Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint SPF 15: Review, Swatch, FOTD

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I maybe late in the BB ballgame because for one, a tinted moisturizer under the guise of a skin saver never really appealed to me.  But here’s the thing. I noticed that in the last two months, my face has become borderline dry, combination skin to be more specific. Hormonal or weather-related? Regardless, I have to have a quick fix so is BB cream the answer this time? read further.

BB Venom Skin Tint SPF 15 ($44, 135 fl oz). Ha! another fancy name from UK-brand Rodial (the makers of dragon’s blood and snake serum skincare line). So what is this venomous makeup that ensnared my curiosity?

What the website says: A lightweight tinted moisturiser with built in SPF and designed to provide medium coverage for a flawless and younger-looking complexion. Hyaluronic Acid instantly plumps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst Hydromanil increases moisture levels for long-lasting hydration and skin softness.


What I say: First I didn’t write whilst, you can tell it’s not standard American English. Second, this product is indeed lightweight. Third, it’s light to medium coverage, depending on how much you apply. Fourth, it’s dewy without the excessive shine. Fifth, it does blur pores and acne scars. Sixth, when set with a powder, it has commendable wear time (7-8 hrs). Lastly, it has subtle citrus scent. But you know the utmost reason why I repurchased another tube without even finishing my first? Goodlawd, it didn’t oxidize on me. True I had to blot my face twice throughout the day but other than that, I was impressed that I didn’t turn to Ms. Oompa Loompa. 


Hamptons is a close match to my medium skin tone. The only deal breaker is the limited color selection (3 shades, hello!) But that’s a pretty common scenario to most BB creams. Hit or miss, you gotta play the game girl!

So for the nth time, here’s my barenaked face. Want to investigate my pores and acne scars? click zoom, haha! But save yourself from the horror and hassle my friend. Lookie, you can tell that Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint concealed my flaws.

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What’s worth sharing is how this BB cream reacts to my skin. It appears dewy on initial application, then sets to a semi-matte finish that lasts for about four hours. After that, it becomes dewy again. Take note, I skip face primer because a BB cream is supposed to prime, moisturize, color-correct, protect from sun and prevent wrinkles.

Now let’s try some magic. Add a pop of color here and click the cam there, don’t you just lurveee makeup?

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On lips: Rodial Glamstick SPF 15 Tinted Lip Butter (Blow) 

Have you tried Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint?

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32 Comments

  1. March 13, 2014 / 6:32 am

    That really is a good color BB cream on you! Only 3 shades would worry me a little, but my fair skin usually matches one of the lighter shades anyway.

  2. March 13, 2014 / 9:33 am

    That worked so well! I'd be worried I couldn't get a match = I'm between shades with even Too Faced's line and there are a lot more in there… I'd def check this out, tho, if I could play with it in person first.

  3. March 13, 2014 / 9:35 am

    wow – that looks like an awesome BB cream. I would probably be able to get away with using the shade you chose out if I used face products like that… but it worries me that there are only 3 shades. You look gorgeous!

    • March 14, 2014 / 6:43 am

      I think medium will suit you too. That's the deal breaker, limited shades.

  4. March 13, 2014 / 10:08 am

    I was looking at this and wondering if it was good. I agree the 3 shades is a bummer but all BB creams seem to be that way. I think I may have to take the plung and try this! Great coverage and I do love some dewy skin!

  5. March 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    I have not tried this but I want to!

  6. March 13, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    That looks fantastic on you. It makes you look airbrushed!

  7. March 13, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Wow it looks fantastic on you!

  8. March 13, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    I've never heard of this stuff but it looks amazing on you!

  9. March 14, 2014 / 2:30 am

    What a great color corrector! I may have to try this one.

    • March 14, 2014 / 6:46 am

      let me know how it turned out for you. thanks for stopping by!

  10. March 14, 2014 / 3:04 am

    The coverage looks fantastic, I love how fresh and dewy it makes your skin look.

  11. March 14, 2014 / 4:31 am

    At first I thought it looked too warm in the swatch but it evened you out very nicely!

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