I am fair skinned and have very dark under eye circles. It actually looks like I have two black eyes. :( I don't wear makeup everyday but I sometimes like to get dolled up on weekends or when going out with friends. When I do wear makeup, I usually don't wear foundation because my skin is VERY sensitive and it's basically impossible for me to find a good foundation or BB cream that doesn't irritate the hell out of my skin. I'm also not a big fan of that caked on look, or the greasy feeling of foundation. I generally just wear eye makeup. So I like to start out with something that works to conceal my under eye circles AND act as a base for my eye shadow. I've been using Garnier's Anti-Dark-Circle Roller in fair/medium for a couple years now. I've tried other things, such as Almay's Smart Shade concealer and the Wake Up concealer stick (the Smart Shade concealer is decent but the Wake Up stick I find is VERY greasy and collects in creases and fine lines), but I keep coming back to this Garnier eye roller.
I roll a bit on under my eyes and on my eyelids and gently blend it in with my fingers. Let it dry for about 2 or three minutes. It works as an excellent base for eye makeup, everything stays in place, and it doesn't collect in eye creases and fine lines. It's also not greasy at all which is nice! I'm not too sure if this product will actually reduce the look of dark under eye circles over time (I haven't seen much of a change) but it definitely works at concealing them for a day. It also doesn't completely conceal my under eye circles, but it provides a decent amount of coverage without making the area around my eyes look too light, like some concealers do.
My only concerns with this product is that it's a bit pricey (I think I paid around $16.00 for a roller), and it doesn't COMPLETELY conceal my dark circles (which is difficult because they are SO dark) but it does a good enough job. I'm happy with the results.
I'll continue to use this one.
I am fair skinned, with dark purple undereye circles (that can look like bruises). I've tried many many products professional and other and I always come back to this. I start with the brightening eye primer by Smashbox and then follow with Garnier. I usually have to follow up with a little bit of concealer (but that's because my circles are so bad) and they're gone, it makes such an improvement. This product really makes a world of difference in my routine. I will definitely continue to repurchase, love it!
My eyes are sometimes puffy and I do get dark circles when I'm really tired. It works for me. I use it as a concealer and it really does brighten my eyes. I can't go without it ... I like the Anti-Puff Roller as well, I use them together (though I'm not sure if that works well or not).
I use medium/deep which is a new shade and I thought it was too light at first but it blended right in. Btw I use NC44 in MAC.
I bought this concealer although I do not have dark circles I just like to use concealer and as soon as I put this on it did brighten my eyes. I use medium/deep which is a new shade and I thought it was too light at first but it blended right in. Btw I use NC44 in MAC.
I didn't like it. I always have dark under-eye circles and I have tried many things to help them over the years. This product did not cover them. I had to put my old standby, Bobbli Brown Corrector, over it. I have very pale skin, so the color match with my skin was okay, but I can't imagine it matching someone with medium or dark skin. I also think that it brought out fine lines that I didn't even know I had. I like the roller-ball concept, though.