Friday 16 August 2013

Rimmel BB Cream | Medium

I've found that me and BB cream have a really off relationship. I've tried so many samples of the stuff, all different brands and I just can't get to love it at all. Majority of the BB cream's I've had samples of have been the wrong shade, I found them to be very greasy, not a great flawless coverage which is what I personally like to be left with after applying anything to my face. Had rather just apply a decent moisturiser and then my usual wake me up foundation - I find results this way so much better.

I've had this Rimmel BB Cream for a while now and I find it's the best one I've used so far. It's got nine benefits in one tube - primes, moisturises, minimises pores, conceals, covers, smooths, mattifies, brightens and helps protect. I found this to be more drying to the face, with a matte finish rather then a greasy one. It didn't cling in all the wrong places, but it's hardly a foundation type feel either. I find this to be a little heavier on the skin rather then the feather light foundation feel I'm use too. But it's not a problem. The shade is too dark for my skin, so I've only touched this twice really, one day I wore it all day and I did this swatch on my wrist above when I got it. However I once read a post on someone's blog about her using this shade along side, match perfect foundation which I'm dying to try a sample of because I really don't want to pay for a full bottle and find it doesn't work for me. I used the lightest shade of wake me up and it's still a little to dark for my skin but only ever so slightly. Anyways the BB cream really adds a lovely tint along side the match perfect foundation, giving a lovely glow and a flawless finish.

What are your thoughts on BB cream?


  1. I've never tried a BB cream but I really want to! I really want to get the match perfection foundation too, it's one of the only foundations in the drugstore I've seen which looks pale enough for my skin! Great post xxx

    1. I'm yet to try others I've only tried samples and this and this was the one that impressed me out of the lot. These were slightly off shade for my skin tone and the others I found to be quite greasy. I hope you have better luck then me with your chosen one. I look forward to seeing a review :) xx

  2. Looks too dark for me too lol. Its the same with me, bb creams tend to be hit or miss, xoxo.

    1. I don't agree with doing a tester on your hand or arm because I tend to be more tanned in that area then on my face and you can hardly do one on your face when you go out with a face full of make up. xx


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