I absolutely love this eye shadow. I have been using this for almost a year now, and ever since i found this I have replaced my kohl pencil with this. I use it to line my eyes (MAC Brush 263) and just use a little below my waterline. It does not smudge and stays in place even after a long day at work. I apply it after using a base on my lid as my lids are oily. And just because of its texture, it feels very light, unlike kohl pencils. What i love most about this is that i do not have to use a make up remover to get rid of it, I just wash my face with a face wash and it disappears like it was never there!
I agree with the three previous reviews. This shadow is nothing special and its difficult to blend. I will not repurchase.
I don't understand the hype with carbon. It's such a mediocre black eyeshadow. I have found many drugstore black eyeshadows that make carbon look white -__- seriously not worth the money for the quality. I recommend spending the $14 on a unique eyeshadow that can't be found anywhere else. Like Club or Motiff.
Carbon is just like any other black eye shadow. Absolutely nothing special. I don't understand why it has such a cult following. When I was still new to makeup, I ran out and got it because all the makeup gurus raved about how it's a must-have. Fours years later, and after trying every black eye shadow under the sun, I think Carbon is so overrated. Don't get me wrong, it is a highly pigmented, true black shadow. I still use it very often. However, I think there are just so many good black eye shadows from other brands like Wet n Wild, L'Oreal, and NYX that cost a fraction of Carbon's price and will still give you the same effect. Just because an eye shadow has a MAC label on it doesn't make it superior to drug store brands. If you would think Carbon is worth the price because of superior quality, you're wrong. I will most definitely not be repurchasing because I think I would be throwing away my money.
I want to live this eye shadow I really do, I purchased this hoping to have a black that didn't blend out to be dark Green, not the case, it seemed hard to blend out, it could be in a neutral girl and haven't really played in blacks too much, but it it was up to me I wouldn't have purchased this instead did some more research , but if I needed to use a black shadow I guess I'll reach for carbon
Uh-oh guys. I hit pan today for the first time with my carbon eyeshadow pot. Yes, I know MAC is expensive... but I use this shadow every single day to create the PERFECT smokey eye (only needs to be applied once with primer and i literally have had no problems with creasing, blending or looking like a racoon...), and I have had it for about 7 months and am just NOW hitting pan. I suppose I have another 2-3 months of fulltime use before its gone... Anyway, it may be expensive- but it pays for itself with the quality. I wish people would understand that with makeup (as with most other things in life)- you get what you pay for. I can go buy wet-n-wild yes, but I wont get the deep pigment of color, a good quality product that lasts all day without creasing or will i get a sturdy pan that will never break or allow your shadow to fall apart. Its a no brainer!
I thought this was going to be the greatest black out there but NOPE it looks more like a dark gray, very hard to blend and obviously worth the $ ..Wet n Wild makes a nice black on one of their palettes which is about $2.99-$3.99 - WILL NOT buy again nor would I recommend it!
Can't use this as eye shadow it's way too dark- I use this to fill in my brows. I have black hair so this shade is perfect for me. I use it as liner too sometimes with my angled brush... stays put all day. Will definitely repurchase.
I use this to shade into my brows and always get compliment on it. Perfect for smokey eyes as well. Definitely will buy again