I had bought samples of this charcoal grey and the smoke grey and was surprised that the more pale gray did not work with my pale older skin, but this darker charcoal gray looks very sophisticated. It is potent, so I dab my brush lightly into the shadow, then dab it several times on the inside of the container lid. Any excess powder falls back in. Another trick is to dab it on a Kleenex before applying, or use a q-tip to smooth over the shadow if it is too dark. It requires a light hand, but looks lovely and goes on smoothly.
Not my colour
I love Real Purity eyeshadows, but this colour is way too dark for me.
I ordered a sample of the charcoal eye shadow, and from what I can tell, it'll be fine. I won't know until i receive the pressed eye shadow.
I wouldnt buy these eyeshadows again. I bought the samples Charcoal, Vanilla and Mocha. I received for free Lime and Lemon Eyeshadow. They don't stay on the lid and are not pigmented at all. You have to pass the shadow several times to see some color. The shadow needs primer to set on the lid, because without it, the eyeshadow crumbles all over the cheeks...