MAC lipstick in See Sheer £15
I still have a very strong memory of going to the [jank] Macy's in downtown Los Angeles with my friend Annie to try on lipsticks at the MAC counter. This was honestly my first foray into the brand: trying on a loud shade of orange and then prancing off to Spring Street for a coffee and book browsing. And I remember feeling like I just could not get the formula to work for me. Maybe I was choosing the wrong shades or the wrong finishes, but I always felt that the product caught on my lips in all the wrong places (or how I usually term it: I was a victim of the "chunky lip").
But that seems to be all in the past. At least for these two shades. You can see the post I did on Plumful (pictured right) not too long ago here. See Sheer is just as good in terms of its smoothing-down power and has similar colour payoff. I really like it because if it wears off, it doesn't look weird looking--a common problem for me and my bolder lip colours. And in general it comes off as a deepened, enhanced hue of my own natural lip colour. I'd highly recommend this.
Here's a cheeky bonus photo of a swatch and how the lipstick is picked up by flash.