Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Petals & Peacocks, Ever Hip, Blooming Lovely

MAC Give Me Liberty of London: Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

The lipsticks are in white packaging with the MAC for Liberty flowers and bird printed on the tube itself. There are four shades released, three of which are new, and one of which is PRO–Peachstock.

Lipsticks ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Petals & Peacocks is a creamy, brightened up fuchsia pink with an amplified finish. It’s like a mix of Show Orchid and Girl About Town–like the color of Show Orchid, but the texture and look of Girl About Town. It’s fun and playful, but you may have a hot pink in a similar shade.
  • Ever Hip is a peachy-orange with a glossy sheen in a cremesheen finish. On my lips, it translates a bit more coral-pink because of the pink hue of my natural lip color. It’s not quite as opaque as I’d like once it gets on my lips, but it’s a nice shade of coral.
  • Blooming Lovely is a subdued mauve-y lilac with a glossy sheen in an amplified finish. This an interesting color, because I’m not sure it’s one I could pull off by its lonesome. I’d definitely have to pair it with a gloss to brighten it up and make it more wearable for me. It’s like a lighter, more lilac version of Up the Amp, but it’s a way darker and less blue-based Saint Germain/Snob.
  • Peachstock is a peachy-nude with a very creamy finish and opaque result. Reminded me of Freckletone a bit, but better coverage and less orange.

See more photos, swatches, & lip swatches!

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Lipsticks:
Petals & Peacocks, Ever Hip, Blooming Lovely

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Peachstock Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Lipsticks:
Blooming Lovely, Ever Hip, Petals & Peacocks

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Peachstock Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Blooming Lovely, Ever Hip, Petals & Peacocks

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Petals & Peacocks Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Petals & Peacocks Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Blooming Lovely Lipstick

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Blooming Lovely Lipstick

MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Peachstock Lipstick (Diffused Flash)

MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Peachstock Lipstick (Studio Lighting)

MAC Peachstock Lipstick
MAC Peachstock Lipstick

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MAC Give Me Liberty of London: Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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258 thoughts on “MAC Give Me Liberty of London: Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Elizabeth

    Wow, two of these look totally unwearable…by me anyway. I happen to love the packaging, so I hope that the the one that is missing here, Peachstock I think, is more wearable. I love enough of the entire collection however that I will be enjoying enough of the packaging without these lipsticks:) The blush, several eyeshadows, the Beauty powder…a lip glass.

  2. Kianna

    What lipstick color will look good on medium to tan asian skintones ? I’m thinking about Ever Hip . . . But , i love your advices ! Lol . XD

  3. marisa

    i went in today and swatched and preordered! i got summer rose (which i SO did not plan on getting), ever hip, blooming lovely, 2 perennial high styles (GORGEOUS!), and english accents. happy early birthday to me :)

  4. Diana

    Hi Christine!
    How does Ever Hip compare to Shy Girl?

  5. Is Blooming lovely similar to Lavendar Whip?

  6. Kerri

    Hey Christine, Could you tell me if Ever Hip looks anything like Shy Girl L/S. Also could you tell me how it compares to Costa Chic and Lollipop Loving L/S? Thanks

    I think Ever Hip looks great on you. I’m a sucker for corals.

    • It’s not like Costa Chic or Lollipop Loving, IMO! Costa Chic is redder, Lollipop Loving is way frostier and has the green sheen. Shy Girl isn’t quite so orange – pinker I’d say…

      • Kerri

        Thank you for such a quick response Christine:)I’m going to get it when it comes out in the UK.

  7. Cathy

    how does petals & peacocks compare to gladiola from the Dame Edna???? I know that gladiola is a Matte finish but if i have gladiola & i have show orchid do you think i need Petals & Peacocks?

  8. Cathy

    In your opinion, do you like lavender whip or blooming lovely better in terms of a lilac/purple lipstick and wearability? I already own lavender whip so i am trying to decide if i should get blooming lovely or not? Do you think its a must have?? I am definetly getting Ever hip though!! luv peachy corals!

