Black never goes out of style. It's likely the most timeless color in fashion and beauty. Where makeup is concerned, a strongly pigmented, effortless eyeshadow is coveted by many. So, which of these eyeshadows beats the competition?
Milani Powder Eyeshadow in Pitch Black
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof
wet n wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Single in Panther
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon
**The comparisons in this post are made mostly on pigmentation and product quality, but price is also factored in.
Milani Powder Eyeshadow in Pitch Black, $5.99
Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof, $12.00
wet n wild ColorIcon Eyeshadow Single in Panther, $1.99
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon, $15.00 for a pot, $12.00 for a refill
Swatches, left to right (2 swipes with a flat shader brush over Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance):
Milani, Sugarpill, wet n wild, MAC
Let's just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? MAC Carbon eyeshadow definitely doesn't hold up against the others. It's nowhere near as pigmented or smooth in appearance; it applied so splotchy! Poor quality paired with it's $12-$15 price tag-Carbon, you're out!
So, with MAC out of the way, we're left with Milani, Sugarpill, and wet n wild. wet n wild is the next least pigmented. However, it's not bad and it applies smoothly. Plus, it's only $1.99. That's insanely affordable.
Milani and Sugarpill are so close in pigmentation. However, Sugarpill is ever-so-slightly darker. It's definitely a true black. They're both totally effortless to apply. Sugarpill is a bit more velvety though. Milani is about $6; Sugarpill is $12.
Sugarpill Bulletproof and Milani Pitch Black are tied for first place.
wet n wild Panther is second best.
MAC Carbon...no. Just no.
I just couldn't choose between Milani and Sugarpill! Milani is half the price, but Sugarpill is slightly better. If I'm looking for a true black, Sugarpill is it. If I need something cheaper, Milani wins. They're both exactly what I'd look for in a black eyeshadow.
Which of these black eyeshadows do YOU think wins? Do you know of any that are better (or worse) than the ones here?