Sunday, April 04, 2010

Blogosphere Buzz : MAC Give Me Liberty of London Collection

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

7 Responses to “Blogosphere Buzz : MAC Give Me Liberty of London Collection”

Sarah said...
April 4, 2010 at 4:55 AM

This collection looks soooo pretty! And your swatches are amazing! Thank you so much for these :)


lilluna5416 said...
April 4, 2010 at 6:31 AM

thanks again for the amazing swatches. what camera are you using?

Thanks!


lindah said...
April 4, 2010 at 11:58 AM

LOL! We bought the same lip products! xD I was gonna get birds & berries, but I have strike a pose... although in the pan I think birds&berries is prettier because it is more teal! >_<


Kalmo said...
April 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Great lip swatches! Your pictures look so nice and professional too.


tris1978ton said...
April 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Great packaging! MAC always has the best stuff. I love the peachstock color. It's a very sexy nude tone.


Angela (SparkleMidori) said...
April 4, 2010 at 6:11 PM

I use my Sony Cyber-shot with 10.1 MP


jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...
April 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM

the colours are lovely, especially that birds and berries. however the packaging design is probably the wost of MAC i had seen. looks cheap and i LOVE birds!