Tom Ford ‘Spanish Pink’ has been one of my favourite nude lipsticks for a while and Rimmel ‘Notting Hill Nude’ has been a favourite from the past couple of months, but it was only recently I realised how identical they are! 

I find it really hard to wear nudes, so things I look out for when buying a nude lipstick are not too pale, not too brown, not too blue toned pink and not too pigmented. With a nude lipstick I like to be able to apply it without a mirror as a quick fix. I do NOT want to look like I’m wearing concealer on my lips. 

The Tom Ford lipstick at £36 is a luxury lipstick at it’s finest. The packaging is impeccable, the TF imprint is beautiful and the formula is creamy and easy to apply. It’s something that you’d put on your birthday list, not something you casually pick up at a counter. 

The Rimmel lipstick is part of their moisture renew range so it’s really moisturising and feels a bit like a lip balm. It’s £6.29 and comes in a slightly old fashioned, purple, plastic packaging. 

So how do they compare? The Rimmel lipstick has slightly more shine to it compared to the Tom Ford which is a heavier formula, making it longer lasting. Spanish Pink has more pink tones in it, where Notting Hill Nude is more of a brown-tone nude. They’re incredibly similar though and both do a great job of creating a subtle nude lip to go with an intense smokey eye. 

Two great lipsticks from complete opposite ends of the lipstick scale. Have you tried either of these? 

Discuss this post

  • Valérie

    That’s actually such a pretty colour! I have one colour of the Rimmel collection, I’m pretty sure it’s called Coral Garden of something :) it’s gorgeous aswell and I really like its consistency! This is also a lovely colour. Might pick it up :)

    X Valérie
    I’m giving away TWO custom blogger designs! :)

  • Mira

    I love both colours. Them look almost identical. I haven’t tried these yet but I will.

    xx Mira

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Gorgeous color, so please that you showed this, I’ll definitely go for the Rimmel :o)

  • Celina

    I haven’t tried either of them but I’ll definitely have to give the Rimmel one a go.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Avneesh nKaren

    nice dupe!! love the peachy shade :)

  • Lizzie P

    It’s even more of a steal when you’re paying 99p for one from fragrance direct x

  • Talisa Tossell
  • Cynthy Chui

    Have you tried Kate Moss by Rimmel lipstick in 03 Rossetto? It’s also a nude coloured lipstick which is flattering.

  • Ruby Sterland

    They look so similar! I use Notting Hill Nude all the time and I know what you mean- it can be so hard to find one that won’t wash me out! x

  • Anna Blush

    This is such a lovely nude, so budget friendly too! xx

  • The Yummy Chummies

    Wow they do look really alike. I think I prefer the Tom Ford lipstick but would like to try the dupe first incase it didn’t suit. x

  • Izzy

    They really do look similar! I find nudes that suit my skintone hard to find sometimes, but this looks lovely! I’m definitely going to try it :)xo

  • Darryll Bryant

    I love that lipstick. One of my favourite nudes! x

  • Holl JC

    These both look amazing on you! May have to try the Rimmel one out! xxx

  • Megan Lillie

    I’ve never been able to pull a nude off but the Rimmel shade does look amazing!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • Bryanyellen | beauty. fashion . lifestyle

    I love wearing the rimmel lipstick, it’s such a lovely subtly nude and doesn’t dry mu lips put. I’ve never tried the to, ford one but I guess I do t need to now!


  • Embellished

    They do look very similar!

  • molly

    i have been using notting hill nude for the past couple of months as well and it is so nice, i really like the moisture renew range from rimmel xxxx

  • Hope Butler

    I have been after a Tom Ford lipstick for a while, but have been strapped for cash, and I have the Rimmel lipstick in the more corally tone, so maybe I will stock up on the Notting Hill Nude instead, and wait for the Tom Ford lipstick to appear under the tree at Christmas. H x

  • Natalie

    i love rimmel lipsticks! i wish i had seen notting hill nude earlier, though, because i picked up nude delight instead and it’s a bit too peachy toned for what i wanted in a nude.

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

  • Verity

    Good pick! They both look lovely
    Verity xxx
    Life of Verity

  • Sophie Davies

    I’m super tempted.
    £36 on a lipstick is just ridiculous.

  • LouLou in Paris

    I’ve never tried a nude – it’s crazy how similar they are. Although as i’m quite pale i think the TF would go better…xx

  • MyBeautysleuth Sarah

    Will have to try the rimmel shade looks identical!looks a good colour on you. Thanks for sharing x

  • Blood, Sweat and Lipstick

    There goes my plan for not doing any lunchtime shopping today..! That nude looks like the perfect shade, Rimmel lipsticks have been consistently fantastic for as long as I can remember.

