Review: Garnier Caffeine Anti-dark Circles 2-in-1 Roll-on – Fair

[Today's post is a Guest Post by Dollface reader, Laura, who shares my issues with dark circles under the eyes, and tried out Garnier's Caffeine Anti-dark Circles Roll-On to find out if it could provide a solution. Thanks, Laura!]

Laura writes:

For as long as I can remember I have had problems with dark circle and bags under my eyes. I spend a considerable amount of time in the morning trying to cover them up and use products in the evening which claim to make them disappear.  This is why I was intrigued to try this product as it could potentially cover dark circles and help reduce bags, sorting out both of my problems! I bought it on a whim, having not realised that a 2 in 1 version of the caffeine roll on product even existed, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

The product itself when applied to the under eye area is cooling and soothing and really helps to wake up sleepy eyes. It is easy to apply thanks to the roller ball mechanism and it is not messy or gloopy. I think the consistency is perfect as I find some other creams for this type of problem can be very thick and make under eye areas shiny until they fully sink in- not a good look for anyone!

Initially I was apprehensive about buying the roll on as it contained tinted moisturiser. I have very fair skin, which does not tan and tends to show flaws such as bags (etc) much worse than if I was olive skinned. Many tinted moisturisers simply do not suit my skin tone and leave me with an orangey glow. But I am pleased to say that the lighter version of this product blends into my skin and suits my tone very well, it is a nice surprise to have a product like this work on my fair skin, especially as it is only made in two shades, fair and medium.

Now for the most important part of the review, does it shift the bags and dark circles? I’m pleased to say that for me it has made a significant difference to my under eye bags and dark circles. I have used it for two weeks and found that I look more refreshed and awake as well as reducing the appearance of my dark circles. I only hope it continues to work its magic further as the results after 2 weeks has been quite wonderful, I might even look perfectly airbrushed after 4 weeks! I wish!

I very rarely feel the need to write a review of beauty products but this is just too good not to recommend. It is just what I’ve been looking for and is doing a wonderful job. The price tag is somewhere around the £9.99 mark and for a tinted moisturiser and anti dark circle serum it is a bargain. If I didn’t know it, I may even believe it to be a more premium beauty item. I am so impressed that I have bought the original version of this to apply at night time! (no point wasting the tinted version going to bed!)

If your still not convinced of how good it is, let me tell you that I no longer feel the need to wear my YSL touch éclat during the day anymore as the product is just as good if not, dare I say it, better!

You can currently buy it at Boots online and in stores for £9.99 (15ml)

1 Comment

  • Reply March 31, 2010

    Daphne Lee

    I have just read the report on Garnier Caffeine Anti-Dark Circles 2in1 roll-on, and am very impressed. I have the problem of under eye bags, and am due to go for cateract surgery, which means I wont be wearing glasses to cover up the said bags. This product sounds a must.

    My question….. does anyone know if this product is available in BC Canada… Many thanks

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