Friday, 18 June 2010

Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Roll-On and Giveaway

Dark circles are the bane of my life. I've had them for years and can't get rid of them. Because of this I'm always on the hunt for an effective concealer. I've found some amazing ones but am always happy to try new ones. When I saw that Garnier had released a roll on concealer I had to get it. 
Anti Dark Circles Roll On comes in two colours, light to medium and medium to dark. In the picture above light to medium is the top colour and medium to dark is the bottom colour. 

Here's what Garnier has to say:

Is Garnier anti dark circles roll on right for me?
Yes, if dark circles regularly appear under your eyes and a basic eye cream is no longer enough to refresh your tired appearance. You are looking for an immediate solution to correct your dark circles.
How is it different?
Garnier has created anti dark circles roll on, our first massaging roll on which combines an anti dark circles moisturiser enriched with natural ingredients, with an long lasting tinted concealer for instant coverage. This formula, combined with the massaging roller-ball, provides a complete solution for dark circles and tired eyes.
How does it work?
The refreshing roll-on provides a double action against dark circles:
Instant coverage: concentrated in mineral pigments, the formula ensures extensive coverage of dark circles. Long lasting, it naturally conceals your dark circles thanks to its natural tone.
Anti-fatigue effect: enriched with caffeine, known for it's stimulating properties, and lemon essence, known for its clarifying properties, the hydrating formula combined with the massage boost reduces the signs of fatigue.
Contains sunscreen.
Visible effectiveness: Immediately dark circles are concealed, their intensity and visibility are reduced. The eye contour is more radiant, hydrated and smoother. 
I can happily say that I agree with all of the statements made by Garnier. Anti-Dark Circles concealer hydrates my eye area and covers my dark circles. As my dark circles are very dark I apply two layers. The great thing about this is that as it's so light I can reapply it throughout the day without it looking cakey or sinking into my fine lines.
I have dry skin so use an eye cream underneath Anti-Dark Circles, however for people who don't have dry skin I think this would be hydrating enough on it's own. The roller ball is a great, easy way to apply the concealer. I just roll it on, leave it to settle for about 30 seconds then pat in the excess concealer and I'm done.

Would I buy this again? Yes!

And now for the giveaway part. I have two Medium to Dark concealers to give away. One is brand new and still in the box and the other I used for the swatches above. If you'd like to win one, just subscribe to my blog and leave a comment letting me know you'd like to enter the competition. The winner will be picked randomly and the competition closes on 12 July. 

Ingredients: aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, alcohol denta, butylene glycol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, phenyl trimethicone, peg-10 dimethicone, squalane, bis-peg/ppg-14/14 dimethicone, magnesium sulfate, talc, nylon-12, maltitol, disodium stearoyl glutamate, aluminum hydroxide, sorbitol, caffeine, citrus meidca limonum extract.
May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides.


  1. I would love to enter the giveaway!
    i have dark circles so...
    username- ks sn

  2. Ooooh,I'd love to have this.Will need it after all the exams are over and the parties begin (dark circles all summer long are predicted for me :p)

  3. I'd like to enter this contest! Lots of work and lack of sleep have given me some serious dark circles...

  4. Me! Me! I also have dry skin and haven't tried this concealer...please enter me :)

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  5. I'd love to enter, I've never used an eye roll on before :O

  6. enter me!
    i have already heard of this from other bloggers as well, but this one is not yet available here in my country...

    i would like to be able to give this a try as well!

  7. I'd love to enter

  8. Hi,

    I am your follower and I would like to enter the competition.

  9. I'd love to enter this one, I've got the Garnier Caffeine Roll-On which is really fab and can't wait to try out the concealer one!

  10. I would love to enter but I think the medium to dark would be too dark a shade for me. But after this review I will certainly be keeping an eye out for this product!

  11. I'd love to win one pls :)

    foxy.frangipani [@]

  12. I'd love to enter! I'm a follower and have been one for awhile :D

    musicalhouses at hotmail dot com

  13. Great review and giveaway! Enter me, please!


  14. If you like it GQ, then I'm interested:)


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