Hi guys! Today I've got a review for you of the Matte Rimmel BB Cream. It claims to be a '9-in-1 skin perfecting super makeup'. What the 9-in-1 benefits are I do not know as it doesn't say on the packaging and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Either way, I'm sure they're all the usual things like 'mattifies', 'evens out skin tone' - basically a long-winded way of saying 'this is a BB cream'.
My first impressions of this was that the smell is amazing. I've found with many Rimmel foundations in the past that they have the nicest smell ever. I don't tend to like scented makeup but I think Rimmel foundation is the exception, possibly because my first ever proper foundation had that Rimmel scent so maybe it's just a blast from the past. It sort of smells like a cross between perfume and paint, I don't know quite how else to describe it. If you think you might not like it, definitely give it a sniff in store before purchasing.
I also found that with this BB cream, unlike others I have tried, you don't need a lot of it to get a decent coverage. I know it's a BB cream and high coverage isn't exactly their intention but I still like quite a bit of coverage. I think that this one actually does deliver and I'd call it medium coverage. I really like how it applies and I use the Real Techniques expert face brush to do so.
In terms of length of wear, I'd say this lasted the full five hours I was at uni for and that includes two 40 minute walks, one of which is uphill and results in lots of sweat. So pretty impressive! I don't check in the mirror frequently so I'm not the best person to ask for length of wear but it seemed good to me!
I haven't tried many BB creams as they don't tend to appeal to me but lately I've really been loving them and this little sample has only made me love them more. I was really quite impressed with it and £6.99 seems a good price for the full product. I would definitely choose this over the Maybelline BB cream which I found to be quite disappointing.
So personally I loved this product, but let me know your opinions down below - I do love to hear them!
P.S. you may have noticed my blogging schedule has got a bit strange. Settling down in uni has been a bit weird for me so my blog wasn't the first thing on my mind. I'm thinking that I'm going to cut down to two posts a week rather than the usual three to four, at least while I get used to the change in work load. Hopefully you all understand!