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

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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Effie Avatar

I think I love you,Christine. LOL! Just kidding, but seriously, you are amazing!

Do you think Ever Hip is too bright to be an everyday wearable color? I’m torn between Ever Hip Lipstick, Frankly Fresh lipglass, and Perennial High Style, which I have yet to see!

Justin Avatar

How would you compare Petals & Peacocks to Show Orchid lipstick? I have S.O. do you think Petals & Peacocks is worth getting??

Christine Shen Avatar

wow, if you don’t think Ever hip is pigmented on you, it definitely won’t show on me, that sucks, I am totally digging that color!!

GreenwithEnvii Avatar

Totally agree. I love the packaging and wish it was at least one everday wearable item I could get. They are bright so its more like an “ocassion” item.

Valene Avatar

I have all of them and they all can be a an everyday wearbable color you just have to tone down your eye make-up to make it work, and honestly petals and peacocks looks so beautiful on the lips it brightens your face like no other lipstick I have seen, because it is just a straight creme and doesn’t have any frost or iridescence in it, it is truly lovely. Can you tell I am in love πŸ™‚

mia Avatar

Do you think I could pull off Blooming Lovely if I did not like Lavender Whip and Fashion Mews on me?
From some of the swatches it looks a lot better, more mauvey.

Anitacska Avatar

The three swatches together are gorgeous! So colourful! Since I already have Show Orchid, I won’t get Petals & Peacocks, but I might just get Ever Hip, it’s gorgeous!

Jami Avatar

These’s are soooo pretty!!!! Thank you for the swatches. First thing I did when I woke up was get on this website for the swatchs!!! How does blooming lovely compair to lavender whip????

daphne Avatar

So good to see lip swatches, thank you Christine!

I think I can actually pass on all these lipsticks. I tend to like things with just a tiny bit of shimmer or sparkle (my favorite MAC lipsticks are pigmented lustres that have shimmer, like Sweetie or more recently, Fresh Salmon). I don’t see enjoying Petals & Peacocks or Blooming Lovely on me at all, and Ever Hip is not unique enough for me to get all excited over. I just got Shy Girl, which I’m wearing a lot, and Ever Hip looks like a slightly deeper/more orange version of that. Good though, means I have money for the glosses πŸ™‚

Stephie Avatar

Ahhh! I want all three of them! But.. Riveting hasn’t even arrived at my local MAC yet.. Should I cave and get both Show Orchid and Petals and Peacocks? Are they too similar? I already have Girl About Town and Trimming Talk (LE).. whatcha think?

Cherie Avatar

AHHH I want them all! I will get Blooming Lovely (has the hunt for a nice purple l/s finally come to an end??!?!) and probably Ever Hip depending on how it looks.

I love the pink but just got Pink Burst and feel that is similar. Thoughts?

And Peachstock is a Pro so I can hold off even though the packaging is lovely.

Cherie Avatar

I looooove hot pinks BUT in reality I don’t wear them that much to work or. *sigh*

Thanks for helping me with this decision πŸ™‚

kfm Avatar

Petals & Peacocks looks lovely, but I alreadt have Show Orchid AND Pink Burst, so I really don’t think I can justify another hot pink lipstick. Peachy colours like Ever Hip never seem to work on me, so that leaves Blooming Lovely. I missed Lavender Whip (*kicks self*), but I do have Up the Amp, so I may need to swatch this to see how different they really are and whether or not I take the plunge…

kfm Avatar

awesome! thanks rosanna! Looking at it there, it seems different enough from UTA that I think I can allow myself to indulge πŸ˜€

Alexis Avatar

Bigger fan of the packaging than of the color. Petals and Peacock looks just absolutely lovely on you! These colors would not look cute on me at all!

Rita Avatar

These lippies are the best in this collection! Thank you for the swatches, Christine! How is Ever Hip compared to Ravishing? If I can pull off Lavender Whip, do you think I could pull off Blooming Lovely, too? It looks rather special.

Vijaya Avatar

I love the way Petals and Peacock looks, but how similar is it to Show Orchid? They come up looking almost exactly the same on my screen.

kenneth alan Avatar

I love all of these, but the packaging is so hideous it hurts.
It’s like a hipster urban outfitters packaging that should have been made 2 years ago when everyone dressed like a grandmother.

Naomi Avatar

I’m surprised to know that Peachstock is a pro color in the US. In South Korea (Where I live), Peachstock is a permanent and it’s one of the most popular shades along with Angel. I love Peachstock so so so so so much. I’m sure you’ll love it too! πŸ™‚

ak Avatar

I love them all! I know that Petals and Peacocks can easily be duped so that can wait, Ever Hip is pretty but it’s rather light and there may already be permanent coral MAC lipsticks that are darker than this one, Peachstock is too light for me also like a lighter version of Siss, so that leaves Blooming Lovely and Blooming Lovely is the one lipstick that I MUST have out of these, and I’m an NC45.

