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

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Dirty Plum Blush

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

The blushes are also housed in the white packaging of the collection, but they have clear lids with the MAC for Liberty bird and flowers printed on top (same pattern as the lipglasses from what I can tell!).

Blushes ($18.50 U.S. / $22.0 CDN)

  • Dirty Plum is a dirtied dark plummy purple with a soft sheen almost. It’s listed as a matte shade, but I detect sparkle in the pot (even with the naked eye) and a bit of a sheen when swatched. Even though the descriptions seemed to differ, this is the same Dirty Plum as released with Riveting. I swatched both and they were identical in color, though Dirty Plum from Liberty of London swatched better!
  • Prim & Proper is a softly shimmered beige-y nude with a champagne sheen. It’s smooth, soft, and I think will surprise some people. It’s like a softer version of Notable blush.

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Dirty Plum Blush

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Dirty Plum Blush

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Dirty Plum Blush

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Prim & Proper Blush

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Prim & Proper Blush

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Prim & Proper Blush

MAC Liberty of London Collection
MAC Dirty Plum / Prim & Proper Blush

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I’m asking so much questions but : I don’t own any purple blushes and was thinking of getting the vintage grape blush ombre from the forecast collection (not yet launched in France so it’s okay) but now I see this one. Which one do you love best and why? please ^^ Thanks again!

I would have to disagree about passing on Vintage Grape. I am so fair I am almost paper white and I bought Vintage Grape. I picked the one out at the store that had the most gradation of color so I was sure to get the light and dark shades and it looks spectacular on my skin. If you load your brush by sweeping it side to side in the pan and then on your face, it is like contouring at the same time as applying your blush. I would say buy both.

I agree, Margarett – I am fair as well and I apply Vintage Grape with my 188 brush and that seems to put down a nice amount of color (without looking like I was punched in the face) 🙂

LOVING Prim & Proper. Last time I asked the MAC girl for a nude-coloured blush she sent me with Trace Gold, which I love but is not what I’m looking for. I have to check this out!

Hmm, is Prim & Proper sort of like a more neutral, more shimmered Blushbaby? I’m liking it a LOT. I don’t have any really neutral blushes – everything I’ve got is more colorful, leaning corally or peachy or pink. It might be just the thing.

Are you kidding me? Grace Jones is having such a revival right now muse-wise. And who cares anyway, Grace Jones is eternally hot, beautiful and original.

Christine… when are you posting up the next lipglass review and swatches? As well what is coming out next? I love the collection, but stuff like Love Lace were much more my palette of color and sheerness. Creamy colors (lipglass) aren’t my favorites! :P… Do you have a post which gives information on what’s next in calendar order?

Christine, can you please let me know if Prim & Proper is similar to Personal Style (from the All Ages etc collex.)? and the differences?

That would be so awesome, and thanks so much for the swatches!

since they have dirty plum released again in this collection, i feel bad for the people who purchased the one from the riviting collection since that one didnt have LE packaging. why would mac do that? =(

Hey Christine, If i were to choose either PP or SP(beauty blush) which do you think would be nicer for a NW35-42? & also i don’t know if this is the right place to ask but i purchased ‘all’s good’ beauty blush from the all races collection & i cant seem to get the colour on my brush or on my cheeks:( what kind of brush should i be using for beauty blushes?

I think either would work… but if you want a blush, Prim & Proper is more pigmented – Shell Pearl is more shimmery and will end up more as a highlighter.

What brush are you using now? I like the 116 for blush.

Dirty Plum looks interesting. I use On a Mission as my everyday blush, this looks similar but stronger pigmentation. I may try Prim & Proper, it’s really different from my usual colors but looks really pretty. How do you think it would do with a NC30, fair olive skin tone?

hi christine!
how would you compare prim and proper to enough said blush? are they close? or it prim and proper closer to personal style blush?

thanks as always for the quick swatches 🙂
i can’t wait to haul!

I don’t own any nor have I ever tried neutral blushes. I’m NW10-15ish. Do you think Prim & Proper would be a nice one to start with? It looks so pretty. I’ve never been drawn to this sort of blush shade before! Thanks Christine!

Christine, I am loving Prim & Proper but it reminds me of my NARS Madly. I find a lot of similarities between MAC and NARS shades sometimes. How do you think the two compare?

I’d say none of those are that close. Dirty Plum is way more purple/plum whereas Breezy can be kind of reddish. If you wear Breezy a lot, I could see you liking Dirty Plum… but if you rarely wear Breezy, I think you could sip!

Prim & Proper is more similar to Tenderling, IMO! Blushbaby is a little pinker.

i have the prim and proper blush! its a very nice warm peach blush, i think it looks better on paler skin tones to warm up the face but to be honest anyone could pull it off! lovely lovely blush! recommend it

So glad to find Prim and Proper! Been looking for that color for years! My dad once bought me a no name make up palette as a present and it had a blush with this color makes ur face glow and look real healthy.

lol So happy is what I have to say! Christine, are you going to make a tutorial using these blushes?

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