Finding your perfect match in life is a challenging journey, but once you find 'The One', everything in the universe just falls into its rightful place. It doesn't matter if you have to move mountains to find your other half — not just in love but also friendships that you know will last a lifetime — you just know it when the right fit comes along. Same goes with our love for everything beauty. Whether its drugstore, high street, luxury or something that has to be ordered from the other side of the globe, once you find your holy grail, there's no going back.
But while one product can work wonders, it got us thinking: do our current favourites have their perfect match lying in a beauty counter somewhere? One that would make them exceed their limits and elevate their already promising performance. Is there a match for their 'one true pairing'? So we put our detective hats on and went on a quest to test three pairs of products that are said to produce the best beauty OTPs. Here's our verdict.
Rimmel Match Perfection Primer + Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Rimmel's top-rated primer may be from the drugstore but it delivers amazing results when it comes to smoothening and brightening the skin. Its smooth, velvety finish helps minimise unwanted texture, ensuring that your base will glide on smoothly and flawlessly. Estee Lauder's best-selling foundation, on the other hand, is known for its high-coverage and stellar all-day-wear performance that delivers both a picture-perfect and a real-life flawless looking appearance. Together, we went on to see if these two seemingly complementary products end up giving us a happily ever after when it comes to our base.
Beauty OTP Rating: 7/10
While they may initially seem like a good match, our tests showed that the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is a strong, independent product that can already work great on its own and don't need much help from the Rimmel Match Perfection Primer. They work a little better together in terms of increasing blendability, but we figured that there's another foundation out there that could need a little more boost from the Rimmel primer. It just sort of faded away as a sidekick when teamed up with Estee's already heavy-duty formula. We're liking the match, but we don't want an imbalance of power between our OTPs.