Best Black Eyeshadows to Choose From

by neha on December 11, 2013 · 22 comments

Best Black Eyeshadows

We all need a black shadow in our collection for the ultimate smokey eyes and for intensifying the crease, I wanted to shade some amazing black eyehshadows so you can pick one up :)

Best Black Eyeshadows

MAC Carbon Black Eyeshadow

It’s a medium matte black eyeshadow, which is nice for daily wear.It does not crease and works great as an eye liner. The staying power is awesome.You can do soft day time smokey eyes with carbon.You can use it to smudge your kajal and the medium pigmentation helps in getting that soft smoked out look on your lower lash line.

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NARS Night Clubbing Eyeshadow

Highly pigmented, velvety-matte, ultra-fine powders for shading, creating depth and lining eyes. Long-wearing, crease-resistant colors glide on smoothly and evenly and blend effortlessly. Can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect.

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Faces Eye Shine Single Eyeshadow 04 Black

” It is medium pigmented and you cannot use this eyeshadow without a base, it just wouldn’t show up. A base and for that matter any base would make this color show up beautifully. I have used this with a white eyeshadow base and a shimmery base and therefore I can say this color is quite versatile. With a white base, it looked grayish and a soft day wear color and with the shimmery base, this looked darker and more pretty and a little shiny, so quite a night wear color.”

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NYX Single Eyeshadow Black

Here’s a real collector’s item: You’ll be tempted to amass your own sensational color library of our richly pigmented eye shadows. Choose from over 160 individual NYX Single Eye Shadow shades in shimmer, sheer, glitter, frosty, metallic or matte. Our pressed mineral eye shadows pack a color punch, are easy to blend and last for many hours.

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MAC Eyeshadow Black Tied

The shadow comes in a matte black base, now here is the twist, the matte black base on its own can be so hard to work with and the pretty silver sparkle in it which is not so chunky but not very fine as well, is what makes it perfect! I love the silver in it and it does not show up as much as it is sparkling the pics.It looks pretty and just there!

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Colorbar Eyeshadow Black Tie

the texture of this eye shadow is also smooth, not buttery smooth, but still soft. It glides on easily on the lids and blends very easily with other eye shadows as well. There was no uneven patching during blending. There is almost no fallout while applying or after that, and the shimmer doesn’t spread all over the face.

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

The shadow comes out sheer on the lid than in the pot. The shadow needs a base I feel because it has a lot of shimmer and if you don’t want it all over the place, then better to stick it on to a base. Try not to blend it and rather use it in a patting motion. The shadow looks great all over lid instead of in the crease obviously. So, what I do is put it on the lid and then blend a grey or a silver in the crease to soften it and also use some black on the lower lash line and done!

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Deborah Milano Hi Tech Trio Eyeshadow – 13 Black Dalia

It is hypoallergenic, that is formulated to minimize the risk of allergies.
Fine pigmentation (not too poor, not too dark) and good staying power. When used in the dry form, it stays up to 4 hours.

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Inglot Matte Eye Shadow in 391

The inglot eye shadows come in a black carton, inside the carton the refills are packed in thick plastic. This particular shade is a matte jet black, absolutely perfect in making your eyeliner long stay and smudge free.The texture is smooth and not at all chalky, awesomely pigmented just a single swipe is the outer v is enough for the smoky eye. We all want need at least a single matte jet black eye shadow .

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Bourjois Intense Extrait Eyeshadow 10

It is a complete matte eyeshadow, something I always love. I am a complete matte person when it comes to makeup. I swatched it and it is not at all chalky. It is a very smooth product and the colour is rich black.

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Estee Lauder Black Smoke Eye Shadow Quad

Silky, microfine powder.
Glides on freely, blends seamlessly.
Lasts all day, color-true and crease-free.
Highlights, contours and emphasizes your eyes with ease.

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Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Refill AMC 63

This is a matte black eyeshadow and that’s about it. Such a shade should be included in everyone’s eye makeup kit as it serves many purposes. A dramatic smokey eye is not possible without a black eyeshadow

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Sephora Colorful Mono Eyeshadow Must Have 06: Matte black

Sephora Mono Eyeshadow has the perfect, high-payoff combination of brilliant color, an easy-blending formula, and endless versatility that will revolutionize your eye-makeup outlook and deliver show-stopping effects. This expert formula comes in three fabulous finishes: matte, glittering, and metallic shimmer. To create a scintillating look, prepare your lids to perfection with Sephora Collection’s “Tricks of the Trade” Eye Primer, a sheer eye primer, for smooth, lasting, crease-proof eyeshadow application.

