Sunday, October 13th, 2013

I shared my favorite oranges yesterday for Halloween, so of course, the other side of the coin is rich, inky blacks! Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Illamasqua Creator — a deep, dark black with silver flecks and sparkle with a glossy, high-shine finish
  2. Chanel Mirifique — a sparkling, creamy, deep dark black
  3. Urban Decay Perversion — a cult favorite; deep, dark, inky matte black for the lash line
  4. Milani Pitch Black — a deep, dark black eyeshadow with a matte finish for under $10
  5. Sugarpill Stella — a deep, dark black loose eyeshadow with teal, violet, pink, and emerald green micro-shimmer

What are your favorite black-hued beauty products?

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34 thoughts on “Top 5 Shades of Black for Halloween

  1. Jessi

    Dark Dare Extra Dimension Eye Shadow from MAC is the best black eyeshadow I’ve ever owned, since you can easily make it matte or sparkling or sheer or really dense depending on how you apply it. Plus it’s a vey dark black that doesn’t turn blue when you sheer it out. It was limited edition, so I hope they bring it back one day!

  2. Catherine

    Coincidentally, Mirifique and Perversion are two products I’ve been humming and haaing about for months. I think I should just take the plunge and get them – especially since the Chanel Holiday collection isn’t that impressive (to me) and I need a Chanel fix.

  3. Sugarpill Stella, UD Perversion, Fyrinnae Kuroneko, Sugarpill Bulletproof, and Fyrinnae Immortality are my favorite blacks.

  4. Teri

    Cinderfella- by MAC its amazing! It has a silver glitter mixed in..used over a black shade stick or base makes it sparkle like no other..

  5. Wow Stella looks amazing!

  6. Sarah N.

    Hi! Have you tried Makeup Geek’s Corrupt Eyeshadow? From what I’ve heard, it would be an A+ versus the A- this Milani one got and it’s only $5.99! :)

  7. J

    Sinful colors black on black nail polish is awesome and only $2! And of course you can never go wrong with Mac’s black tied eyeshadow :)

  8. I have both the eyeshadow and the eye pencil Perversion from Urban Decay – LOVE THEM :)

    I really like the colorful micro glitter in the sugarpill Stella… I may just have to get it!

  9. I want everything on this list! Including Peversion && I have a couple lol. It’s just such a great liner! I’ll have to try Milani’s eyeshadows. Their makeup is such great quality!

  10. The Illamasqua looks amazing. I hadn’t seen the matte black Milani shade, great to know that’s a drugstore option

  11. Makeup Geek Corrupt is the blackest shadow I have ever used, and also my favorite.

    As far as nail polish goes, I have a lot of favorites but if I had to narrow it down, they would be:
    Cirque Dark Horse
    a-england Bridal Veil
    Orly Goth

  12. Chanel Vernis in Black Pearl, now on the discontinued page
    Rimmel Stay Glossy lipgloss in Diva, worn over dark reds and purple-y lipstick. It’s too sheer alone but the texture is nice :)

  13. Sally Hansen Midnight in NY is a nice twist on black. I also like Lakme Black Satin kajal for intensely smokey eyes.

  14. morena

    Theres a jumbo sized.(fat) eyeliner pencil by makeup forever that is awesome

  15. Fanny

    I love the pigment “Black Black” from MAC! :)

  16. karma

    Has anyone ever had ‘allergy’ issues–excessive watery eyes–from Urban Decays eyeliners? I’ve never had this problem w/any makeup ever–until UD Perversion liner. I’m curious as 2 why this happens–also disgusted b/c it’s 1 of the most amazing blacks 4 the waterline! NARS has an amazing black in their LargerThanLife collection 2 BUT after a few months it completely dries up 2 where it’s not even useable! (& yes I always made sure the cap was on)
    So that leaves me still without a HG black! :( Any suggestions? THX! :)

    • Alicia

      Karma,
      I thought I was the only one who couldn’t wear Perversion. Every other 24/7 pencils works just fine. But Perversion… it burns my eyes and makes them water. My eyes are sore for hours after using it, even if I only keep it on for a minute. And I never use it on the water line; only above my top lashes… :(

    • Avatar of Alisha alisha

      Milani has a black el – liquifeye or something that is very black….def a 24/7 dupe