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on 11/3/2016 11:47:00 PM
More reviews by MissChocoholic
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
As the previous reviewers have stated, this is a very easy-to-wear, brown-red. This shade can flatter anyone, especially when used with a light hand. My favorite way to apply this is over the MAC Prep + Prime lip primer. The color is fantastic, long lasting and it doesn't settle into fine lines with this application. Highly recommend.
on 10/21/2016 2:06:00 PM
More reviews by tealeafdoll
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I love this color for autumn, such a pretty warm toned red brown. Unlike most lipsticks it doesn't turn fuchsia or orange on my lips and it can be sheered out to a stain or layered up for a more dramatic effect. Long lasting throughout the day, a tiny bit drying but nothing a thin layer of lip balm under won't remedy. UPDATE: Lowered by score slightly because I have found that something about the formula causes pimples along my lip line, which is very frustrating as its such a great color!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 10/7/2015 9:18:00 PM
More reviews by stelz
Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This is a beautiful cool red-brown shade. It goes on smoothly and it was my go-to for a long time. I used Paramount for daytime and MAC Film Noir for when I wanted something a little more dramatic.I stopped using it when I found out that MAC, a company that has always been cruelty-free, is now funding animal testing so they can market in China. Additionally, their website has become an unusable beast if you don't have a very fast internet connection. It's worse than Myspace ca. 2009 or so. But the lipstick itself is great, and it's inexpensive enough that you can use it all the time with no worries. I do want to be fair and say that I really, really liked this lipstick. I just wish they would go cruelty-free again. I would be happy to purchase MAC products again if they do that.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 9/29/2015 3:01:00 PM
More reviews by tasharrr
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine
This is the perfect brown/red shade for me! I pair it with MAC Chesnut lip liner in order for it to become even darker and sometimes, I wear the lipstick on its own. It's highly pigmented and the staying power is really good.I find that I wear this colour mostly in the autumn/winter and nights out.It's a beautiful shade and I would definitely repurchase again :)
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/1/2015 6:59:00 PM
More reviews by hottahitilover
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I like paramount , del rio and vg III but if I had to choose one id pick paramount they are all very similar paramount being the darkest of the three I find it unique and a nice color its more brown than anything maybe a hint of burgandy but for the most part a nice crisp brown for fall n winter thatI think looks good on all skin tones.
on 8/30/2014 12:35:00 AM
More reviews by ohcaitlin
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I am porcelain. as. heck. n3, with black hair. Ooph. A winged liner in my go to with bold, arched brows - always. I was looking for a cooler, deep browny red lipstick. Then I stumbled across Paramount and memories (while still very recent) of Daria and Hole flooded my noggin. This lipstick is very 90s in the best way possible. Bold. Creamy/non drying. Applies beautifully and is long lasting. Scrub those lips first, line with Current liner (also by MAC) and you'll be set. I apply Cubic blush and Malt e/s. I use NYXs Milk jumbo pencil to highlight my Cupid's bow ever so slightly. Try it out in store. My best tip is, if you can't do a quick lip scrub in store, kindly ask to apply their pinky purple brush cleaner to the lips with a qtip. I know the alcohol in it is gnarly for the lips, but it's a quick fix to clean & dry the lips effectively.
on 11/5/2013 3:12:00 PM
More reviews by jennita
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is my go-to lipstick--it's always in my purse. I have light/medium skin tone with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. This can be put on directly for a dramatic look or blotted for a nice stained look. It has good staying power but I extend that by putting it over a nude lip liner (Wet n Wild #712). Matte finish, smells/tastes good, lots of pigment.
on 7/31/2013 9:11:00 AM
More reviews by LovelyThistle
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
This color takes me back. That perfect brown/red from the 1990s. I have dark blonde hair and fair skin with green eyes and this color is a great neutral. I can vary the color intensity by using a lip brush or applying right from the tube. I use a red lip liner under to bring our the red or no lip liner at all if I was a nice brown tone.The wear time is great like all the Satin finishes. And it does not dry my lips out.If you re looking for a brown that won't wash you out or need a bit of red in your brown this is the color for you.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/28/2013 3:14:00 PM
More reviews by Annelien1987
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
One of my top 5 mac lipsticks. It's so 90's, I LOVE IT!! I don't really use a lipliner with this one,because I don't have a brown one (yet) but it works well for me on its own. It's not a flattering colour, I agree, but sometimes I want to be different. I'm so sick of all the pinks and nudes, I wanted to have a pure brown lipstick (I have film noir but that's almost brown - black, a bit too dark for daytime).
on 9/1/2012 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by Siimie
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I am always surprised by the negative views on lipsticks that I love, so much so that if I'm shopping online I start looking for (negative) keywords that people use so I can try to find other similar shades. I love Paramount! This beautiful brownish red color is my current daily lipstick. I have hazel-green eyes, pale skin, and auburn hair and this just ties together and polishes pretty much any look. My lips are always a bit dry (chronic lip balm user here) but I don't find this lipstick drying perse. For now, and until they discontinue this lilŽbeauty, I will keep buying.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
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