Spotlight On: MAC Typographic

Finish: Matte2 / Asphalt Black

Oh, how I love this shade! If Carbon has disappointed you and Print doesn’t excite you, I can guarantee you will LOVE Typographic. This is perfect for creating an effortless smokey eye and is one I have already hit the pan on, in a short amount of time. Not only does this add drama and sex appeal to your look, it’s extremely easy to work with in terms of application and blending. When used with purples, Typographic does take on a purple appearance, so it’s especially ideal for your purple smokey eyes. If you don’t already have this shade, it is absolutely one you must add to your collection.


14 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC Typographic

  1. Thanks for this, Zabrena. When I first got Typographic, I wondered if I’d lost my marbles but it’s one of my most used shadows too because it adds wearable drama to just about any shadows. So blendable and forgiving and I wonder why anyone would bother with Carbon when Typographic exists! Beautiful and varied looks, as always.

    1. Thanks, Mariella! I completely agree – when I first got Carbon I thought I was doomed and would never be able to do a black smokey eye because it was such a nightmare to work with. Then Typographic came along and changed my view on black eyeshadows!

  2. Zabrena, do you think it’s silly to get Typographic if I already have Carbon? I really like these looks, and know they probably couldn’t be achieved with Carbon, but I also have my eye on sooooo many LE products coming out this week! Ugh, MAC kills me sometimes!

    1. Hi Nicole!
      LOL – I hate to be the bearer of bad news for your wallet, but I use Typographic far more often than Carbon. (I’m actually thinking of swapping it away after I do a Spotlight with it!) Compared to Typographic, I just find it so hard to apply and blend. Typographic is like butter and is far more versatile.

      Hee hee, I’m eyeing some of MAC’s upcoming collections too – feel your pain!! 🙂

    1. Hi Anna!
      Nehru is a deeper black, leaning blue shade, very pigmented, whereas Typographic is more of a smokey gray-black, not as pigmented as Nehru but equally great. If I had to choose between the two, I’d say pick Typographic if you’re looking for something subtle, or go with Nehru if you want something bolder. I personally love Typographic and it has a hole in it whereas Nehru doesn’t 😉

  3. Gorgeous combos! I can’t wait to try some of these out. However, to save my bank account further drain:

    On Look #3 I know I can sub Brown Down for the Handwritten (thanks to your Dupes post), however, would Soft Brown work ok as a sub for Texture?



    1. Hi Tanja!
      Yes! Soft Brown would work perfectly in place of Texture. They aren’t dupes of one another; Texture has more orange in it, but you could definitely sub with Soft Brown for a similar effect. 😉

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