Garnier 2in1 Tinted Eye Roll-on

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 21 - 2010

ON the 15th January, Garnier released the long-awaited update to their original Eye Roll-on which has accumulated fans across the globe.

Garnier 2in1 Tinted Eye Roll-On.

I don’t count myself a fan of the original non-tinted version. Despite finding it refreshing and a pleasing object to use, I just didn’t notice enough difference to justify a £10 price tag.  I was sent the new tinted version last week and have been excited at the prospect of a comparison!

I don’t have a particular problem with eye-bags, but dark circles are pesky nuisances that appear frequently thanks to late nights and early starts and concealer in that delicate area is something tricky to get right – especially on-the-go.  I’ve used many products and am currently favouring Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit (kindly gifted to me by LondonMakeupGirl) – it’s a fantastic product, but it’s not something I could use to touch-up with during the day.  I’m also not a fan of YSL’s Touche Eclat, I hate how it photographs and think it’s a particularly overrated product.

Like it’s counterpart, Garnier’s 2in1 Tinted Eye Roll On, comes in a purse-friendly tube, ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.  It promises two things:

1. Immediate Coverage

2. Reduce the look of fatigue

Well, does it deliver?

Yes and Yes-ish…

It has the same roll-on application system as the original.  That roller ball is a joy to use, it’s smooth… never drags and is cooling to the touch.  Innovation at it’s absolute best.

It delivers a steady stream of product and in my (limited) experience, hasn’t blocked or clogged on me.  I put the original version in the fridge in the Summer for an extra-cooling experience, but I’m not sure how that would translate now that it contains coloured pigments.

Available in 2 shades: Fair and Medium, I received it in Fair.

As you can see, it’s a little darker than my (very pale) skin tone and a bit warmer aswell.  It claims to be able to “perfectly adapt to your skin tone”… I was unconvinced upon swatching.

Once rolled onto the eye area, it looks a better fit.  It blends easily and smoothly.  I use my ring finger to blend gently, I want to blend it with my skin… not rub it away!

Once blended, I’m pretty happy with the effect.  I don’t think it will replace my Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (which is more heavy duty) – but I’ll definitely be carrying this in my makeup bag for touch-ups throughout the day.  It needs precise blending on me thanks to being a little too warm for my skintone, so I wouldn’t dare use it without a mirror… but I’m always gazing at my reflection in various shiny objects, so I’m sure I’ll be ok 😉

Oh, also! Very important and hugely positive.  No creasing!  I even layered it for more coverage and didn’t notice it seeping into the fine lines at all.  It has the same cooling effect as the original, but I still don’t notice any significant hydration of the area or anything that would suggest I’ve had 14hrs sleep… maybe I just need 14hrs sleep?

This is currently a Boots exclusive in the UK. Get it online here, priced at £9.99

10 Responses to “Garnier 2in1 Tinted Eye Roll-on”

  1. liloo says:

    Thank you very much for your review. This is very useful. What would you say your top 5 of “under the eye” concealers are? I’ve got lots of lines and my main concern is coverage, blendability, and not seeping in the lines. Thank you very much xx

  2. Amanda says:

    I wasn’t that impressed with the normal roll on. Good review though thanks :o)

  3. Grace London says:

    LOL, I also think the only thing that actually gives the look of 14 hours’ sleep is….14 hours sleep. It’s a pretty good idea to do the treatment and colour all in one, and that looks like does it quite well. I don’t like eye creams that claim to cover dark circles with shimmer – that just looks wrong to me (and I think is one of the reasons why that YSL photographs so badly.)

  4. Leanne says:

    I’m really liking the look of this and can’t wait to try it… still waiting on mine! Hopefully the colour will be alright, I think you might be even paler than me. I’m definitely pleased there’s no shinyness to it!

  5. Tali says:

    The only products i found that gives the 14 hrs sleep look is the Guerlain Midnight secret.. and it is so expensive its on my wish list and will most probably stay there. I was lucky enough to get 6 samples and after using one everyone was complimenting me on my skin. It is the best thing ive come across. But i cant part with £110 for a treatment ill use 2x a week!… for shoes yes but for cream????

  6. Stella says:

    Thank you for this review!
    I agree that YSL Radiant Touch is so overrated!
    Im excited about this one as I like the first roll on- it refreshes my skin and makes my eyes feel less tired.
    Im so gonna try this one:)

  7. MizzWorthy says:

    This looks a LOT more pigmented than I expected, l agree about the original version too – nice enough, but not amazing…

  8. desiiGirl87 says:

    thanx so much for the review!
    duno..should i get it? lol

  9. Redtiger21 says:

    Well now that really does surprise me, as to hear about it i’d be very dubious about how good it can be make-up wise, but i’m pleasantly surprised by your photos!

  10. Janice says:

    wow!!! i got garnier hydration eye roll (green color) but I can’t wait for this to come over Malaysia!!!!

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