Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Blueblood, Endless Night, Hyperion

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).

  • Blueblood is a deep burgundy with a cream finish. It’s opaque in two coats. It’s a little darker compared to China Glaze Velvet Bow. It’s similar to Urban Decay Wrecked and Zoya Anja.. MAC Purple Majesty is a little purpler.
  • Endless Night is a pale beige with iridescent pink shimmer. It’s not opaque in two coats, but with three, you’d probably get there (swatches are with two, so there is some visible nail line). It’s a bit grayer and has shimmer compared to MAC Quiet Time.
  • Hyperion is a pale aqua blue with more blue than aqua. It’s opaque in two coats, but the formula was harder to work with; it seemed to pull easily, and I think a ridgefiller might be necessary–you can see the lines of my natural nail and I rarely see those through polish. It’s more opaque and bluer compared to Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom. China Glaze Sea Spray is darker. Chanel Riva is bluer.

Blueblood applied easily and without trouble; the formula was on the thinner side but not problematic. Endless Night was on the sheerer side, which may be a good or bad thing, depending on how you like your nudes–the iridescent shimmer makes it more interesting, though. Hyperion was the hardest to apply, as the initial coat streaked, and even though I waited between coats, the second one still seemed to pull at the first coat. MAC Nail Lacquers typically wear a week on me with minor tip wear but no chips.

The Glossover


MAC for Daphne Guinness: Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

Blueblood is really dupeable, while Endless Night and Hyperion are less so. Hyperion had the most troublesome formula, while Blueblood had the best one.











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Blueblood, Endless Night, Hyperion

Blueblood, Endless Night, Hyperion

MAC Blueblood Nail Lacquer

MAC Blueblood Nail Lacquer

MAC Blueblood Nail Lacquer

MAC Blueblood Nail Lacquer

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Hyperion Nail Lacquer

MAC Hyperion Nail Lacquer

MAC Hyperion Nail Lacquer

MAC Hyperion Nail Lacquer

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MAC Cosmetics on December 26th, $15 each.

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See individual shade review! :)

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23 thoughts on “MAC for Daphne Guinness: Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Blueblood is really pretty, but I feel like I have dupes in my stash.

    • divinem (Melissa)

      Me, too. I’ve purchased over $100 in nail lacquers lately. Damn Zoya and their Flash Promos! ARGH!

  2. Laura

    Endless Night is beautiful. Perfect for my wedding next year. Ill have to get a few bottles! x

  3. Pass on all of ’em, although I like Endless Night (at that price it shouldn’t be splotchy). Ah, I remember when MAC nail polish was $11…

  4. I was looking forward to Hyperion, really love the colour, but the finish in the photos looks really poor. I’m getting disappointed with MAC polishes – too many colours are samey, and then when they do something a bit different, the quality isn’t there.

    • Nay

      Such a pity because I was falling in love with that mint greeny colour.. but theres nothing worse than a poor pay off with nail polishes :(

  5. Violet

    Endless Night is really similar to Essie’s Demure Vixen.

  6. Blueblood looks amazing, so pretty and vampy.

  7. I’m usually never interested in MAC Nail Polishes, but for some reason all of these just look beautiful to me! I’m really loving Hyperion.

  8. Liz

    Blueblood is awesome but I’ve already got a few similar colors kicking around.

  9. Saffy

    Blueblood is also similar to Essie Wicked and Essie Rock Star Skinny. Endless Nights is very close to Essie Topless and Barefoot, though T&B doesn’t have the secret shimmer.

  10. Terra

    Blueblood looks like Essie’s Carry On.

  11. Hyperion looks like a dupe of Zoya Kristen from the Feel collection. Great swatches as always!

  12. Blueblood looks amazing! ♥

  13. Jen

    I love Endless Night! Very pretty and sheer nude. If you like Hyperion try Butter London Lady Muck – looks similar, no problems with application either!

  14. Peyton

    I’ve been looking for the perfect nude, and I think Endless Night just answered my prayers. 😛

  15. malia

    Blueblood looks very similar to Illamasqua’s Unnatural. I’m skipping on these…

  16. christine, would you say that the mac nailpolishes have improved from the past? I have some from 3 years ago and I haven’t use them bcause I remember beeing really disappointed! Is the formula different now? tks a lot!

  17. Ruthless

    Ok I may have to get Hyperion. Dammit

  18. nabeela

    HAVE to get blueblood! WOW❤

  19. Yvi

    Weird, when you read the description from the press release for Hyperion it says: Light gray blue-green (Frost)
    I can’t see any green or any kind of frost finish in it.