Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup – Review & swatches

Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup – Review & swatches

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Sara Hassan , 35 Comments

There have been a lot of BB Creams coming up in the market lately. I have had the chance to try out  the Rimmel 9-in-1 BB cream which apparently has a lot to offer. So let's find out if it does what it says!

BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup
9 in 1 results: Primes, moisturises, minimizes pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens, and helps protect. Lightweight, ultra comfortable formula instantly gives a flawless, 100% natural finish. SPF 25.

Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup
Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup
Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup -- swatch
Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup  -- application
My thoughts
Before I begin to share my experience, I'd like to mention that this product has got lots of mixed reviews. To some it feels heavy/appears cakey, for others it is way too sheer to hide imperfections. Some find it greasy while some say it’s extremely drying. By and large, this product is suitable for normal to combination skin types, if you ask me. Yes, it’s not at all suitable for dry or very oily skin types.

For starters, this BB cream has a thick consistency so make sure you blend it out immediately before it dries up (it dries very quickly). I prefer buffing it into my skin with a flat-top kabuki instead of using my fingers for the reason that it turns into a streaky mess that way and also consumes more time to blend. I got it in Light which isn’t exactly a match for me - it’s more suitable for someone in NC20-25 range in MAC - but somehow it seems to match up with my skin tone after some time maybe because I only use a small amount. One big dot in each quadrant of my face and I’m done! It offers light to medium coverage whilst concealing minor spots and blemishes. In my case, it covers really well however it won’t cover up post-acne scars or heavy pigmentation which is something I don’t expect from a BB cream. It doesn’t have too much of a scent unlike Rimmel foundations which adds to the good points.

Now I was thinking it will make my face an oil slick (like most BB creams do) but to my surprise it didn’t. On initial application it feels semi-matte but I don’t think it will last long before it turns your face shiny especially if you live somewhere hot and humid. So in summer, don’t forget to dust over your regular setting powder to increase the wear and keep shine away. In winter, I definitely need to moisturize well before I use it because this BB cream does NOT spare dry patches. It’s so unforgiving that it clings onto every dry spot on my face which proves how it fails to fulfill its moisturizing claim – it does hydrate though. It minimizes pores, feels light and comfortable on my skin. Not to mention, it hasn’t broken me out yet plus it also has SPF 25 which is a bonus. The packaging is clean. It comes in a 30ml plastic tube with a screw cap. The amount is pretty good for the price I believe.

Now to the major drawback. Like most BB creams, it comes in very limited number of shades. You might have to mix two shades together to get your perfect match but that’s definitely not an easy task if you’re in a hurry. Also, some people complain about the undertone. In case you're wondering, this one is neutral. So if you get a chance, do try out the testers to see if it suits you.

To sum up, it’s an affordable BB cream and good for when you don't feel like wearing a foundation however the shade range is disappointing. It does a pretty good job at evening out my skin tone without being unnatural which totally depends on the application. For best results, moisturize first, use a flat-top kabuki to apply and blend and you’re good to go!

You might like it if...
  • You have normal/combination skin type
  • You expect a semi-matte finish
  • You expect light/medium coverage
  • You use a flat-top foundation brush to apply and blend
  • You expect it to minimize pores
  • If expect it to be unscented
  • You find it pocket-friendly 
  • You are happy with SPF 25
You might not like it if...
  • You have a dry skin type
  • You have an oily skin and you don't set it (in summer)
  • You can't find yourself a match
  • It clings onto dry patches on your face
  • You expect quick/easy blending with fingers
My rating
3.5/5

Rimmel BB Cream 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup is priced PKR 950. It can be purchased from  leading superstores nationwide. You can also purchase it online at BeautyArena.pk or Just4girls.pk. Folks abroad can buy this from Superdrug, Boots, Walgreens and Ulta.com.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it yet?


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35 comments :

  1. The shade ranges in such products really puts me off, and the thought of mixing two to get to the desired shade feels tiresome. So I save myself all the time and money and stick to what I know works well.
    Thank you for the review.

