Monday, November 21st, 2011


MAC for Daphne Guinness Collection for Winter 2011

availability: December 26th, 2011 (North America), January 2012 for International

This is the first glimpse into the palette and colours imagined and created by Daphne Guinness. Daphne is her art. This is part of her discovery and evolution. “This collection is a window into my imagination.” — Daphne Guinness

Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Approaching Storm Deep rose (Limited Edition)
  • Seasoned Plum Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Red Dwarf Blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Warp Speed Light silver (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.50 U.S. / 22.00 CDN)

  • Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink (Limited Edition)
  • Narcissus Dirty eggplant (Limited Edition)
  • Borealis Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Richly Revered Deep brown plum (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN)

  • Stratus Light pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Interior Life Mid-tone gray blue (Veluxe) (Limited Edition)
  • Bruised Sky Dark lavender gray (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heather Belles Dark charcoal/carbon (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Aurora Pinked taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Nebula Dark grayed brown with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone lavender (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Powerpoint Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Engraved Etched-on forever black (Permanent)
  • Grey Utility Uniform grey (Permanent)

Brow Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Fling Light taupe/ash blonde (Permanent)
  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown (Permanent)

Blush Ombre ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN)

  • Azalea Blossom Light cool pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Vintage Grape Mid-tone violet pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Endless Night Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Hyperion Light gray blue-green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Blueblood Deep eggplant (Creme) (Limited Edition)

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125 thoughts on “MAC for Daphne Guinness Collection for Winter 2011

  1. Lulee

    UGH WHAT A BUNCH OF TEASES. i want ripe peach blush ombre!!! not the two others. grrrr.

    • I know it’s just the two cool tone ones to match the theme for this collection. I would love to see MORE Blush Ombre’s come out as ripe peach was nice but very pale shade that didn’t work on medium and up skin tones.

      Maybe the summer?

      • Morena

        Even though mac claims to be for all races many of their collection is geared for cool skin tones. Think Cham Pale, Quite Cuite (i actually liked this one and bought it anyway), The glitter and ice and others that I cannot think of. Mac isnt the only brand with that problem, i think that mny companys just simply do not know how to make colors for warmer skin tones, while staying away from earth tones while at it. I expect something for warm tones from the Asian collection that will be coming out. I like the pink lipglass (i never buy them though) and pink lipstick, everything else is too dark or too cool/pale for me.

    • grace

      yes i wanted ripe peach too!! oh well AZALEA BLOSSOM will have to do for my 1st blush ombre for my mac blush collection

  2. pLebiitah

    AZALEA BLOSSOM!!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Judy

    Oh MAC!!! My wallet is aching, but my heart is saying “yes” to everything.

  4. Naomi

    I am gonna get Vintage Grape :D

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kaitlyn Kaitlyn

    Blush Ombres!!!! :D I’m excited!

  6. Kim-Mary

    Oh Heaven help me!!! Why oh why MAC????? This sounds like a super fabulous collection. I just wish there had been lipsticks instead of lipcremes. Not a huge fan of them. I will be buying just about everything so far. I’ll wait for pictures & swatches & your recommendations Christine.

  7. Kat

    Unless it’s totally different from how I’m picturing it, Nebula is coming home with me!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mandy bxboricua

    Yay for the pigments, but…darn you MAC! Where’s Ripe Peach Blush Ombre??!!

  9. Kia

    Getting another Azalea Blossom because my sister took mines and never gave it back. :(

  10. Ashley

    Heather Belles eyeshadow is a repromote from one of the Tartan Tale eyeshadow palettes… it’s a blackened purple and I think has a matte (or satin?) finish.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Claire-Louise Claire

        Yeah I have that palette, just popped it out to check. To me it just looks like a really deep grey, almost black but not quite. It’s a satin finish but it’s really dry. I’ve gotten the palettes from quite a few recent launches but this one doesn’t excite me. That’s a good thing, though, because the palettes are often terrible quality!

