Yes, yes, I know that the Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-On has been reviewed by different bloggers so many times but I will give you 3 different points of view here.
First, my mom's. She's in her late 50's and she bugged my sister to buy her this. She wanted to erase all those years of OT (and months of Cafe World until midnight) from her under eyes. Well, she got her wish but she's only halfway there. She said that the bags are now thinner and they are less inflamed. I agree. That area also lightened considerably. Mom gives this a 3 out of 5 stars.
Next, a man's point of view: MB. MB has really dark areas under his eyes. If you have a programmer/computer junkie/computer engineer for a friend/relative, you'd know exactly what I'm talking about. The eye bags are not that prominent but they're there. He hasn''t been religiously applying this product but I did notice some results. He said that he still needs to see some results. I can say that his eye bags are gone. The discoloration is now lighter. There's only a small area that's dark. Overall his eyes look brighter now. MB also gives this a 3 out of 5 stars.
Finally, me. Hmmm.... I don't have eye bags because I sleep early. I get enough sleep everyday. But there are times when I don't and I can't and those are the times when I'm sick. My under eye area is a bit discolored. But only on a small area. I've been using this product on and off for a few weeks now. Just when I need it or when I remember to use it. I can say that it does have a brightening effect but I think you really have to have dark eye bags to see a major difference/change. I can say that my under eyes get lighter and brighter the next day prior to application. I wake up with 'well-rested' eyes even when I only had 6 hours of sleep. (I normally sleep for 8 hours).
I only have one problem. There are times when this product makes my eyes itch. There are times when it doesn't. I don't know why. I don't sleep right after application. It's usually a few hours after so the product has already been absorbed by my skin. I think the itching happens when it's hot and I start to sweat. I've noticed that even my face feels itchy when that happens. So, if you have sensitive eyes/skin, use this product when it's cold. We don't have A/C so I rely on the fans and they're obviously not enough. I haven't tried using this in the morning though because I don't need to. Maybe you can apply this after a graveyard shift so that you'd still look fresh. = )
After what I've seen on myself, mom and MB, I'd give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
The Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-On costs Php199 and I bought this at Beauty by SM, that mecca for all things beautiful and affordable.