MAC Daphne Guinness

Ready for yet another winter MAC collection? The MAC Daphne Guinness collection is “a window into my imagination” according to Daphne Guinness.

In case you don’t know who she is, she’s a fashion icon and artist. And if you are wondering about the name Guinness and if it’s any relation to the beer company, yes. She is the daughter of brewery heir Jonathan Guinness.

This collection isn’t too large, rather it consists of 21 pieces for eyes, lips and nails.

MAC Daphne Guinness Blush Ombre
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC Daphne Guinness Blush Ombre 2
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC Daphne Guinness Blush Ombre 3
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC Daphne Guinness Blush Ombre 4
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC Daphne Guinness Azaela Blossom Swatch
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

The Blush Ombre’s come in two colors, Azalea Blossom and the mid-tone violet Vintage Grape.

Azalea Blossom is a light cool pink color with gorgeous lavender ombre effect. So pretty I hated to ruin it by sticking my finger in it, but it had to be done! The resulting color is a very pretty cool toned pink, perfect especially for cool-toned folks! Great pigmentation and the colors all come together to create this color.

MAC Daphne Guinness Interior Life Quad
Interior Life Quad

MAC Daphne Guinness Interior Life Quad 2
Interior Life Quad

MAC Daphne Guinness Interior Life Quad 3
Interior Life Quad

MAC Daphne Guinness Interior Life quad Swatches
Interior Life Quad (clockwise: Stratus, Bruised Sky, Interior Life, Heather Belles)

The Interior Life Quad is the only palette in the collection and it consists of four colors.

  • Stratus is a very light pale pink matte. Not very pigmented.
  • Bruised Sky is a deep purple/grey satin. Gorgeous color but I had to really work to get it to show up without primer.
  • Interior Life is a medium slate grey/blue veluxe pearl. I also love this color but had to work to get it this deep also.
  • Heather Belles is a dark carbon satin. A bit chalky and not that saturated.

The two middle ones are definitely my favs here. Beautiful colors but I don’t understand why nearly every MAC quad that comes out has such mediocre pigmentation! It’s really bizarre.

MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcreme 3
Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcreme 2
Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcreme Swatches
Warp Speed, Red Dwarf, Approaching Storm

The other Pro Longwear Creme not shown here is called Seasoned Plum and it’s a mid-tone lavender.

  • Warp Speed is a pale silver color. Looks very futuristic and definitely not very wearable for the average person.
  • Red Dwarf is a nice pinkish/red color. Would look good on a variety of skin tones I think.
  • Approaching Storm is a deep pink rose/red/brown color.

MAC Daphne Guinness Warp Speed
Warp Speed

MAC Daphne Guinness Pigment Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf

MAC Daphne Guinness Approching Storm
Approaching Storm

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glass
Cremesheen Glass

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glass 2
Cremesheen Glass

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glass Swatches
Borealis, Narciccus

There are four total Cremesheen Glass colors in this collection. The two not shown are Japanese Spring which is a pale dirty pink and Richly Revered which is a deep brown plum.

  • Borealis is a very pale greyish pink with iridescent sparkles. It’s SUPER pale though basically invisible. I love the concept, but wish it showed up more on my lips.
  • Narcissus is a medium lavender/pink color. It’s really shiny and a fresh looking spring-like color. Love it.

MAC Daphne Guinness Borealis
Borealis

MAC Daphne Guinness Narcissus
Narcissus

MAC Daphne Guinness Pigment
Pigments

MAC Daphne Guinness Pigment 2
Pigments

MAC Daphne Guinness Pigment Swatches
Aurora, Nebula

There are three Pigments in this collection and the one not shown is Circa Plum which is a dirty mid-tone lavender.

  • Aurora is a gorgeous taupe with slight rose pink tone to it. Super pigmented and frosty.
  • Nebula is a dark greyed out brown with pearly bits in it. This is a beautiful deep color.

MAC Daphne Guinness Nail Lacquer
Nail Lacquer

There are three Nail Lacquers in this collection.

  • Endless Night is a pale grey pink with iridescent pearl. It’s really pale and you need three coats, but it is a pretty very soft looking color.
  • Hyperion is a light grey, blue, green creme. This is a beautiful subdued color but the formula was a huge pain the the butt. It was thick, yet still ran all over my cuticles. I had issues with cuticle drag and needed three coats to get it completely even. Pain!
  • Blueblood is a deep eggplant purple creme. It’s rich, super shiny and dark and I only needed two coats. Great thin, even formula with this one.

MAC Daphne Guinness Endless Night
Endless Night

MAC Daphne Guinness Hyperion
Hyperion

MAC Daphne Guinness Blueblood
Blueblood

Overall:

My favorites in this collection were the Pigments and the Blush Ombre. I liked the Cremesheen Glass in Narcissus as well. The eyeshadow quad once again wasn’t pigmented enough for what I would expect from MAC. The polishes were just ok overall, nothing we haven’t seen before though. The Pro Longwear Cremes are so moisturizing and easy to apply, but I didn’t love these particular colors.

Availability: MAC on Dec 26th in North America and January elsewhere.

Pricing: $15.00-38.00.

What do we think about this collection. Anything calling your name?

-Kelly

Written by Kelly
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