I adore Daphne Guinness. I think she’s fab. My sense of delight every time she appears in the rag press is partially because I’m crazy for her hair but mostly because she epitomizes that brand of otherworldly otherness that most fashionistas can only hope to emulate.
She’s not eccentric. She’s just out of this world.
MAC Hyperion nail lacquer is a hard colour to describe. It’s not grey, not blue, not duckegg, not Tiffany. It’s a cloudy overcast morning kind of muted grey-blue; a pastel without the twee softness. Think of it as the blue-toned twin to OPI’s Skull & Glossbones.
Application of Hyperion seems to be extremely YMMV from person to person. Some people have said its hard to work with but I found it very easy to apply, and more forgiving to a lot of other pastel shades. I used two thin coats to achieve a full finish and topped it with a gloss coat for extra shine.
Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme is the love child of a lustre pearl lipstick and a long wear lippie. Despite its otherworldly silver appearance it’s actually a sheer cool pearl glaze, enough to add some pearl sheen to bare lips or add a shimmer to a lip stain or lipliner. I’ve been wearing it with MAC Rebel lipstick, a deep midnight fuchsia. Dabbing a little Warp Speed to the middle of my lower lip adds extra dimension and shine without actually wearing a gloss and losing my lipstick staying power.
MAC Warp Speed Pro Longwear Lipcreme is AU$40 for 3.6g. MAC Hyperion nail lacquer is AU$22 for 10ml. The Daphne Guinness for MAC collection is available now from MAC stores and counters at selected Myer and David Jones stores, as well as from maccosmetics.com.au. Happy lacquering!