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New Additions To My MAC Eyeshadow Palette: Patina, Antiqued, Texture & Wedge

18:19Alice Grace

mac eyeshadow autumn haul patina antiqued wedge texture review swatches

The craze for MAC makeup has definitely died down a lot, as of late. Rewind a few years and I'm sure you were just as obsessed as me, desperate to snap up every shade of lipstick and eyeshadow or entire limited-edition collections as soon as they launched. Whilst I still adore the iconic brand, the urge to open a pop-up shop in my bedroom isn't quite as strong as it used to be and I've significantly downsized my collection. That doesn't mean I'm not tempted by some treats every once in a while, though; I just tend to restrain myself and avoid any purchases that I know I'll regret. Viva Glam Gaga ring any bells? My recent MAC marathon was solely focused on new eyeshadow pans to spice up my much-loved, but same-y, palettes, after having them for so long. Surprise, surprise - I plumped for four, neutral shades, all of which are permanent.

mac eyeshadow autumn haul patina antiqued wedge texture review swatches

Patina - A tarnished, pewter/gold shade with a slight green/yellow undertone, this is without a doubt my most-used eyeshadow from MAC. Totally unique, it's not a shade that I've seen another brand replicate or even produce something similar to. After freaking out when I hit pan on my last refill, I had to make sure to buy a back-up. A one wash wonder, it looks gorgeous used alone to really allow the colour to stand out, but of course it looks great paired with other shadows, too. Suiting everyone, it's one of those shades that look great for all occasions, both day and night and I can totally understand why it's such a popular choice for brides. If it's good enough for makeup maestro and one half of Pixiwoo, Nicola Haste to wear on her wedding day...

Antiqued - A warm, rusty bronze full of copper shimmer, Antiqued is less red-toned than Coppering, but more so than Mulch. Especially during the A/W months, I always gravitate towards richer shades and this one is perfect. Having a veluxe pearl finish, it's got that softer, frosted finish to it, without being too glittery and over the top. Buttery smooth, it blends like a dream for an even colour that's easy to apply. I just love how it looks with my brown eyes, but it looks even more beautiful on green eyes,  to really make them stand out.

mac eyeshadows patina wedge antiqued texture swatches autumn haul
MAC Eyeshadow Swatches - Patina, Antiqued, Wedge & Texture

Wedge - Matte shades that can be used to add depth to the eye socket are always welcome in my eyeshadow collection and I wanted to find something less ashy than Omega, for when I create warmer looks. Wedge is ever so slightly peachier than any of the other shades I own and compliments them perfectly. Very similar to my natural skin-tone, it's just a tad darker and works well as a contour shade. It's the ideal colour for using in the crease when you don't want the eyes to get too dark and smokey. 

Texture - Appearing to be the ideal, matte transition shade for - any guesses? - warmer looks, Texture was popped into my basket as soon as I swatched it. What can I say, I'm stuck in a orange/red eyeshadow rut. Turns out, MAC describe it as a peachy brown with shimmer. When I read that, I had to do a double-take. OK, yes, it does have the faintest dusting of shimmer in it, but unless people only look at you through a magnifying glass, it's virtually undetectable. It's actually really versatile too, working well as a transition like I predicted, swept all over the lid or used at the outer corner for some extra depth.


Are you a fan of MAC eyshadows? Which are your favourites?

AGB X


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38 comments

  1. These are all such beautiful eyeshadow shades

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. They're all perfect picks for autumn! x

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  2. I love Patina! I don't have a ton of MAC shades but I'll have to pick up Antiqued, it's so beautiful x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you love it just as much as I do! x

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  3. Lovely shadows! Patina and Antiqued are gorgeous shades! Definitely need those in my life :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. They're both gorgeous, aren't they? :) x

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  4. Patina is one of my all time favourite MAC shadows! I need Antiqued in my life! xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

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    1. Mine too, it's my go-to when I'm rushed for time and need something I know will always look good! x

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  5. These look gorgeous especially Antigued, that's definitely one for the wishlist!

