MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcremes

With the Daphne Guinness collection (due in-stores on December 26th), there are four limited edition shades of MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.): Approaching Storm (deep rose), Red Dwarf (blue pink), Seasoned Plum (mid-tone lavender), and Warp Speed (light silver).

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MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcremes

B
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
84%

MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow Photos & Swatches

Review coming soon, please hold all questions until then! :) I spent all of yesterday and last night photographing, swatching, and testing, but I wasn’t able to get everything done before it was bedtime (midnight!). So for now, please take a gander at these eyeshadows but know two things 1) these have not been reformulated, so they have the same formula as the ones released in 2007 had; 2) they are NOT long-wearing and MAC doesn’t give any guidance on wear (read between the lines: it will crease).

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MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<

MAC for Daphne Guinness: Nail Lacquers

MAC Daphne Guinness Nail Lacquers ($15.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) include three limited edition shades (all to be launched on December 26th in-stores): Blueblood (deep eggplant), Endless Night (pale gray pink with iridescent pearl), and Hyperion (light gray blue-green).

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MAC for Daphne Guinness: Nail Lacquers

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick

The Rouge d’Armani formula is a good one. It’s a long-wearing formula (supposed to be up to eight hours!) with intense color, comfortable to wear, no fading/feathering, and moisturizing. The intensity of this red wears for at least eight hours but, while slightly more matte by eight hours, could be worn without reapplication for a few more hours. It has a creamy texture that makes for effortless application and easy glide, but it’s lightweight and adheres well without clinging. I haven’t had it bleed or feather, and it is nicely hydrating. This formula is scent- and taste-free. I also like that it has a magnetic enclosure.

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Giorgio Armani #406 Rouge d'Armani Lipstick
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick #406
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Bobbi Brown Plum Gold High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Plum Gold High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “plum with bronze pearl.” It’s like a deep, berry red with gold shimmer. The color coverage is semi-opaque, and this particular shade does settle into lip lines a bit and doesn’t apply perfectly even, unfortunately, though I think both things are less noticeable at a normal viewing distance. For someone who loves the color, you could also consider layering it over a lipstick, which will minimize both issues. Chantecaille Patina is not as berry, more of a red. MAC Lasting Achievement is more opaque and berry hued. It’s very similar to Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst but Plum Gold has the gold shimmer.

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Bobbi Brown Plum Gold High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Plum Gold
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
89%

Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Luster Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep, dark purple-burgundy with a soft, frosted finish and tiny flecks of ruby red shimmer. It is darker than MAC Deceit. The base of Deep Garnet is similar to MAC Shadowy Lady.  I think the intensity and depth of this particular shade is what really makes it sing.

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Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Eyeshadow

Laura Mercier Deep Garnet Luster Eyeshadow

A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
96%