Review & Swatches: MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $18.50 each

Company’s Description

A lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M∙A∙C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake Lipstick or on its own.

This review is for the 3 new Cremesheen Lipglasses colors that come with MAC’s upcoming Daphne Guinness Collection. The colors are as follows:

  • Japanese Spring: Pale mid-tone pink
  • Narcissus: Mid-tone eggplant
  • Borealis: Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl

Richly Revered is also part of this collection, but is not a new color.


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Packaging: 9/10

These glosses come in standard MAC packaging. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go. The glosses have doe-foot applicators.

Quality: 9/10

The formula for these glosses is great because they aren’t tacky and apply smoothly. The pigmentation isn’t strong, but they’re not intended to be, so expect to get a much softer version of the color you see in the tube. Even though the color is sheer, the pigmentation leaves an even finish.

Borealis is definitely the stand-out among the 3 colors. It looks like a blue-tinted grey in the tube, but goes on pretty much clear with light pink shimmers.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

The small doe-foot and formulation make application easy. The light pigmentation also makes precise application unnecessary.

Price: 7.5/10

These are the same size (2.7 g) and price ($18.50) as other Cremesheen glosses. Other MAC glosses, though, contain not only more product but also cost less. For example, MAC Tinted Lipglass glosses contain 4.8 g of product and only cost $14.50 each.

Final Grade

88/100

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glass Swatches

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Japanese Spring

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Japanese Spring Swatch

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Japanese Spring Applied

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Narcissus

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Narcissus Swatch

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Narcissus Applied

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Borealis

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Borealis

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Borealis Swatch

MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses: Borealis Applied


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One Response to Review & Swatches: MAC Daphne Guinness Cremesheen Glasses

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Ooh, my favorite favorite formulas! Narcissus is definitely on my list…and Borealis looks interesting; I may have to try it out….It seems sort of opalescent!

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