Carbon is, simply put, a smokey black shade in an easy-to-work-with matte formula. While MAC describes this as an intense black though, I have to disagree. It can be intense depending on how much you use, but it also offers a smokey, light black if a little bit is used. I also don’t feel it’s as pigmented a black as others I have used from other brands, like Urban Decay’s Blackout (which is Baaah-lack!). I really like using it in the outer v of the eye to add dimension to a look, and a little bit goes a LONG way! Blending out the harsh edges of Carbon is quite easy, providing you apply a small amount at a time; if you do apply too much, it can be a booger and a half to blend. For those who have medium to dark complexions, you can get away with wearing this as an all over lid color with a medium brown in the crease (as I have demonstrated below) – lucky you! 😉 How do you feel about Carbon and where do you typically place it in a look?