So after drooling over swatches of Birds & Berries eyeshadow for a few weeks after Liberty of London launched, I decided to go back and get it. It was actually sold out at all the MAC stores in my area so I had some high expectations. I have to say though (and people might think I'm insane for this) but MAC is not my number 1 preference eyeshadows. I don't own loads of MAC eyeshadows at all -this is actually my 3rd! Oh the horror! I have a 15 pan palette with only 2 eyeshadows in it and now this. I have nothing against MAC eyeshadows and I need to work on filling up my palette but I tend to like buying those "pre-made" palettes from the loads of wonderful brands available in Sephora. But you know what? Birds & Berries really drew me in. I'm a big "neutral" fanatic and always tend to reach for my neutrals but I have started getting into blues -particulary slate blue or silvery blues.
The Packaging: As I've mentioned before, I absolutely adore the "LOL" collection's packaging. I love the "outer" packaging as well -the beautiful white and black boxes with just a touch of color. (Reminds me of a half finished coloring page.) I wasn't as wowed by the eyeshadows' packaging as much as I was by the packaging of the lipsticks and the beauty powders. The eyeshadow comes in a white plastic container (versus the traditional black container) and features a blue and black flower on the lid.