Review: Rimmel London 9-in-1 skin perfecting BB cream

Hello beauties! Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer weather, and for some of us (including me), that means oily skin. The best way to prevent your face from melting off is to keep your makeup light and pretty, and I’ve heard  BB creams are perfect for that! So I went to Walmart and picked up the Rimmel London 9-in-1 skin perfecting BB cream, to see what all the craze was about, and I thought I’d share with you all my thoughts on this product.  Hopefully this helps you if you are considering purchasing this BB cream.

Rimmel BB cream
Rimmel BB cream

1. Colour Range & Texture

This BB cream comes in the shades: Light, Medium, and Dark. The colour selection isn’t very large, so you may have to buy 2 and mix them to get the shade that’s right for you. However, I use the shade Medium by itself and I’d say it matches me very well. The colour is very orangey (is that even a word), so I find that this BB cream works best in spring and summer because everyone’s skin gets a bit of a tan, and the orange in the BB cream doesn’t look as harsh. Also, this BB cream is a fairly thick consistency. It’s not too thick but definitely thicker than most BB creams which makes it harder to blend into the skin.

The consistency is creamy
The consistency is very creamy.
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2. Application 

With this BB cream, I suggest you use your fingers to blend because I found this method to look the most natural. It is almost impossible to blend with a beauty blender (trust me I tried) because of the consistency, but a brush could be used (It’d take time though) if you dislike using your fingers to apply makeup.

3. Coverage & Overall finished look/feel

It provides a light coverage but you can build it up to medium. If you want full coverage then this is not the product for you. I personally like that it is a light to medium coverage because during the warmer seasons I want my skin to breathe, but at the same time I don’t want to look like a zombie.  Also, a recent trend has been no makeup-makeup and this BB cream does exactly that! This product provides a skin like feel that I absolutely love. It is so soft and doesn’t crease up in fine lines.

Rimmel BB cream can be used to create a beautiful no makeup- makeup look!
Rimmel BB cream can be used with other products to create a beautiful no makeup- makeup look!

Does it fulfill its claims? 

It says its a 9 – in – 1 skin perfecting super makeup. It claims to:

1. Prime

2. Moisturize

3. Minimize pores

4. Conceals

5. Covers

6. Smoothe the complexion

7. Mattifies

8. Brightens the complexion

9. Helps protect

A lot of these claims are just really repetitive like “conceal” and “cover” really? They are literally the exact same thing! It does feel moisturizing and you can skip the primer with this product, but it didn’t mattify my skin. I had to use a translucent powder to reduce the shine, but if you have normal/combination/dry skin you should be fine. I don’t have huge pores to begin with so I can’t really speak for that one, and the rest of the claims are basic ones that every makeup product can fulfill.

Final Thoughts

I give this product a 7/10. I’m not a big fan of the consistency and I feel as though there are better BB creams out on the market that I would like to try. This was my first time using a BB cream, and I do think it fell short just because I hear such amazing things about BB creams all the time. I do like the fact that  it is very natural looking.  In fact, my sister said to me “you’re skin looks so clear!” and she didn’t know that I was wearing makeup, so that felt good to hear. Also, it’s perfect for the spring/summer time because its easy and quick to apply and allows my skin to breathe. Overall it is a good product, and if you try or have tried this product let me know how you feel about it in the comments! 🙂 Talk to you soon!

* All opinions are my own and I am in no way affiliated with any of the products/brands mentioned in this post.


Stay fab,

Sonali