  11. Need all three pigments and both blushes. And because I’m a total geek, Red Dwarf is coming home with me.

    • Maggie

      Hahaha, I’m glad to see somebody else is that brand of geek :) I thought the same thing as soon as I saw the name.

    • Natsume

      Now, if only it was ‘Oncoming Storm’ instead of approaching… Oh, Doctor Who, how I love thee.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

    This sounds GREAT! Lookin forward to reviews and swatches of Aurora and Nebula pigments and the Blush Ombres (esp. Azalea Blossom).

  13. Nina

    Aurora and Nebula sound pretty!… but I’m so excited for azalaea blossom =]

    I’m hoping they bring back Ripe Peach for the spring or something … !

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Liz Liz

    I wish they were repromoting Ripe Peach too!

  15. Sara

    Want azalea blossom, vintage grape, approaching storm, the quad and of course the nail lacquer in blue blood:)

  16. Karen

    Hey Christine the blush ombrè in Azalea blossom is a repromoted product from the Spring Forecast collection I don’t know if the other one is also repromoted…maybe it is XD

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    OOOO! So excited to see Warp Speed and the blushes :D

  18. Definitely getting Vibrant Grape Blush Ombre. Can’t believe I missed them last time around.

  19. oh–and having seen the Daphne Guinness exhibit (a showcase of some items from her personal wardrobe) here in NYC, I’m totally obsessed with her…lol.

  20. Jemma

    Oh what MAC i was really wanting queen’s sin in this collection :(

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carla Carla

    Ooooh, NOOO!
    Why does MAC want to torture me, by hitting me with a collection like this *right after bloomin’ Christmas,* when I’ll be the most broke?
    At any rate, Approaching Storm lipstick, and Aurora and Nebulus pigments are mine!
    I haven’t bought a pigment in ages, but those two sound like they have my name on them!

  22. OMG Blush Ombres! I also love the sound of Japanese Spring and Borealis Cremesheen Glasses. Maybe one of the Pro Longwear Lip Cremes too.. gotta try one.

    Thanks for the collection updates Christine. I really appreciate it :)

  23. Aurora sounds so pretty! Christine, what other neutral permanent pigments would you recommend? I already own vanilla, tan, naked and mauvement. Any others?

  24. Diane

    The only thing I am really looking forward to from this collection is the Aurora pigment. =) Sounds right up my alley!

  25. cranberryglass

    I was getting interested in makeup again when I noticed pictures online of the first ombre blushes. It was at least a season passed, and there was no way I was going to find them. I was bummed. I was so excited to see that they are being re-released. Looks like I am going to have to sit on the Nordstrom gift card I got for my birthday! The Azalea one is the one I will probably get.

  26. Kirstie

    I heard this collection isn’t going to be at all counters :(

  27. Gina A

    i think i just had a mini heart attack! azalea blossom<3

  28. Marie

    FINALLY the Ombre’s are back, now i can get my hands on them

  29. I don’t understand why MAC didn’t re-promote Ripe Peach, as well. It was (and still is) so popular the first time and everyone knows that they’d likely sell out in minutes.

  30. Elizabeth Baker

    These sound incredible but I’ll be bummed if MAC’s prices have gone/are going up this much. I bought a lipstick of their’s for $14 last month – to jump to $17 is too much for struggling artist me in this economy.

    • Kathleen

      Those aren’t lipsticks, they’re lipcremes, which is a different formula from the regular lipsticks, and always retail for $17, so this isn’t indicative of a price hike, and might not be anyway, as these special collections sometimes cost more because of special packaging or licensing.

    • Morena

      Its $17 because its a Pro Longwear lipstick and not a regular MAC lipstick – Which made me laugh because I like how MAC chooses to go for a prolongwear instead of creating a regular mac lipstick and only charge $14.50-

      And lipglasses run out very fast when worn alone so they;’re not even worth buying, unless its similar in consistency as the Dare toWear lipglasses hat are thicker, last longer and have more product insie.

