I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did! It was so warm and sunny the whole weekend and I definitely took advantage of the sun being out. My apartment has been super hot, unfortunately, due to the heat still being on in my apartment (grr), but I managed. With it being hotter, I tend to stop wearing foundation and start applying the BB cream.
I love BB cream as it is so much lighter and it still gives me coverage. I don’t feel it melting away like foundation and I know I can rely on it to last me all day. So, with the warmer weather, this gave me the perfect opportunity to wear Rimmel’s 9-in-1 BB Cream. When I first mentioned this cream, I was going to write a post about how much I didn’t like it, but I didn’t give it the chance that it deserved. My first impression of the cream was not great and for me, first impressions speak volumes.
When I did my post about my new purchases, I mentioned the cream and when I was applying it to my hand, it wasn’t looking as bad when I first applied it. So with 2 days worth of wearing it, I think it gave me enough time to give all of you a review of the 9-in-1 BB Cream.
What is it
According to the packaging, the product is a “skin perfecting super makeup with 9 in 1 results.” The 9 results this BB cream provides are:
- Helps minimize the appearance of pores
- Helps protect
The product comes in a beige and white squeezable tube with a blue cap. I love packaging like this especially for creams and foundations because it makes it very easy to control how much product you want to come out. I love how much product is inside the packaging (1 fl oz or 30 ml). I used this for two days and it seems like I barely used anything, there is just so much there. It really makes me feel like I got my money’s worth.
When I wore it
As mentioned above, I wore it both Saturday and Sunday on fairly warm days. It was 24 degrees Celsius (75 F, correct me if I am wrong). I am very prone to sweating as my face is naturally oily. I don’t like wearing foundation for that main reason and that is why I stick to BB creams this time of year. I wore it on my face for 8-10 hours both days, so there was a sufficient amount of time to get a feel of this cream. I would like to mention that I did apply Urban Decay’s Oil Control Setting Spray before and after applying my makeup. Keep this in mind as I give my review because it may play a big part for someone else who is trying this.
I like to use the Oil Control spray because it really does help me in the oily skin department. I find my makeup stays in place so much better. I don’t like it as much as the All-Nighter spray, but it still works really well. That is a whole other post though!
ps. the lighting was not working with me when I did this swatch
What I Liked
Even though BB creams are not as thick as foundations, I found this one to have just the right amount of coverage without it looking cakey on my face. It mattifies when applied, which is a huge thing for me because of my oily skin. I think the number one thing for me is that it stays on all day! This could be due to the help of my setting spray, but I even find my foundation starting to slide towards the end of the day. If a BB cream can stay on all day without any touch-ups needed then it is a winner in my books. I also really like the sunscreen aspect of it because I know I am getting protection without applying sunscreen.
What I Didn’t Like
There was nothing that I absolutely hated that would make me not ever purchase it again. There were a few items that were manageable. With this cream, I found it to have a pink undertone and people have complained that it made their skin look orange. I completely see where they are coming from and I found myself blending like crazy to make sure it didn’t leave me looking like an oompa loompa. There is one thing that I think it doesn’t do too well and that is concealing. The redness was definitely showing through and no matter how much I put on, it wouldn’t conceal it. I like using my own concealer anyways because I know it will do the job, However, if you want to rely on just this BB cream for concealing and you have redness like me, I wouldn’t recommend the product.
Would I buy it again?
I would definitely consider purchasing it again. Yes, it did a great job with lasting all day long and giving my face a smooth look, but it’s the pink tones that don’t go so well for me. I would probably consider another brand that I know I can rely on for the right shade. The concealing aspect isn’t the best, but it’s not a deal-breaker for me. I like the BB cream a lot, but I don’t think I have found my holy grail yet.
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Let me know your thoughts about this product!