The House of Rimmel was established in 1834 by Eugene Rimmel’s father, a respected French perfumer. By the age of 24, Eugene Rimmel had become, not only an expert perfumer, but also a cosmetics visionary, experimenting with fragrance and colour.
What is truly astonishing is that a brand with so much past can still be very much of the present – but Rimmel, of course, has a tradition of breaking all the rules. Founded in London, Rimmel has kept its finger on the pulse of this most eclectic of capitals, and taken inspiration from the city’s unique street style to create a brand of beauty that’s quite different from anything to emerge from Milan, Paris or New York.
Beauty made in London is witty, edgy and streetwise. It’s about setting trends, not following them. It’s about having fun. Rimmel’s affordable range of colourful, contemporary, high-quality products is designed to enable real women to do just that. Why have one identity when you can have as many as you like? With Rimmel, changing your look is as easy as hopping on the London Tube and switching from Soho to Camden, from Portobello to Notting Hill.
Rimmel’s extensive range is kept bang up-to-the-minute as it translates the look of London into new shades, products, packaging and advertising. But however creative and fashion-forward, Rimmel products are always easy to use, versatile and accessible, designed to encourage experimentation and self-expression. For great new ways to get the London look, just watch this space!