Thursday, 19 August 2010

MAC Patina and Fig.1

I must apologies in advance that my current posts are mostly face of the day in format. I'm on a little mission at the moment to use at least one neglected item from my collection each day. I hope you don't mind me sharing the results with you.

Today's chosen item was MAC Patina eyeshadow. After many mistakes buying neutrals that were too warm for me, this was a breathe of fresh air. The colour is a sort a muted and quite ashy gold with frosty finish. MAC describes it as a 'muted taupe brown with golden shimmer' but I really don't think I would describe it as Taupe, I think the golden shimmer makes it appear less brown to me. I certainly think it's a nice neutral shade for those with cool colouring.

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I was inspired to try something a little different colour wise after seeing Bella Queen's beautiful look with NARS Daphne eyeshadow. I wouldn't have thought to put purple and gold together but I thought it looked gorgeous. I'm sorry for the rather excessive number of pictures for this particular FOTD. It was quite difficult to capture the colours and I found they came out better with the flash on. I think the colours look a little muddy in the natural daylight pictures, which is not how it looked in the flesh.

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Face
Korres Watermelon Light Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30
RMK Basic Liquid concealer
Shu Uemura brow pencil H9
MAC Cubic blusher

Eyes
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Patina eyeshadow
MAC Fig.1 eyeshadow
MAC Relaxing eyeshadow
MAC Teddy eye kohl
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara

Lips
YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in Spicy Pink

15 comments:

  1. I LOVE patina, it looks so gorgeous with fig.1, would never have thought to put those two together but it works so well x

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  2. Ohh it looks lovely. Patina and Fig.1 are now on my huge lust list!

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  3. Lovely, and your skin looks fantastic! x

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  4. It's a great combination - I've got no proper eyelids though - am not a snake, have just got deep set eyes! So I just tend to stick with mascara and a spot of liner.

    Might give this a go though, love gold, love purple, what's not to love about slapping them on?!

    Hope you had a good holiday ;-)

    Ali x

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  5. Patina is the only MAC shadow I have a back-up of. Pretty combination!

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  6. Love Patina, one of my faves! the colours look good on you. Gold with purple accents - F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!
    Thanks for the mention too x

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  7. @WelshBeautyBlog: I hadn't considered this before I saw Bella Queen's post but I'm glad I gave it a try. Patina is a great eyeshadow.

    @NicolaOCD: I love both of these eyeshadows. I picked up Fig.1 at Bicester CCO so I'll keep an eye out for you!

    @Michelle: Patina is a great colour. It was on the MAC shopping list I sent husband off to San Francisco with!

    @Rachel: Thank you! You've made me feel better as I think my skin is looking a bit ropey at the moment. :)

    @Alison: Could you wear the colours along the lashline rather than trying to make a fake crease? I'm sure I've seen that used as a technique for those with no definite crease. It is a lovely combination, you should definitely have an experiment (we know how much I like those ;) ).

    I had a great holiday thank you. It was pretty much a boy fest though! Electric trains, steam trains, trains up the mountain, looking at tractors at the show, looking at men showing off wood chopping and sawing techniques at the show.....You get the picture!

    Jane x

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  8. @Makeup Magpie: It’s a lovely colour isn’t it? I’ve made so many errors with neutrals that are too warm for my skin tone, I’m pleased this was one was a winner for me.

    @Bella Queen: You’re most welcome, your post inspired me! I love finding new ways to use my colours. Both Patina and Fig.1 are favourites of mine so this is a winner for me!

    Jane x

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  9. Your right the colour combination works really well, really suits you. I've always wondered about MAC Patina but worried it would turn out too warm but I think I'll be safe to get it after seeing this! x

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  10. I've had so many disasters with neutral and gold colours that are wrong on me (yes, I'm looking at you woodwinked) but this is definitely good for cooler toned folk. I think you'd get on well with it. I give you permission to come and cuff me round the head if it doesn't! ;)

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  11. I'll remeber you said that!
    I ordered RBR Abyssinian Catbird btw, I blame you entirely ;) so we will find out if its too warm or not now!

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  12. Was it in stock when you ordered? I tried last night and EB Dust, Intimate and Catbird were all on back order. I still need to address my basket pruning! I have all sorts in there: Whim of Mine, Gracilis, All Hail, Delilah - Feline Gaze, EB Tender Love. Remind me what I said about £50 again?! ;P

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  13. yeah, it didn't have a backorder thing by it that I recall, I ordered it yesterday in the afternoon, maybe I got the last one..evil laugh....

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  14. *Shakes fist* I bet you did! Ah well, it's your duty to report back on whether you need it. I wasn't all that surprised at the Edward Bess eyeshadows being out of stock, I know they've been very popular. I'll have to write to Zu to ask when they're due to get more stock in.

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