Rimmel London recently introduced their 9-In-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup BB Cream. I’m excited to see the influx of drugstore brands offering their BB Cream versions so I was excited to try this one out. I have the shade Light to share with you today.
Rimmel London BB Cream
Rimmel London BB Cream in Light
Before & After, Rimmel London BB Cream in Light
Rimmel London introduces its first 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup and says this lightweight and natural finish BB Cream gives “9-in-1 results: Primes, moisturizes minimizes pores, conceals, covers, smooths, mattifies, brightens and helps protect.” I spotted three shades in the displays I saw: Light, Medium, and Medium Dark.
Application Experience. I found this BB Cream to be very nicely pigmented, smooth and easy to apply. When compared to Asian BB Creams, the consistency is the most similar that I have found yet offered in a drugstore BB Cream (yet still not quite as thick). Many other versions offered in the drugstore have been more like tinted moisturizers, and I would say this one is a good mix of the two. I found that it worked best to apply with my fingers, and really blend it in. It is also important to thoroughly moisturize before application, as you can see from the above photo parts of my nose were dry and it clings to the dry spots. I find it does a good job of evening out the skintone and minor discolorations, as well as fill in pores pretty well. I felt it did not quite give my skin the brightened effect that it claimed, but evening out the skintone was nice. The finish is quite natural on with a hint of sheen. I have oily skin and this product on its own lasts on my skin for a good 4 hours before looking shiny. However, for a more finished look I prefer to wear this as a base for a mineral foundation on the top, so in the finished look below I used my Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige to complete my base. After six hours of wearing the combination of the two, I tend to need to blot, however the product does last on the skin all day and does not break down.
Makeup Look: Rimmel London BB Cream in Light with Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige on top. NYC Bronzer in Sunny. Elf Mineral Blush in Passion Pink. Eyes: UD Naked Basics Palette. Brown Eyeliner from Tiffany D for Sigma Beauty Defining Eyes kit. Lips: Kate Moss for Rimmel London Velvet Touch Lipstick in 103.
Scent & SPF. The scent of this product nearly non-existent, which is a welcome break from the Garnier BB Cream (highly scented) and the Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream (review coming soon). It contains ingredients with sunscreen properties (Avobenzone 3%, Octinoxate 4%, Octisalate 4%, Octocrylene 2%) to provide Broad Spectrum SPF 25. While I find this sufficient for every day wear, while also observing other measures of sun protection, I would choose to go with a higher rated SPF product for full-sun exposure.
Overall, I think Rimmel’s first BB Cream is very impressive, especially when stacked against the other BB Creams currently offered in the drugstore today. The consistency is perfect, and the coverage is something that I think many people could use as a quick routine all on its own, or it can be easily used as a lightweight base for a mineral powder as I do.
Where to Buy: Currently in-stores at Walgreens and CVS, $10.99 (prices may vary)
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 9/10
- Pigmentation – 8/10
- Longevity- 10/10
- Application – 9/10
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