01 March 2011

Review: Garnier Caffeine Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller

This is one of my FAIL products of February 2011. It's the Garnier caffeine anti dark circle eye roller. I was at a Dutch drugstore and I actually wanted to buy the anti puff eye roller of Garnier (the original/green one). However I thought it was out of the assortment or something because it wasn't at the Garnier shelf. Therefore I decided to buy this eye roller. (FYI it's not out of the assortment, it was just sold out that day.) I was in a hurry and didn't see that it was a concealer as well.. argh stupid me =/.. Since I couldn't return the product, I decided to give this product a try.

What does it promise?
The caffeine gel formula is supposed to energize and stimulate micro circulation. The formula has lemon essences to brighten your eye area and mineral pigments to instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles. Instantly after applying, your dark circles will be corrected, your eyes will feel refreshed and shadows appear diminished. Your eyes should look brighter after one week.

Price
This stick is quite expensive! The price is around €15.- for 15 ml. I bought this product when there was 50% off.

Packaging
It comes in a golden/yellowish stick with a white cap. There is a metal ball in it that dispenses product as you glide it on your skin. The concealer makes the cap very dirty >.<". It's important how you put this stick after usage. You have to keep this stick straight otherwise you will get too much concealer on your roller. You will notice that when you open the cap the next time. That's the main reason why your cap will get dirty =/. 

Color / swatch
This roller comes in two shades. One is for a light skin and the other one is for a dark skin. I bought the roller for a light skin of course. My face is a bit pale and this concealer is kinda yellow o__O" and it doesn't really matches my skin tone.

Texture and scent
It feels nice and cooling when you apply it. I actually want to put on more than I probably should cause the cooling effect is so nice. However I think that 1-2 roles are enough to conceal your dark circles. The texture of the concealer is quite liquid-y and the coverage is light. This roller doesn't have a scent.

My opinion
Repurchase? NO
I like the cooling and refreshing effect but I don't like the concealer cause it doesn't matches my skin tone. I doubt that this colour would work on everyone =/. Also the packaging sucks a bit. I often forget to keep this stick straight, so the stick will get all dirty when I use it again. Besides, if you really have heavy dark circles this won't be a good product for you. Your eyes will only look brighter because of the concealer =.=", like what any other concealer does.
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17 comments

  1. ITA with you - anything that's an eye roller is an automatic fail for me =_=;;; better save our money huh?

    btw which month will you be coming to HK ^_^? just wanna have an idea :3

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  2. Yeah,, better save my money.. this is not worth the money =/ ... And i don't know which month yet >.<" really have no idea yet, since I'm not going on my own I have to check when my friends or sisters want to go.

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  3. Oh hmmmm.
    I use the green one (when I remember to ;_;) and I really like the cool feeling but I don't think it does anything for my dark circles ;_; !

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  4. its alright :) you can confirm with me after you know the dates! I wouldn't want to miss the dates, haha!

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  5. Thank God I never bought it. I always passed it with an eye on it, but I never got the urge to buy it. Well, you kind if confirmed it for me± those products are full of marketing!

    xoxoxo Thaïs

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  6. @Melody, yeah. i don't think that these products really works. it won't do anything with your dark circles =S fail!

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  7. Thanks voor de review! :D

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  8. @Thais, yes, full of marketing =.="!!! sucksss.. !! lol, regret that i bought this...

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  9. @Jennifer, I will let you know hihi^^ don't worry =D

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  10. awww, thats a bummer you didnt like it. I've always wanted to try the green one too...but its too expensive in Australia...

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  11. @Ling, i don't think it will have any effect on your dark circles.. Only the cooling effect is nice :)

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  12. ooohhh the normal eye roller they have is not effective for me. hope this one would be available here in the Philippines soon!


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  13. uuu and i tot giving this a try!
    but your last conclusion is wont repurchase...due to the color mismatch! which can be a prob for me also...and messiness stickness i s a turn-off!

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  14. @stellarvixen, yeah.. i doubt that the color will match everyone, since it's so yellow!!

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  15. HI elisa! thanks for your review! My sis wanted to buy this, but it doesn't attract me so much.
    I'm pale like you and I think yellow things make me look ill and dirt! O_o
    When you take off the product, how appear the skin?
    a big kiss
    Valens

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  16. uuu and i tot giving this a try!
    but your last conclusion is wont repurchase...due to the color mismatch! which can be a prob for me also...and messiness stickness i s a turn-off!

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  17. Thank God I never bought it. I always passed it with an eye on it, but I never got the urge to buy it. Well, you kind if confirmed it for me± those products are full of marketing!

    xoxoxo Thaïs

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