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


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.

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

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

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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.

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!

Three years ago… I think they are about the same. If they’re in the same bottles as these, then I’d say it’s about the same!

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.

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