About a month ago, I was in CVS looking for a nighttime cream for my face, and was just about to buy a L'Oreal product that was on sale, when I saw this next to it for $5.00 less, and decided to try it. CVS lets you return things if they don't work, or you don't like them, so that made me willing to try it.
As it turns out, it's not too far from the Creme de la Mer - a little bit creamier, but it has the same feel on your face, and it has made my skin feel very soft, and a little bit more even in tone. I'm not sure how it will work out on a per-use basis (the BMST will determine that once the jar is empty), but so far I have to say that it was a good result to my experiment in drugstore dupes.
A few weeks ago, I went to use my concealer and realized that I'd left it at my sister's house when we visited. So I once again headed to CVS to buy something to use in the meantime, since she was sending a package anyway, and said she would put that concealer in that as well. I'd read that Rimmel products were pretty nice, and had a good price point, so I decided to give this a try:
My opinion? NICE. You can control how much comes out of the tube onto the little brush by how hard you press the tube, and it has a nice, light consistency. It blends into your skin with no problem, and not only stays put, but doesn't settle into creases and fine lines. To me, it's an excellent dupe for Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat.
I've used this concealer, and I like it, but the Rimmel is very nearly the same, and is approximately a third of the price. I am still attached to my Touche Eclat, and I'll finish the tube, but I'll definitely keep the Rimmel to use when the other is gone.
These are my very own opinions, based on my own personal experience. But I wanted to share them so that if you want to try some nice products and not break the bank, you'll have some suggestions to consider.