MAC In Lillyland Collection Reviews, Swatches and Haul Photos

MAC In Lillyland Collection is finally out and my oh my, it is definitely one of my favorite MAC collections of all time!

The Pearlmatte Eyeshadow ($19.50) is a new, limited edition product. It contains 3 gorgeous shades – white, minty green and pink – that form the cutest floral motif inspired by the signature patterns of Lilly Pulitizer. The size of the compact is the same as MAC Powder Blush. The eyeshadows go on very smooth with a creamy texture. Pigmentation is on the sheer side but if you pat the color on with a dense brush, the color can be built up gradually. I have no idea why they call this “Pearlmatte” though. The finish is nowhere close to matte and it has a very nice sheen. I really hope MAC makes more colors.

The Pearlmatte Face Powder ($27.50) is very similar to the Pearlmatte Eyeshadow but for the face. It contains a light yellow-gold, a coral and two bronzes with the same flower pattern. The compact is the same size as MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, which is slightly bigger than the Pearlmatte Eyeshadow. Texture and pigmentation are identical to the Pearlmatte Eyeshadow. When you swirl a brush over all the colors and apply all over the face, it gives the perfect bronzy glow. Loves!

When it comes to blushes, I have always preferred powder but the Cremeblend Blush ($18.50) are *divine*! All the colors are stunning and densely pigmented. You can pat directly onto the cheeks with fingers for a more intense look or apply with a small stippling brush like MAC #188 Small Duo Fiber Face Brush for a sheerer, glowy look.

* Optimistic Orange – This is a bright coral that looks almost orange. It will look beautiful on darker skin.
* Joie-de-Vivre – This is a beautiful peachy coral and *perfect* for the summer.
* So Sweet, So Easy – This is a baby pink color that is fool-proof on lighter skin.
* Florida – This is such a gorgeous hot pink! I’m very tempted to get it but the color is really bright and both me and the ma concurred it would look better on darker skintones.

So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend Blush

Joie de Vivre Cremeblend Blush

Florida Cremeblend Blush

The Paint Pots ($16.50) are all from the permanent line. The colors are pretty but nothing special. The texture and pigmentation are also great and they leave behind a metallic sheen.

* Rubenesque – A warm gold.
* Bare Study – A cool-toned whitish beige.
* Fresco Rose – A medium pink.

To read about the whole collection, click here.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I LOVE the color of that blush, but it barely showed up on me (NC-20) Supposedly they are just supposed to give a nice glow, but I like really pigmented blushes..:/

    • Aleksis,

      I’m sorry So Sweet, So Easy didn’t show up on you. It’s true these blushes give a nice glow but the colors are buildable and they all showed up on my NC30 skin.

  2. I love the look of the Pearlmatte face powder and the eyeshadow, but I am still on the fence about getting them, but I love the cremeblend blushes and the lipgelees.

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