights (below) is oh-so-beautiful to wear.

If I had to own just one single MAC eyeshadow for the rest of my life, it would be this in a heartbeat. There are some other pretty lovely shades, but nothing I reach for on such a regular basis.

O Patina, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

Day 1: As a simple, rich wash of color over lined lids.

Day 2: Spiced up with colorful eyeliner along the lower lash line. (And yes, just about every color liner will work with Patina.)

Day 3: Out for dinner and drinks with lots of black, smudgy reverse liner on the bottom lash line. (This photographs subtler than it really is.)

Day 4: Clean and simple. Worn as a bronze liner, traced over black pencil with a dense smudge brush.

Day 5: Kick off your weekend with a little more color. Worn with vanilla liner on the bottom lash line, and navy shadow on the outer corner.

Now have you tried Patina?

I came up with 5 Days, 5 Ways specifically as a means to
  • use more products, rather than buy more products
  • highlight some very versatile items which I believe are worth investing in
  • challenge myself to think out of the box
Feel free to have fun with this idea, and I'd love to see photo-replies!


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