    • I like Lavender Whip a bit more for its lightness. I think you could mute it down to make it more like Blooming Lovely. If you LOVE purple lipsticks, probably should grab it, but if you rarely wear Lavender Whip, then skip!

  9. Gao

    What would you compare “ever hip” to from the MAC permanent collection?

    It looks gorgeous on you but I dont have time to go to the MAC counter to see if it looks nice on me or not : ( The nearest MAC 3 hrs away .

  10. Shayla

    What do you think of Peachstock or Ever Hip on my dark pigmented lips if I’m NC44? Thanks!

  11. dedralovesmac

    i just want the lipstick because of the package ,i have these colors already :)

  12. dedralovesmac

    can you ask your friends of different races to do swatches ?i love how clear your pics are but i’m dark tone .:) ?

  13. coco

    I took a trip to mac today, sad to say this collection overall was not that impressive ladies. The lipglasses are ok. Everything else can be duped. Mac gotta step up there game!!! Nice packaging though!

  14. Evelyn

    think ur missing the peachstock review
    liking ever hip and peachstock!

  15. I knew I would LIKE “Petals and Peacocks” and “Blooming Lovely” but I LOOOOVE these!!! “Ever Hip” does take a little work – But it goes nicely over the orange lipliner that came out… Last week? It’s not nearly as opaque or creamy as the other two though (I LOOOOVE my Amplified Lipsticks).

    Question for you though Christine – Have you tried, at all, the Lime Crime Lipsticks? I am having a tough time deciding if I should get a backup of these two amazing lipsticks… But Lime Crime has some similar colors – I just haven’t bought them yet. AAAH! Dilema!

    • OK, so I’ve had all of the Lime Crime lipsticks since they debuted. Then the ~drama~ happened, and I just haven’t decided what to do – whether to review or not, so I haven’t touched them (because if I review, I photograph them brand new, lol). But if you want me to review, then as long as you’ll let me blame you for any ~drama~ then I will for you :)

      • Haha! You’re awesome AND hilarious and now I want to giggle and gossip with you (while shopping of course)! LOL! Feel free to not post this for everyone to see, but this is what I think:

        Personally speaking, I would LOVE to see a review of the LimeCrime lipsticks from you – You’re reviews are intelligent and detailed with clear, large photos. Plus I always feel that, even if you end up raving about a product, you start off pretty unbiased, which is important to me as a reader. So… A+ for you there! :)

        I honestly think that that MOST people don’t even know what the hell LimeCrime is, let alone know about ANY drama surrounding the company. Those who DO follow the drama are also the people who are most likely reading Temptalia though and I’d hate to have any of that drama hurt what you do. I would hope that people could separate the product that they reading about from any of the drama surrounding a company, but I can see why you have been a little stumped and haven’t reviewed them yet.

        I’d still love to see your review on the lipsticks. If you do it, you can blame me all you want! My time is important to me, it’s the only thing I have to give that I can never take back – I spend it carefully and reserve VERY little of it for spinning circles of drama.

        But if you think you’ll take heat from your readers for doing a review, I’d say skip it. It’s not worth it. I can’t BELIEVE I’m going to type this but: It’s just lipstick.

  16. I wanted to like Ever Hip soooo bad because I want a coral lipstick, but when I tried it on it way a horrible bright coral on me… Looks much better on you.

  17. I did a post on my blog with Lavender Whip on my top lip and Blooming Lovely on my bottom lip and you can not tell the difference. Maybe it’s the pigment of my lip but it looks exactly the same on swatches on my had as well.

  18. Sheryl

    Petals & Peacocks is sooooo Gorgeous and I love purple lips too so Blooming Lovely will be mine. I can’t wait for this collection to launch in the UK.

  19. vianca

    how does Prim & Proper compare to Peaches blush?

  20. Diana

    I picked up the Peachstock l/s along with Naked l/l and I think I finally found my perfect nude. I’m NC30.

