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MAC Folie, Carbon Eye shadows – Review
Folie is a matte burgundy brown shade that makes an excellent crease color. I personally prefer true browns (without the burgundy tone, like Makeup Geek Mocha) as they work better on my complexion. In terms of texture, Folie is reasonably soft, well pigmented and doesn’t apply chalky or uneven on the skin. Its not the softest matte or silkiest matte eye shadow though and I’d rather pick Makeup Geek or theBalm matte eye shadows over this one. The staying power is about 5-6 hours on my eyes after which it begins to crease and fade. A primer can extend the wear of the eye shadow. Overall, I’m not too smitten with this eye shadow because I have other options in my kit that are superior in terms of formula and work better on my coloring. However, its not a bad option if you’re looking for a basic dark brown color.
Carbon is a semi-sheer black eye shadow with a somewhat dry, chalky texture. The pigmentation is low and if you want a really dark color, you have to layer it a lot. Black eye shadows are always tricky to work with as they can look too dramatic and heavy. Keeping that in mind, it makes sense to have a black eye shadow that’s a bit sheer so that you don’t go overboard with it. Carbon is one of those shades that can help in adding a smokier touch to looks but you always need to use it in combination with other shades. Used by itself, it looks patchy and uneven. I personally rarely use black eye shadows, preferring to use a kohl pencil whenever I need to add a touch of black. The texture of Carbon may work for some people but I personally don’t love it and wouldn’t recommend it.
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