Daphne Guinness for MAC: Product Photos, Swatches and Reviews

     Well hello there! Thank you for waiting patiently as I took pictures, redid my layout a little, and got a chance to play with all of these wonderful products! I apologize if the lighting and/or quality of some of these images is a little off… I have never taken pictures of makeup with this camera and my house has poor lighting. *sadface* I will have a lightbox and tripod very soon though, so that should fix that problem.

I do not have all of the products from this collection so I won’t be posting photos of the entire collection. Sorry! I just wasn’t interested in adding every item to my kit or my personal makeup stash because a lot of them are fairly dupable. Narcissus and Borealis Cremesheen Glasses are the only ones I may end up buying in the future but I’m still undecided.

Swatches will be up by Wednesday night! Thanks again for reading ❤

Nail Lacquer

Blueblood – Endless Night – Hyperion

Here you can see some of the iridescent coolness that Endless Night has.

Endless Night

These nail lacquers are truly lovely. Endless night and Hyperion are both unique, cooler colors. Blueblood is not so much unique but it’s my favorite out of the three. I’m a sucker for dark reds or purples.

MAC Nail Lacquers typically wear well for me, even though I’m constantly working with my hands and typing. They apply smoothly with no bubbles or unevenness. I get very minimal chips with these nail lacquers as well as little tip wear. I always top off my nails with Overlacquer, which will maximize the wear time up to 5-7days.

These are all limited edition nail lacquers and cost $15 from any MAC counter, store, or http://www.maccosmetics.com.

Blueblood:   “Deep Eggplant” color with fantastic pigmentation. It only takes two coats to achieve perfect color and coverage. It’s nice and creamy and a great addition to your collection, no matter what your skin tone is. This shade is flattering on everyone!

Endless Night:   Described as a “Pale grey pink with iridescent pearl”, this nail lacquer is really unique and gorgeous! That said, on me, it emphasizes the cooler tones of my skin, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. I’ve actually received a lot of compliments when I’ve worn this! The iridescent pearl is subtle. It’s a pretty, feminine shade but it’s still edgy and trendy. It’s on the sheer side, so to get full coverage, it takes two to three coats.

Hyperion:   Another cool color, described as a “light grey blue green”. It’s very creamy and has good coverage after two solid coats. This is one of the few cool shades of nail lacquer that I like. Surprisingly, it doesn’t make me look like a washed out zombie like a great deal of blue/green colors do. I think it stands out a lot more than the other two nail lacquers from this collection and is a nice transition from fall/winter to spring colors.

Interior Life Eye Shadow Quad

Swatched indoors on NC15 skin

Interior Life Eye Shadow Quad:   This little quad has not had the warmest welcome from a great deal of people, which I think is unfair because I really love it! I’ve found myself reaching for this a lot since I got it and I’ve come up with several nice looks with these eye shadows. Some of the shadows feel slightly dry, so they can seem difficult to work with at first, but they aren’t really! I find them to be blendable and nicely pigmented when used over a good primer. My favorite is Painterly Paint Pot from MAC.

This is a limited edition Eye Shadow Quad that goes for $38 from any MAC counter, store, or http://www.maccosmetics.com.

Stratus (matte):   “Light Pink” that’s on the cooler side of the spectrum. First impression was that it seems a little chalky…. Then I tried it over a light colored primer. I used Soft Ochre Paint Pot to make it show up accurately on my eyelid and used a 239 brush to pack on the color. If you don’t love it as a lid color, you can always use it to soften and blend other shadows in the palette.

Interior Life (satin):   The namesake of this quad is a “dark lavender-y grey”. It’s really beautiful on most people. It applies well with a 239 or 217 brush and can be packed on all over the lid or blended into the crease to darken, with a lighter shade like Stratus on the lid, or blended into the crease to soften a darker shade like Heather Belles for a smokey eye.

Bruised Sky (veluxe pearl):   A “Mid-tone grey blue” that is slightly sheer and shimmery. Since it’s not very deep, I like to use this on my lid with a darker color in the crease, or I use it in the crease to blend out colors like Heather Belles or Interior Life. It also adds a nice pop to the inner corner of the eye. There is a little bit of fallout with this color, so you definitely don’t want to just dust it on with a fluffy brush. Using Bruised Sky over a light shade of Paint Pot is recommended, as it will make it show up truer and brighter.

Heather Belles (satin):   My favorite shadow out of the entire quad! Heather Belles is a “dark charcoal/carbon” and is the PERFECT shade to create a sultry, smokey eye. I like to put this all over the lid, then blend it out with Interior Life or Bruised Sky. It’s also great as a soft liner or dramatic crease color when used with the lighter eye shadows in this quad.

Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme Lipstick

Swatched indoors on NC15 skin

Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme Lipstick:   MAC refers to this as a “blue-pink”, although as the name implies, I consider this a red. It is a cooler type of red, and not as dark or bold as it looks in the tube. It’s dramatic with out being overkill, even on the fairest of skin tones. The Pro Longwear Lipcreme formula is fantastic. These are not the drying type of long wearing lipsticks… They almost have a satiny finish and never emphasize chapped, dry lips. They will wear for 6-8 hours without touchups. Feathering is minimal with this lipstick, even with the deep color, although it will wear longer and more evenly when used with a lip liner, or layered over one (I prefer the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils… They really are made for one another). Red Dwarf is a really pretty shade and something that you can wear with many different looks, whether it’s a smokey eye or natural eye shadows and winged liner. This is a limited edition color and can be found at any MAC counter, store or online at http://www.maccosmetics.com for $17. They cost a little more than other lipsticks, but the color payoff and long wear from these make them worth every penny!

*** There has been no compensation or persuasion involved ***

*** I paid for all of these products myself & reviews are my personal opinions ***

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