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on 4/4/2009 10:22:00 AM
More reviews by picky2
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This just fell flat on me as an eyeshadow. I haven't used it as a brow powder...if my brows were that color I probably would have used it for that. I swapped it away because the color fell flat on me NC20/NC25 for reference. It is a great formula, just not a great brown for us warmer toned girls. IMHO.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/26/2009 6:35:00 PM
More reviews by StarsnRocketsES
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I purchased Charcoal Brown to fill in my eye brows. I found that cork was just slightly too dark, and Charcoal Brown is slightly lighter than cork. CB is still too dark, so I'm on to try couquette.
on 1/11/2009 2:00:00 AM
More reviews by lhooker
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I purchased this exclusively for my brows. This blends really nicely and evenly into my eyebrows making them look fuller (which i love) without looking unnatural. I use this also as a crease shadow and it looks great IMO. (oh i'm NC30).
on 8/21/2008 8:42:00 PM
More reviews by angelyshis
Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
This is truly a staple of mine and has been for many many years. This matte color first of all is perfect for filling in my super dark brown brows for a natural look. No hint of red which is often the case with so many browns. Also this looks great used in the crease. I love to pair it with Ricepaper or Naked Lunch. It pairs nicely with Shroom too. Recently I have been using it wet as an eyeliner. It delivers the definition that black does, but without the harshness of black. This is one product that I will use until the end of time!!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/2/2008 12:49:00 AM
More reviews by Misha32
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I use this for my brows. As a reference, I have dark black hair. I love this E/S for my brows! It isn't too dark, a fear of mine because I hate it when people's eyebrows look to severe, and it is pretty neutral. It doesn't have any redness to it which is a common quip I have when looking for color to match my hair. And it surprisingly has pretty staying power on my kind of oily skin.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/26/2008 3:33:00 PM
More reviews by babieedoll
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I use this for my brows, I stays on for pretty much the whole day and it matches with my own hair colour. I don't really use it as an eye shadow because it is so matte and sometimes a bit hard to blend (i use mac brushes as well).
on 4/22/2008 8:59:00 AM
More reviews by bellefranjic
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
A bit of a blah brown colour IMO. It is very matte and I have found it hard to apply evenly. I have tended to use it more like an eyeliner with a small brush along the lower lash line. It's also good for shading my eyebrows. I much prefer a neutral shadow with a bit more depth and maybe a slight shimmer or frost.
on 3/15/2008 2:08:00 PM
More reviews by rochas2
What a great brown through and through. What I love about this is that it isn't ridiculously reddish or blueish, it really is a solid brown, the first one I have ever found. I don't know if 'charcoal brown' is the right way to describe it, as that is a little bit of a darker connotation. I would call it 'wheat brown' or something like that. But most of all, like all other shades that look "boring" in the pan, this makes your actual eyes look amazing.
on 2/15/2008 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by slipnslide
A very good brow shader, but I disagree with some that it's a boring shadow. I really like it with neutral pink shades, and I think it adds a lot to any look without being too *showy*. The only problem with using a shadow as a shader is that it can be too powdery and end up elsewhere besides where you need it to go.
on 2/6/2008 2:06:00 PM
More reviews by keahi
This gets a 5 for the shade, and a 2.5 for the formula. I'm violating mathmatics to make that average a score of 4.I LOVE the color of Charcoal Brown--it's that indespensible neutral that seems to pair so well with so many other things. Perfect crease shade. Lots of pigment too. Unfortunately, I find this very difficult to work with. I wear UDPP as a base and I can't blend this shade to save my life--it always looks choppy. If I don't use UDPP I fare a little better, but then my e/s fades away and looks bad mid-way through the day. Eyeshadows that are aces have to blend well over UDPP--sorry, but that's the rule. Besides, it can be done, so I'm spending my time with the ones who can, and do.I have this problem with pretty much all MAC mattes. If they ever upgrade this to the Matte2 formula, I would be loving and loyal. Until then, this one is moldering away in my stash. Such a shame.
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