Thursday, April 4th, 2013

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “frosted mid-tone coral [with a] veluxe pearl [finish].” It’s a brightened, coral-red with a smooth, frosted sheen and warm, orange-y undertones. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #3 is lighter, less intense. Urban Decay Free Love is lighter and has a golden sheen. MAC Raving Mad is more subdued, less warm-toned. MAC Spicy Smoke is darker, redder, and it is most similar when blended out.

Daydreaming is an online-exclusive from the MAC x Hayley Williams collaboration, which is supposed to launch on April 9th (but hardcore fans may want to start stalking a little earlier). It had good color payoff, and it blended to a smooth finish, but the texture was slightly dry (and not quite as buttery/dense as the very best of the veluxe pearl formula). Based on my experience with MAC eyeshadows, they typically wear around eight hours with no creasing and little to no fading (and shades like this tend not to fade; it’s only the more powdery, sheerer shades that sometimes do).

The Glossover

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product

Daydreaming

A-
The texture could be a smidgen softer/smoother from the get go, but it does blend out and apply well.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow
MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $15.00, April 9th (online only).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Guerlain Terra Azzurra #3 is lighter, less intense. Urban Decay Free Love is lighter and has a golden sheen. MAC Raving Mad is more subdued, less warm-toned. MAC Spicy Smoke is darker, redder, and it is most similar when blended out.

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28 thoughts on “MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. it’s really looks like firecracker from to the beach collection!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jessica Jessica

    How does this compare to MAC Coppering? Looks super similar and they’re the same finish

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chaia Chaia

    How does this compare to Firecracker from To the Beach?

  4. Any similarity to Hot Hot Hot or Sunsplosion?

    • I can’t remember what Sunsplosion looks like, and I don’t think I own it (I tried to look through my inventory list as well as searched the site and nothing turned up). Hot Hot Hot is a bit more orange and less frosted/shimmery.

  5. 18thCenturyFox

    I can’t tell if this is quite similar to MAC Firecracker from Mac to the Beach

  6. This looks nice! I should show this page to my mom – she loves colors like that!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    This shade does absolutely nothing for me, personally, but I can see this working for many, especially those with medium-deeper, warmer skintones. It may also be a nice alternative for those not quite comfortable wearing a “true” red.

  8. Love the color but I don’t know how to wear this… Might look for some inspiration before purchase.

  9. Ni

    Any general idea how much earlier these might be up online? I’m going to see paramore in May and would love to get the eye shadow and lipstick before they sell out.

  10. Renee

    Do you have any of MAC’s old pigments? This reminds me of one of my first eyeshadows (which was a pigment) that looks similar in color to this.

  11. Mary

    I am excited. I just ordered this. Hope it looks amazing on my skin tone (nc 45)

  12. Huda

    Hey christine.. how does this compare to paradisco? thankyou!!

  13. Carla

    Hi Christine, How is this DayDreaming Eyeshadow different to FREE TO BE please?
    Is free to be less orangey?

    Many Thanks :)

  14. MERI

    I have this, it’s beautiful I would say get 2, it’s that pretty

  15. Lily

    Just ordered this! I can’t wait till it arrives to try it out. I love the shade.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Désanne Désanne

    Yes, just ordered it! Hopefully it will look good on blue eyes and an nc15 skintone?

  17. K

    Does this shadow have gold sparkle? Or is it silver?