MAC for Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC for Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glass

MAC Cremesheen Glass ($18.50 for 0.09 oz.) sees the launch of four shades as part of the Daphne Guinness collection (due in-stores on December 26th). The four shades are: Borealis (pale gray pink with iridescent pearl), Japanese Spring (pale dirty pink), Narcissus (dirty eggplant), and Richly Revered (deep brown plum). They’re all limited edition, though Richly Revered is a repromote and still available online now from when it last launched.

  • Borealis is a milky bluish-white with gold and copper micro-shimmer. It’s semi-sheer–you can see a lot of natural lip color, but it’s still milky enough that it lightens lips. MAC Chillin is similar.
  • Japanese Spring looks like a pale blue-based pink with a milky appearance when swatched. On lips, it doesn’t read quite as cool, but it is very milky, pale, and does settle into lip lines a bit. MAC Viva Glam Gaga is more opaque. Shiseido Pop Life is shimmery and not quite as blue-based.
  • Narcissus is a magenta purple (not sure where they came up with “dirty eggplant”) that’s nearly opaque in color coverage. It’s a creamy color, and because of its opacity and intensity, it doesn’t look like it settles into lip lines. MAC Athena’s Kiss comes the closest, but it is pinker.
  • Richly Revered was reviewed here.

Cremesheen Glass is a formula that glides onto the lips easily, feels comfortable without being thin or thick, and tends to be on the sheerer side in color, though both Narcissus and Richly Revered are rather opaque. It’s non-sticky (as compared to Lipglass, which is very thick and sticky), and it typically wears two hours or so on me before wearing away. Each tube seems large, but it only holds 0.09 oz., which is about half the size of your average lipgloss.

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MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass
MAC Japanese Spring Cremesheen Glass

MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass
MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass

MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass
MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass

MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass
MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass

MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass
MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass

MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass
MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass

MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass
MAC Narcissus Cremesheen Glass

Cremesheen Glass
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$20.00/0.09 oz.

82%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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“When Cremesheen Glasses are more opaque, they look better on lips, as the lighter colors tend to settle into lip lines and look uneven overall”

Is there a typo here? Or maybe I’m misinterpreting it.

The more opaque the shade, the better it looks because it doesn’t settle into lip lines or look uneven, whereas the lighter shades, aka sheer, do.

I am liking Narcicuss,kinda reminds me of a pinker,brighter up the amp version of a gloss. Hey Christine btw I was wondering is the natural winter collection And the glamglass collection still coming out next month? Xoxo

Hmm, Japanese Spring looks like Smashbox’s Pout, which looked very much on my lips like JS looks on yours (kind of patchy, sheer, settling into lines). The only use I can find for it is over-top of lipsticks, where it sometimes adds a very nice tone and finish.

I agree with you on the wear time of Cremesheen lip glosses–it is kinda sucky! But Narcissus is so pretty I may have to break down and suck it up anyway. I really LOVE the color! It’s got nice payoff for a Cremesheen!

Christine, I have a problem with my lips being too washed out with light, milky, pigmented lip glosses because I’m so fair (NW15). Do you think the Japanese Spring CremeSheen is pigmented enough to make my lips look washed out? Thanks!!

Wow, you look beautiful! For a few weeks now I have noticed that you have been looking pretier than ever. The makeup is flawless! Can you list the products you’ve used? Especially the foundation and the blush. I’m in love with it!
Do you have a new skin routine?
Something is defenitely different, for the better!

Hi Christine,
You always look amazing! And, I love both of them; but I think Narcissus would be my fav. Just one quick question, what are you wearing? your makeup looks flawless. Can you tell us? Please.
Seriously, tell. <3

Narcissus looks like my fave type of pink, but I’m afraid it seems to have the exact same color with my Essence Stay With Me Long-Lasting Lipgloss in I Like Cotton Candy #05.

These two, at least, reminded me of lip products from the Quite Cute collection, and i bought waaay to much QC (and proud of it :-), so i felt i didn’t need Japanese Spring or Narcissus.

I thought i’d go for Borealis, but it was also quite sheer and reminded me of some other grey-pink MAC glosses i have, so i passed

The first two look like they would only be good over lipstick, because they apply unevenly. Thank you for showing the close ups, since they look fine from a distance and terrible up close.

Can you please take a picture of the back of the boxes, to show the ingredients? I am trying not to buy products with parabens in them. Thank you so much <3

These are finally in Australia.. I LOOVED Narcissus in person (More than I thought I would..) and japanese spring looked soooo pretty.. but it barely showed up any colour once applied so I didnt see much point… I find the texture too annoying for me.. I dont like sticky glosses, my hair gets stuck in my hair and argh just annoys me lol. Christine, Do MAC have a non sticky formula in any gloss??????

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