One shade of matte eyeshadow that I find hard that has got great pigmentation and easy to blend is black. Shimmery blacks are easy to find in most brands, but never a matte shadow.
I now have three in my collection and wanted to test them all out to see if expensive really does mean better quality.
Lets start with MAC Carbon £12.50 - I got this in a CCO in York, it's from the venomice villains collection. I was really excited when I got it as almost everyone raves about the pigmentation, and say that it's super blendable. This has no pigmentation at all and isn't blendable at all. Not worth the hype or price in my opinion.
Next is Urban Decay Blackout £14.00 - This shade is from my Smoked palette and is like all other UD shadows - smooth, pigmented, creamy and easy to blend out. I absolutely love this eyeshadow and I'd highly recommend it.
Last but not least is a highstreet shadow and is MUA Shade 20 £1.00 - This is hands down AMAZING! It costs £1.00 and had the quality of what you'd expect from a high end eyeshadow. One swipeof this and you have pure black, no patchiness and full of pigmentation. Again easy to blend, and if for some unknown reason all of my black eyeshadows went missing, this is the one I'd rush out to buy
Have you tried any other matte black shadows?
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