Green Patina

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MAC Patina is a pretty golden-taupe eyeshadow which can be used alongside a variety of other eyeshadow colours, including greens, golds, browns and even neutral pinks.  Patina is a really interesting shade, as it looks different depending on what other colours you use alongside it.  I chose to bring out the green and brown tones in Patina by pairing it with moss green and deep reddish brown in the crease.  Here’s how to re-create this look:

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.


Base: MAC Painterly Paint Pot (neutral light beige)
Crease: MUG Dirty Martini eyeshadow (medium matte moss green)
Lid: MAC Patina eyeshadow (medium satin golden-taupe)
Deepen Crease: MAC Folie eyeshadow (medium matte reddish brown)
Highlight: MAC Shroom eyeshadow (light satin beige)
Upper Lashline: MAC Embark eyeshadow (deep matte dark brown)


1. Apply Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).

2. Apply Dirty Martini in the crease of the eye with a crease/blender brush using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

3. Pat Patina onto the lid, using a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239).

4. Take Folie on to a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) and deepen the crease.

5. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Shroom on to the browbone to highlight. Take this down into the inner corner as well to brighten the eye.

6. Using an angled eyeliner brush (e.g. MAC 266), apply a thin line of Embark eyeshadow along the lower lashline.  This step helps to thicken the lashes and provides soft definition to the eye.

7. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

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