A few weeks ago I gave into the raves and went hunting for the Garnier Caffeine Anti-dark Circles 2 in 1 Tinted Eye Roll-on. I should have known better but I never learn...drugstore 'fair skin tone' descriptions are not talking about your MAC NC 10 -15 types of fair tones, more like NC20-25. Which in my opinion, is not fair!
Faring better is the Youthful Radiance Night cream, which has a bit of a gel consistency to it. This I'm in love with as it's not to greasy and heavy on my oily skin and doesn't irritate my skin or around my eyes in the slightest despite containing caffeine and fruit acids. It smells divine, a fresh fruit zing that I want to lick.
After the first roll I knew the tint was far to dark for my undereye, but I must say it is extremely soothing and refreshing to apply. Now that I'm getting on a bit in the morning my eyes feel and look like two pissholes in the snow (thanks Frank McCourt!) so it's really nice to smooth on. I prefer the feeling of the tinted one to the original un-tinted one, it just feels cooler for some reason. If you can be bothered store it in the fridge and it will be even cooler and this will help reduce puffiness and vasoconstrict the blood vessels to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
It goes on kind of light but then...
...it dries to this and it's Oompa Loompa time :(
I can get away with it if I cover the yellowness up with a lighter concealer, like Sleek's Luminaire in L01 or my MAC Studio Fix NC15. But it just adds another step to my already fraught morning routine.
However, if you are NC/NW20-25 I highly recommend this as the coverage is pretty darn good considering the thin consistency. If you have fine lines around your eyes you may also prefer this to a heavier concealer which would settle into them.
I got both these Garnier goodies for around £12 in a Boots deal, can't see online if it's still on, but it was one of those they regularly run. I probably wouldn't have bought the night cream if not for the offer, but am very glad I did.
Enter my Sleek LE Mediterranean Collection giveaway here.