This is a reader review of MAC Eye Shadow in the shade Carbon.
Let me start off by saying that I love all products MAC cosmetics makes! I first found MAC when I was unable to find the exact color I wanted at the drugstore. This company has so many colors and shades to choose from. I usually like to use a darker pallet so it is important for the eye shadow that I choose to not easily flake off on my cheeks during application. Its important to remember that you must apply a base before applying this shadow. It will help it stay better and longer. I don’t have to reapply all day while I am at work.
Carbon is the darkest black MAC produces. It can be blended with other colors such as Gesso to create a sexy smoky eye. This is my go-to look for most occasions since it goes with almost any outfit. I also like to use it similarly to a pencil on the top lid just to give an outline. With most of MAC’s eye shadow colors, Carbon is has a very rich pigment. It is also very easy to blend and there is minimal creasing even though it is a dark color. Carbon is a matte color so keep that in mind when applying. It will look different than shimmer. This needs practice to master but the payoff is really worth it to get the best look.
For those who have green eyes, blending Carbon with the beautiful Purple Haze or Vibrant Grape is a great selection to make them pop. When you apply eye shadow, it is better to use more than one color to give your eyelid more dimension. If you’re a novice, I would keep it to only two colors in similar color families. Carbon from MAC is very wearable and should be a staple in each woman’s makeup arsenal.