Garnier skin renew anti-dark circle eye roller

Hey everyone!

It has been such a busy week and now finally things seem to be slowing down! I can’t wait for the weekend especially since its gonna be nice and sunny for a change!! time to hit the beach finally πŸ˜€

Today’s post is about a product with which I have a love-hate relationship with! Sometimes the Garnier anti dark circle roller works really well for a while and sometimes it looks freaking awful when applied to my under eye area. Now, I don’t have really bad under eye circles for the most part but I do get a dark under eye area if I don’t get enough sleep so I thought even a moderate coverage under eye concealer like this guy will work for me.

The Garnier Skin Renew anti dark circle roller
The Garnier Skin Renew anti dark circle roller
  • It has a nice enough packaging which is sleek and easy to carry around in your purse or take with you when travelling.
  • I also like the roller ball application since it works well with the thin consistency of the concealer unlike many other roller ball applied concealers I’ve seen where the product is too thick to come out via the roller ball.
  • Is it bad that those were the only 2 nice things I have to say about this thing :(. I find this very hard to blend nicely. I also have to take care not to apply too much because then it looks cakey and when I apply a tiny amount of it, its hard to blend! So once in a while I do manage to apply just the right amount of the product and also blend it and then it looks fab …for a while…then it starts to dry out my under eye area Β and I see fine lines which are otherwise never visible!! How sad is that!! 😦
  • I don’t remember what shade I got this in since I no longer have the outer box (I think there was only 1 shade)..but the shade I have can be a little too dark for anyone who is really fair skinned. I am very confused by this product in general since some days it applies orangey on me and some days too yellow…the first time I used it it was nice and pink!!! Even in the swatch below it looks pink toned! Maybe the color of my under eye darkness changes every once in a while!! πŸ˜›
A swatch
A swatch
  • I did look up the ingredients of this concealer and I have to say that denatured alcohol is the 3rd listed ingredient which is probably why it is drying out my under eye area. Sigh! Overall, I have to say this was a bad purchase!!

I am still trying to find ways to make this work for me since I hate throwing away stuff unless I’ve really tried everything possible to make it work! Do let me know if this works for you and how you apply it? Do you blend with your fingers? or use a brush? I’ve tried it all and Β it looks cakey and splotchy 70% of the time!

Hope you are all having a fab week…until next time ciao!!

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Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream

Hey Everyone!!

Hope you guys are having a great week so far! I have been tied up with dental issues this week 😦 I hate going to the dentist..I see the dentists chair as a torture chamber and hate having to go for even basic cleaning! The aversion is just so strong! I had a root canal done some 7 years ago which scarred me for life! Writing a beauty related post will hopefully cheer me up and calm my nerves before the dental visit. So lets talk happy stuff now πŸ™‚ Today I thought I’ll review a summer time staple of mine..The Garnier Moisture rescue refreshing gel cream.

Garnier gel cream
Garnier gel cream

As you can see from the picture above, its a green colored light gel in a glass jar. The glass jar might be a problem when travelling but otherwise its a nice sturdy container. Unfortunately, I threw away the outer packaging which contains the list of ingredients and such.

  • The reason why this is a summer time staple of mine is because it has an incredible light feel on the skin. The gel has a nice cool feel on the skin immediately after application and it absorbs very quickly leaving no sticky residue on the skin surface. The no greasy after feel can be a real blessing when the weather conditions are hot and humid so this is my go to summer Β day time moisturizer.
  • This is also a real budget friendly moisturizer. It costs 7 to 8 dollars depending on where you shop πŸ™‚

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  • I use this cream as a primer as well! πŸ™‚ I do not wear a primer on top of this cream during the day. I generally do not like to use a face primer regularly and use one only for weddings and events. This cream being a gel helps create a nice finish on the skin which helps with foundation application. It might not help so much with oil control, but being a dry skin gal I don’t have major oil issues to deal with.
  • The gel does have a slight scent but it does not bother me at all πŸ™‚ It is a very light fresh smelling scent that doesn’t linger for too long..yay to that!

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  • I do have to point out that this cream isn’t very moisturizing and does nothing for me during the winters! This cream is for normal to combo skin and since in summers my skin is less dry it works. There is a pink gel version of the same cream for dry skin but I personally did not find it any different from this one except for the gel color!
  • The cream mainly consists of water and glycerin with dimethicone added in which explains why it helps with creating a nice base for makeup application. I also have to point out that denatured alcohol is a major ingredient in this cream and therefore might not be suitable for people with extremely sensitive skin since it can further dry out or irritate sensitive skin.

Do let me know what is your favorite summer time moisturizer? I would love to explore some other light and hydrating mositurizers this summer..so suggestions are welcome πŸ™‚ Until next time..ciao!