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Monday, December 24, 2012

Garnier Fructus Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller vs Maybelline Magic Lumi Concealer

Dang, I'm on a roll with these beauty posts.

As all students procrastinate their homework and studies, they lose a lot of sleep. The lack of sleep ensues in under-eye dark circles. Luckily, I have found a great concealer to cover up those tired imperfections.

I picked up from the drugstore the Garnier Fructis Anti Dark Circle Eyeroller and the Maybelline Magic Lumi Concealer.

I used the former for a year before buying the latter. You can probably infer that I loved the Garnier one if I used it got a year. And yes, I love it, but I was excited to try something new. 

Pro: I love the packaging of the product because it's easy to apply with a simple swiping motion and the roll administers the right amount of product but is also cool to the touch. The color blends smoothly and nicely under my eyes and conceals my dark circles nicely. The product stuck through the blistering heat during the summer and by the end of the day, some of the product faded but I would say it still held well. Now that winter is here, I definitely have no problems with the staying power.
Con: None. Yes, it's that awesome. 
Will I repurchase? Of course

Pro: The product is more opaque than the Garnier one and the product does "brighten" the area like it's supposed to. 
Con: I unfortunately purchased a shade lighter than what I am. I was debating between this one and the next shade up, Radiant, which I thought would be too pink-toned for my skin. The packaging was a downside to the product because 1) it's plastic and cheap 2) the labels/font peels off easily (as you can see from the pic) 3) the twist and brush-tip applicator is slightly irritating in my opinion. Although I know I don't purchase a product for its packaging, it's still a nice touch. Regarding the effectiveness of the product for dark circles, this concealer just didn't do it for me. It was difficult to blend and a little streaky. I don't want to have to rub it in such a sensitive area for it to blend. However, I find it works well for highlighting my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose, which is what I've been using it for. 
Will I repurchase? Hmmm...depends, perhaps for a highlighter but definitely not for an undereye concealer. Most likely no.
Left: Garnier Concealer in Light/Medium , Right: Maybelline Concealer in Ivory
As you can see, the Garnier concealer triumphs the Maybelline one in doing its job. I consider the Maybelline Magic Lumi to be more of a highlighter than an actual concealer. Although the Maybelline concealer was not necessarily bad, I just expected more from it due to my high expectations set by the Garnier concealer.

1 comment :

  1. nice review! finding the right shade can be very hard -_-