RIMMEL LONDON BB CREAM | REVIEW

RIMMEL LONDON BB CREAM  

RIMMEL LONDON BB CREAM

Today I shall be reviewing Rimmel London BB Cream in ‘Light’.

Ever since the whole BB Cream craze started a few months ago I have been eager to try one out for myself!  I wanted a product that would offer a light coverage for the warm, summer months that would offer more UV protection than my SPF 15 Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation.

Since I have been loving Rimmel London products lately I thought I would give their BB Cream a go!

Rimmel London describe this product as a ‘9-in-1 Super Perfecting Super Makeup’ and claim that it should achieve the follow: primes, moisturises, minimises pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens and helps protect. PHEW – Rimmel sure did aim high, but did they actually live up to all of this?

In my opinion, they did live up to most – not all – of their 9 claims.  Here is a summary:

PRIMES? Yes.

MOISTURISES? Kind of.  I did feel that the product was rather moisturising to an extent.

MINIMISES PORES? Yes.

CONCEALS? Kind of.  It did conceal some redness but I did still need to use my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection concealer on spots.

COVERS? I’m not really sure what Rimmel meant by this – but I guess it did ‘cover’ my face?  Please let me know if you have any idea what Rimmel might have meant by this.

 SMOOTHES? Yes.

MATTIFIES? Yes.

BRIGHTENS? Not really.  I didn’t notice any brightening going on – although this might be as I am used to my Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation, which does rather noticeably brighten your skin.

HELPS PROTECT? Yes – It does claim to have SPF25 so I guess it should help protect!

Overall, I would say that I was happy with this product.  

I enjoy using it most on warm, sunny days – when I find my Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation does not offer enough UV protection (SPF 15 vs SPF 25) and find it a tiny bit too sparkly in the sun.  However, I will definitely stick to my foundation for nights out or when I’m having a particularly bad skin day.

I found the ‘Light’ shade to match my skin pretty well (I normally use ‘Ivory’ or ‘True Ivory’ for Rimmel London foundation) and a little does really go a long way with this product!  One final thing is that I also noticed the product has a (very) mild fresh scent whilst applying it to my face, which is no longer noticeable once it is actually applied. 

Will I be re-purchasing Rimmel London BB Cream?  Possibly – although I might try out a few other brands’ BB Creams to see if I like any of them better.

– 7/10 –


Rimmel London is available from Boots.com

What BB Creams have you tried?  Which brands would you recommend?

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