Eye Shadow - Carbon

MAC Cosmetics

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4.1

507 reviews

75%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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5.0
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8 years ago

Favorite black eyeshadow ever. Always blackest black but remember its Matte its easy to blend its stays in one spot i never need primer for any mac eyeshadow anyway my HG black...

About reviewer (71 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Dry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



4.0
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8 years ago

I do love this shadow as its my first 'black' mac shadow, but I do find that its not quite as black as I feel it should be. I also find that it fades during the day, but then I use it more as an...

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

Carbon, since it's inception as it took over for a small black eyeshadow MAC had for years called "Black Gold" (though it wasn't as BLACK as Carbon, but it didn't move either) has suffered from...

About reviewer (164 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Medium

HairSilver

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

Lots of reviewers give this poor eyeshadow bad reviews because of the texture. Some prefer Typographic to Carbon because the texture of Typographic is so much better. I own both of them, so I can...

About reviewer (128 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

This is one of my must-have eyeshadows. I don't use this for daily wear, but I use this mainly for my dance costume makeup looks. You can use this to dramatize (is that a word?) any makeup...

About reviewer (221 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinNormal, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesBlack


5.0
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9 years ago

it is soooo long wearing! i use this to tightline, and once i put this on one eye and the mac fluidline on the other (both as tightline) and it lasted almost the same amount of time. this one...

About reviewer (58 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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9 years ago

It's alright. Can be a bit finicky to work with, but it's a very pigmented black. I prefer the one from my Dior palette.

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair, Neutral

HairRed, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

I am NW15 and use Carbon daily as liner. I use MAC Mixing Medium and a Sigma E10 liner brush - never had any problems with it lasting all day. As a shadow, I've used it over top of NYX Jumbo Pencil...

About reviewer (285 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


3.0
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9 years ago

When used as an eyeshadow, this looks dark blue on the skin rather than black. The only way it holds its pigmentation and remains black on the skin is when wet so I apply this with a wet 209 brush...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


2.0
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9 years ago

Do not let the name brand fool you- maybe I got a bad eyeshadow, but my Carbon is EXTREMELY unpigmented. I have found countless other black matte shadows 1000x better than this one! It is not worth...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue



5.0
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8 years ago

Favorite black eyeshadow ever. Always blackest black but remember its Matte its easy to blend its stays in one spot i never need primer for any mac eyeshadow anyway my HG black...

About reviewer (71 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Dry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown



4.0
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8 years ago

I do love this shadow as its my first 'black' mac shadow, but I do find that its not quite as black as I feel it should be. I also find that it fades during the day, but then I use it more as an...

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

Carbon, since it's inception as it took over for a small black eyeshadow MAC had for years called "Black Gold" (though it wasn't as BLACK as Carbon, but it didn't move either) has suffered from...

About reviewer (164 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther, Medium

HairSilver

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

Lots of reviewers give this poor eyeshadow bad reviews because of the texture. Some prefer Typographic to Carbon because the texture of Typographic is so much better. I own both of them, so I can...

About reviewer (128 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

This is one of my must-have eyeshadows. I don't use this for daily wear, but I use this mainly for my dance costume makeup looks. You can use this to dramatize (is that a word?) any makeup...

About reviewer (221 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinNormal, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesBlack




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