  21. Chelsea

    got ever hip earlier today based on your swatches and i love it! but if i already have ever hip do you think splendid from smashbox is worth getting as well?

  22. Crystal

    Is petals and peacocks similar to gladiola lipstick from the dame edna collection?

  23. Adrienne

    do you think ever hip is comparable to any permanent colors?? Also, from a personal standpoint, do you prefer show orchid or P&P?

  24. Trisha Mae!

    Yay! Peachstock is finally up! So I usually use Cherish or Brave New Bronze as my nude l/s… do you think Peachstock would be another good nude? Or is too peachy? My lips aren’t very pigmented, mind you & I’m about an NC42/43, if that helps at all.♥

    Thanks Christine!

  25. Victoria

    How does blooming lovely compare to lavender whip?

  26. Lolly

    Hey Christine, how does Ever Hip compare to Shy Girl? Are they similar?

  27. abby

    Hi Christine!! what lipstick would you recommend to pair it with bough grey eyeshadow, blooming lovely or petals and peacocks? I thought i wasnt going to get any of the lipsticks but they are so pretty i can’t help it :( lol

  28. rayray

    i love love the design!
    I’m def gonna go buy one! XD

  29. Chantal

    OMG Peachstock is not getting enough credit! It’s the PERFECT NUDE for medium skin tones!!!!
    Myth was always too light for me and all the other ones too pink or yellow… but this one is perfect!

  30. laura

    ever hip and blooming lovely is sold out online and at my local mac store? is this limited edition and will they restock????????

  31. ilona

    how does peachstock compare to brave new bronze? which one is darker if theyre not similar?

  32. Manali

    Am NC 37, can i pull of Blooming Lovely? I can pretty much pull off Up the amp n i have extremely pigmanted pink lips!

  33. Tiffany

    I see that Ever Hip looks a little more coral by itself and a little more pinkish on your lips. Do you know of a more pigmented version of Ever Hip (regardless what brand)that’s something like that or that’s in between the coralness of the tube color and/or the pinkishness of the way it looks on your lips? Ravishing is too much on the orange side to me, like you’ve said. If anything, leaning more like to an opaque Perrenial High Style lipglass..
    Please & Thanks, and I love your reviews

  34. fernanda

    hey christine, does you think lipstick is not highly recommended for teens like me, I have 14 years?

  35. fernanda

    Hey Christine,
    does ever hip could be use for everyday?

  36. Sarah

    I want petals and peacocks!

  37. I love Petals & Peacocks and Ever Hip!

  38. Abi

    Hi Christine
    I bought Ever Hip from this collection and i love it so much i went back to try and get a backup but they had sold out at my nearest store and online :( Do you know any colours comparable to this ?


  39. Kenneth Alan

    I regret not getting all these lipsticks. I’m so stupid. This collection and style black have been 2 of my all time favourites and I got nothing from either of them because I was busy with other things and just forgot. grrr

  40. Dollymix8

    I have Ever Hip, don’t regret buying it. It’s a lovely colour I can use everyday!

  41. Jeanne

    What shade of lipstick did Johnny Depp wear in Alice in Wonderland?

  42. pearlyn

    hey christine, i know its been really long since this post but do you know whats the perfect dupe for petals and peacocks? cause i like both the colour and its finish so i really prefer it over show orchid thanks so much!(:

  43. joy

    Christine, do you think they will ever bring petals and peacocks back? ( i kno they are bringing every hip back for the flower power line) also what is the closest dupe for p&P?

  44. zahra

    hey! I was wondering if you think ever hip would work with an NC42 skintone, MAC’s fashion flower collection is coming out with it as a re promote and i think i’d really like it!

  45. hisa

    Ooh, I want Peachstock! Do you know of any dupes of it?

  46. Toni

    I just have a favor to ask. Is there a batch code on the bottom of these lipsticks? I bought a few off eBay and one has no batch code, so I am thinking it’s a fake.