Monday, 26 May 2014

I'm Loving BB Cream: Rimmel Review

Yes, another Rimmel review (but this time it's a positive one!) If you read my blog posts, you might know that I've been on the lookout for a good BB cream ever since I tried the ever-so-expensive Big Easy by Benefit (which was the smallest sample ever!) I wanted a cheaper alternative, so I picked up the Rimmel BB Cream for £6.99 as I wanted a much lighter coverage than a foundation, especially now that the sun's starting to appear. My freckles have also started to make their annual appearance and by using this BB cream, I make sure they aren't covered up - plus I've found that my skin looks much better and less cakey!

I got it in the lightest shade ('Very Light') and I also love the fact that it's SPF 25 (I have an obsession with protecting my skin!) This gives the perfect amount of coverage to suit my skin's needs, so I'm really pleased with this purchase and will definitely be buying it again when I've used up the last of it. It also gives my skin a slight glow (but not too much; I've got quite oily skin!)

It also claims to be a '9 in 1' formula, helping you to perfect your skin by moisturising, priming, minimising pores, concealing, covering, smoothing, mattifying, brightening AND protecting (phew!) So you really can't go wrong, it has everything you need!

I only use a small amount and blend it in with my fingers; it sits comfortably on my skin and it doesn't have that 'sticky' feel (which I love!) It's perfect if you're having a good skin day, but if you have a few dry patches, I've found that it can stick to them unfortunately. But if you feel like you don't want to wear foundation, or if you're in a hurry - you can just slap this on and waa-la, you're good to go!

Have you tried BB cream; if so, what do you think?

Thanks for reading!


  1. Sounds great, I'll try it

    1. Good! Hope you like it as much as I do! X

  2. I love this BB cream, it gives a great coverage whilst protecting your skin x


  3. I bought this before they released the 'very light' shade, and 'light' made me look so orange haha. That was the only downside to it for me though, so I might have to give this shade a go! Thanks for the review :)

    Efflorescent Dream

    1. Yeah my sister said the same; she's similar colouring to me and she got the light shade and complained that it was orange! But this shade is just right for me:-)xx