Eye Shadow - Carbon

MAC Cosmetics

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4.1

507 reviews

75%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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2.0
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5 years ago

I was excited about this because I had heard it was the blackest black ever. It's not. There is almost no pigment at all and this could even be a good thing in order to get more control over the...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



4.0
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5 years ago

I'd say this is a decent, basic black. Carbon is MAC's matte black. It's not charcoal or grey, but it's a basic black. I purposely LIKE the fact that this isn't an incredibly dark black. I know...

About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

On the phone ordering I asked the dude for a "basic black matte e/s single" & he said Carbon. So that is what I got bought sight unseen. I really like it thou. I wear it as an eyeshadow somexs, a...

About reviewer (2417 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


4.0
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6 years ago

Ultimate jet black matte eyeshadow that last long and doesn't smudge on me. I use this to set my liquid liner (Jordana FabuLiner) and it really makes a difference. It makes my liner last longer,...

About reviewer (201 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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6 years ago

Good basic black. Not super pigmented, but I agree with other reviewers that it is nice to have more control in building the color. Can be tricky to blend. Typographic is much more pigmented but...

About reviewer (52 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

First swatch isn't very impressive. I'm used to having eyeshadows having full on pigment, when testing them out. But this does what its supposed to and blends perfectly. Its easy to layer and is...

About reviewer (262 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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6 years ago

There is nothing special about Carbon. It looks black but shows up dark grey & is very dupe able. It was not worth the $16 as its not a color I reach for often. Also for a color as basic as black...

About reviewer (133 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Warm

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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6 years ago

I use this more as an eyeliner than a shadow and for that purpose I love it. It's a nice matte black. Great quality, doesn't make a mess. Love!

About reviewer (135 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


2.0
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6 years ago

This is kinda patchy. I think there are other matte blacks that will work better. Meh.

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


5.0
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6 years ago

Perfect crease color for a dramatic effect. I find it highly pigmented, so don't put too much on your brush at one time. It's better to start off with a little bit and work your way up. I like to...

About reviewer (25 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Olive, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown



2.0
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5 years ago

I was excited about this because I had heard it was the blackest black ever. It's not. There is almost no pigment at all and this could even be a good thing in order to get more control over the...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



4.0
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5 years ago

I'd say this is a decent, basic black. Carbon is MAC's matte black. It's not charcoal or grey, but it's a basic black. I purposely LIKE the fact that this isn't an incredibly dark black. I know...

About reviewer (325 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

On the phone ordering I asked the dude for a "basic black matte e/s single" & he said Carbon. So that is what I got bought sight unseen. I really like it thou. I wear it as an eyeshadow somexs, a...

About reviewer (2417 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


4.0
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6 years ago

Ultimate jet black matte eyeshadow that last long and doesn't smudge on me. I use this to set my liquid liner (Jordana FabuLiner) and it really makes a difference. It makes my liner last longer,...

About reviewer (201 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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6 years ago

Good basic black. Not super pigmented, but I agree with other reviewers that it is nice to have more control in building the color. Can be tricky to blend. Typographic is much more pigmented but...

About reviewer (52 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone

HairBrunette

EyesBrown




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