Makeup Review: Rimmel London Matte BB Cream

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetIn the summer, I usually never wear foundation. However, I thought it would be nice to try out a BB cream this summer to have some light coverage. I think of a BB cream as a light coverage foundation, and that’s how I expect it to perform. The name BB cream does not appeal to me for it’s other benefits. I think a better name is just calling it a light coverage foundation.

I decided to pick up the Rimmel London BB Cream Matte in Light. In the summer I tend to be a shade or two darker than I usually am during the rest of the year. I don’t tan, but being outdoors more often naturally makes my skin a touch darker. So with the light shade, I thought I was set for the summer.

The BB cream claims to give you 9 benefits, but I only saw about 7. The thing I was surprised about this BB cream was how dewy it made my skin look. I naturally have extremely oily skin, and this product did nothing about preventing oil.  This BB cream made my face look like an oil slick within an hour. I was also disappointed that it wasn’t matte. On my skin, it gave a fresh dewy look, but it never mattified. I think claiming it as a matte product, it should be matte on the skin.

Another complaint I have with this BB cream is that it oxidizes really orange. Now, since my skin is a touch darker in the summer, it is not noticeable. But, when I initially bought it, I was at my fairest, and it indeed gave my skin a slight orange tinge to it. I think if you’re looking to get this BB cream, please swatch it to see how it oxidizes.
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I wouldn’t recommend this product if you are extremely oily, or like to wear matte products. However, I think anyone who has dry to normal skin might really like this BB cream. I know the matte part of the BB cream may turn some people off, but it really has a dewy finish! Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?

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