Monday, November 29, 2010

Comparing MUA Shade 20 vs MAC Carbon

Take a look at this ladies.

One of these is MAC's eyeshadow in Carbon and one is MUA Shade 20.  If you read my blog you'll know I'm very much into finding dupes for more expensive eyeshadows.  So it won't surprise you to find out that the eyeshadow on the left is the MUA shadow and on the right is Carbon :)

I swiped each shadow twice in the above photo and look at the difference!  The pigmentation of Shade 20 is amazing.  It's a soft creamy eyeshadow that is a fantastic bargain at £1 or €1.05.  I was doing one of my One Look Two Prices looks this evening using these eyeshadows and couldn't believe the difference in the two.  So much so that I felt Shade 20 needed a post of it's own :)

I will post the makeup look tomorrow to show the differences when applied on the eyes but please go out and try this eyeshadow.  I have no affiliation whatsoever with Superdrug or MUA, I just love this product and think everyone needs to try it :)


  1. Amazing!! Carbon looks so disappointing! I would definitely go for the one by MUA!
    Thanks for swatching and comparing :)

  2. Wow thanks for this post.I have the MUA shade already and i'm so happy with it.

  3. Thanks for introducing me to the world of MUA - got as couple of their liquid eyeliners and a blusher this weekend. Shade 2 eyeliner, a kind of bronzey/gold is just gorgeous - subtle enough for daytime but definitely a bit glam. Have you tried them yet?

    And it was 3 for 2, what a bargain. The lovely girl in Superdrug told me that it's even cheaper online as you can claim a further 25% discount. (And I promise I don't have any affiliation with them either!).

  4. Glad you enjoyed it girlies :) Beth, I must try the eyeliners next time I'm in Superdrug,thanks for the heads up :)

  5. I've had this MUA shadow for a while now, but to be honest I hate the way it applies and wears, even though I do agree that the pigmentation is great. That said, I'm not a huge fan of Carbon either, I think MAC matte shadows have too many binders in them. I LOVE the Urban Decay matte eyeshadow in Perversion though, so so lovely. x

  6. A nice post on MUA Shade 20 vs MAC Carbon. Are you recently looking for some Superdrug discounts


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