Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller Tester Program: Our Readers’ Results

garnier-anti-dark-eye-rollerRecently, we reached out to our amazing Lipstick Powder N Paint readers, asking if any of them had dark under eye circles and were looking for a product that will help them defeat them. Many came forward and out of those gals we asked 50 to test drive Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller and provide honest and unbiased feedback.

Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller instantly reduces the look of dark circles and brightens the eyes.

Did our testers love this product? Well, you’ll just have to read on to find out.

Age
(We were looking for women between 20-40 years of age at the time of testing.)
28% were 20-25
30% were 26-30
24% were 31-35
18% were 36-40

Our testers shared with us what type of dark circles they had

My eyes have dark circles under them
Strongly Disagree 0%
Disagree 4%
Neutral 2%
Agree 30%
Strongly Agree 64%

My lids and under eyes seem to be dark
Strongly Disagree 2%
Disagree 12%
Neutral 10%
Agree 34%
Strongly Agree 42%

My circles are a blue/purple colour
Strongly Disagree 4%
Disagree 10%
Neutral 14%
Agree 34%
Strongly Agree 38%

Were the product directions clear and easy to follow?
Yes 98%  No 2%

How many times did you use the Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller during the day?
1 time 40%
2 times 44%
3 + times 16%

When did you use the Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller? (Testers were encouraged to pick multiple answers.)
Morning 97.8%
Lunchtime 6.5%
Afternoon 34.7%
Evening 32.6%

Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

“Typically I only want to have to apply make-up once a day and would prefer if I didn’t need to touch up, but with this I didn’t mind the touch-up because of the cooling effect around my eyes. I felt as if it refreshed my eyes.” Natasha Buckley

“I had to reapply it later in the day because I tend to touch my eyes a lot throughout the day.” Ashley Soulliere

“I found the product stayed on all day long and did not need to be touched up.” Nikole Davis

“I only had to use this right in the morning and it last me all day! Very impressive.” Kaylyn Genio

“In the morning as part of my morning routine, and in the evening before I went out at night (e.g., for dinner or meeting friends for an evening drink).” Abby Taylor

Did you use the Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller on any other areas of your face other than your eyes?
On sun spots
Cheeks to cover freckles
Around the nose

Our testers were asked to rate the following product traits, using the scale shown below.
Texture
Excellent = 65%    Good = 33%    Neutral = 2%     OK = 0%    Not Very Good = 0%

Coverage
Excellent = 43%    Good = 39%    Neutral = 11%    OK = 7%    Not Very Good = 0%

Colour
Excellent = 43%    Good = 39%    Neutral = 9%     OK = 4%     Not Very Good = 4%

Long-wearing
Excellent = 35%    Good = 39%    Neutral = 13%    OK = 9%    Not Very Good = 4%

Packaging
Excellent = 52%    Good = 35%     Neutral = 9%     OK = 4%     Not Very Good = 0%

Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

“I love that it has a cooling effect upon application. Good, non-cakey coverage as opposed to foundation.” Abby Taylor

“It was very cool to the touch and silky and spread along the eye area gently.” Laura Foxx

“When applying I found the product came out of the roller unevenly. This was ok though, I just used my finger to evenly spread it around. It covered well, and I felt my eyes looked less puffy right away.” Trisha Paine

“I found the coverage okay. It lightened and brightened the area but did not unfortunately fully cover my dark, hereditary circles. It is good in the sense that it doesn’t crease or cake, but I needed additional concealer.” Kat Mira

“This is the best under eye cover up I’ve ever seen and trust me I have bought probably every kind that exists, I have really bad dark circle and I’ve had them since I was very young, this one is the best because it applies very well.” Christine Camirand

How satisfied are you that Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller has been able to cover your dark under eye circles?
Extremely satisfied 33%
Quite satisfied 50%
Neutral 13%
Not that satisfied 2%
Not at all satisfied 2%

Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

“I was really surprised how much this covered my dark circles! It won’t take the place of my usual concealer, however, I do like this for those times when I don’t want to wear full makeup. It gives a fresher more wide awake look to the eye area.” Lisa Carbone

“It evened out my under eye skin and brightened it up.” Selma Alahmad

“I can’t express how much I love this. It has changed my life on so many levels. I no longer look tired in the morning, even on 5 hrs of sleep.” Nikole Davis
“It covered my dark circles completely.” Stephanie Mainville

“Good to lighten and brighten, but not for full coverage.” Kat Mira

The suggested retail price for Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller is $19.99. How do you feel about the price?
Great price 17%
Neutral 35%
Too expensive 48%

Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

“It felt more like a concealer than an eye cream. The price would be a bit on the high end for just a concealer, but it seems like a great price for its eye cream ability.” Jennifer Fong

“It’s a little bit expensive, but the before and after results are worth it.” Karine Fontaine

“I wouldn’t have bought it at that price, until I tried the sample.” Rebekah MacCallum

“Around $15 would be great.” Angela Yu

“This is an average price.” Seema Makwana

How likely are you to continue using Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller?
Very likely 46%
Somewhat likely 37%
Neutral 7%
Somewhat unlikely 9%
Very Unlikely 2%

Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

“I think I might switch to this product instead of foundation in order to avoid the cake-like appearance that foundation creates. Plus this product feels more natural.” Abby Taylor

“I really like it and am going to continue until I am done with the sample before deciding whether or not to purchase again.” Mary Jane Moss

“I will continue using this product – I like it much better than the other concealer I was using.” Trisha Paine

“I will definitely use the tester product until it runs out. After that, I probably will only purchase it if it’s on sale or I have a coupon.” Laura Foxx

“I will definitely continue using this product. It works and is very easy to use and transport.” Susan Steinhoff

How likely is it that you will recommend Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller?
Very likely 61%
Somewhat likely 22%
Neutral 9%
Somewhat unlikely 7%
Very Unlikely 2%

Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

“I would recommend this product to others. Especially busy moms like me who are tired (so have lots of dark circles) but don’t have a lot of time to do makeup.” Seema Makwana

“I have already recommended it to friends and co-workers.” Kaylyn Genio

“I absolutely would recommend the product to those who are looking to refresh tired eyes. It does cover as it soothes and provides nice recovery from a late night or being overworked. I would tell them [people she recommends product to] that I needed to apply a couple more strokes for full coverage and tell them the price beforehand, to gauge whether it’s worth it.” Natasha Buckley

“I will definitely recommend this to friends. I think it is perfect even for women who don’t wear any or a lot of makeup. It’s quick and easy to use.” Eve Traetto

“For dark eyes attributed to stress, poor sleep or other external factors, I would definitely recommend it. But, if you’re like me and have dark inner circles that are genetic, I wouldn’t count on this being your miracle product.” Laura Foxx

    Using a scale of 1 (would not use again) to 5 (best concealer I have ever used) please rate your overall impression of Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller?
    1 = 2%
    2 = 7%
    3 = 20%
    4 = 43%
    5 = 28%


    Here are a few of our testers’ comments:

    “Best thing about it was it did not flake, blended in very well and did not look like I was wearing concealer.” Eveline Palka

    “I consider this more of a skincare item than a stand-alone concealer.” Christina Gagnier

    “It is not the best concealer I’ve ever used but it is innovative and there are aspects I like about the product. I would use the product if it was just a cooling, moisturizing, rejuvenating roller… I’m not crazy about the coverage it offered me.” Natasha Buckley

    “Feel like it was an average concealer and an average eye cream. Kind of wish it did one or the other really well rather than trying to do both. It did have a pleasing texture and cooling sensation, but I don’t think those features actually translated into legit dark-circle reduction; it was the makeup characteristics that reduced under-eye circles by merely masking them.” Beth Maher

    “I am very impressed with the results. It has definitely helped covering them up and making me look less tired!!” Susan Steinhoff

    What do you think about the results these testers shared? Have you tried these products? Do you agree with them? We want to know. Feel free to leave a comment.

    * Please note that though we wanted to publish every single comment that our testers shared – it was not possible due to the length our article would have been. Every effort has been made to ensure a balanced number of positive and negative comments were included – where possible.

    4 Responses to "Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller Tester Program: Our Readers’ Results"

    1. Kathy  Monday, August 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      Age
      (We were looking for women between 20-40 years of age at the time of testing.)
      28% were 20-25
      30% were 26-30
      24% were 31-35
      18% were 36-40

      I’m rather ticked about this. I just turned 51 and would have love to have tested this product.

      If this is what your focus group is, please remove me and I will find another site where my opion matters

    2. Ellen Mirza  Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 8:29 am

      Thanks for your comment Kathy. Each of our testing panels has a different age range and this one happened to be 20-40. We are sorry that you were not able to participate.

    3. Marcela Trejo  Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      I’ve just bought this, & I’m nevervous to try it because I really want it to work! I’ve been having dark under circles for my entire life, & I’m about ready to get rid of them. Wish me luck.

    4. Kerry  Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      I just used the Garnier skin renew for the first time and BINGO, even coverage, cooling feeling as it was applied and easy to blend in. My eyes looked brighter right away and I am a believer already! Thanks Garnier. I got this for $12.87 at Walmart.

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