Carbon eyeshadow by MAC has quite the reputation of being one of those ‘must-have’ shades but I found another shadow that could give it a run for its money. Spoiler alert: its also half the price!
A black eyeshadow is just a black eyeshadow, right? Um…no! Makeup Geek, which is one of my new favorite up and coming makeup brands, has an extremely pigmented shade called Corrupt that makes my Carbon look almost like a joke.
Carbon is a matte black eyeshadow, while Corrupt is more buttery with very subtle shimmer in the pan that is not visible on the skin. I think this helps the color transfer more easily (as you can see below). I will let the swatches speak for themselves. Honestly, it took 2 swatches in the Carbon pan to get enough pigment to swipe on my arm while Corrupt was a breeze in one swipe.
retails for $10 for the pan and $15 for the compact at MacCosmetics.com. Makeup Geek’s Corrupt
goes for $5.99 for the pan and $7.99 for the compact at MakeupGeek.com.
If you ask me, the winner here is clear! I am really impressed with MakeupGeek’s eyeshadows all around andCorrupt is just stellar!
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