I missed out on Lavender Whip and this color looks even more wearable than Lavender Whip, which looked very sheer but very blue on me. I already wear Up The Amp to the officwe without any lipglass nor do I use a lot of lip pencil to change the color of it.

The more I wear Up The Amp the more I love it, and I’m into strange and different colors on my lips these days because I love to do what’s different’, especially in the summer. I would definitely love Blooming Lovely. Even permanent colors like Pink Nouveau and Vegas Volt are really starting to tempt me, I can wear Pink Treat Cremestick Liner with the 1st one and a bit of Cork lip pencil with the other one.

Rnw79 Avatar

What is a good good dupe for petals and peacocks? I just recently got into make up and I would REALLY like that shade! So far I haven’t seen anything like it online

Deirdre Avatar

I am really digging Petals and Peacock, but Christine how do you think it would play on a NC43? Also, have you done a review on the new MAC foundation? Thank you, I just love your site.

Jasmine Avatar

Hey christine!
i love your website!

Can you think about any dupe for ever hip from mac’s permanent line?
i just wanna know i dont have anything similar ^^

cause if i dont i am totally getting it πŸ˜€

Nicole Avatar

OMGAH, Petals & Peacock is like the perfect neon pink! I love it! I currently don’t own any colors like that. Love Blooming Lovely as well.

Are these a permanent addition or are they limited edition??


Alex Avatar

Hi Christine, Happy Tuesday!
Ever Hip Lipstick or Smashbox Splendid Lipstick?!?! haha or both? (no, seriously dont think I can actually do both $$ :p)

ALEX Avatar

thank you so much….yeah I see what you mean ever hip seems a little dull so it needs a gloss while when I swatched Splendid it could be worn alone…you’re the best.

Ashley Avatar

all three look so great!! i want all three of them, but NEED petals & peacocks and blooming lovely! i also think i’ll love english accents lip gloss. so so so excited! thanks for the sneak peak, christine!

Mia Avatar

there sooo pretty but i could never pull off colors like dat πŸ™ especially since im 14 lol that would look a little funny… i guess i’ll have to invest my money in different parts of the collection oh the agony hahaha. but i like the bright pink and lilac one… very pretty πŸ™‚

Steph Avatar

I have lavender whip and it never turns out lavender on my lips. It always looks like a light pink! Do you know if blooming lovely would do the same thing or would the lavender stand out? This always dissapointed me about lavender whip!

Norma Avatar

The shades are beyond beautiful!
i think i might get them all including Peachstock they’re all lovely = ]
My top faves are Ever Hip && Petals & Peacocks, i just bought Show orcid yesterday but it looks different compared to Petals & Peacocks i like them both.. The packaging is sickkkk! i love it!!!!

Thanks for the swatches Christine they were super helpful! =]]]

Ellie Avatar

definately want ever hip!
all the lipsticks you swatch always look so good on you!
youre lucky! i have yellow undertones in my skin and im pale so its hard to find lipsticks (especially pink ones) that dont look weird on me!

marisa Avatar

i’m going back on forth about blooming lovely because it looks like it could be an exact dupe for nyx power….and then about petals & peacocks because i have gladiola. argh!

Sharon Avatar

I like Petals and Peacocks, but just bought Show Orchid last week… the other two lipsticks don’t appeal to me at all, which is a good thing given that I’m trying to limit my cosmetics purchases for a while!

kim Avatar

Wow… I like Petals and Peacocks and Blooming but they both look like the colors from the OCC lip tarts…so I think I will pass on them and end up getting the lip tarts since I’ve been eyeing them. And Thanks for giving the info about pass l/s combination. I am so getting Girl About Town and I’ve just got Show Orchid and love it!!

Trisha Mae Avatar

Christine! How does Ever Hip compare to See Sheer (luster) in color?♥

Ever Hip & Blooming Lovely are a must on my list! I already own Show Orchid & Girl About Town, so I’ll skip on Petals & Peacocks. Though I absolutely love that name!

Michelle Avatar

See sheer also has a frost finish for a lustre. Ever so hip is a creamsheen, so it is a smooth, creamy finish as appose to any kind of sparkle on the lip. I bought it and it is my absolute favorite from the entire collection! And it is very day time wearable, as most creamsheens are. πŸ™‚

ellie Avatar

I just love hot pink lipsticks so much! I have nars schiap, ysl rouge volupte in provocative pink (which is my least favorite), mac chatterbox and girl about town. Now, this petals and peacock … lovely too but i like show orchid more. Christine, should i still get show orchid or they are all the same shade?

shmoobs Avatar

petals and peacocks looks amazing! think I will pick that one up. In two minds over blooming lovely. It would blatently look ridiculous on me, but then I could just buy it and look at it from time to time… beautiful!

