Summer is coming which means my obsession with BB creams is back with full force. Not only for their hydrating goodness but for their SPF, you know how I am! If I can use one product rather than two I will choose it every time. So, this post is about the Rimmel London 9 in 1 BB Cream.
The promise: In Boots this product is described as: “Rimmel’s 1st 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup 9 in 1 results: Primes, moisturises, minimises pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens, and helps protect. Lightweight, ultra comfortable formula instantly gives a flawless finish.”
The results: Well… Let’s have a look at the promises systematically…
Primes – ish..it was not easy to blend but it did last a long time.
Moisturises – I’d say yes because my skin didn’t feel dry but I have normal skin so if it had dried my skin something would have seriously gone wrong!
Pore Minimiser – I have no pore problem so that was not a problem for me.
Conceals – Not really a little for blemishes and definitely no for under eye circles.
Covers – That’s my first yes. It does cover, my problem is that it just does it too much.
Smooths – Again another yes, my skin did look visibly smooth.
Mattifies – No.
Brightens – Yes it really did.
Protects – Yes (I think)… I haven’t caught enough sun or rain on it!
Conclusion: This BB cream has mixed reviews everywhere and I think I’ve figured out why, it fits perfectly healthy skin that doesn’t actually need half of the things it promises to do… I mean for all the things I didn’t really need it to work perfectly it worked fine but for those under eye circles it really let me down.
Also, in what planet can this formula be called ‘lightweight’?! It actually made my forehead look ‘cakey’. Overall I did pick up this product for £3,99 and the consistency did improve when I diluted it with face cream. So all in all would I buy it again? Not really. But is it good value for money? If you don’t have spots or big pores yeah.
This is actually the first proper review in this blog is making so let me know if you like it or whether this would be better in quick video form!