Charcoal Brown

MAC Eyeshadow

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MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Charcoal Brown is a very warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a satin finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.

Editor's Review
Contains: Sample Provided

Charcoal Brown is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that was a smidgen powdery, but it was very easy to use on the lid as it diffused easily. This shade is part of the permanent range. It wore well for eight hours on me. Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Princess of Soul (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #2 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Vanguard (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Being (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.

Claims / Ingredients

These saturated shadows in neutral and metallic shades and multiple finishes stay on all day long with non-creasing, eight-hour wear. The result: potent colour payoff that applies evenly, blends well and can be used wet or dry.

2 Written Reviews

By Pedro 6 years ago.

Goes pretty with the right brush. Good for transitioning a black eye or so

Tags: buildable, chalky, hard-to-apply
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Mariella 9 years ago.

I put off buying Charcoal Brown for quite a while because it wasn't as "charcoal-y" as I thought it would be. Finally, I gave in and bought it and intially, I wasn't that thrilled with it because I really thought it would be a bit darker and bit more on the grey side and it seemed sort of "blah". But it's all a matter of what colours you pair it with, I've learned. I really like it in the crease with MAC Sweet Satisfaction on the lid for a polished daytime/work appropriate look that is quick and easy.

2 out of 2 users found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink