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Temptalia Gives Away $135+ in MAC Cosmetics!

The theme of this prize package is dramatic, smoky eyes. The total value of the prize is $137.00.

Winner will receive:

  • MAC Mascara X
  • MAC Orpheus Kohl Power
  • MAC Ebony Eye Kohl
  • MAC Blacktrack fluidline
  • MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious Lacquer
  • MAC Meet the Fleet eyeshadow
  • MAC Reflects Blackened Red
  • MAC Mont Black eyeshadow
  • MAC Smoke Signal pigment

RULES: All entries must be submitted by November 27th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Congratulations to Stephine, @twistedheartsx, for winning!

How to Win:Β  Two Chances…

For a total of two chances!Β  Please be sure to use a valid e-mail address.

1. Comment to win: leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite black eyeshadow is.
2. Follow us on Twitter and re-tweet the following: RT @temptalia RT to win $135+ in MAC Cosmetics! Follow @temptalia! Rules: http://tinyurl.com/macsmokyset

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Right now, my favorite black eyeshadow is Jet Liner from Mixology Makeup, a small line on etsy. Smooth and mineral. I think I could be swayed into loving Mac if I got picked to win this one though, hehehe.

Twitter: sarawithouttheh

I’d have to say my favorite black shadow is perversion or zero from urban decay. I don’t own any mac shadows ): But maybe I’ll be able to win some here (:

Well I haven’t used any black eyeshadow so far. I’m starting to experiment with make up. But a good black eyeshadow should at least be an intense dark black. Very well pigmented and not too much fall out (if it’s a pressed eyeshadow). And last but not least it should be easy to blend.

I hope this comment will do as well for this.

My twitter username is: caro__line

when i make my black eyeshadow i love the aqua black from make up forever as a ‘base’ and then putting mac’s carbon over it and then put mac’s blacktrack fluidliner so it gives it an even deeper smokey black look. i’ve recently tried mac’s cream color base and then the cinderfella mineralized eyeshadow from the style black collections for more of a shimmer smokey look.

My favorite black would probably have to be Mac’s carbon… I’m a big fan of Smut too, though i don’t if you could QUITE classify that as a black… almost!

My favorite black would be the Young Punk mineralize e/s because I just love how it looks on the eyes when its applied with a wet brush. However, I reach for Carbon more just because its a matte black that I can use anytime!

Twitter: jayteeezyy

I only have 3 black shadows to begin with. one from PUPA quad, and two from the STYLE BLACK collection. but if i have to really pick one, it’ll be MAC Carbon. A perfect matte black.

twitter @eyelashiwishh πŸ™‚

My all time favorite is Carbon by MAC its great for the perfect smoky eye blends well I also use it in my outer > to deepen a shadow and contour my crease

My favorite black shadow is my matte black Clinique Color Surge shadow in Velvet.

I really have not found a good match to the texture and intensity of that black.

I honestly dont really use any pure black shadows…I love Young Punk from MAC and mostly to deepen colors, etc on my eye looks I use Print or a dark gray like Knight or Knight Devine. I absolutely am crazy about MAC e/s!

I guess I don’t really have a favorite black shadow. What I tend to do is to take one of my cheap black eyeliners, the ones that smudge like crazy, and messily apply it like I would an eyeshadow, and smudge with a brush. With a base like Paintpots under it, it works pretty well!

Twitter:prblms4loki

I have to say Black Tied, I’m sure this is going to be a popular one because it’s so versatile. You can use it as a liner which I love and you can create a great smoky eye not to mention I love sparkles πŸ™‚

@bastylefilegirl

I have two favourites. Dark soul pigment and black Tied both from Mac. I love the gold in dark soul and the silver in black tied. I am all about dramatic eyes and sparkles. THX!!!!

The only black eyeshadow I have is in a NYX palette but it’s really not my favorite. I do however have black black pigment by Mac and I really like that. ^_^

Twitter- Devilslilvamp

It’d have to be Oil Slick by Urban Decay. Now, I don’t have any Mac blacks to compare with, but I really love this shadow.

It’s a deep, pigmented black, finely milled enough to go on smoothly, with a galaxy of silver sparkles shot through it. Mixed with water, it makes your eyelid light up like the night sky.

Looking forward to seeing how it compares with the legendary Mac blacks when I finally get some πŸ™‚

My Favorite black shadow at the moment has to be Nars Night Breed, very dark black with chunks of silver glitter in it which glams up any look! it adds the touch of glitter that is smooth and not overbearing!

I’ve actually been enjoying the black in the MAC Assemblage MES quad. It can be kind of tricky to work with but I think I have the hang of it now πŸ™‚

I love Victoria’s Secret shadow in Fierce, a matte black with silver sparkle. It’s identical to Nars Night Breed, but about half the price, with better payoff and longer wear! They make a gilded fierce now that I might have to pick up!

My favorite black shadow … hmmm. Probably the black in the Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette. It doesn’t really have a name, but I love it!

Twitter: cupidgirl21483

My favorite shade of black shadow was a shade by Too Faced called ‘gun metal.’ they’ve stopped making it though, so now i’m in the market for a new fave!

I don’t really use black eyeshadows, but do love Blue Flame and Young Punk from Style Black, they are very very pretty. πŸ™‚

Twitter: Anitacska

Mirror mirror, on the wall
Who’s the blackest black of all?
Oh Black Tied and Typographic, though black ye be,
Carbon is blacker far to see.

(I just bought the Snowwhite DVD, LOL)

Twitter: RockSlam

Lancome – I dont know the exact shade name, because it’s i palette, but a sparkly frost finish for amazing smokey eyes.
Twittername: OurFashionista

If I had to choose a shadow specifically, I’d say Black Tied

BUT

I am loving Dark Soul Pigment & Sharkskin Shadestick as a black base!!

twitter
martap37

Hmm . . .

My favorite black shadow isn’t really black, since I’m so fair skinned that a true black shadow makes me look washed out and sick. My favorite dark color would have to be MAC’s brun, which is just warmed up enough from a true black that I look living!

@cindyves

I’ve had decent luck with Perversion(from Urban Decay)

On the whole though, I don’t use black shadow much. I prefer dark colors with a tone used in whatever look. Beauty marked is a favorite, as is Satin Taupe, or 100 strokes. I’m so very fair, that black eyeshadow just tends to look really “goth-y” in a bad way on me. Ones with a hint of color look great, with black liner for the barest details.

My twitter is(once again) nolietwirls. I’d love some new makeup, sine thigns have been so rough lately. My figners are crossed!

my favourite black eyeshadow would have to be black tie by MAC. It’s such a nice black with just what you need in sparkles. It adds a little something to black smokey eyes in my opinion.

There are so many wonderful black eyeshadows to choose from! As of this moment, my favorite black eyeshadow is Young Punk from MAC πŸ™‚
Twitter: xoxofrancesca

My favorite black eyeshadow is really the black track fluid line from MAC. I lOve it because I don’t have issues with it creasing and it can be used in so many different ways. I lOve it as a liner as well and it also makes a perfect base to pair up with any eyeshadow. Yes, blacktrack has to be my favorite. Hope I win. xoxo

Twitter: JESSiCAduhh

I only have two black eyeshadows- Carbon and a black with silver flecks from Urban Decay (don’t know the name, it came in a palette). The Urban Decay color is pretty, but gets all over. Carbon is probably my favorite.

My favorite black is ebony by Annabelle cosmetics. It’s just a matte black shadow, but it’s so pigmented and smooth; just like MAC’s carbon, but a third of the price πŸ˜€

Has to be CARBON……I can use it as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, and shhh dont tell anyone but when Im in between color touch ups I mix it with brown to cover up my roots.

Usually I would say MAC Black Tied, but lately I’ve been in love with NYX’s Cryptonite, which is more sparkly (the silver glitter is a tiny bit bigger and more plentiful than in BT), and it’s easier to work with, IMO.

I wish I had multiple black eyeshadows so I could truly pick a favorite! The only one I have is in the Lorac Multi Platinum palette. It has some silver sparkle in it, but it suits me fine when I need a bit of black shadow…

Twitter: DiniDarling7

My favorite black is one in a pixi quad. It’s black with some gold glitter. It’s pigmented but smudgeable and has enough sparkle to make me happy. I was also kind of impressed with a Neutrogena black shadow. I didn’t have the greatest luck with pigmentation in their purples, but the black was surprisingly intense.

MAC’s Beauty Marked is my favorite “black.” I love to smoke out my look with this color because there’s just a bit of purple shimmer and not too much fall out….

Sigh… Carbon – How boring am I, right? LOL. Usually use it over a black base though. I have been in love with ALL the mineralize shadows that came out with Style Black though – And have been using them like mad. Bought extras of my favorite shades too πŸ™‚ Wait… That’s ALL of them! πŸ˜‰

MAC Typographic. For when carbon isn’t quite black enough! πŸ™‚

Although not a pure black eyeshadow, I’m also loving Blue flame from the style black collection.

Ahh, I don’t even have a favourite black shadow yet! There’s always at least one tiny thing that makes me think “hmm, I would change this” for all of them πŸ™

I like Black Tied eyeshadow! It definitely stands out much more than Carbon.
If I had a second choice I’ll choose Cinderfella from Style Black!

twitter: hippie_ippie

I don’t use black eye shadows much either, but I do use them and the ones that come with the L’oreal Hip eyeshadows are the ones I use the most. The platinum and gilded duos. The black shades in those I love.

Twitter name:GlowySweetFab

My favorite black eyeshadow of all time would have to be Black Tied by MAC. I love this color because it is not such a prominent black so you can play it up with any look. I also really like that it has glitter in it, which makes it great for wearing to parties!

well to be honest i just have one matte black eyeshadow and its from NYX, i definetely like it to do a smokey eye and i like to use it as an eyeliner too!!
:3
many thanks for all your amaizing giveaways!!!!

my favorite black is this shadow that is in an old lorac holiday palette i got a couple years back. it’s black with barely-there gold shimmer and is seriously perfect for any smokey eye. i LOVE it.