Monday, 16 May 2016

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme CC Vs Rimmel Insta Flawless

I'm all over the BB and CC trend, I've been on the BB bandwagon for years and happily joined the CC tribe last year. Out of the two it's CC's that are my true love, they give better coverage than BB's and that's something I need. When I read on Caroline Hiron's blog that she loves the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme CC I promptly went out and bought it. 

The first few times I used Revitalizing Supreme I was very, very disappointed. It's one of those products that adapt to all skin tones. On me the colour was too dark and it didn't do much to even out my skin tone. Then I realised that I was using way too much product. I'd been applying it like I would a tinted moisturiser when I needed to use half that amount. Once I got that sorted it was love. I use Revitalizing Supreme as the last step in my skin care routine. It can be worn alone or under your base, which is how I use it. I put it on, let it absorb then apply my foundation or whatever base I'm using. 

At $80 it's ridiculously expensive, but I use so little that it will last ages, I'd guess around six months.

I was convinced that I'd found the best CC for me until I received Insta Flawless to trial. They are very, very similar. Insta Flawless is a primer which does the same thing Revitalizing Supreme does. The price difference is huge. Insta Flawless costs $13.95 compared to $80 for Revitalizing Supreme. 

Texture wise, Insta Flawless is lighter and less hydrating than Revitalizing Supreme. That's not a huge issue for me as I wear them over moisturiser. Insta Flawless is SPF 15 and Revitalizing Supreme is SPF 10.

Insta Flawless comes in two shades, light to medium (this is the shade I use) and medium to dark, Revitalizing Supreme is one shade that adapts to all skin tones. I find Revitalizing Supreme to be slightly more orange in tone. You can see in the photo's below that Insta Flawless looks lighter. They both work for me when they're blended in, if I wasn't looking closely I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Revitalizing Supreme on the top, Insta Flawless on the bottom.

Rubbed in a little bit

Fully blended in
Have you tried either of these products? What's your favourite CC?

Note: Insta Flawless was provided for review. I purchased Revitalizing Supreme myself.

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