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Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Ronron Silky Satin Lip Colour
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.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Silky Satin Lip Colour Ronron
Ronron
Ronron
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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ColourPop Midi & Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Midi Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft neutral beige.” It’s a light, pinky-beige with a matte finish. The texture was really clingy when it dried down and emphasized the lines/texture of the natural lip. I found this shade flaked off as it wore, and it wore away more readily from the center of the mouth within four hours. The formula was also drying and extremely fast-drying. Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Promise Me (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Strip Poker (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Do-si-do (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Calm Heat (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is cooler, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seesaw Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “pastel lavender pink.” It’s a brightened, pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. This one had good pigmentation but dried down quickly and cracked as soon as it finished drying, so it flaked a lot during wear. It felt awkward to wear (you could just feel something was on your lips) and lasted four hours before it had flaked too much to keep wearing. It was drying while worn. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Steady Going (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Boa (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Armageddon (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Requiem (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Colour Pop Brills (DC, $5.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). Makeup Geek Arabesque (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mannequin (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Midi
Midi
Midi
C

Permanent

6
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Seesaw
Seesaw
Seesaw
D+

Permanent

6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
68%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Loubiminette Sheer Voile Lip Colour ($90.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, bluish undertones and a light sheen and slight pearl. Revlon Berry Couture (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon Sorbet (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Viva (95) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fathom (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ina (450) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Passionate (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cruising (LE, $36.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Sheer Voile formula is supposed to have a “creamy smooth and nourishing sensation on lips” with “sheer coverage” and a “luminous shine finish.” It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly, and the consistency is a bit softer and feels like it melts against the warmth of the lips more so than with the other two finishes. I liked that it didn’t melt too much, so it didn’t feel heavy or like you could easily over-apply like some stick lip balms can. It was lightweight, moderately hydrating, and lasted for three hours on me, though it didn’t stay shiny for longer than an hour and a half. It had a rosy, perfume-like scent and taste.

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.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Sheer Voile Lip Colour Loubiminette
Loubiminette
Loubiminette
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Pacific Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “true bright orange.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium orange with reddish tones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but the dry down was quite fast which led to streaky application as it dried as I was applying! The texture is lightweight and feels soft to the touch, but I had some issues with the color coming away in flakes around the center of the mouth. This shade lasted for near to six hours but wasn’t as intact as some of the better-performing shades in the range at that point. It was drying after five hours of wear. Makeup Geek Quirky (P, $15.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Illamasqua Flare (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Rich & Restless (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Catherine (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Salsa (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Morange (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Sephora Samba (LE, $12.50) is glossier (85% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Botanical (LE, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Pacific
Pacific
Pacific
B-

Permanent

7
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Lip Lab Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “deep, cherry red.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a soft sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $35.00) is less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Authentic Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Gwen (LE, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (P, $21.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Garconne (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Absolute Power (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Intense Emotion (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Runaway Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Killer Kiss (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Elegant (P, $15.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For this month’s limited color release, we get another quality release, even though I still would love to see a little more risk-taking or originality in the limited releases. The consistency was moderately creamy with some slip and easily glided across lips without tugging, but it didn’t feel or look heavy on nor did I get any feathering or bleeding around the edges while wearing it. The formula was comfortable and lightly hydrating, while the color had mostly opaque coverage (you could still see my lip freckle slightly) and helped lips look a little smoother. It lasted for over six hours, and it left behind a stain.

Bite Beauty Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Lipstick #009
#009
#009
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Christian Louboutin Eton Moi Velvet Matte Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Eton Moi Velvet Matte Lip Colour
Christian Louboutin Eton Moi Velvet Matte Lip Colour

Christian Louboutin Eton Moi Velvet Matte Lip Colour ($90.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a purpled berry with subtle, cool pink undertones and a satin finish. MAC Prince Noir (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Power My Spirit (LE, $19.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #048 (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Maneater (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bonfire (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC In My Fashion (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soulfully Rich (P, $18.00)(90% similar). MAC Velvet Teen (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $27.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Uniformly Fabulous (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Velvet Matte finish is supposed to have “intensely rich color” (in “one stroke” even!) for “full coverage” and has a “soft touch matte finish.” It is also supposed to have “non-drying comfort” for lips and have an “excellent appearance without feathering” for four hours (that’s a nice, reasonable claim). I purchased four shades–one of this finish, one of the Sheer Voile, and two of the Satins, reviews to come–and this was the first one I tried. I decided to buy one of the deeper shades in the range, because these types of colors are often problematic, so it would be a good test whether the formula was really superior to others on the market or not. The consistency was lightly creamy and didn’t tug on the lips, and it was easy to apply straight from the tube without streaking, as there was some slip. Coverage was good but not fully opaque and there was a veil of translucency. It was comfortable to wear, neither drying nor hydrating, but it pulled into lip lines within an hour and a half of wear. The color lasted for six hours in all, left a stain behind, and I didn’t experience any feathering/bleeding. The formula has a rosy scent to it, and I tasted the perfume periodically for the first two to three hours of wear. Ultimately, it performed a lot like other similar-hued shades.

Each lipstick is housed in a glossy, black cardboard box with a red velvet shell that holds the lipstick, sheer, silk case, and the lipsticks have a shimmering, gold ribbon that loops around the top. The ribbon has two crimped ends, and you’re supposed to simply tie them into a knot, but I wish it had 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.

Christian Louboutin Beaute Velvet Matte Lip Colour Eton Moi
Eton Moi
Eton Moi
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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