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


  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.

    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

    2. :)

      Don't your ears get cold?

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

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

  4. Love this color, looks great on you!

  5. Such a gorgeous shade !


  6. that shade really suits you hun x

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

    xo, Mila

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

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

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


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