    Shellie Skillen

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    1. It's a beautiful shade, especially for this time of year! x

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  6. I just recently picked up Antiqued and a few other colors and I really love these eyeshadows. Texture actually look really nice and I am going to have to pick that one up soon too. Good Neutrals are hard to find.
    Great post!

    Trecee
    http://treceefabulous.blogspot.com/

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    1. They really are - I have so many palettes full of them, but I always go back to my MAC shadows! Thanks so much :) x

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  7. Lovely warm shades. I think Texture is my fave.

    Samantha Series

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    1. It's so gorgeous, isn't it? I think it's such an under-rated shade! x

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  8. Patina is one of my favourite shades but Wedge looks really nice too. I've always thought Antiqued looked amazing as well but I think it'll be a little too bold for my pale face.

    www.thesundaymode.com

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    1. I absolutely love rich, warm shades like Antiqued on pale skin (my complexion is rather milky at this time of year, sans fake tan!). Go and try it at a counter, I'm sure you'll look fab! x

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  9. You chose 4 perfect neutral shades and are something that I would totally purchase for myself too. I love warm shades because cool tones make me look ill and Patina and Antiqued are stunning!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Great minds think alike, hey! Cool tones never look right on my skin, either, similar to how gold jewelry suits my skin-tone better than silver x

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  10. I'm obsessed with Patina, such a unique shade!
    www.britishmermaid.com

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  11. Antiqued is such a pretty shade.

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    1. It's simply the perfect shade for A/W! x

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  12. Texture is a gorgeous color. Also, I'm currently having an Urban Decay giveaway, and will have a new giveaway each week with products from UD, Too Faced, Buxom, Fresh and more. You should come check it out! :)
    https://www.bluecanyoncorner.wordpress.com

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    1. Of course I will, it sounds incredible! x

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  13. Wedge is one of my favourite MAC shades, I really need to get Patina and Antiqued, they look lovely! I love Blanc Type it's the perfect off white for the lid or inner corner and is matte it's lovely, Mystery is also a gorgeous matte dark brown and looks lovely with Wedge as a transition shade and then deepening the outer corners with Mystery and popping Blanc Type all over the lid :) xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. I love highlighting with matte shades, so I'll definitely have a look at Blanc Type next time I'm at a counter! I often use Mystery along my upper lash-line for a smokey liner effect, so I'll have to try using it with Wedge in the way you've suggested. Thanks so much for the recommendations :) x

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  14. Patina looks like such a pretty shade xx

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    1. You have to try it, it's gorgeous! x

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  15. Love all of the shades! They seem great for Autumn. And I have noticed you hit a pan on some of your other eyeshadows... Well done girl :) :)

    Ninz | www.ninzbeauty.com

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    1. Yeah, I've actually hit pan on a lot of my MAC shadows and have replaced quite a few, too! Not bad going, hey! x

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  16. These shadows are gorgeous! Such pretty shades & perfect for Autumn. I'm much more of a MAC blusher fan myself. I have the Cinderella eyeshadow palette, but that's all. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to ingredients in two of the finishes. This puts me off spending time eyeing up the colours in store or on the website, only to find out that I can't use them. I need to get over this, maybe I should start with some popular shades rather than looking at the whole range. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. What a shame! I'm sure there's a filter option on the MAC website, which allows you to choose a finish that you want and it shows you the shades available. Maybe that could be helpful for you, to avoid wasting time looking at shades that you can't use? x

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  17. I don't know why these colors aren't in my collection, but they need to be! Especially Antiqued, Wedge and Texture! My favorite MAC shades are Brown Script, Soft Brown, and Nylon!

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. I haven't even swatched any of your favourites in-store before, let alone used them, but I'll make sure I do next time I pass a counter! x

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  18. Totally agree Patina is such a unique shade - I definitely need to use it more than I do :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's one of my all-time favourite shades and I never get bored of it! x

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  19. All the shades are very amazing and pretty eventhough it's overpriced for me

    www.extraodiary.com

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    1. They're gorgeous, aren't they? I'm sure you could find some cheaper dupes for the MAC shades :) x

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