Review | MAC Lipstick in Paramount

Sunday, 13 September 2015


To usher in the new season I finally took advantage of the 'Back to MAC Program' and picked up this MAC lipstick in Paramount (usually £15.50) - a brown/red classic 90s shade.


Of all the MAC lipsticks raved about online this shade rarely gets a mention. The brown-ish tone possibly puts people off but as it looks plum on me I think it's a very wearable shade both when applied fully or dabbed on as a stain (like I have in the picture above). I tend to prefer the latter as I don't tend to wear much bold makeup in general. When I want to ramp it up I'll apply this lipstick fully after lining with a Barry M Red Lip Pencil (in shade 1) which really brings out the red tones in the lipstick.

It's a satin finish lipstick so the formula is matte but creamy. My lips usually need to be buffed and a little balm added first for a smooth finish but I love the result. The pigmentation is perfect for my naturally dark-toned lips and it stays put fairly well.


This is definitely going to be one of my most-used shades for this autumn and I'm excited to create a few different makeup looks with this lipstick. 

What shades of lipstick do you like wearing?

Lesley x

17 comments:

  1. Looks really good on you. I feel so pale when I have that shade.

    Can you not do a post about autumn hats of different kind. could be the ones you have at home or if you takes some fotos in the fitting rooms in the shops. I have had the same hat for years now and started to look for something else but find it hard to find something I like and that would fit on the hair without ruin the hair style.

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    1. Thank you!
      I don't really wear hats as they don't work with my buns haha and if I'm wearing a wig I don't really want to wear a hat on top as I already feels like I'm wearing one.
      I don't think it's always easy to avoid hat hair, unless your hair is braided or twisted underneath. I'd go for something stretchy like a beanie to ensure it fitted over my hair x

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    2. :)

      Don't your ears get cold?

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  2. This looks nice I don't think I've ever notice this mac lipstick before. Looks nice on you

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  3. Girl YAS to this shade on you! And it's especially perfect as we enter the cooler seasons. Love!

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  4. Love this color, looks great on you!

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  5. Such a gorgeous shade !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  6. that shade really suits you hun x

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  7. Your skintone looks perfect with this color! :)

    xo, Mila
    www.pinkwhistle.com.pl

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  8. Definitely a FALL favorite. It looks good on you.

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  9. It looks perfect on you ♥, wish I could wear darker lipstick too.

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  10. you look like a greek goddess, so beautiful, love the lip color, suits you so well

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