I am back today with a review of a product I spoke about on my holiday essentials video which I will leave linked at the end of this post. I bought the Rimmel BB Cream because I wanted a product that I could use as a base whilst on holiday. I wanted something that was going to feel lightweight and not cause me to break out. I actually bought this cream online actually and was drawn to it because it promoted itself as a 9 in 1 skin perfecting super make up - it sounded as if it was exactly what I was looking for, but I was a bit sceptical. Could it really achieve everything it said it could?
As a teenager, especially when I was at school, I stuck to using Natural Collection's tinted moisturiser, instead of a foundation. Whilst my friends were walking around with an orange face and dark line where the face met the neck, I was walking around with not just a slight added colour, but a healthy glow to my skin. I don't know if it was just good genes or if the lack of a foundation helped, but apart from the odd spot, I didn't suffer from break outs or patchy skin and I believe this is done to me letting my skin breathe and change as I grew older. Whilst I still love the Natural Collection tinted moisturiser, like with my hair care, I like to switch it up a bit and try something different so that my skin doesn't become too complacent with a product.
The nine steps it promotes it does is it primes, smooths, conceals, minimises pores, provides a more natural looking coverage, moisturises for up to 24 hours, awaken's tired looking skin, brightens skin and gives a radiant finish. With that long list, it seems like it is the perfect product, so why is it not a must have for a lot of people, why is it not talked about all the time?
As I mentioned above, I decided to put it to the test whilst I was on holiday. I wasn't quite sure how to apply it when I first used it because it looked very pigmented and I certainly didn't want to be that person that had really badly blended make up, so I decided to use my beauty blender and I have to say it worked well. I noticed straight away a visible difference to my skin, which looked a considerably lot healthier than it had for weeks. I do have to admit though, than when I applied it, I couldn't really feel any moisturising benefit, in fact I thought there was none to start with. It was only when I washed it off my face in the evening that I noticed how soft and smooth my skin felt so I think it certainly moisturises more throughout the day. My only complaint is that whilst it had great coverage, it did tend to clog up in my fine lines (I know right! Really not a good look), especially around my mouth were I have a wrinkle on one side and it felt like this product was almost pointing it out.
Having said that though, it felt great on my skin overall and gave me a good base to work with, to the point I only needed to add a bit of blusher, some mascara and some lipstick before being ready for a night out. It doesn't contain a strong scent either, which of course is great for sensitive skin, but it also meant that to people I met, they thought that I was bare faced. The thing I loved most about this product was how breathable it was, I can honestly say I forgot I was wearing anything most of the time and I can't believe how well it stayed on considering I was walking around it a hot, busy city.
As you might be able to tell by now I absolutely loved using this product, to the point I brought it back home with me when my intention was to actually throw it away at the end of the holiday. I have been using it pretty much everyday since I got back and couldn't wait to write a blog post on it. I decided to wait until now to write it, I think maybe because I was looking for something to be bad about it, for something to disappoint me. But I can honesty say that I can't find anything. Okay so it getting drawn into my wrinkle is a bit annoying but it just meant I had to re-blend that a little later in the day which for me is something trivial I can deal with.
Until next time