Thursday, March 11th, 2010

MAC Liberty of London Collection

MAC Give Me Liberty of London: Overall & Round-up

Now available online at MAC Cosmetics & Nordstrom.  Use LIBERTY for free shipping on all orders on!

OVERALL, I like the packaging a lot — I just think it’s spring-y and fun. It’s not actually my personal style/taste, but I dig it. I really liked the lipsticks (so creamy and pigmented!) and beauty powders (even though both were previously released); the lipglasses are nice but since I haven’t seen two, I’m still just waiting to see whether they grab me or not. While the eyeshadow shades fit the theme of the collection, I definitely see myself mixing the shades more with other shades I already own than just using them altogether!

Edited: Give Me Liberty of London eyeshadow, Perennial High Style & A Different Groove lipglasses, and Peachstock lipstick reviews, photos, and swatches now up. :)

There are several permanent/repromoted shades in this collection, so you may want to check your stash to make sure you don’t already have them. Permanent shades are Peachstock (PRO), Free to Be, and Dirty Plum (PRO). Repromoted shades are Dame’s Desire (Dame Edna), Shell Pearl (various), Summer Rose (Rose Romance), and Vestral White (Hello Kitty).

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-Haves: Ever Hip Lipstick, Frankly Fresh Lipglass, Shell Pearl Beauty Powder, Bough Grey Eyeshadow, Prim & Proper Blush

Nice-to-Haves: Blue India Nail Lacquer, English Accents Lipglass, Petals & Peacocks Lipstick, Blooming Lovely Lipstick

Skip: Vestral White Nail Lacquer, Free to Be Eyeshadow (permanent–unless you want it for packaging!)

Reviews, Photos, Swatches

What’s on your list?  What are you loving?

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191 thoughts on “MAC Give Me Liberty of London: Overall & Round-up

  1. Jenn

    Gosh, Ever Hip is already sold out on the MAC website! Thankfully I ordered two last night!

  2. LannetKrystle

    Hi Guys!
    Does anybody know if the Dirty Plum blush in this collection and the Riveting Collection any different than the one you can get through MAC Pro? I was looking at the new dirty plum and it seems to be a deeper color with shimmer than the one I have from MAC Pro. I’d appreciate the help!
    Thank you, LannetKrystle

  3. Tiffany

    I went to pick up the stuff I had put on hold today and the makeup artist informed me that it was good that I did because all of the lipsticks were sold out! LOL unbelieveable. She said they got a lot of product in too but most of it was gone at the unveiling party!

  4. a_cute_princess sold out on the shell pearl beauty powder. Does anyone know if they’ll be getting any more?

  5. diana

    honestly i was not impressed with this collection the shadows were horrible in my opinion the only thing that i really liked wasthe packaging on shell pearl but still debating whether I should buy it ;/ THe lipsticks were ok i guess nothing special

  6. JennGlam

    It all looks lovely! Already my list of things to get in this collection (8 items in all!!)
    I’m in the UK (London). Does anyone know when the release date is for the UK????
    It will save me from going into MAC (or checking the website) every minute like a MAD Woman!! Would be greatfull if someone could help?

  7. rubygarnet

    Thank you, Christine, for your wonderful website.
    The packagng of the Liberty collection is entirely consistent
    with the history of Liberty textile history, so those of us who
    love that history and context will probably like the way this
    collection updates Morris’s late 19th-century Strawberry Thief
    print. To say this
    pattern is childish shows a lack of knowledge of the context.
    Anyway, I bought an SP Beauty powder, Ever Hip l/s, Birds & Berries
    e/s and two of the larger makeup bags. Ever Hip becomes
    really wearable on a pale gal like me when applied over a more
    neutral lip liner. The makep bags are very petite.

  8. rubygarnet

    Sorry about the typos in my earlier post. BTW I meant no disrespect in my comments about the pattern for this collection and the fact that some folks find it to be childish. Knowing about the 1883 origin of the pattern etc might be interesting for some folks. You can Google “Strawberry Thief” +Morris for more info. PS I ordered Bough Grey e/s, Frankly Fresh l/g, and another medium bag (they are quite small) in addition to my previous order :-]

  9. rubygarnet

    I guess nobody is excited about the history of Liberty prints like I am LOL

  10. Lima

    Thank you~ ^^
    That’s are good photo~~

  11. WendyS

    Hello and thanks for all your reviews. Upon reading your description, and seeing pictures I wondered how Prime & Proper compared to Bobbi Brown’s Antigua bronzer. Are you able to vompare them? Thanks in advance.

  12. Sam W

    Great dupe for Birds & Berries:
    Mix MAC Tilt and MAC Prussian. Exact match!

  13. bxboricua

    Frankly fresh lipglass is a great color :) Thanks Christine! What did you think of Birds and Berries e/s? Is there another similar MAC or UD color? One of the MAC counters near me still had it and I was considering it…

  14. kennethalan

    I hate myself for not getting anything from this collection… can we go back 2 months so I can buy it all?

  15. I am thinking about getting Shell Pearl BP, But do you think that i should get this or the By Candlelight MSF (when it’s repromoted)?
    I’m NC37, and planning to use these as highlights, thanks :) x