Olive Neutrals


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MAC Patina is a really interesting eyeshadow, in that it can look more gold, taupe or green, depending on what other shades you use alongside it.  I combined Patina with green, brown and taupe tones to bring out the different flecks in the shade.

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


Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (clear)
Upper and Lower Lashlines: UD Mugshot Eyeliner (medium metallic taupe)
Lid: MAC Patina eyeshadow (medium satin golden-taupe)
Crease: MAC Dirty Martini eyeshadow (medium matte moss green)
Outer Lid/Deepen Crease: MAC Embark eyeshadow (deep matte dark brown)
Highlight: MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (light shimmery cream-gold)
Lower Lashline: MAC Patina eyeshadow (as above)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)


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

2. Use Mugshot eyeliner to line your upper and lower lashlines.

3. Apply Patina on to the eyelid using a gentle patting motion (e.g. MAC 239).

4. Sweep Dirty Martini into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).

5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and apply Embark to the outer lid.  Take Embark very lightly up into the crease to help shape the eye.

6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Ricepaper on to the browbone to highlight and further blend out the edges of the crease colour.

7.  Take a pencil brush (e.g. MAC 219) and pat a little of Patina along the lower lashline (just under Mugshot eyeliner).

8. Apply black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Here’s one more picture of the finished look:

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