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Boots 17 Solo Eyeshadow Darkness Boots 17 Solo Eyeshadow Darkness

17 Solo Eye Shadow bold eye-catching shades to matte nudes. Join the colour revolution with this fabulous selection of 17 Solo Eye Shadows.

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Max Factor Earth Spirits Eyeshadow – Onyx

The color is a very pretty gray black, initially I thought this is a black but I was wrong, it is a satin grey with black undertones to it but trust me it shows up as a deeper gray.

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MUA (Makeup Academy) Matt Eyeshadow

” It is very very pigmented and smoother than the brown one . I use for outer v, under lash line for smoky effect, for lining lashes sometimes and best of all to seal in kohl with this! Awesome stuff and versatile too. You can fill your lid with this till crease and just use kohl on waterline for a smoky effect. Totally love it .”

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LA Colors Mega Pearl Eyeshadow: Black Licorice

The shadow is a pearl shadow with a very pretty, finely milled, silvery touch to it. So, this means its not a harsh matte black, but a softer, pearly black which is easier to use. Again, the texture is so smooth and pigmented that you need such a tiny amount of this. There is no fallout whatsoever, can you expect a black pigmented eyeshadow to have no fall out? Well, I don’t.

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MaxFactor Max Effect Mono Eyeshadow 10 Magic Nights

Magic nights is a gorgeous black color with beautiful midnight blue shimmer which is not at all chunky or glittery, in fact, once applied on lids, it gives that star-like shining lids effect which looks great for evenings. The texture of this eyeshadow is super smooth and silky and it blends very easily. The pigmentation is to-die for and even without a primer.

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I proudly own many of them :P but highly suggest you get a shimmer black and a matte black as your essntial eyehshadow.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

swati December 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm

amazing compilation……all these look so appealing together….. *happydance* *happydance*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

*thankyou* *pigtail*

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Raji December 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

Very useful post. I am someone who keeps hoarding black eyeshadows. :D i wish to add kryolan matte black to the list. It is little more pigmented than matte carbon and one of my fav eyeshadows for intense smokey eyes. *haan ji* *haan ji* NARS one looks very pretty!!! *drool* *drool*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

*happydance*

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xuvious December 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

This will help a ton! I have Mac Carbon but I don’t like the pigmentation. So I use a matte black shade from a Revlon palette for now. I need a good matte shade!

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neha December 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

*thankyou* *puchhi*

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Megha December 12, 2013 at 10:13 am

I so wana try inglot black eye shadow *drool* .. I do not own any of them.. *cry*, thank you for the compilation.. *thankyou*

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saloni..!! December 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

Ohhh my god there are soo many *woot* *woot* *woot* i have to get one *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* superb timing *drool* *drool* *drool* *clap* i was scrolling down and was like i will get this, then scroll down i will get this *hihi* *hihi* *hihi*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

rofl rofl *puchhi*

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Rashmita December 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

*clap* *clap* *clap*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm
Rati December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

aweeeeesomeeeeooo post neha. but i personally like nehru more than the carbon and that nars eyeshadow is *drool* *drool* *drool*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

i knoww i was remembering u that u like nehru more i must add it now
nars eyeshadow urs na *woot* *woot* *puchhi*

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Prakriti December 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Correct timing Neha, was looking for the same . Have recently bought black ethnic dress , black shadow will be a boon to it *haan *duh* *duh*

Now the deciding part left :P:P

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

rofl rofl *thankyou*

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shami December 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm

need a similar post for Brown eyeshadows *haan ji* *haan ji* *haan ji*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

will try my best

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Dhara December 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Awesome post *clap* , I have the nyx one and it is so versatile *haan ji*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou*

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gurpreet December 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I don’t know how IMBB is always a winner with amazing posts. This one is one example of it. I have been looking for a budget black eyeshadow for quite some time and haven’t been able to get. this one has huge pointers. love love IMBB. you guys Rock *happy dance*

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neha December 12, 2013 at 6:57 pm

*thankyou* *puchhi* yes imbb is a definite winner

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Mayuri December 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black looks awesome !!!! *happy dance* *woot* gonna pick it up ASAP *jogging*

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