MAC Cusp of Dawn was released with the Heavenly Creatures Collection this summer and is the lipstick I reached for most for in 2012. There's nothing particularly unique about it, but it's nice and neutral and easy to wear - a great lipstick for every day and every makeup.
I would describe Cusp of Dawn a wearable nude with a little bit of soft warm shimmer, it's a Lustre though, not a Frost. Due to the tiny sparkles the lipstick doesn't appear flat or pasty, like many nudes do. It pales down my lips without erasing my natural lip color completely. I always apply a couple of coats, since the lipstick is very sheer.
If you can't already tell, I'm starting to swatch my favorite MAC items of 2012, so I have something to talk about in my upcoming MAC Oscars 2012 post! :-)
Stay tuned :-)