Friday, December 30, 2011

MAC Daphne Guinness for MAC

The last of the new MAC collection is the largest and the only full color collection.  This collection is a collaboration of MAC and Daphne Guinness.  MAC has released a large amount of collaboration collections this year and many of them have been among their best collections of the year so I have high hopes for this collaboration!  Daphne Guinness is a big name in the fashion world, a British journalist and collector of haute couture who has an impeccable sense of style.  In addition, she was named to the International Best Dressed list in 1994 and continues to be a major player in the fashion world.  This will be a great color collection and I already am putting some of the items on my Most Wanted list!

"A first glimpse into the winter colour palette imagined and created by Daphne Guinness.  An artist and collector of haute couture, Daphne is her art...this collaboration with MAC is "a window into my imagination".  Limited edition."  The shades in this collection are deep and cool toned and I fully plan to pick some of these up when I can get up to the counter!
The MAC and Daphne Guinness collaboration...

Eye Shadow x 4: Interior Life - Dark, moody, painterly, this limited edition Eye Shadow compact melds Daphne Guinness' choice of muted pink and dusky lavender with charcoal and mid-tone gray, creating a rich, smoky look.
- Stratus - light pink (Matte)
- Interior Life - dark lavender-y gray (Satin)
- Bruised Sky - mid-tone gray blue (Veluxe Pearl)
- Heather Belles - dark charcoal/carbon (Satin)

Pigment - Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin.  Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect.  Does not streak or cake.  Easy to blend and long-lasting.
- Aurora - pinked taupe
- Circa Plum - frosty dirty mid-tone lavender
- Nebula - dark grayed brown with pearl

Eye Brows - Self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow defining.  Confidently adds what you need: shape, colour, density in one streamlined tool.  Like a pen, creates its own just-right point.  Provides definition, shapes, deepens/fills in color.  Creates striking arches.  Easy to tote around.  No sharpener needed.
- Fling - light taupe ash blonde
- Stud - deep rich blackened brown

Powerpoint Eye Pencil - Waterproof.  Longwearing.  Metallic, shimmer, and matte finishes.  Smooth to apply.  Won't transfer, smudge, or budge...  Draws the line, powers your eyes.  Makes it point.  Lasts.
- Gray Utility - uniform gray
- Engraved - rich black

Pro Longwear Lipcreme - Lightweight texture, creamy finish, and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour.  Slick in use, applies without the need of top coat, and still lasts up to 12 hours.  Won't feather or transfer, and the colour stays true.  Helps lips stay soft and hydrated.
- Warp Speed - light silver
- Red Dwarf - blue pink
- Seasoned Plum - mid-tone lavender
- Approaching Storm - deep rose

Cremesheen Gloss - A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of MAC Lipglass.  Soft, comfortable, non-sticky.  Applies with a doe-foot applicator.  Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.
- Borealis - pale gray pink with iridescent pearl
- Japanese Spring - pale dirty pink
- Narcissus - dirty eggplant
- Richly Revered - deep plum brown

Blush Ombre - A powder blush featuring a shade wave of gentle ombre hues.  Ultra-fine formula provides the cheeks with flawless, medium-buildable coverage and lightly pearled, natural-looking radiance.  Limited edition.
- Azalea Blossom - light cool pink
- Vintage Grape - mid-tone violet pink

Nail Lacquer - Revolutionary new high gloss formula.  Three long-wearing finishes - Cream, Sheer, and Frosted.  Visibly different.  Provides no-streak,no-chip finish.  Contains conditioners and UV protection.  Go hi-lacquer!
- Hyperion - light gray blue green
- Endless Night - pale gray pink with iridescent pearl
- Blueblood - deep eggplant

My favorite pieces are the Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom, this is the perfect cool pink for my skintone.  The blush compact contain two shades so I can make it deeper or brighter based on the look that I am going for that day.  My second favorite piece is the Lipcreme in Approaching Storm, the deep dark rose shade.  This will be great for a dramatic lip look while my skin is pale this winter. 

I love the nail polish shades in this collection, especially Blueblood.  However none of the shades are very unique and I could find dupes of them in the OPI or China Glaze line if these sell out before I get a chance to buy them.  I could go either way on the eye shadow, I would use three of the four shades but I'm not overwhelmed by the palette.  I bet that I could skip over it unless it looks amazing in person.  The last piece of this collection that I really like are the Red Dwarf and Seasoned Plum lipsticks.

This might be one of the best collections of the year from MAC!

photo courtesy of MAC

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