Saturday 29 October 2011

Review: Mac, See Sheer

Due to the constant influx of products and collections released by Mac these days, I sometimes feel that their permanent collection is overlooked by many in favour of the thrill of the chase of new, limited edition products that are more often lacking in quality compared to the permanent items.

Mac lipsticks are a mainstay of mine and I rarely visit their counter without at least swatching a few.  My Mum is also a Mac lover and owns more of their lipsticks than me!  She tends to gravitate towards similar shades of red and coral, and she has so many she can’t remember which ones she has bought.  This is how she ended up with two ‘See Sheer’s, and how I came to own this little beauty.

 See Sheer has a lustre finish, which is one of my favourites as I find it much less drying than the Cremesheens.  As you can see from the swatch below, it is a gorgeous light coral, with hints of brown in it. Although not completely opaque on the lips, it imparts a good amount of colour and goes well with a similar coral blush like Benefit Coralista or Nars Orgasm. Lasting time for me is approximately two hours which is typical for lustre finishes.  
 In terms of other Mac lipsticks, this is a good halfway between Crosswires which is more or a red coral and Ravishing, which is more of a lighter, paler, peachy coral.  It is so easy to wear as it looks polished and profesional and I wore it pretty much all summer.
L to R: Crosswires, See Sheer, Ravishing

Mac’s permanent collection can be oft overlooked for their limited edition collections, however this is a great staple to have in your make up bag as it can be worn in summer or winter without looking too overdone.

Price - £13.50
Where to buy - Mac, Debenhams, Selfridges


  1. ohhh lovely colours I love mac lipsticks because they don't dry out my lips and leave them super soft Xx

  2. I like their permanent collection too!:D

    These are lovely shades, thanks for the swatches.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  3. Beautiful colors that are great for fall ! Love Ravishing x

  4. Claire Louise - I love corals and peaches, and Mac have a great selection

    Marie - Yes, there are some many products from their permanent collection I am still discovering.

    Ashley - Ravishing is lovely, I actually went in to buy Ever Hip but they were out of stock and the girl suggested this instead.