This will be a comparison between the highly raved Clio Lipnicure versus RiRe Lipmanicure, a rather unknown korean brand producing obviously a dupe for Clio’s product. Probably some of you were in the same situation like I was: in the past months I read over and over about a new lip product from Clio called Lipnicure. It promised to be very long lasting – I mean VERY long lasting! People were even complaining that it was too hard to remove afterwards. As a lipstick lover, especially for red shades, this got my attention, since I’m looking for a long lasting red lip product for ages. Finally, I bought Clio’s Lipnicure…to make a long story short: It didn’t convince me because it didn’t last long on my lips at all, instead it flaked off in chunks and tiny bits of dried lipstick. A while ago I heared about a dupe for Clio’s Lipnicure from the brand RiRe. Since I was so dissapointed about the one from Clio, I ordered a similar color from RiRe’s Lipmanicure in order to compare the two products. Read more about my thoughts:
Let’s start of with the packaging: both products come in a black colored cardboard box, even the font is placed similar and has a similar look. The packaging of the RiRe Lipmanicure is smaller than the one of Clio’s Lipnicure. I bought color No.7 from Clio Lipnicure called “tension red”. 10 shades are available in total here. From RiRe Lipmanicure I bought shade No. 5 called “muse red”. RiRe offers 7 different shades.
If we have a closer look at the packaging, we see that Clio’s cardboard box contains Korean and English description whereas RiRe’s cardboard box only is described in Korean.
The lip product itself comes in a bottle consisting of a black plastic cap and a clear body where the color of the product is visible. Here we have some differences in the design of the bottles. First, RiRe’s Lipmanicure bottle is smaller. It contains 3.7 g, Clio’s Lipnicure contains 4.7 g. RiRe ‘s Lipmanicure bottle has a rounded shape with a pointed cap, Clio’s Lipnicure looks like a regular nail polish bottle. Although, I personally like the shape of the RiRe Lipmanicure more, I must point out, that the plastic of Clio’s Lipnicure feels sturdier. Also, the cap has a click-mechanism to close the cap tightly, which RiRe doesn’t offer.
Due to the design and shape of the bottles, the applicator of RiRe’s Lipmanicure is shorter than in Clio’s Lipnicure. It has a flat applicator, in contrast to Clio’s doe foot applicator, which is curved. I preferr the straight applicator over the curved one, but this is something which depends on personal preference.
The color of both products is the same. I see no differences, especially after they dried. In the bottle the RiRe Lipmanicure looks a bit more orange than Clio’s “tension red”, but if you look at the swatches below, there is no real difference. One great difference is the scent of the two products: Clio’s Lipnicure has a light perfumed scent, it smells nice and doesn’t bother. RiRe’s Lipmanicure has a strong chemical scent, which fades away luckily, but is not nice at all. Both products have a matte finish after drying, so be aware that cracked or flaky lips are a no-go here. It is recommended to use a lip scrub before using these products. Both products are waterproof and transfer proof. They only get removed after using a makeup cleanser. Soap works, too, but takes longer :D Below you will see the swatches after I rubbed and washed my skin with a lot of warm water. As you can see, rubbing is a bit of an issue:
On the left swatch, you see, that Clio’s Lipnicure faded off in flakes. The RiRe Lipmanicure faded, too, but leaves a smear instead of flaking. So, basically, this is my main problem with Clio’s Lipnicure. If you use a red lipstick and is starts to flake of, you will be left with a red trace around your lips, like you are wearing only a lipliner around the mouth which is absolutely ugly. Here, RiRe does a better job, since it still leaves some stain, so you’ll have time to touch up before looking like a mess. Below, I did a little demonstration: I applied Clio’s Lipnicure on the left side and RiRe’s Lipmanicure on the right side. I drank and ate some little snacks and after 2 hours maximum I had the result which is shown in the third pannel.
You might argue, that it’s the fault of fatty food, but I can assure you, that I had the same effect with Clio’s lipnicure after 2 hours without eating or drinking. I applied the lipproduct before I went to work and when I arrived there, nearly all of it already was faded or I had some flaky bits all over my lips. I don’t know, if it is my lips, or if I have a strange batch of the product, but having the direct comparison between Clio’s Lipnicure and RiRe’s Lipmanicure in this intense shade (!) I have to say, that RiRe’s products fades away much nicer than Clio’s.
All in all, my personal favourite so far is RiRe’s Lipmanicure in “muse red”. I point out that I only tried this intense red shade for both products, thus it may be, that the lighter colors are different in their features. RiRe Lipmanicure is cheaper than Clio’s Lipnicure, which is reflected in the quality of the packaging, but the design of the tiny bottles is cuter than the design of Clio’s Lipnicure bottles. Also the chemical scent is a contra for RiRe, but if you don’t have a problem with scent and you want to try out this type of lip product, it is definitively the better choice. Clio’s Lipmanicure contains a bit more product, has a nice scent and a high quality packaging on the other hand, but performs poorly.
You can buy Clio’s Lipnicure at W2Beauty for US$ 18.89. If you are a new customer on W2Beauty you’ll receive a 5 US$ voucher upon registration with my link or using the code 088505. The voucher is usable on minimum orders of US$ 30.
You can buy RiRe’s Lipmanicure here for US$ 7.69.
You did try RiRe’s Lipmanicure? What’s your experience with Clio’s Lipnicure? Do you have any favourite shades? Leave a comment if you like :)