Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rimmel London BB Cream Matte | First Impressions

Back in April, I received a sample size of this product in my magazine. It was only in a small, plastic pocket-like thing, but I managed to get a good 10 days use of the product. Before using this, I only applied concealer and dabbed small amounts of the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation on my T-zone, nose and under eyes. But, considering it is now Spring, and slowing edging towards Summer, I thought I would repurchase the BB Cream.

I brought this in Superdrug for £5.99. I had previously seen this product in Boots, however it was £6.99 and, at the time, they didn't have the colour I wanted. 

Firstly, it comes in quite long small plastic tube, around 15cm long. When I first saw the product, I thought I would finish the whole tube within a matter of weeks, but that was before I realised a small amount goes a very long way! Rimmel claim this is a 9-in-1 skin perfecting BB Cream; 1) Minimises the apperance of pours, 2) Evens skin tone, 3) Mattifies, 4) Controls shine all day, 5) Smoothes, 6) Soothes, 7) Conceals dark circles, 8) Helps prevents blemishes and 9) Gives all-day coverage. This cream also has SPF 15 in, which is perfect for the Summer sun. 

This BB Cream offers great coverage, part of the reason you don't need an awful lot. I would say it is medium coverage but definitely build-able. I apply this with my Expert Face brush by Real Techniques, and I spend a good few minutes properly blending it into my skin to get an airbrushed look finish. From my experience so far, I would say that this product only lasts about 8 hours, for me this is fine, but if you wanted an all day coverage, I would recommend giving your face a light dusting of powder. I am aware this BB Cream is matte, however if you had oily skin or the product looked a little dewy on you, it is easily mattified with any powder.

Overall, I love this BB Cream, as I feel like I am using a foundation but it is much kinder to my skin and pores, giving me a very neutral and skin perfecting finish!


  1. Perfect! I was just researching a good BB cream! Gonna try this one out!

  2. It sounds interesting! Rimmel has very good products, foundations and blushes! :)

  3. I definitely have to try this cream!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

  4. I'm going to try this

  5. Deffinetly going to try this! x

  6. It sounds really good! I'm thinking about giving it a try!


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