I think part of the reason I was so looking forward to this collection is because I’m going to London soon! Is that a silly reason? Probably, but I’m ok with that!I opted to get these shadows without the special packaging mainly because I’m going to depot them anyway and also, because I don’t really like the special packaging for the shadows. The flower design is a little tacky to me. I’m all over the beauty powder, blush, lipstick & polish packaging, but the shadows? Not so much. I’m going to keep the review fairly brief, I’ve been a bit unwell this last week and wanted to get the swatches and pictures up asap. The first thing I thought when I saw all the shadows together was what a great selection of colours! I know a few people are a bit over the neutrals overload we’ve had from MAC lately, but I think the combinations you can get from these shadows is fairly extensive. Again, I like the mix of finishes too. My (very!) brief thoughts- Give me liberty of London – Flat creamy pink (matte) The matte texture reminds me a bit of the matte2 texture, there’s no chalk here at all! I thought it would be similar to Whistle from the Barbie collection but it’s much richer and not as pale. Free to be – Creamy true coral (matte) This shade is available now as a regular eyeshadow from MAC, so no need to wait! Unless you want it for the packaging. This coral packs a real punch but that doesn’t mean that all looks with it will be OTT. You can use it for a bright or softer eye. Dame’s desire – Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (frost) When I wore this I asked myself why I don’t wear more purples. I don’t know the answer? I really love this although I suspect that MAC purple addicts will already own something similar. Birds & Berries – Frosted dark green blue (veluxe pearl) I don’t know why I got this because I don’t really like blues or teals! In the pan it looks quit similar to Parrot. I’ll probably use this one mainly for the lower lashline. Bough grey – Mid-tone blueish grey (satin) I feel that this is more green-grey than blue-grey. To me, that’s exciting! Repeat: I don’t really like blue shadows! Grey is probably my favourite colour of eyeshadow to wear and this one looks pretty unique to me, it’s quite cool toned with silver shimmer. Love! Swatches- without a base Top-Bottom: Dame’s desire Birds & Berries Give me liberty of London Bough grey Free to be
MAC Eyeshadow: Bough Grey, Dame’s Desire, Birds & Berries, Free to Be Here’s Birds & Berries over the Black Greasepaint Stick in case you’re interested… So there you have it! I don’t have anything else from this collection, although I have my eye on the coral lipstick & neutral blush. What are you lemming from this collection? xo The collection is due for release in March 2010.