Full name of this product in Hong Kong is Garnier BB Eye Roll-on.
This is not new! I feel like it has been out forever. I'm probably the last one on blog-world to give this a review. It is that late that I guess Garnier is phasing this out from local pharmacies; I saw these on 50% off (both the eye roll-on and the bb cream) at Mannings for a few weeks. Although it is now returned to original price, I'd say go grab it before it is gone! I am seriously contemplating on whether I should get a back up... but when did I last finish a 15 ml concealer?
People are talking about this all over the world. However, I think Garnier/L'Oreal named this product differently in different market. So, although I am guessing the formula is nearly the same, I can't be sure. Here I'm linking to a few other blogs which you may find useful: Sam (from UK - link), seven321 (from Taiwan - link, link), Anna/TheStyleDiet (from Ireland - video link), Sheryl/pincstuff (from Canada - video link).
Purchase, Price and Packaging
I was very interested to try this out, since it's been launched. However, I restrained from purchasing because I saw that 'Alcohol Denat.' is high on the ingredient list. Denatured or not, I'm not too sure I want to put alcohol so close to my eyeballs. Therefore, I moved on and used other stuff. Until recently, when my cousin commented on my empties, that this passion or curiosity was re-kindled. I saw a nice set with this and the Garnier BB Cream, so I checked-out that Sasa with that in my basket. I paid HK$149 for the set.
The tube is simple, sturdy and easy to carry around. The roller ball top, though, can be a little bit messy. After a few uses, there is product collected around the ball and cap. That doesn't bother me, but may bother some of you.
I love this stuff. The consistency is very thin, runny, and runs/blends almost like water. The alcohol content holds the pigment and formula very well, it dispense the product very evenly and helps it dry down on skin nicely. No, it is not drying as I afraid it was. In fact, I find it pretty moisturising for my under eye area. It stays on all day long and won't crease or fade. Very impressive!
The light brightening colour of this roll on also illuminates my under eye area. I find it adds a great glow without highlighting my bags or flaws. Sometimes other highlighting pen can do that bad job!
Possible downside is, it only comes in one shade in our market, and it may not suit every single skin tone. I find it pretty darn right for my NC10-25 fair to light yellow/neutral East Asian colouring (what a mouthful to describe my colour).
I regard this Holy Grail under eye concealer. It covers without being too made up nor drying. Not expensive and comes with a big amount of content. Good value! I highly recommend everyone to try this out. :)
I will very much want to repurchase it, so Garnier, please do not dis-continue this any time soon! I consider this a big fat Hurray product!
What is your favourite under eye concealer? Have you tried any make up or skin care roller ball? :D
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