Splurge VS Save.....

Recently my all time favourite foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear in shade Ecru, has been running low and I am on a tight budget this month so I decided to give another brand a go and compare the quality.

Estee Lauder Double Wear 30ml £26.50 (Previous review here)

I went into Boots and Rimmel had an offer on, buy 2 products for £10 so I chose this foundation.....

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in Ivory 30ml RRP £6.99 (I paid £5.00)

'Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours. Enriched with a revitalizing mineral complex and moisturising aqua primer. Skin feels energised and hydrated all day.'

All sounds fab, but I thought that the 'up to 25 hours' statement was to good to be true......

Left: Estee Lauder - Right: Rimmel

Both of the foundations are similar consistency, the Rimmel ever so slightly thinner and the coverage by both foundations is medium/full.

I am outstanded at the staying power of the Rimmel foundation, I obviously haven't had it on for 25 hours but I wore it yesterday for 12 hours and it did not budge, the coverage was still there when I got home!! It feels lightweight on the skin and my skin didn't get a 'shine' on half way through the day like I usually get and have to apply powder, the days I have used the Rimmel foundation I have not used powder at all. I am even considering changing to the Rimmel permanantly..........it is that good!

I am so happy I picked his up to try.


What's your high street beauty must have?




  1. I use this Rimmel foundation everyday. They are one of the best foundation brands I've found yet!

    - Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

    1. I am super glad they had the 2 for £10 offer on otherwise I may not have even thought about trying it!


  2. yay, it's great when cheaper products impress you more than expected!Feeling like that about the ELF goodies I just got :)

    1. Did you take advantage of the 50% OFF? I resisted lol!



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