Eye Shadow - Carbon

MAC Cosmetics

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4.1

507 reviews

75%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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3.0
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9 years ago

I was in need of an eyeliner that would not smear and the make artist suggested I use carbon as an eyeliner. It's easy to line and is moderately pigmented but after a couple of hours it smudged...

About reviewer (105 reviews)

Age

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



2.0
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9 years ago

Ugh. The most over rated overshadow ever. Everyone is saying it is made to be a liner but my question is why is it marketed as an eyeshadow? If it is made to be used as a powdered liner they should...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair

HairRed

EyesBrown


3.0
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9 years ago

Carbon is not a good eyeshadow colour. It plus more grey than black. However, I never use MAC's Carbon as an eyeshadow, I use it for eyeliner. Smudging Carbon into the lash line is the best way...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

Those who scored this product low do NOT know how to use it properly. This is not a lid shadow color. This is a liner

About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

I mainly use this as eyeliner. I use on days when I want my eyeliner to look more subtle than it would with a liquid or gel liner. I apply it with a MAC 210 brush.

About reviewer (119 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen


3.0
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9 years ago

I was chosing between Print and Carbon. With the clarity of hindsight I should probably have chosen Print to get a slightly softer look. I have quite big problems with fall-out from Carbon (have...

About reviewer (126 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

I repurchase this shadow the sameday I hit pan, I always have a backup! I will be taking this shadow to the grave with me!!! I use it to line, I like to line half way to my crease (I have small...

About reviewer (100 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


4.0
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9 years ago

I'm one of those people who loves to line my upper lids, and having always used gel liner, I can say that using carbon is much more day-time friendly. Because of it being a shadow you don't need to...

About reviewer (121 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

Ok ladies Carbon is a eyeliner but can also be used as a shadow. Here is how, 1. Apply black eyeliner or Mac shark eyes to the desired eye area where you want to apply the shadow. 2. Smudge out...

About reviewer (102 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Olive

HairBrown

EyesBrown


1.0
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9 years ago

Worst black eyeshadow ever. and trust me, I've tried a lot. This is so not pigmented... i's barely black, just a dark grey. And its not ''buildable.'' Why is there so much hype over this? The...

About reviewer (168 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinDry, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Relaxed, Medium

EyesBrown



3.0
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9 years ago

I was in need of an eyeliner that would not smear and the make artist suggested I use carbon as an eyeliner. It's easy to line and is moderately pigmented but after a couple of hours it smudged...

About reviewer (105 reviews)

Age

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



2.0
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9 years ago

Ugh. The most over rated overshadow ever. Everyone is saying it is made to be a liner but my question is why is it marketed as an eyeshadow? If it is made to be used as a powdered liner they should...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair

HairRed

EyesBrown


3.0
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9 years ago

Carbon is not a good eyeshadow colour. It plus more grey than black. However, I never use MAC's Carbon as an eyeshadow, I use it for eyeliner. Smudging Carbon into the lash line is the best way...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

Those who scored this product low do NOT know how to use it properly. This is not a lid shadow color. This is a liner

About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


4.0
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9 years ago

I mainly use this as eyeliner. I use on days when I want my eyeliner to look more subtle than it would with a liquid or gel liner. I apply it with a MAC 210 brush.

About reviewer (119 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen




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