MAC Daphne Guinness for MAC Collection Product Pics and Swatches

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What up, MACaholics! Here’s a quick peek at product pics and swatches of some items from the new Daphne Guinness for MAC collection. The mostly cool-toned launch hits MAC counters and stores December 26 in North America and January 2012 internationally.


mac vintage grape
Blush Ombre in Vintage Grape, $26

mac azalea blossom
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom, $26

mac too chic
Beauty Powder in Too Chic; NOTE: this item isn’t listed in the Daphne Guinness for MAC official PR; I’ll let you know its status is a few

mac nebula
Pigment in Nebula, $20

mac interior life
Eye Shadow X4 in Interior Life, $38

mac approaching storm red dwarf warp speed
Pro Longwear Lipcremes from the left: Approaching Storm, Red Dwarf and Warp Speed, $17

mac japanese spring richly revered
Cremesheen Glasses in Japanese Spring (top) and Richly Revered (bottom)

mac daphne guinness swatches
Swatches from the left: 1. Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom, 2. Blush Ombre in Vintage Grape, 3. Beauty Powder in Too Chic


mac daphne guinness swatches
Swatches from the left: Eyeshadow X4 in Interior Life Quad in 4. Stratus, 5. Bruised Sky, 6. Interior Life and 7. Heather Belles; 8. Pigment in Nebula

mac daphne guinness swatches
Swatches from the left: Pro Longwear Lipcremes in 9. Approaching Storm, 10. Red Dwarf and 11. Warp Speed; Cremesheen Glasses in 12. Japanese Spring and 13. Richly Revered

The Daphne Guinness for MAC Collection includes…

PIGMENT, $20.00 U.S./$24.00 CDN
Aurora — Pinked taupe (frost)
Circa Plum — Frosty dirty mid-tone lavender (frost)
Nebula — Dark greyed brown with pearl (frost)

Warp Speed — Light silver
Red Dwarf — Blue-pink
Seasoned Plum — Mid-tone lavender
Approaching Storm — Deep rose

CREMESHEEN GLASS, $18.50 U.S./$22.00 CDN
Borealis — Pale grey pink with iridescent pearl
Japanese Spring — Pale dirty pink
Narcissus — Dirty eggplant
Richly Revered — Deep brown plum

Engraved — Rich black
Grey Utility — Uniform grey

EYEBROWS, $15.00U.S./$18.00CDN
Fling — Light taupe ash blonde
Stud — Deep rich blackened brown

EYESHADOWX4 Interior Life Quad, $38.00 U.S./$45.00 CDN
Stratus — Light pink (matte)
Interior Life — Mid-tone grey blue (veluxe pearl)
Bruised Sky — Dark lavender-y grey (satin)
Heather Belles — Dark charcoal/carbon (satin)

BLUSH OMBRÉ, $26.00U.S./$31.00 CDN
Azalea Blossom — Light cool pink
Vintage Grape — Mid-tone violet pink

NAIL LACQUER, $15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
Hyperion — Light grey blue green (crème)
Endless Night — Pale grey pink with iridescent pearl (frost)
Blueblood — Deep eggplant (crème)

See anything you like so far?

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  1. Joyce says:

    MAC Vintage Grape is looking pretty good, but it doesn’t have special exterior packaging, so it’s an easy skip for me. =)

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  2. Lulee says:

    holy crap pigmentation batman! (for the quad).
    mac’s quality control dept seems to be reeeeeeeally lax these days with their standards.

  3. Jenn Staz says:

    That ombre blush is amazingly cool looking!
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  4. Stèphanie says:

    Azalea Blossom and Too Chic look amazing!! Me wanna buy already, haha. I wish you showed a little sneak of the polishes.
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  5. Brittany says:

    I’m not even going to lie, I want Red Dwarf, Nebula, Warp Speed, Aurora and Borealis simply because I have a degree in Astrophysics. It’s like the space nerd Gods and the makeup Gods threw this together just to make me buy them. Damn them! (And it will probably work….)

  6. Maygan says:

    I worked for MAC for 7 years so it takes a lot for me to get excited and this collection is exciting to me. I like that every color in the quad is wearable! The blushes look fab also. Can’t wait to see this in person

  7. Tiffany says:

    Vintage Grape blush looks nice and Red Dwarf lip creme. The rest is underwhelming…

  8. Marian says:

    Meh. Nothing appeals to me.

  9. Lisa says:

    I love red dwarf and approaching storm. Would love the peachy pink ombre back 🙁

  10. Jill says:

    Despite being warm-toned, I am a sucker for anything pink! I love the looks of this collection, but I’ll have to try them in-store before I buy, to be safe. I do love the look of Vintage Grape, and the description of Borealis sounds like something I’d like.

  11. Nina says:

    i am digging the quad … and nebula looks promising!

