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Mac Eye Shadow-color: Carbon Matte .05 Oz.
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on 12/29/2016 1:06:00 PM
More reviews by cosq
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Great intense black. Very long lasting. I always apply a thin layer of Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye shadow primer, wait a few minutes and then apply my eye shadow, eyeliner etc. When applied this way, this shadow easily survives 10 hours and more. No fading, no melting, no creasing (and I have very oil eyelids), even in very hot and humid weather. It is also very cost-effective as it takes months of everyday use before you start seeing the pan. Will definitely repurchase.
on 9/29/2016 7:28:00 AM
More reviews by MariJune
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I just can't work with Carbon. I definitely have a bad formulation or maybe that's how it's formulated. It goes on patchy and it's super hard to build it evenly when I try to darken my crease or do the outer V. Sometimes I use it on the top lash line for a smoky eye, but I mostly prefer to use my black eye kohl. I could have done without Carbon in my collection.
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on 5/19/2016 10:27:00 PM
More reviews by Mindy919
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
This is the absolute best thing I have found to fill in my black eyebrows, as it is a sheer black that has some serious staying power. Every other black shadow I have tried to use just ends up looking ridiculous. When I use it as an eyeshadow I have to build it up a bit, but it's worth it for the staying power. I also use it to set my eyeliner. I have been using this for all these purposes for over a year and I still have plenty left so... yeah, totally worth the price. Also I heard Hallie Berry users it as a contour powder.
on 4/21/2016 3:19:00 AM
More reviews by Alexandra123Y
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Matte finish carbon black colour eyeshadow. Great for darkening the crease. Easy to apply and blend. Good longevity.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/27/2015 8:47:00 AM
More reviews by Mandyallstar
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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 shadow but it very hard to blend and it looks cakey if you layer it. Even with primer, it will only last about an hour without creasing. I will be sticking to Kat Von D's lucifer (the blackest black I have found so far) ou Catherine Hill's black (whenever I want a lighter shade)
on 4/30/2015 9:29:00 AM
More reviews by chimera59
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
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 some reviews of it aren't good, but I like the fact that you can use to to smoke up an eye look without completely blacking out other colors that you're using. I've had this for years and it barely has a dip in it. This is also great for setting eyeliner or using wet as a liner itself. It can apply a little patchy if you're using it alone, but used over a darker base it's fine.
on 4/30/2015 9:01:00 AM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
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 liner w a bent brush (wet or dry), & mostly for tracing over my eyeliners to "set" then. This is very black & matte. Any "blacker" would be a goth sort of look which is not what I'm going for. I'm sorry to see the bad reviews. I have wnw Panther & it's good if ur frugal but if you can spend it get MAC Carbon. It's so much less likely to smudge & more likely to stay where you tell it to stay (lol!), I've had a few DS blacks like Maybelline, CG, & wnw but they are subpar compared to Carbon. If you really prefer the best get Carbon. I don't get how people are saying it's not black. It's your basic black. Not charcoal or grey or blue. I use this to smoke out my eyes & wear Myth lipstick/lipglass. Perfect! I would rebuy but it's gonna take me forever to use it up!! I love me some MAC!! There are also some good blacks in the Nakeds palette .... Theres a w red glitter one; & in the Clinique All About Eyes palette there is an excellent black fwiw but carbon is the best!!!!
on 3/17/2015 1:18:00 AM
More reviews by ChanelLove07
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
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, even at the gym when I go after work! It stays in place and keeps the liner looking matte which is great. The only small downfall is that there is some fallout, but I place some tissue under the eye before I apply it and there isn't any issues. I had it for about 3-4 months and its still going. I will definitely repurchase!
on 2/18/2015 2:49:00 AM
More reviews by cllien
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
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 unfortunately I had an allergic reaction, so I'm sticking with Carbon. I use it in the outer V, crease, and as a liner.
on 1/18/2015 9:59:00 AM
More reviews by rayoflight121
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
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 easy to work with. Most black shadows deposit too heavily and ruin my eye looks. Its nice and black without all the trouble they usually cause.
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