I was so excited to try out the new Rimmel London 9-in-1 Matte BB Cream in Light* (RRP $16.95), and when it arrived on my doorstep I couldn’t resist trying it out the very next day! I’ve been a long-time lover of a lot of Rimmel London’s foundations, so I was pretty excited to try this one out as well!
What Rimmel London Says
A fresh take on the 9-in-1 skin perfecting super makeup, in a matte formula.
Minimises the appearance of pores, mattifies and controls shine all day.
Smoothes and soothes skin.
Conceals dark circles and helps prevent blemishes.
Dermatologist Tested. Clinically Tested. Non Comedogenic.
What The Minted Beauty Says
First off, this smells exactly like the Wake Me Up Foundation. Ah-mazing. One of my favourite scents! I haven’t tried the regular Rimmel London BB Cream as yet, but the 9-in-1 benefits remain the same:
- minimises pores
Like a lot of other BB Creams, this only comes in three shades: light, medium and deep. I chose to go with light, which is pretty much the perfect colour. I am not sure how this will go on super pale gals, but for my skin tone it works pretty well. The coverage is fairly good for a BB Cream, but still on the lighter side. It comes in a squeeze tube very similar to the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation and has a matte finish on the product (how fitting!)
After two weeks of use, I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with what this BB Cream delivers! It’s not cakey, and not quite as ‘matte’ as the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation, but still keeps my face mattified throughout the day. I would probably hesitate in calling this a matte BB Cream. It is more of a demi-matte in my opinion. I think it applies easiest with fingers as opposed to a sponge or brush.
The only real issue I have with this product is the lack of shades available. The lightest shade suits me (just) but would be way too dark for pale skinned girls. On the other spectrum, I can imagine finding darker shades suitable would be hard as well. I think Rimmel is an awesome company and they make amazing products, but they do need to put a little more effort into catering for all the amazing chicks out there too!
Have you tried this Matte BB Cream? What were your thoughts?