  12. Destinee says:

    Those blush ombre’ are GORGE!!!
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  13. Angela G. says:

    Yippee!!! Finally a collection to suit my NC20 skin!! And that quad, oh my. Finally a set with great eyeshadow finishes! I AM NOT a fan of Frosts and Lustres. Last quad I bought was from the champale collection, and I’ve been butt hurt ever since. LOL

  14. Eesha says:

    I liked the pigment most .. 🙂
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  15. Chris25 says:

    Vintage Grape is back? Mine mine mine! 😛

  16. BooBooNinja says:

    I really wish they included the ripe peach ombre blush in this collection.
    It would be an instant best-seller.

  17. Julliah says:

    is the ombre pattern on the blush entirely overspray or is it 2 toned all the way through?

  18. So excited to get my hands on Azalea Blossom!
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  19. Vintage Grape looks lovely!!!
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  20. Puffnstuff says:

    Hmm. Pretty meh. Havent been into the mac le’s lately…im def going to get chanel spring though…!!!

  21. KSlone says:

    Is it me, or do these ombre blushes look reminiscent of the long anticipated, highly controversial, and never released MAC/Rodarte collection?
    They are beautiful.

  22. corallista says:

    Loved Vintage grape and Red dwarf. The e/s quad doesn’t look so impressive.
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  23. Elizabeth says:

    Freaking out about the blushes right now! Might have to buy them both…. — ombre fiend 😉

  24. Lucy says:

    Oooh Red Dwarf looks nice!

  25. Advah says:

    Those colours are gorgeous! Seriously, Helloooo Red Dwarf! Sadly they’re also all the colours I always love but never go with my skintone. I’ll still check them out at the airport counter next week (time to get some Phloof or Vanilla woohoo!)

  26. Nivedita says:

    The collection looks gorgeous!!!
    I am setting my eyes on Nebula
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  27. NeenaJ says:

    This collection is a total pass for me.

  28. Kim says:

    It’s hard to resist anything called Warp Speed, but I think Approaching Storm is my favorite from the swatches. 🙂

  29. Morgan Ibach says:

    Cute colors, but I’m not that excited for them. They’re all really bland to me and not very wearable for my skin tone. :((

  30. Banana says:

    So the colour payoff for the quad isn’t that great? Maybe Nebula would be a getter choice.

  31. Vintage Grape looks really pretty both in the pot and in your swatch!
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  32. Mariana says:

    I want (need) Vintage Grape! I’m getting my paws on it as soon as I’m back in the US after holidays…

  33. Em says:

    The sombre blush is so cool, and the powder is the perfect color for my pale skin!

  34. Yogirl says:

    i think it’s great. I really admire Daphne’s style. She is excentric in a good way, but I need to see the colours in real life. Unfortunately Europe has to wait till January.

  35. Vonvon says:

    I have Azalea Blossom from Spring Forecast and love it!

    The rest of the collection…..meh….. 🙁
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  36. Veneeta says:

    I like the look of Vintage grape but I’m not very excited with this collection like I thought I might be.
    Karen, How many times a year do they jazz up the packaging?
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  37. lexi says:

    Right now I’m only feeling Nebula pigment. That’s good news for my wallet.
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  38. kalcedon says:

    Vintage grape is beautiful!

  39. Jasmin says:

    Im loving the blush ombres! Not sure if the lighter one would show up on my nc42 skin though/:

  40. Christy says:

    I didn’t think I would want them, but I kind of like Red Dwarf and Approaching Storm lipstick. They suit the holiday vibe at the moment. I want to get Nebula, but I have to admit I am getting a bit tired of really dark, almost black pigments from MAC.
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  41. Brian aka Roulette says:

    Hey Karen-

    Hope life is well with you Karen!! Two quick notes: I think the Too Chis Beauty Powder is supposed to be in the Iris Apfel collection coming January 5th. Also, next to Interior Life shadow you have Veluxe Pearl listed as the finish, but it actually just a Veluxe finish, so it is mostly matte.

    I am very excited for this collection. I usually wear liner, lipstick, and gloss so I think Warp Speed will be great over a colored liner like Etcetera and with a colored gloss over, like Richer Lusher cremesheen gloss.

  42. Karen B says:

    Pigment in Nebula for me, pretty please. For the rest I’m afraid the blushes are going to be a bit too cool for me. I need something a bit warmer for my cheeks… hehe.
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  43. Kelly says:

    To anyone wondering about this… this collection is best to see in person if you can! I went to a MAC today and let the SA go wild with this line. She did my eyes in a feathered smoky look from lighter under the brow to dark across the lid, and it looks amazing against my green eyes. She also did my lips with Warp Speed– which although silvery white in appearance– if you apply it with a brush, it gives a sheer shimmer to the lips and is definitely something I would never have thought would work for me until she tried it! I also picked up the Cremesheen glass in Japanese Spring which the SA layered on top to give me a touch of pink color. It’s such a great look, and I am excited to play more with the quad. I also loved the blush in Vintage Grape, so I need to pick that up eventually. Definitely go see these beauties in person if you can– and play a bit! I’m glad that I did!

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