Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour ($90.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark magenta purple with a light shine. Bite Beauty Mauvember (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Not Too Sweet (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dish It Up (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00)(90% similar). MAC Zen Rose (LE, $17.00) is darker, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Brazen Berry (P, $7.99) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Lilac Belt (069) (P, $32.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Vogue en Violet (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Whip (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Up the Amp (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
This is the third finish in the brand’s lipstick range, Silky Satin. It’s supposed to be “the perfect alliance of luxurious colour, sensuous feel and superior wear.” More specifically, it is suppose to have “medium to full coverage in one stroke” while hydrating the lips and will not feather for four hours. Ronron had semi-opaque color payoff at most, so it is within range of what the brand says, but if you’re someone who wants maximum pigmentation for the price point, you may want to look elsewhere in the range. The texture feels lightly creamy once applied to the lips, and while it isn’t stiff, it doesn’t just glide across lips as it is firmer bullet. The color lasted for three hours and wasn’t hydrating at all, and the worst part was that the lip color looked like a pilling sweater, where there were pill-shaped globs of lipstick, and those came off almost like flakes. I liked this shade least out of the four I tried, and I was just really disappointed at how poorly it wore. It had the same rose scent and soapy, rose taste as the other shades.
Each lipstick is housed in a glossy black cardboard box with a red velvet shell lining, silk case (it was rougher and I thought it was just plastic mesh, but the brand says it is silk), and the lipsticks have a shimmering, gold ribbon that loops around. The ribbon has two crimped ends, and you’re supposed to simply tie them into a knot, but I wish it was some sort of clasp for better hold. It has moderate heft; not as heavy as Guerlain’s Rouge Gs but certainly not so light that it feels “cheap.” They don’t stand up, and they don’t have the shade name printed on them at all; there is a number printed on the interior tube, but the numbers aren’t readily available online. The packaging itself has a lot of details, and it’s a unique shape and style relative to what we see on the market, but I imagine you have to appreciate the packaging to justify the rest of it. I wish they stood up, because then you could really display them (like the polishes), or perhaps if the top was a removable cover, rather than a lid on a “hinge,” then you could remove the cover and display in the boxes.