Top 10: Shades of Black

01.

01. Witches Kat Von D

Kat Von D

PPermanent. $20.00/0.22 oz.

B+

Witches is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff but did not apply evenly, so it looked patchy in...

Witches is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff but did not apply evenly, so it looked patchy in...

02.

02. Blacktrack MAC

MAC

PPermanent. $16.00/0.1 oz.

A-

Blacktrack is described as a "solid flat black." It's a deep black with a matte finish. It dries to a really flat, matte finish in about thirty...

Blacktrack is described as a "solid flat black." It's a deep black with a matte finish. It dries to a really flat, matte finish in about thirty...

03.

03. Clubbing Stilettos Sephora

Sephora

PiPPermanent in Palette. $10.00/0.04 oz.

A-

Clubbing Stilettos is described as a "black." It's a rich, deep dark black with subtle, silver sparkle over a satin finish. It had nice...

Clubbing Stilettos is described as a "black." It's a rich, deep dark black with subtle, silver sparkle over a satin finish. It had nice...

OCC Batty Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a "midnight black with silver glitter." It's a rich, deep black with silver...

OCC Batty Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a "midnight black with silver glitter." It's a rich, deep black with silver...

08.

08. Blackout Urban Decay

Urban Decay

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

B+

Blackout is a deep black with a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a smooth, velvety texture that was just a...

Blackout is a deep black with a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a smooth, velvety texture that was just a...

09.

09. Creator Illamasqua

Illamasqua

PPermanent. $17.00/0.5 oz.

A+

When it comes to Halloween, you know orange is often paired with black, which is the inspiration for this post! 🙂 Do you have a go-to black eyeliner or eyeshadow?

  1. Kat Von D Witches — A Cool Black with a Matte finish.
  2. MAC Blacktrack — A Neutral Black with a Matte finish.
  3. Sephora Clubbing Stilettos — A Neutral Black with a Sparkle finish.
  4. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond — A Cool Black with a Sparkle finish.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Batty — A Cool Black with a Glitter finish.
  6. NARS Black Valley — A Neutral Black with a Matte finish.
  7. Sugarpill Bulletproof — A Neutral Black with a Matte finish.
  8. Urban Decay Blackout — A Cool Black with a Matte finish.
  9. Illamasqua Creator — A Neutral Black with a Glitter finish.
  10. Chanel Mirifique — A Cool Black with a Glitter finish.

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I really love the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar. A beautifully deep black with shimmer. So nice for a smoky eye or even just as liner. 😀

Great to see so much top performance black shades especially the eye liners! Still I would like to recommend Clinique’s True Black gel eye liner. Have you tried it Christine? I wonder what you think of it!

I have Blackout from this list, but that’s it.

My favorites: Eyes — MUFE S-102 Onyx; ColourPop Rumer Willis Raven; Tarte Fashionista; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion; Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil Eyeliner in Midnight Master; Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Black. Lips — Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo; Wet n Wild Fergie Cream Lipstick in Pagan Angel; Rimmel London Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in 480 Black Diva; MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss in Beetle; Nyx Wicked Lippie in Coldhearted.

It is absolutely perfect for that! I’ve done that a couple times when I just didn’t feel like using my black gel pot, and it worked really well!

For any day of the year (but Halloween in particular), wet-n-wild black gel eyeliner (not the Fergie one) is the best thing ever. It’s cheap, it has a really creamy texture, and lasts a really long time.

If it’s black and I can put it on my eyes or nails, I’m down with that all the way! Totally LOVING that Chanel Mirifique, that reminds me of a bright starry night sky! My favorite black e/s’s that I presently own are: UD Blackout, MAC Nerhu, and MUFE Black Satin. ?

Blackout sure is black.
I only have, or rather had Blacktrack, I had to toss it as it had dried so badly it was almost impossibel to use it, and it went on in clumps. It’s a favourite, so I’ll repurchase it.
I now feel a need for Batty and MUFE D104, now just to remember the number. Sephora here only use the numbers.
I really loved this top 10. Black is, you know, black. 🙂

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