    Blood, Sweat and Lipstick

  • katrina wallace

    i love this colour!! Ill be picking one up today! thanks:) If you find anymore beauty steals, please post them as their great! also love your style, haul videos:) please follow me:)

  • Dara DarLyst

    Nice, but Tom Ford ‘Spanish Pink’ lipstick is more lovely! :)

  • Adrienne

    I may have to nab the Rimmel one, it’s the shade I’ve been looking for! I think if I came home with a Tom Ford lipstick my partner would kill me! xo

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin’

  • Sharon Green

    I haven’t tried either of these but they both look lovely. I never really got into wearing bude lipstick but these look really nice. I’m planning a visit to London in October and will be adding the Rimmel shade to my shopping wish list. Thanks for sharing, Lily.

  • Bethany Mae

    I love finding a good dupe! Have been after this lipstick for a while but I’ll definitely be trying the Rimmel one first!


  • Emily Knott

    This has to be one my favourite lipsticks notting hill nude! Thanks for sharing!


  • PinkBlush

    I love this as a dupe, think its time to find out my bank card again!!! xXx

  • Aimee Thomas

    Lovely love the hitting hill colour!

  • Sincerely Lara

    Such a lovely shade! I have the Rimmel one myself and it’s a perfect all-time lipstick.

  • Molly Cleaver

    Rimmel is the best lipstick,
    this shade it lovely too x

  • Sophie Hawker

    What a beautiful colour :)


  • Vanessa McCall

    The Rimmel Lipstick is SO going on my shopping list! I love the moisture renew line!


  • Martyna

    I haven’t tried any of this, I fin it hard to wear nudes so I rarely wear them, but those two got my attention! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  • Devon Twitchen

    I brought this today, happy i did because it really tones down my super pigmented lips, and i didn’t actually think i suited nudes, so thankyou!

  • Brittany Williams

    Great post, thanks for sharing!:)

    I’m running a giveaway on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out..

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

  • Loud Style

    Hey Lily, you HAVE to try Kinda Sexy by MAC, it’s a beautiful mate shade, nude one, that remind me this two ones! Don’t let the color in the tube of MAC Kinda Sexy scary you, it’s absolutely stunning in the lips! xo, Joana

  • EmilyB

    Great dupe! What mascara are you using? Your lashes look amazing!x

  • Camille
  • abigailalicex

    The rimmell one looks exactly the same! wow, I wouldnt buy a Tom Ford since I think the prices are ridiculous so thank god theres a dupe!

  • zara

    wow they’re almost identical! I’ve seen Notting Hill Nude around a lot but never thought to give it a go because I’m a bit iffy with nudes but I might try it out now, it looks gorgeous on you :)


  • Amy

    Wow, great find Lily! Rimmel have some lovely products but I always forget to check them out! I’ll have a look for this shade next time though x
    Amy |

  • Becky Fearn

    Very very similar, great dupe! Still would love to invest in a TF lipstick though!!

    B xx

  • Hilary Kenmare

    I just got 3 shades of Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipsticks, and one is Nude… I love it!
    Hilary x

  • Mireya G.

    I really love Tom Ford’s! Thanks for the dupe!


  • Jane Stevens

    It is really fantastic post about a lovely thing. I am feeling very glad to read this post. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • Ivy Vijay

    tom ford’s just a little more pinki but both the shades are pretty..
    Huge fan of TF lippies


  • Tanja Mortensen

    I haven’t tried any of them, but they both look great. I have been looking for a nude lipstick for a while, I think I will check out the Rimmel, since it’s so inexpensive :)


  • bxmire

    This is perfect. I love a good nude lipstick!

    Beckie xx

  • Simplybeautifulelegant

    yes I have been waiting to find a dupe for his lipstick!!!

  • weloveswatches

    Rimmel has some amazing lipsticks! so pretty!

  • Emily Allen

    This is such a close dupe and for a lovely nude will definately be purchasing xx Emmi

  • Pippa Jones

    I love the colour of the rimmel nude lipstick, Really pretty and such a close dupe!

    Pipp x

  • Maricruz

    It’s amazing how similar they look!

  • Chem Squier

    I really like the look of both of these but the TF one is waaay out of my price range. I’m definitely going to look into purchasing the Rimmel one! Thanks for the heads up.

    Chem x || Crème de la Chem

  • Imogen

    Definitely going to pick up this Rimmel shade next time i’m in Boots! Looks perfect, thanks lily :)

    Imogen – A Rendezvous with you

  • Shev

    This is a great dupe! The colors look super similar.

  • Naville

    i;d love to try them


    Inspirations Have I None

  • bowbanglebake

    I love the Rimmel lipstick and have had this for a while. I really struggled to find the right shade of nude as so many are so pale!

    Jenni x

    Bows Bangles & Bakes