Hey, if this were like an Internet spelling ? bee, and we had to spell Dreamy Beams, which is the Dazzleshadow from MAC that I’m super in love with right now, it would be spelled D-R-E-A-M-Y B-E-A-M-Z. But maybe with two Zs — NO, THREE Zs! Beamzzz. Then you’d be the the legit Internet spelling bee winner with your three crazy Zs. ?
I’m wearing Dreamy Beams, a beautiful bronzed brown with a squeeze of purple, on my lids today and thinking that I need to wear it every day for perhaps the next two months! It’s one of the new $18 Dazzleshadows from the MAC Supernatural Dazzle collection, which quietly dropped on MAC counters and the MAC website a few weeks ago.
There are a bunch of these glittery eyeshadow singles, some Dazzleglass glosses as well, all being added to the MAC permanent line. Some of the shades are new, some are re-promotes… Among the Dazzleshadow eyeshadows, there are six new ones, and I have five swatched here. Beamy Dreams… HAHAHA! Dreamy Beams is one of the new ones, and it’s the most swoon-y to me, although there are several that make me fall out of my flip-flops, like moody Midnight Shine, a dark plummy purple.
These aren’t like the UD Moondusts at all, even though they look similar in the pans. I love the Moondusts, but they’re sheerer than these are, and the glitter bits are bigger, so I think of them more as glitter top coats. Like, if you already have your eyes done on Friday night, and you’re about to leave the house but you want a little something extra, you tap a Moondust on your lids.
On the other hand, you can build an eye look around a single Dazzleshadow. You don’t need to apply them on top of something else because they have a pigmented base, so they can stand alone.
The Dazzleshadows are soft and creamy powders (they almost feel wet) with dainty, delicate flecks of glitter that say, “Hey, I’m fun!” without flashing it on a big neon sign above your head, so they’re sparkly AND super wearable.
Of course, they are glitters, so there’s a little fallout, but it’s not even enough to make it “a thing.” You won’t have to do very much cleanup.
When I wear these, I don’t like to take them too far up my lids because they start to look a little crazy, so I’ll stop just short of my crease, then sweep a matte in there (I’m wearing MAC Kid here). When I wear Dreamy Beams, I’ll also line my lash and water lines with something like MAC Prunella, but any basic brown or black works, too.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Good Friday! ?