Patina, a shimmery single eye shadow from Kevyn Aucoin, stands out even among other top-of-the-line olive-ish eye shadows. It's a golden-brown olive with a subtle metallic finish that changes slightly with the light. I tried to capture these nuances and show how Patina moves from a brassy brown to a gold tinged olive. It's a color that works for an understated daytime look (try pairing with LMdB Jojo) . It's not too green, so no one should be scared of this Kevyn Aucoin color, and while on me this is a neutral shade that can be worn very casually, if you're pale and blue-eyed, Patina will be stunning and striking against your features.
If you're familiar with Kevyn Aucoin's eye shadows you already know the texture is soft and easy to apply and blend. The shimmer/metallic finish is subtle with no glittery particles and no fall-out. Over a primer, the eye shadow lasts from day to night and I appreciate how it retains its finish.
Bottom Line: Pretty.
Kevyn Aucoin Patina Single Eye Shadow ($28) is available from Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and dermstore.com.