Rimmel 9-In-1 BB Cream Review

He my beautiful Dolls,
So I recently bought my first BB cream (took me long enough, right?) and I thought I’d share my experiences with you. I chose the Rimmel London 9-In-1 BB cream in Light, which costs around £6.99 and can be bought from most drugstores or online. However, while I like the product itself I do have some issues with it.

This is what it says on the back of the bottle:
It’s a skin perfecting super makeup! 9 In 1 results: Primes, Moisturises, Minimises Pores, Conceals, Covers, Smoothes, Mattifies, Brightens and helps Protect

Sounds great right? Well what they’re basically doing is saying the same thing…with a slightly different word each time… “Primes, minimizes pores, smooths” and “conceals, covers” are all the same thing! Just with slightly different wording.. so technically it is a 3 in one product. (Just saying)

It has a SPF factor, (SPF 25) which I love for day to day wear but loath for photographing (it gives a lovely corpse like look to your face in photos)

The packaging is nice enough I suppose, it does feel a bit cheap however and the tube can cause product wastage. You get 30ml of product which is about the average for any foundation. There is a very poor shade range…actually it’s less of a range…more a couple…as in 2. Light and Medium. That’s it. So sorry dark skinned beauties but this isn’t a product for you. I’m baffled by the appealing lack of shades…I get that it’s a BB cream but surely there should be Light, Medium and DARK?! 
It has a very thick, whipped texture to it. Like a watered down version of the +Maybelline UK  Dream Matte Mouse foundation. It is a light coverage so it is certainly not like the insanity of the true Asian Beauty Balms which can cover anything then cover a bit more. It also smells a bit like a cheap sunscreen I once used so that doesn’t thrill me either. It’s the sort of smell which tickles your nose. 

Partially Blended

Fully Blended.

It applies beautifully however, and I do like to apply it with the fingers (which is rare for me in makeup.). The coverage isn’t awe inspiring but it is descent I suppose. My issue with this is…it is basically a glorified tinted moisturizer. NOT a BB cream. The Asian Beauty Balms would eat this as a snack. I’m actually quite annoyed with the ‘claims’ of this product..you may as well buy Nivea’s tinted moisturizer because you’d get the same coverage and an SPF factor AND a nicer smell… 

Wearing JUST the Rimmel BB Cream.

Because of all of this I’m going to have to give it a low rating. I will be interested to try some more BB Creams soon though! 

Until next time! xoxo


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