Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Four Ways to Wear Carbon Eyeshadow

Lightly above the crease to add just a little drama to any look without looking over done.

All over the lid for a deliciously rich and dark smoky eye in pure black.

To add depth to color by enriching the intensity and darkness. And matte texture always adds something special, too.

On the outer V, just to add smoke where there’s already fire…

What are your favorite ways to wear Carbon?

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24 thoughts on “Four Eyeshadow Combinations with MAC Carbon Eyeshadow

  1. thanks for posting I have done the first look with silver after I saw it the first time and I love it so much! Sweet day look but at the same time sexy night look!

  2. I think your smokey eye is gawjus! When I wear carbon its either cause I want a hard v or to line my eyes(I like my eyes to be very lined and defined!)

  3. I like wearing Carbon in the outer V to deepen the crease and give it a smokey look. I also use it in the outer corner of my lower lashline.

  4. S.

    Oh yeah. Flawless looks right there but Christine, I want to start adding more color to my eyeshadows but Im chicken. Im thinking I should start with a wash of color until I dont feel like a clown Lol

  5. S.

    I meant color eye shadow to my eye, sorry I have a bit of a headache.

  6. I love it when you do these!

  7. Ashley

    I also love using carbon to smudge black eyeliner into a sexy smokey eye!

  8. PK

    I mix carbon with a brown eyeshadow to define my friend’s eyebrows.

  9. Saira

    Great post! I don’t have Carbon but it’s great to get some ideas for using black eyeshadow in different looks. I often use black eyeshadow with silver and grey to create a smoky grey or silver eye. I hadn’t thought of using it with greens or golds to create a different kind of smoky eye (like in the pics you posted with the article), so will need to try black eyeshadow out with some other colours!

  10. Andrea

    Try using carbon as a base and then apply pigment over the top. The color of the pigment pops like no other. It’s INSANE. I like to use embark for the same idea.

  11. Sarah

    Quick question…
    i looked thru ALL ur “looks” and remember Metal-X Plum Electric back in 07(?). i LOVED it and obviously they dont sell it anymore (or do they?).. anyways, what color (cream or powder) eyeshadow comes close to that bright/bold purple? Thanks in advance.

    • To be honest, I don’t think anything comes close to it. Royal Hue shadestick is kind of a similar shade, but I believe it was discontinued :/

  12. Saira

    Well, you inspired me to try out black eyeshadow with some different colours, rather than my usual black and silver combination! I used it with Greenstroke paintpot as a base, Humid on lid, black eyeshadow (like Carbon) in the crease and Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (light white gold) as a highlighter. Nice and smoky with a bit of colour :o) .