Best Black Eyeshadows 2019 | Top 10 + Share Your Favorites

Today, I’m asking for your recommends for Best Black Eyeshadows (specific shades, please!) — and if you’ve previously shared your favorites, don’t forget that you can always make more recommendations as new products release or you’ve discovered a new favorite.

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10 Best Black Eyeshadows

The list below shows the top 10 most recommended black eyeshadows that are permanent are listed below! The list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!(If a shade has been discontinued, please let me know!)

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UD Blackout from the 10th Anniversary palette and the Gwen Stefani palette are both the absolute creamiest darkest blacks I own. Melt’s is good, Anastasia’s is good, and Viseart’s is…ok, but UD’s “newer” formulation (I have some real old UD palettes with lackluster blacks) is tops.

The very best black UD has ever done, or any other brand really, was Black Dog in the Black Palette… While it was a powder, it blended like a cream, and had minimal fallout… I always wished they’d released it as a single.

Hmm….I never picked up that palette – I’ll have to actually google it to see a photo – but I’m always on the hunt for a truly rich, deep, creamy black. Thank you!!

I’d love to know how people use black eyeshadow. As liner – smudged or not, OK. Maybe it’s my lt-med warm coloring, but I’ve never figured out another way to make use of all the pots sitting there glowering darkly in my palettes. Suggestions anyone?

Aside from smoky eyes, of course, a sheer bit of black helps to darken and mute other shades (I find it easiest to tap my brush between the two shadows I want to mix rather than layer, but to each their own).

When I was younger, I used black a lot in the outer corner. Now, I’m very light handed with it and use it mainly with a night time tuxedo look. Although I’m fair, my eyebrows are black and I can use it to fill them in — again, with great care not to overdo.

As a side note: Ever notice how small Johnny Depp’s eyes are? The industry frequently uses black all around his eyes to make them appear larger (not just for his pirate characters). Black is a marvel in the hands of a talented makeup artist.

I should also say that both Depp’s and Angelina Jolie’s eyes are quite round. They both use black to elongate their eyes.

I use it as a liner, tightline liner (upper lashes), lightly dotted at my outer corner and blended at the edges to add definition to my hooded eyes, and with a very light hand for my brows (they are naturally quite dark and it seems anything short of a deep gray or black becomes very obvious when drawing hairs)….besides the obviously smoky eye, of course. Also if you put down a layer on your lid anything else you put on top (particularly a rich iridescent shimmer/glitter) will really pop. I always advise people to really play with their makeup and see what colors and techniques work for them.

I’m one of those people who 100% needs a quality black to consider a palette “complete”, but understand that’s not everyone. No other dark color can take the place of a black for me.

It doesn’t feel like it’s already been over a year since the last version of this list!! And I’m still bewildered by Carbon, ha ha.

I personally really like MAC Carbon for adding a bit of dimension to the outer crease/outer V & lower lash line, as it is such a “weak” black. While it may be horrific on the lid, or for a Smoky Eye, it really works better for me than a richer shadow for the aforementioned purpose(s), which can get a bit messy sometimes.

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