Tell me, who can resist the ooh-ing and aah-ings made by the guests of the popular Taiwan variety show Nu Ren Wo Zui Da make when the makeup/skincare/hair care coaches introduce products and new techniques?!?
I have a love-hate relationship with Nu Ren Wo Zui Da. I try as much as possible not to type in the words on YouTube because I always end up feeling exasperated at not being able to get hold of the highly raved products mentioned. Firstly, they never ever state the brand or product name; secondly, they try SO HARD to hide any indication at all with their hands and camera angles! Ugh! Sometimes I’ll try searching for the entire episode’s title + 'chan pin (products)', but more often than not I don’t get any results. Maybe there are Taiwanese websites that share these info freely but I CANNOT FIND. Booo… 🙁
It was pure luck and genius that I managed to find the Garnier BB Eye Roll-On one day in Guardian and immediately knew it was the one Kelvin lao shi (as he is affectionately known. lao shi = teacher) was using! YES!!!
I would recommend a more updated version of it: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Tinted Eye Roller.
I must’ve had a sip of Felix Felicis (‘liquid luck’ mentioned in Half-Blood Prince) that day because not only did I find it, it was ON SALE! It normally costs SGD22.90 but I got it for SGD16.90. There was no reason not to grab it. I initially got ‘Light’ without realizing, and swapped for ‘Natural’ after paying for it. I didn’t want to risk having white patches under my eye.
I am MAC NC20-25 for reference, and Natural is just nice.
The box on the right is an insert of the box on the left. They have very different marketing slogans, but essentially the same claims.
10 INSTANT visible benefits
I think the claims of an improved eye contour are rather… duh~! The primary purpose of a concealer is to conceal dark eye circles, and once that is achieved, anybody would look fresher, more radiant, less tired, etc.
When The Boyfriend and I meet for dinner in our neighborhood, I usually don’t feel the need to wear makeup, but the other night I was feeling a little more vain and applied some of this Garnier Eye Roll-On concealer and thought to myself ‘I must apply this more often!’. Without any foundation on, I didn’t look washed out without blush, and all that was needed was some brightening of the eye area. And Garnier did the job!
Right Eye Comparison
Left Eye Comparison
I think the left eye shows a more obvious result, coz my left eye is more puffy and therefore has a larger shadow underneath.
I don’t have serious dark eye circles to test if this works on those, but on my moderately dark circles, they provide sheer, nude coverage.
If I woke up from a bad night’s sleep and had obvious dark shadows under my eyes, the Garnier Eye BB Roll-on would not make the cut. A concealer with creamier consistency and greater pigmentation like the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer, or Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrector would be more ideal.
2-in-1 eye care and concealer
Once you unscrew the cap, the tinted product will emerge flowing. It is a two-in-one eye care product and concealer, and is the most watery concealer I have ever used.
The silver roller ball feels cooling and refreshing when placed on the eye area, but the effect lasts for only as long as you have it there, which is like 2 seconds. Lol.
Since it is sheer, blending is quick and easy, and the result will not be cakey. However, it does settle into my fine lines. I’m not too particular about that since all concealers react the same way on me.
I would use the Garnier BB Eye Roll-on as an eye care product and first layer of concealer, then apply a stronger concealer is necessary.
How to use the eye roll-on
(I don't know why I'm frowning here. )
According to Kelvin, the Garnier eye roll-on can also:
- Hydrate the eye area
- Reduce puffiness
- Be used right after applying sunscreen
- As brow bone highlight
- Conceal nasolabial folds, commonly known as "smile lines" or "laugh lines". To do that, apply light strokes diagonally towards the temples and blend upwards.
Another important tip provided by Kelvin is that since the Garnier BB Eye Roll On is half a concealer, which makes it a makeup product, it is a must to remove it at the end of the day like you would any eye makeup. As with all my eye makeup, I remove all traces with the Biore Eye & Lip Makeup Remover. Best eye makeup remover eva.
Enriched with pure lemon essence and caffeine, ingredients known to fight dark eye circles, the BB eye roll-on hasn’t reduced my dark eye circles or reduced puffiness – in general, no improvement to eye problems, but it works well as a sheer eye concealer. It smells nice too!
Garnier BB Eye Roll-On can be found at Watsons, Guardian and most department stores in Singapore. Both Light and Natural shades are available. Retails at SGD22.90.
Bun Bun rates the Garnier BB Eye Roll-On:
Do you have a TV program that you have a love-hate relationship with? Are you easily influenced by variety shows that use and rave about products?
What do you think of this 2-in-1 eye care cum concealer product?