      But lipglasses are actually meant to be worn ontop of the MAC lipsticks if you aven’t noticed that for every MAC lipstickin this collection (and any collection) there’s always a corresponding lipglass shade that goes with it.

      They also can use packaging to “justify” pricing. For example the Gareth & Pugh collection. Same formula with less prduct, but you get amazing packaging. Thats the same as buying a pair if $120 heels from Bakers that have lots of cute (cheap) rhinestones on them, but the shoe itself will wear out fast.

  31. Lark

    Girls! Look at the pallet- in no way would Peach Anything work in this pallet design! Pale pinks, lavenders, grays, Azalea Blossom works. Don’t sulk about a product that wouldn’t fit in not being there. Same for Queens Sin. It should have been in Johnny Weir Holiday if just to poke fun at people who can’t handle men in make up. And the color would have tied in nicely.

    That said it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a collection where I want Everything! And it’s this, or those Nars buki brushes… Sigh. I’ll be getting a lot of this though.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

      It might not work with this collection, but we can dream, can’t we? :) Plus, I think it would be some welcome warmth against a lot of the cooler toned colors!

  32. omg repromoting BLUSH OMBRES!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE!

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jeni Jennifer

    most likely only going to get the azalea blush and a backup of it for me :]
    I have to see the eyeshadow quad…but most likely I won’t get it

  34. This comes out on my birthday, WHAT A PRESENT! :D

  35. Piper

    Blush, Check. Nail Polish. Hell check yes.

  36. Lauren

    I think i need red dwarf for the name alone … Azalea blossom looks so nice too!

  37. Lucie

    Not a MAC fan but I love Daphne Guiness so much I trust anything she’s colaborated on! The new pigments look especially nice!

  38. Amy

    Looks cool, but I’m expecting another dud like their last 10 collections. I don’t even get excited for these anymore, no matter how cool they look.

  39. Mel

    Excited for this collab’ too!

  40. Azzy

    oh my another collection…. My wallet is crying lol -_-

  41. Mel

    If Approaching Storm is the lip color she’s wearing in the photo, it must be mine.

  42. Gloria

    what is with all this purple MAC is releasing? Its not wearable (in my opinion) and if I needed a purple lip color in a pinch i wouldn’t pay MAC prices for one. Although I do like gradient blush!

    • Zoe

      Maybe purple is not wearable TO YOU. I, however, like to wear colour, not boring browns. Plus, this is a Daphne Guinness collection, she is also not a boring character.

    • Kim-Mary

      I disagree. I am a huge purple lover. You can never have enough purples. It’s practically one of the only colors I can wear that never makes me look as if I am either wearing too much makeup or too little. More purples please!

    • diana

      purple is not wearable? where are you from?

  43. Okay, so I have to admit – I’m actually really excited for this one! :D There’s just so much violet! *flails*

    (And, of course: Daphne. Those cheekbones!)

  44. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

    WHAT?! They brought back the blush ombres, but no Ripe Peach?! Boooo!

  45. Nat

    Definitely getting Azalea Blossom, Aurora, and Nebula… I’ll have to see the lip colors in person but Approaching Storm and Red Dwarf sound interesting. I wonder what lippy Daphne is wearing in the promo picture; it looks amazing!

  46. Ashley

    Lovely colors…I sure hope the quality is there! This could be a great collection.

  47. Kayla

    ok so im totally getting vintage grape and azalea. not missing out this time around!!!!

  48. Kayti

    I’m interested in Seasones Plum lipcream as I’m still looking for the perfect lavender lip color.

  49. Marissa

    I can’t wait to see swatches! I only purchased 2 things from the holiday collection because I really just don’t like most of it, but this looks very interesting. (:

  50. i’m so excited for this! :D

  51. Jennifer

    Oh my! This collection sounds amazing. Can’t wait to see swatches! Swoon!

