Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

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).

  • Approaching Storm is a dark berry red with a hint of brown. It has opaque color coverage. The shade reminded me of Endless Drama, which is perhaps a touch deeper. It’s also a bit like MAC Musky Amethyst.
  • Red Dwarf is a muted raspberry pink with opaque color coverage. It’s a bit darker and more berry compared to MAC Positively Dashing. It’s not as vibrant as MAC Deliciously Forbidden. It’s just a hint more muted compared to Guerlain Bee. Milani Sexy Rose is similar in color but has a frosted finish.
  • Seasoned Plum is a pinked purple with a cream finish. It delivers opaque color with little product. MAC Goes and Goes is less pink (and I think it’d be the same with Up the Amp).
  • Warp Speed is a pale silver with shimmer. I’d say the coverage is semi-opaque, but it’s hard to judge, because it applies very unevenly and doesn’t sit well on lips. It tends to bunch up in color. It’s not as cool-toned or as opaque as MAC Metal Maven. It’s more silvered and less metallic compared to MAC Bubbles. It’s more silver and creamier in comparison to MAC Eloquent Air.

These resemble shades I feel like we’ve seen recently. I was actually surprised at how similar Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf were to the Pro Longwear Lipcremes that came out with Styledriven just a couple of months ago! I do think that they’re both very flattering shades for both cool and warm complexions, and they’re very appropriate fall/winter shades. They’re not too vampy, either, which should make them more wearable. I can see Red Dwarf being very pretty with a neutral eye.

These lipsticks don’t quite get to the stated wear (12 hours), but they do wear well; I tend to get seven to eight hours of wear with darker shades (think Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf), while lighter shades tend to wear about average or less.  Warp Speed doesn’t seem to wear well, though, and it looks like it needs a reapplication after two and a half hours.  Generally, the formula is creamy and glides on easily without being drying. For a detailed review of the Pro Longwear Lipcreme formula, please see this review.

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MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcremes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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These lipsticks don't quite get to the stated wear (12 hours), but they do wear well; I tend to get seven to eight hours of wear with darker shades (think Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf), while lighter shades tend to wear about average or less. Warp Speed doesn't seem to wear well, though, and it looks like it needs a reapplication after two and a half hours. Generally, the formula is creamy and glides on easily without being drying.

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9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Approaching Storm Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Red Dwarf Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Seasoned Plum Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on December 26th, $17 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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49 thoughts on “MAC Daphne Guinness Pro Longwear Lipcremes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sarah

    You look amazing always, but Approaching Storm looks PERFECT on you! It really brings out the amber in your eyes!

  2. Avatar of Donna Donna

    Oooh, Red Dwarf is really pretty… that would I would definitely test in store though…

  3. Steph

    Christine, you just look fab on berry shades! I wonder if I can pull these off… I actually like how they look!

  4. Avatar of Esther E

    oooooooooooh Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf are gorgeous! I adore red/dark pink lip colors.

  5. Avatar of Alix Alix

    Red Dwarf looks great on you, Christine!

  6. When I first saw the collection I thought that Warp Speed would just be a bit of shine with glitter. Yikes…

  7. Mandy

    Might need Red Dwarf and Approaching Storm!

  8. Temi

    Warp Speed looks like Nars Albatross lipgloss

  9. I want Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf for sure. :)

  10. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I like the touch of brown in Approaching Storm. Adds a classy edge to the color. Red Dwarf is also very pretty on you, Christine. :)

  11. Jennifer

    Approaching storm and red dwarf look gorgeous on you, Christine! Love your earrings! :)

  12. dzhenie o

    Red dwarf looks gorgeous. But on my nc45 skin, doubt it would work

  13. The lipsticks look so average but YOU look GORGEOUS!! Love the rest of your makeup and your pearl earrings =)

  14. Avatar of AS AS

    Approaching storm brings out glowiness in your complexion, especially with the pearl earrings (love them on you). Very dressy and classy combo!

  15. Approaching Storm looks gorgeous on you!!

  16. Avatar of Katrina Katrina King

    Red Dwarf is my favorite of the three. Approaching Storm is lovely. I have no love for Warp Speed; who could pull that off? The finish looks very nice as well, not dull but not glossy or shimmery either.

  17. lala

    what foundation are you wearing?

  18. I really like Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf, even though I own a zillion similar shades. :)

  19. Ioanna

    Approaching storm <3

  20. Sexy Sadie

    I liked Red Dwarf.

  21. Logan

    All are lovely but warp speed. Just looks too much like cheap halloween make up for justify the price imo. The other two look so flattering on you, especially Approaching Storm.

  22. Kelli

    I LOVE Red Dwarf!! I think I could easily say I’m prone to fall for those shades because I got Deliciously Forbidden and it’s my FAVE colour. I loved it so much I bought 2 tubes! since it’s limited edition. Although a MAC artist did recommend Positively Dashing as a close dupe as well but I think it’s also limited edition?

    Anyway, I think I’ll be picking up a tube (or 2! haha) of Red Dwarf!

  23. Zara

    you look gorgeous! could you break down the rest of your makeup for me – need to recreate :)

  24. Avatar of artemis artemis

    would’ve been cool if that l/s rlly looked white on the lips :D the other ones look pretty on you

  25. Sarah

    Approaching Storm looks STUNNING on you!

  26. Avatar of Kayvid Kayvid

    Everything looks so good on you!

  27. MissMercurial

    Red Dwarf is sooo on my wavelength (see what I did there 8D?)!
    I’d get it for the name alone, so the color is a bonus, haha.

  28. I personally like the Pro Longwear lipsticks. I think they have great staying power for the most part. I like to use the lip base first, I think it helps the lipstick last even longer. Thanks for a great review.

  29. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Seasoned Plum reminds me of Covergirl’s Divine from the Lip Perfection collection, except maybe a bit darker. Warp Speed is a bit of an odd man, but I otherwise really like this set of colors. I might have to go pick some of these up!

  30. C

    id get red dwarf for its name, and as far as warp speed goes – if i layer on my sprite lipsmackers balm it does the same job!

  31. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Wow, Christine — WHAT are you wearing on your face/cheeks in Approaching Storm? You look positively luminous!

  32. definatly getting red dwarf, such a pretty colour :) I hate how we never know release dates in the UK unless we keep ringing up counters. Hope this comes out around the same time at naturally collection so I can get them both in one order :) x

  33. Avatar of Danielle Danielle

    I just got Seasoned Plum and it’s gorgeous! To tone it down, I used Nars lipgloss in Downtown.