I have tried a very large number of different foundations by various manufacturers. I purchased BB Cream Medium out of curiosity and affordable price at my local pharmacy. It works great for me. It is light, provides great lasting coverage and helps me fight my paleness in the winter.
February 26, 2014
Not for use for fair skinned folks
I bought this product because of so many reviews of it online that it has great coverage. It did indeed--but I was orange as a pumpkin. My skin is naturally the lightest or second lightest shade so I purchased the "light." This is easily four or more shades too dark for my skin. Now I have a product I can't use at all or else I will look ridiculous. In the photo, the bottom is immediate application color, the top is ten minutes after application.
February 5, 2014
Too dark and heavy
I'm so pale that most foundations don't fit my skin well and I have to go for the lightest shade possible. Though this is not a foundation, I still went with the lightest shade and it ended up being about 3 shades darker! It made me look so tan and I don't ever tan so it didn't look well. It is also very heavy and is hard to apply. I noticed that if I mix it one part bb cream and two - three parts lotion then it lightens more and is a lot easier to apply. I read online that some bb creams are highly pigmented and that's why they can appear so dark on the skin and a great way to lighten them is to mix them with a lotion you use on your face. Mixing it with lotion was the best way to apply it for me since it didn't make it so heavy anymore and as I've mentioned, it did lighten some with lotion too! I don't think I'd recommend it for someone who was the same skin shade as I, but perhaps to someone who is more tan in colour. I wish there was an even lighter shade available because the lightest one just isn't light enough!
January 30, 2014
I tried this because the only store in my town didn't have what I normally buy. I hated this. I have lighter skin so i picked the lightest one. It is the shade I need THEN it dried and I looked like I stray-tanned only my face. It feels cakey. My face has never felt so dry. The only reason I still use this bottle is because I don't like wasting my money. After this is gone, I will never buy it again.
January 12, 2014
I use it daily.
At first I was not a fan of this crème, but it grew on me. I have redness, and sometimes I get pimples. This BB crème is enough to cover my redness, but not thick enough to be seen. It is the perfect amount of coverage. I was very happy with my purchase. It was a little pricier than I usually like, but it is well worth it.
September 11, 2013
I found this product really cakey and easily got orange 'tide marks' it did not apply easily and i did not like it.
August 14, 2013
Best BB cream
I am a camp counselor so i was looking for something that would cover my zits and redness without being to heavy. This BB cream is so light and it really does cover a lot. I still use a concealer with it just to keep the redness away, but it does not sweat off or anything like that.I recently was dragged into a pool and i discovered that it was virtually waterproof, which is great. I also have very sensitive skin and this didn't irritate me at all. Thank you rimmel I LOVE YOU
July 18, 2013
I LOVE BB cream. It's the perfect face product for Summer!
June 19, 2013
I just bought the product today and I'm really impressed with how good my skin looks! It makes your skin glow without too much shine. I have really dry skin, but this product keeps my face nice and moisturized. I used to only use CoverGirl foundation, but this definitely changed my mind.
May 28, 2013
highly recommend on product performance and cost
My skin is pretty sensitive and I have tried probably 20 different foundations for my sun spotted and scarred face. Even laser treatment did not cover my skin tone as well as this product. And where a $65 professional foundation completely broke my face out for 5 months... this product actually helped give me the cover I needed without irritating it further so it could heal. And I look great! (ask my kids!) I also noticed it that when Im outdoors doing sports... it stayed in place. Thick enough to cover but healthy enough to let my skin breath. And for the price...I'm loving this product and stocking up
May 21, 2013
This product applies on great
You don't need a lot of the 9in 1 product on ur face great and light not greasy :) I'm very happy I bought it to try :)
April 22, 2013
I love it!
As I had never used makeup on my face before I didn't want something that felt heavy on my face and felt uncomfortable, so I got the Rimmel BB cream in the medium tone, I couldn't have made a better purchase! It feels so light on my face and has perfect coverage! My face looks so even and my blemishes are almost invisible. This product also leaves the face with a matte finish, I don't have an oily face myself but I would recommend this to those who do as it does keep the matte finish unlike other products, I love the Rimmel BB cream and I will definitely carry on buying it!!
March 30, 2013
A good affordable product
I have tried 3 BB creams. One of the strong points of Rimmels BB cream is that it gives enough coverage and has a high SPF for South African weather conditions. I have however found that although it has a light texture that it dries the skin out somewhat. However comparing it to other BB's that is either to oily with less coverage. I have also tried a BB that had a burning sensation on the skin. As I am experimenting at this stage I can not say with absolute certainty that Rimmell will be the BB I settle for. What I expect from a BB cream is a cream that does no damage to your skin because of the content of the cream and in the long term also improves the all over effect without make-up - everyones dream cream.
March 27, 2013
This product is absolutely terrible, I have tried numerous BB creams and this one has got to be the worst.
It is not moisturising, like it claims, nor is it skin perfecting. You put it on and it sits in every pore and wrinkle, aging your face by about 15 years. I thought maybe I hadn't put enough on as it provided zero coverage so the next day I put a bit more on and it started sloughing off like peeling skin!
No matter how I try to apply it, lighter application or heavier, they both look terrible. It doesn't blend and just sits on your face.
I have just put it on my face and somehow it has managed to make my skin feel both really dry and greasy at the same time!?
I hate writing bad reviews but I feel I have to get my message across, maybe I have a bad batch? But I just want anyone to know if they have dry skin or the odd wrinkle (I'm 23) then it will sink straight into it and highlight it.
It's such a shame because I love Rimmel products so I bought this thinking it would be of the same quality but also of great value and unfortunately it isn't.
March 25, 2013
AMAZING!! needs yellow toned
I love this! I'm never one to wear spf (i down right hate sun screen), but i do wear powder (as i look dead without it). So this BB cream moisturizes, gives me enough coverage, looks fairly natural, and gives me sun protection. Love it!!!!! But seriously wish they had yellow undertones because the makeup is serious pink looking on me (i am painfully yellow).
March 23, 2013
Look your BEST
I have tried tons of products and have wasted tons of money. I recently came across this BB cream. I was not sure about making this purchase. I believe that you usually get what you pay for. I am so HAPPY I took a chance. If you want good coverage with a good SPF but do not like the heavy feel of most foundations you have to try this BB cream.
February 26, 2013