Thursday, June 17th, 2010

MAC See Sheer Lipstick

The Summer Season: MAC See Sheer Lipstick

MAC See Sheer Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted coral-orange with a glossy sheen.  It has a creamier look to it, as there is no noticeable shimmer in it.  It delivers nearly full-color coverage–you can just lightly see the freckle on my lower lip.  It wears very well and feels incredibly comfortable on–soft, moisturizing, clinging enough to wear for three to four hours, but not tight or drying.  It’s a fun way to wear coral without going full-on coral.

Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC See Sheer Lipstick

MAC See Sheer Lipstick

MAC See Sheer Lipstick
MAC See Sheer Lipstick

MAC See Sheer Lipstick

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79 thoughts on “The Summer Season: MAC See Sheer Lipstick

  1. )Megan

    My See Sheer comes out a solid red on me, thats crazy. I wonder why that is!

    • Jennifer

      It comes out red like that on me too. Are your lips very naturally pigmented? I think that’s why that happens to me, my lips are kind of dark as it is, and my skin is very pale!

  2. nathania

    I LOVE THAT COLOR! I have it, and I use it whenever I’m wanting to wear lipstick. It’s so perfect!

  3. I got this lipstick when you compared it as a dupe for another lipstick. I love it, really nice for summer days.

  4. Shela Tat

    Oh my. I think I’m in love…

  5. Thank goodness for that freckle- it’s a great indicator of opacity for us! This is a really pretty shade, I’m tempted to go pick it up. I’m wondering if it’s got enough color for my pale (even in the summer) skin. Any fair folks out there with this shade?

  6. Mimi

    it looks fabulous on you!

  7. Stephanie

    YAY! Thanks for mentioning See Sheer! It is one of my absolute favorite MAC lipsticks!

  8. Very nice sheer color love it.

  9. chapie

    This is a very pretty shade, but it looks like it should be in your Spring series. PLEASE show off more VIBRANT lips for Summer!

    • Hi Chapie,

      I’ve shown several shades, including lots of brights – like all things, there should be a balance :) Corals are great summer shades, and not everyone wants to wear super bright ones all the time!

  10. Elusive

    This reminds me of one of my old MAC tinted lip conditioners… I can’t figure out the colour because I peeled off the sticker, but it came in a plastic pot!

    It’s super old but I found it again the other day and it looks gorgeous on my lips!

  11. Christine B.

    On me this lipstick looks like a dark orangey red!

  12. CeeBee

    I think I’m gonna have to toss up between this and Crosswires – I’ll just have to decide which one is more wearable – any suggestions?

  13. civa

    oh~ such a beautiful color!<3

  14. Cassie

    I love these posts. I was looking for this exact color, and now that you’ve posted it I realized I already have it, and didn’t even realize since it’s been so long since I’ve worn it, haha!

  15. Sheena

    Would you recommend this color for a NC 50 girl?

  16. Wendy M.

    Looks lovely on you, Christine! 😀
    Do you by any chance have Ravishing?

  17. Kristina

    OMG! This lipstick looks bright orange on me LOL

  18. Hay Mich

    It looks really nice! It’s definitely on my list along with Vegas Volt. Are they similar btw?

    • It’s like a lighter, tamer version of Vegas Volt! You could probably blot Vegas Volt down to get something very similar to See Sheer :)

  19. Laís

    Christine, it looks like Crosswires?
    This lipstick looks gorgeous on you, but I have Crosswires(because of your swatch) and I’m affraid they look similar.

  20. Jula

    Is this in the permanent line? I love it!

  21. roxy

    What a beautiful lipstick. According to the name, I thought it would be really sheer but it has a surprisingly good coverage. The shade is amazing!

  22. I like this one and Crosswires… what do you think Christine? for my warm medium skin (NC35) or what’s the difference that you noticed between them?

  23. liz

    do you think this would look good on an NC45 i need to find a good coral lipstick

  24. KellyK.

    i am loving that color! it looks great on you! i think i’ll take a peak at it next time i hit my mac counter!

  25. Diana

    This is such a pretty coral shade. Do you think it’s worth buying if you have Crosswires already?

  26. Kathryn

    This looks so pretty and natural on you. I’m very fair with cool undertones, so I don’t think this shade would suit me.

  27. ezzie

    i love the way this looks on your skintone! if i just randomly saw this lipstick, i probably would be put off by the orange hues of it, but the swatch is gorgeous! i like it because it looks pretty subtle and natural. gotta try it out the next time my piggy bank fills up~ 😛

  28. lovelyd

    Hi :) Do you know how “See sheer” compares to “crosswires”, “made to order”, and “Ravishing”? Do I need all of them? What are your top two fave?

    • It’s much lighter and less pink compared to Crosswires – more opaque and less glossy than Made to Order, and it’s more of a coral, whereas Ravishing is pretty peachy.

      Crosswires and Ravishing.

  29. Emmeline

    Dang, I am loving this one!! I might have to cave in and get it! :)

  30. Hilana

    Beautiful colour. Love it

  31. inaya

    oh thats gorgeous. will you please do a photo review of chatterbox?

  32. Linda

    Very beautiful color! can you suggest me a similar sheer, glossy, permanent MAC lipstick “on the pink side”? I mean that pink near to fuchsia but not so bright… Thanks!

  33. Katie

    I LOVE this lipstick. My boyfriend is going to have my head if I place ANOTHER order to MAC, though.

  34. Casey

    I happen to be wearing this one RIGHT NOW! I recently bought MAC’s See Sheer, Vegas Volt, and the Viva Glam Cyndy Lauper shade, and I can’t decide which one is my favorite!

  35. Ik vind sheer niet zo ideaal voor een lipstick. Geef mij maar een lekker dekkend knalkleurtje.

  36. Laura

    How does this compare to crosswires? Is it similar?

  37. Donna

    Pretty! I’d definitely try this one over some of the others I’ve seen! Wondering how similar it is to Viva Glam Cyndi….

  38. Enna

    What finish is this lipstick?

  39. coco72

    It was my first MAC coral lipstick and I love it!

  40. Diane

    See Sheer is one of my fav summer lippies, I can wear it blotted down for a more muted look, or build it up and top it up with a varity of lipglosses I own to complement my make-up, love the way it look and feels.

  41. Lucy

    omg I want this sooooooooooooo badly

  42. Lucy

    do you think if you had more pigmented lips it would come out orange-y

  43. is it permananet collection?

  44. Lynn

    This is the only MAC lipstick that I own and I love it! The MUA was spot-on when she recommended this to me.

  45. jaspreet

    i love it

  46. Rachel

    def. will check this out in the store. Crosswire is too orange for a workday look and since Vivia Glam Cyndi is OUT OF STOCK like for more than a month, this one could be the my ultimate go-to lipstick!

  47. I love this! Just bought Crosswires though. Is Summerfruit a good liner for these coral lippies? What other liners would you recommend? Very glad this is permanent, just added it to my faves to eventually buy (but saving money now for those felines!)

    • Summerfruit is a good choice for coral lipsticks – or else maybe a shade from MUFE’s liner line, since there aren’t too many fab coral liners by MAC.

  48. Karin

    DEFINITELY getting this next time I’m at Nordstroms :)

  49. Marie

    I just bought this tonight and love the color. I was not sure of it in the store under fluorescent lighting, but in natural light I love it. Thanks for the recommendation!