  52. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    Please please let the silver lip cream be opaque!

    • Brian McD aka Roulette

      It’s pretty opaque…When I saw it I was thinking it would be very popular, its not a grey silver at all, very clear. Perfect to use as a base to change with liner and gloss!!

  53. I really like the pigments, especially Aurora!

  54. Definitely getting the blush ombres! The quad looks awesome and so does Aurora pigment! Happy one-day-early B-day to me when this collection launches!!

  55. Lisa

    I MUST have Azalia Blossom this time round! But alas I’ll be in work the Thursday it hits the shops :( might have to skip my break to go lol!  and I know it makes no sense, but I’ve got to get Red Dwarf just for the name!! Maybe this lady was a big fan??  just a little side note: I actually can’t wait for it to return!!! Boys from the Dwarffff!!! 
    Thanks Christine! You’re the best  xXx

  56. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Devon Devoney

    So looking forward to the silver lipcreme. I have high hopes! The new pigments sound promising as well.

  57. I so happy for vintage grape!! is my favorite blush ever!

  58. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cindy Cindy

    I want Azalea Blossom and maybe Vintage Grape. But I NEED Ripe Peach, why didn’t MAC repromote it D: Nebula pigment looks pretty so far.

  59. Kazzy

    Another collection from MAC? Seriously? :///

  60. Skipping completely as I’m not into cool tones (look fake on me lol) but a great looking collection no the less.

  61. Nikki

    Omg the Azalea Blossom and Vintage Grape look GORGEOUS!!!!!
    I have super light skin (a little lighter than Scarlett Johansson), do you think Vintage Grape would look silly on me?? I think it would be too dark, no?

    • Lark

      How much were you going to slather on?

      I’m the color of copier paper and if I only swing one thing from DG it will be that purple-y blush. It’s pink going to purple; not just powdered Violetta. If you can wear violet anything you should be able to wear this. Besides they have a tester in the store; if you hate it the Azalea is awesome and very year round. Get there early…

  62. Ada

    I wasn’t going to buy any more mu, but those blushes are calling to me!

  63. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Theresa Reese

    I LOVE the quad, and that must be something because I usually never give them a second look so I’m excited for that! And the pigments! Love the blush ombres, but I have them all when they came out before. They’re so big and last FOREVER, if you didn’t get any last time, make sure to pick them up! :)

  64. Keshia

    OMG!!! Thank God they are repromoting Vintage Grape blush ombre!! I didn’t get it in the last collection that it was in and I deeply regretted it. Can’t wait to get my hands on this! YAYYYYY

  65. starchild

    I hope everything in this collection is terrible, because I want it all! My poor wallet is crying!

  66. Liz

    Really curious about this collection, can’t wait for reviews and swatches!

  67. Lara

    omg uhggggg daphne guinness i love her!!!!

  68. Courtney

    I’m very excited to pick up Azalea Blossom. Cool toned blushes look lovely on me.

    Looking at that eyeshadow quad, my interest is piqued. I love doing rosy smoky eyes. I’ll have to swatch it on first.

    I do wonder what lip combo they used in that promo shot though. It looks almost like brick red with gold. Weird. Cool, but weird.

  69. Troian

    I missed out on the blush ombres the first time. I can’t wait to buy both of these blushes. I am also interested in the prolonged wear lipcreams which I have never tried. Loving those purple and pink ones. The quad is a def. Heard a rumor it’s amazing for both color payoff and quality (finally! A quad that has both for the price).

  70. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Bobbie Bobbie C.

    Ive been waiting for a collection to look forward to…and this might be it.

  71. Jordan

    OMG!!! The quad looks gorgeous! I am sooo praying for a mac giftcard for christmas this year!! i’ll buy it the day it comes out.

  72. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Lots here to love but so much of this collection isn’t new – it’s permanent or it’s a relaunch and to me, that seems a bit of a let-down, to “wrap it up” as a collection when it’s nothing new at all. If things like Azalea Blossom are so coveted, why not just make them permanent???

