Sooooo dissapointed :( wanted this for ages bought it monday its horrible! Chalky & dark grey not black! continued >>
Half of my shadows are MAC, but after using Carbon, I am phasing out my MAC products and switching...probably to Stila and NARS mostly. Something in the Carbon makes my eyes red. NOT sexy. Makes me question the quality of their ingredients.
I use this to set in my liquid liner as well as fill up some space on my monolids between my lashline and the liquid eyeliner.
I used a slanted eyeshadow brush.. it takes some work for it to be black enough.
For me i doesn't go on really smooth, and I don't know if it's really that blendable for me either. Might be just how it reacts to my skin.
Prefect for everyone! goes on the blackest with a 217 brush but I recommend doing your eyes before your foundation with this color or any other dark color. People that don't love this color need to learn makeup fundamentals...it's a necessary for any makeup artists kit!
Meh, carbon just doesn't impress me. It is not that pigmented, nor is it super soft and silky.
No, no, no. NYX Black blows this out of the water for me. No comparison at all. Luckily I don't wear black that often and returned this one long ago. There are many positive reviews on this so apparently it works for some, but I recommend picking up NYX Black 1st for only a fraction of the cost. It is a smooth texture and goes on much blacker.
pure matte black. great for easily creating a smoky eye. i use the tiniest bit of this and get a great effect. it lasts and doesn't turn grayish on my brown skin. i'm an nw43 in mac. every girl that's into eyeshadow should have this one. it's simple but powerful!
If you blend it with a white eyeshadow, you don't get grey.. you get baby blue :( . black tied it better ( and its actually black not blue-black so it blends into a grey) but just know black tied its not as pigmented since its a velvet.
My first MAC eyeshadow, and hugely disappointing. Every other black shadow I have is blacker than this. I believe the formula has been changed, all the great reviews are for Carbon as it used to be, not as it is now.
When I first started wearing MAC in the late 80's this was my perfect Black shadow. I don't know what happened but now it's a dark grey color that with alot of patting or a good base you can get to show up black, Why bother to spend $15 when you can buy an NYX Black eyeshadow single for less than $3 and its Super Black with the first touch, In fact, if you live in or near an urban beauty supply store, stop in and pick up a NICKA K eyeshadow single in Black. It too is also a true Blackest Black for $.99!