Rose Avatar

Wow I love these colours! I’m definitely going to be getting at least two bloomin lovelys. But petals and peacocks is such a pretty color as well.. But I don’t know if I would wear it that often

liana Avatar

Im torn between Ever Hip Lipstick and Perennial High Lipglass, they look like the same colour! Its one or the other for me to save me money!

liana Avatar

Your definately right, After I saw Ever Hip in your look that you just posted, I knew I was most likely going to get Ever hip. Its so gorgous on you! The pigmentation is important!

ellie Avatar

Thanks Christine. I really want to get the Show Orchid now but too bad the Riveting Collection hasn’t arrived yet in our country.

Hilana Avatar

Petals and Peacocks is gorgeous!!!!!!! It actually reminds me of the 80’s, don’t you think? Madonna, Cindi Lauper… Ah, those were the days. πŸ™‚

Ever Hip is nice too, but Blooming Lovely is just terribly bloomin’ aweful. Not even your pretty lips could sway me to like it! Very dead colour. Something that would be fitting in Tim Burton’s new movie Alice in Wonderland, me thinks.

starr Avatar

Wow this collection is gorgeous! i really want blooming lovely because i love lavender lips and i missed out on fashion mews. what non-sparkly lipstick or ligloss could i pair it with to get the more frosty colour of fashion mews? i was thinking the bubbles lipstick from the riveting collection but i think it had a gold sheen.

Serene Avatar

Hey Christine, How would you compare ever hip to freckletone? obviously their different finishes, but the color seems similar.. hmm..

Cathy Avatar

From your honest 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!

Helena Avatar

OMG. Blooming Lovely is gorgeous. I’m dragging my mom back to MAC on the eleventh if she recovers (she had to bear with bad costumer service from a blush addict today, lol).

Cathy Avatar

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

Eliza Avatar

Hey Christine!

I’m ordering them online (because i just can’t wait for it to come to Australia ): HAHA) Is ‘ever hip’ more true to the lipstick or on your lips? because i LOVE it on your lips! (:

I’m an Nw35-42 would the other 2 suit me? Will it be too bright for me to carry off? I don’t really wear too showy colours! If i had to choose one, which should i pick! ): thanks!

Christine Avatar

If you have pinker lips, it’ll show more like on my lips — the natural pink of my lips kind of dulls down the color of Ever Hip. I think you could wear it! πŸ™‚ I’d pick Ever Hip of the three, if you don’t usually wear showy shades!

If you were talking about picking one between the other two… I’d say Blooming Lovely.

Eliza Avatar

Thank you so much Christine, you always reply all my questions (: & yes i do have quite ‘coloured’ lips nauturally! I’ll be getting ever hip & blooming lovely! yays (:

Danielle Avatar

Hi Christine,
I was just looking @ my 3 lipsticks from this collection which include Blooming Lovely, Ever Hip, and Peachstock. Both Ever Hip and Peachstock I purchased off Ebay about a year ago (Blooming Lovely I purchased off a seller on Amazon) and I noticed that Ever Hip said “Made in the USA” while the other 2 say “Made in Canada.” I found that odd bc all the lipsticks I though was made in Canada, is this true? Also, the Peachstock’s “M

Danielle Avatar

Thank you..well i missed the collection so that it why i bought it on Ebay and as a result don’t know where the people i purchased it from bought it =(

KellyBelly Avatar

Oh man, I literally scrolled thru the comment section reading so many repeated questions asking to compare blooming lovely and lavender whip (for example) yet you still manage to repeatedly answer the same questions over and over again. Your persistence amazes me Christine! And no sign of annoyance whatsoever, it’s no wonder your site is so popular πŸ™‚ Btw do you think Peachstock is too dark as a nude for me, I am somewhere in btw NC15-20. Thanks! (i hope nobody asked that question already lol)

Elizabeth Avatar

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.

Kianna Avatar

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

marisa Avatar

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 πŸ™‚

Kerri Avatar

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.

Cathy Avatar

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?

Cathy Avatar

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!

Gao Avatar

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 .

coco Avatar

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!

Dusty Avatar

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!

Christine Avatar

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 πŸ™‚

Dusty Avatar

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! πŸ™‚

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.

Chennel Avatar

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.

Sheryl Avatar

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.