Considering MAC eyeshadows cost $30 a pop in Australia I am very picky when it comes to the colors I buy. Gleam was basically a blind buy, I had a friend get it for me based on reviews. I also liked the color as I saw it on screen. I have to say this product did NOT disappoint and it is one of my staple colours. I try to use it as sparingly as possible (again - thinking of the price tag) but it looks like I will be buying it again once I've run out.
Works really well with tempting for a "smoky" look or sushi flower.
i love my MAC eyeshadows & even though i rated a 4 on pricing (i'm unemployed), it's pretty inexpensive. Gleam is a pretty glittery pale pink/nude on my skin (i'm a medium beige 2,3 for bare escentuals) but the thing i found about Gleam is that it is very pigmented. When i apply the eyeshadow, flecks of the glitter tend to fall on my face. I don't mind much because this color is beautiful. (especially with Aquadisiac or Steamy) continued >>
I just bought this today and I absolutely love it. It's a very shimmery pinkish-gold color. I wasn't able to find the color I was looking for (bagatelle), so I decided on this instead, and I don't regret it. It lasts for hours so you don't need to reapply very often either. I absolutely love it and at only $14 it's not very pricey either. Love it! Will definetely repurchase.
Really, really like this eyeshadow. I own a lot of the lustres, but this is my favorite - if applied to your lid with a finger, it makes them shine (or gleam, as it were) with a lovely warm peachy-pink gold color - not too metallic - just a better than natural look. Exactly what I was hoping for (and didn't get with Honesty - my least favorite lustre so far). I like wearing it on the lid with Expensive Pink (not a lustre, but the veluxe pearl formula, which I also like) in the crease, lower lid lined with Bountiful Brown and smudged with Tempting (yet another lustre).
As noted below, this is a pinkish-gold. Imho, it has a lovely sheen. I guess I am in the minority but I like the lustres a lot, for ex, Retrospeck and D'Bohemia. They impart a sheen, not a frost, and they seem to deflect the light from lids that are not so young anymore. This e/s really makes brown eyes pop. I just don't know how I never noticed this one before so am, therefore, quite surprised. Have been using it for one wk straight which is surprising for this fickle e/s person. Brown-eyed girls, this is most definitely worth a try with some Teddy eye kohl as liner and black mascara and you've got a lovely fresh yet simple summer look.
The pink-gold color of Gleam is really beautiful, but the texture of this lustre shadow, not so much. Especially after purchasing Say, Yeah (velux pearl), which seems exactlly the same, except that it applies much smoother. I will deffinitelly be exchanging this for somethign that I need more.
Well I swapped for the Chromezone 1 palette which contains Gleam. I probably would not buy this shadow on it's own because it's a lustre and I'm not too fond of them. As the reviewer below suggested- looks nice with Aquadisiac or other browns or oranges. Would not repurchase b/c too similar to other lustres I have: Retrospeck and Goldbit.
I just tried this today, and i loved it, but i didnt bought it because i didnt had enough money. But its such a pretty color pair up with aquadisiac.
Pretty color, goldish/pink. Nothing hugely outstanding, nice highlight.
I really like this eyeshadow! Its another one of the best pinks that MAC has made. GET IT!