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:
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.
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?