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The Summer Season: MAC See Sheer Lipstick

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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Jennifer Avatar

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!

Jessica Allison Avatar

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?

chapie Avatar

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!

Elusive Avatar

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!

CeeBee Avatar

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?

Cassie Avatar

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!

Laís Avatar

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.

roxy Avatar

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!

ezzie Avatar

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~ 😛

lovelyd Avatar

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?

Linda Avatar

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!

Casey Avatar

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!

Diane Avatar

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.

Rachel Avatar

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!

chrissy Avatar

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!)

Marie Avatar

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!

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