  73. yay!! Eventually I will get azalea blossom!!

  74. Ariel

    Ok, I just HAVE to have those blushes! So gorgeous! Can’t wait to see how they swatch out.

  75. brittany

    Very berry colors for this collection. I’m definitely feeling the pigment and the two purple cremesheen lipglosses as well as the ombres. I never tried an ombre blush before so it would be exciting to buy one. wow so i actually have something to look forward to!

  76. nana k

    wow love how this collection looks. definitely want those blushes and all of the cremesheen glasses, they’re my fave from MAC! nail lacquers look nice as well ;)

  77. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of sara Sara

    OMG AZALEA BLOSSOM! YAAAAY!!!!! I have it already, but def getting one for the future

  78. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Azaza Azaza

    OMG the blush ombres are back. I regretted not getting these two before and I will definitely get them when these come out, if they do come out to the Philippines that is

  79. Judy

    I am super excited about this collection. I am planning on getting Azalea Blossom blush, the eyeshadow quad, Approaching Storm Deep, Seasoned Plum & Red Dwarf Blue prolong wear lipsticks. I really hope the reviews & swatches are great. It would be nice to have good quality payoff for the prices we are paying.

  80. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dominique Dominique

    The quad is really beautiful ! Amazing collection !

  81. Jenna

    Really looking forward to your review Christine!

  82. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Stephanie Stephanie S.

    Yay for the repromote of Azalea Blossom. Maybe we can hold out hope for a Fresh Peach repromote in the future?

  83. Jenny

    So looking forward to Red Dwarf, both of the blushes, and the pigments! Chritine, wasn’t this collection supposed to have two MSF’s (redhead and blonde maybe?). Correct me if I am wrong. Can’t wait for the reviews :)

  84. Louise

    After all those disappointing collections this year I am glad that MAC is finally coming out with some really great and exciting ones aswell!
    I want the shadows, the lipglosses, the pigments and the blushers. Haha plus I cant wait for the Naturally (is that its name?) collection for spring! Love iT!

  85. Carrie

    Oh my God!!!! I get paid a few days before this is launched. This is perfect! I wanted to kick myself when I missed out on the Blush Ombres because I wanted Azalea Blossom but this is so much better because so many of these look gorgeous!

  86. Stephanie

    When this is going online ?

  87. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Corliss Corliss

    Bought all the blush ombre’s the first time around I’ll pass on this collection.

  88. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Linda Linda

    I’ll take one of everything. This is an amazing collection (in my opinion). Already told the hubby I want a very large Gift Card for x-mas. Its all or nothing. Can’t wait for this one, it will not come soon enough!!

  89. Charlotte

    They get Daphne Guinness and this is the best they can do? Looks so dull.

  90. Kia

    Yes!!!! I missed vintage grape last time. I’m very excited

  91. I’ve got Ripe Peach and it’s amazing but I’m pretty excited to get Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre!

  92. Mathilde

    I am gonna get that Azelea blossom! :)

  93. Are the blush ombres in the same packaging as MSF’s? What size are they?

  94. Maddie

    Oh my gosh…Azalea Blossom is DEFINITELY going on my MAC wish list!!!! It’s such a gorgeous color…I can’t wait for this collection!!!

  95. leslie

    I can’t wait til my local MAC store gets this line. I love the colors.

  96. Are you going to be doing a review on this collection?

  97. Rebecca

    So excited ! Already got the 2 blush ombres on hold ;)

    • Maddie

      I don’t have a MAC store near me, do you (or anyone) know if I can get the items I want to purchase on hold by calling MAC with the number on the website?

  98. I wonder how similar Aurora is to Pinked Mauve pigment from a few years ago. They look kind of similar. Aurora might look a little more purple. I’m interested to see the swatches of all of the pigments, to see how similar or different they are from other pigments that are either permanent or were previously released.