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  2. I think I want this one. It's the first drugstore BB Cream that I want... How about the ingredients? DOes it have alcohol denat in it?

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  3. They dewy finish? Not a pick for me ... Im so liking these BB creams trend but my skin never allow me to even have a look at them. Nice review love, thanks for sharing xxx

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  4. doesn't seem like my cup of tea.. i'd rather invest in a foundation! the before and after pictures are very helpful, thanks sara!

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  5. No I haven't and after reading your post I don't think I'm gonna : / It's always the same with Western BB creams, they promise too much and deliver too little. Thanks for the thorough review as always Sara ^^ xx

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  6. This clearly won't work for me as it won't suit dry skin but my cousin was looking forward to buy Garbier's BB cream which came out recently. Would you recommend this for oily skin strongly as I'm presuming you hven't tried the Garnier one?

    XO

    :)

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    1. Well, this could actually work well for oily skin in winter. In summer/hot/humid season, nope don't think so unless you don't mind carrying a pressed powder compact for a midday touch-up. You're right, haven't tried the Garnier one yet :) xx

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  7. oh thankyou so much for this review.I was double minded about it but after this one i know...its not for me.

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  8. uhum...I will prefer belle me, as I used one of rimmel foundations I don't know why it stand OUT of the face, even in your picture (I know shade is not ur match) but it seems standing out not settling in... you know what I mean? great review as ever fair and honest:)

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  9. This was actually a good match for my skin and i totally agree its not for extreme dry or oily skins! Nice review :)
    xo

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  10. Very detailed review! I have super oily skin so I will pass on this.

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  11. It looks great on you! Appreciate so much your honest review also :)

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  12. hmm I wonder how will the Maybelline one turn out for me...I bought it yesterday :)

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  13. Now i'm confused, to get it or now? I hv combination skin...I'll try the tested I guess. Thanks for your honest review, I've been waiting for one on this product since it was launched:) xx

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  14. Thanks for the detailed review. Loved it.

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  15. i am also using it n will sonn share my review :)
    nice post huh n thanx for sharing :)

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  16. Can anyone tell me, that these BB cremes can fair our skin tone?

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  17. i hate the quick setting feature:/ but from the difference in your before and after pictures I like the coverage! nice post hun! xx

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  18. argh not for me that's y i hate bb creams i like to sheer out my foundation by using water and not even prefer to buy BB CREAM but i think for more light coverage and matte effect i have to try the maybelline one i heard it has good reviews then the rimmel one.... what do you think sara kindly suggest :)

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    1. Hey Maha, I haven't tried the Maybelline one as yet :) xx

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  19. This broke me out. Perhaps it clogs pores. Origins Vita Zing has been the best BB cream so far. Need to try out the Skin 79 range though.

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  20. Honestly, I am not much impressed with any of the drugstore BB Creams. I have heard good things about Sleek's but I haven't tried or swatched it.

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  21. This one, and the Physicians Formula one are my faves, Maybelline Dream Fresh comes in second!

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  22. I have only tried drugstore BB creams which are glorified version of tinted moisturizers and all of them had dewy finish . I need a "real " BB cream in my life . Can you imagine now CC creams are being launched :D

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  23. I would recommend Body Shop's BB cream, excellent coverage, three shades (light, meidum & dark)
    Medium would do good for asian skin tones, it has for me atleast.
    May be a little overpriced as compared to other BB creams but worth a try.

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  24. HI SARA I WANTED TO ASK U IS PHYSICIANS FORMULA AVALIBLE ANYWHERE IN KARACHI LIKE AT NAHEEDS OR SOMEWHERE THX

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    1. Hey Michelle, as far as I know, this brand is not available at any store in Pakistan as yet. :)

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    2. OH THANKS AND I WANTED TO ASK U THAT DOES RIMMEL HAVE ANY POWDER BASED FOUNDATION BEACUSE I'VE GOT COMBENATION SKIN?

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    3. You can check out Stay Matte by Rimmel.

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  25. hey Sara...can you do a review of Maybelline and Garnier BB creams. these are easily available and i wanted to find out how good they are. thanks!

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