MAC • Matte - Carbon • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I use this as eyeliner with wet eyeliner brush. Carbon is very well pigmented eye shadow, but requires primer to stay in place.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Emily Noel said that the black shade in the Wet N Wild Blue had me at Hellow palette was blacker than Carbon. She swatched it-and it was noticeably darker than Carbon. I have that palette, and the black alone seems worth it to me to get the whole palette (however, I like blues). If you want to buy the single dupe-Wet N Wild Panther was recommended. Carbon is not the blackest black color you can find-however, some fairer skin tones look very harsh with a super black eyeshadow. Perhaps if you only use it wet or dry as a liner on the lash line-it's not so overwhelming to go black. I have medium toned skin (like an NC35) and I can handle color-like a blacket black shade. I have tried Carbon and it is not so unique that I would keep shelling out for it. But its not glittery, and makes a wonderful accent color to deepen your smokey eye. Even when I wear other colors-brown, grey, blue, green, purple, pink on my lids-Carbon deepens the color. However, you can find better or very similar replacements for a fraction of the cost.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
'Carbon' looks in the pan to be a deep true matte black and even though I bought it knowing it wasn't very pigmented I didn't prepare myself for how translucent and patchy it was going to be!
The actual texture of this eyeshadow is completely different to my other MAC shadow's which I love. It just doesn't work! I thought I could use this as a subtle black outer v or lash line colour but I find it doesn't blend out nicely at all and it comes off patchy and uneven. I have tried different brushes to apply it but it still doesn't apply nicely. I wouldn't recommend this unfortunately.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this eyeshadow!
This is definitely my most used eyeshadow out of everything i have.
It is a very matte black. It says put all day, and blends great! I never have any fall out when i use this. A little bit goes a long way.
I have been using carbon everyday for 2 years now and still have not hit pan.
This color is great for a smokey eye and like i said, with the correct brushes and techniques, this blends beautifully and does not fade after a long day.
I have black hair so i also use this to fill in my eyebrows.
This color is also great to set your black gel eyeliners with.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great matte black!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Best black eye shadow I've used!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I agree with the three previous reviews. This shadow is nothing special and its difficult to blend. I will not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
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