Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller Review and Swatches

Right after I found out about the new Garnier Skin Naturals Light BB Instant Fairness BB Eye Roll-On that launched in Asia, I decided to give its American equivalent a shot.

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller

Similar to the original Skin Renew Anti-Puff Roller which has already made quite a buzz on YouTube, the Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller utilizes a roller applicator that you roll directly under the eye.

Ingredients include:

Caffeine to energize and stimulate microcirculation.
Lemon Essence to brighten in just one week.
Mineral Pigments to instantly correct dark circles.

I read on MUA that this comes in different shades but I can only find Sheer Tint, a light peachy color, at my local Target. Lucky for me, the shade is a perfect match for my NC30 skin and works great on light to medium skin tones.

Texture-wise, it is rather thin and runny. It applies with a slight cooling feeling that is so refreshing. The roller is also excellent for on-the-go application and touching up. I like to roll this from the inner corner to the outer corner once, let the product sit for a few seconds then pat with my finger to blend.

As for the coverage, it is on the light side but still managed to brighten up my undereye area and wipe out 3/4 of my circles. You can also wear this over foundation and concealer if you need more coverage.

The only thing I wish could be better its moisturizing ability. While this applies fine without looking cakey like concealer, it can creep into fine lines when my skin is dry. If you have dry skin around your eyes, you might want to use an eye cream underneath.

Before and after using Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller
Before and after using Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller

Overall Rating:

Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller is available at drugstores nationwide and for $12.

Disclosure: The product in this entry was purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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