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The Nordies order finally came in and I now have in my possession Birds & Berries eye shadow and Ever Hip Lipstick from MAC's Give Me Liberty Of London collection. The only two left on my want list are Bough Grey Eye Shadow and Summer Rose BP. One day they will be mines!
On to the haul!!!!
I'm totally enamoured with this packaging. MAC has had some REAL doozies of ugly in the past... (Neo Sci-Fi... sorry, that bright orange just didn't do it for me, Heatherette... I understand the designers are loud.. but yowza, Dame Edna... well that collection as a whole was just an epic fail. And who could forget those lovely eyeglass stickers falling off almost immediately. etc) but I think with LOL they really made it nice. Not too garish, but enough going on so that it looks fancy. I am in LOVE with everything that I bought from this collection. So there will be nothing negative beyond this point!
Shell Pearl BP - It shows up decently on my NW25 skin. I'm wearing it in the FOTD below. It's better suited to go under or over a more pigmented blush. But you could use it alone just to brighten up your face and stay minimal.
Prim & Proper Blush - extremely pigmented. I think with both blushes from this collection you really need to use a light hand. It's a Satin finish, which is one of my faves. They seem to have better lasting power than the sheertones.
Ever Hip Lipstick - a creamsheen.. usually not my cup of tea, but it seemed to apply more like a lustre on me. The color is to die for and exactly the coral I've been looking for. No wonder it was the first thing to sell out on the website!
Give Me Liberty Of London Eye Shadow - I've been off and on about wanting a nice matte pink. None of the others have been what I wanted. GMLOL hit the nail on the head. I love to use this as an all over lid color and then to put something fun in the crease. A MAC MA used this along with birds & berries on my cousin and she looked AMAZING.
Birds & Berries Eye Shadow - This is mostly compared to Strike A Pose Eye Shadow but more teal. B&B is definately more teal. It's everything Strike A Pose isn't. I really couldn't fall in love with SAP... B&B has captured my heart. How could you NOT want to wear this everyday?!
Frankly Fresh Lipglass - This is just a gorgeous nudish color. I love using it with Brave New Bronze Lipstick (Style Warriors). You could use it to jazz up anything really. IMO it is the number one lipglass from this collection and should not be passed over.
English Accents Lipglass - This was not an original contender on my list. I mentioned before that my cousin had her makeup done. This was the lipglass that the MA used on her and it just looked phenomenal.. that was what made my decision. It looks really good with the Viva Glam lippie from Lady Gaga.
Blue India Nail Polish - I wasn't too impressed with this one on paper. It was a maybe on my list and swatches had me going back and forth. In person, this np will floor you. It sold out quickly as well, if you find it, do yourself a favor and GET IT!
What did you haul from Give Me Liberty Of London?
Last but not least... my FOTD (sorry for the extreme close up.. I think it's quite obvious by now that I rarely do my hair)
Breakdown (all MAC unless otherwise marked):
Studio Sculpt Foundation NW25
Studio Sculpt Concealer NW25
Lancome Duel Finish Powder (Matte Bisque)
Shell Pearl BP
Birds & Berries e/s
MUFE eye liner 21L
Plushlash Mascara in Black
Anastasia Brow Powder - Brunette
Clear Brow Gel
Ever Hip lipstick