Sunday, April 04, 2010
Hello ladies. How is your Easter weekend so far? I went to see the movie The Last Song, which is a very nice film, but definitely not as good as I had expected. I think the recently launched (March 11, 2010) MAC Give Me Liberty of London Collection is much more interesting. The gorgeous packaging and limited edition shades are definitely attracting a lot of attentions, especially in the beauty blogosphere.
Initially, I was really interested in the eye shadows ($14.50, 5 shades), but unfortunately, the only shadow in the collection that has at least a decent color pay off is the limited edition shade Birds & Berries (Veluxe Pearl). Bough Grey (Satin) is a beautiful bluish grey shade in the pot. However, a swatch of it in the MAC store shows almost no pigmentation and the bluish tone also fades away on the skin, leaving just a dirty grey color. Similarly, Give Me Liberty of London (Matte) and Free to Be (Matte) would also require the fairest skin to even have the colors show up nicely. I have to say that the shadows in this collection is quite disappointing.
The true gem in the collection is actually the lipsticks ($14, 4 shades). Other than Peachstock (Satin), which is a color in the MAC Pro permanent line, all other 3 shades are limited edition colors. I missed out on Lavender Whip (Cremesheen), so I grabbed the chance to score Blooming Lovely (Amplified), which is a creamy lilac shade. Petals & Peacocks (Amplified)'s bright fuchsia pink color is lovely but doesn't really suite my yellow skin. My favorite of the stack is Ever Hip (Cremesheen), and it is a gorgeous peachy-orange shade. Unfortunately, it is sold out everywhere, but check your local MAC counter and store for possible restocks.
The tinted lipglasses ($14, 4 shades) have some pretty shades, but they can be easily duped. I bought them anyways so I can pair them with the lipsticks.
MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick
MAC Blooming Lovely Lipstick
MAC Frankly Fresh Lipglass
MAC Perennial High Style Lipglass
MAC English Accents Lipglass
MAC Peachstock Lipstick + MAC Frankly Fresh Lipglass
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick + MAC Perennial High Style Lipglass
MAC Blooming Lovely Lipstick + MAC English Accents Lipglass