The cure for dark circles is as close as the drugstore

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t complain about dark under-eye circles? (No one I know.) We’re all aware that these pesky shadows can be caused by fatigue, allergies and even our DNA, but the “why” doesn’t really matter to me, especially when it seems there’s not much I can do about them. Sure, a good concealer is key for camouflaging the appearance of darkness, but what if you could cover them up instantly and lighten them up over time (without slapping on a full face of makeup)? With Garnier’s Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller you can.

I picked this up on an outing to Walgreens about a month ago, and I think I’ve used it every day since. Second only to coffee, the cold rollerball applicator is a real eye-opening experience at the crack of dawn, and because this concealer-turned-cosmetic contains caffeine, it helps flush away any puffiness caused by everything I ate (or drank) the night before.

It’s surprising how such a sheer product can do such a great job at making the entire eye area appear brighter—and it’s pretty amazing that this one shade manages to do the trick for most skin tones. And as the mineral pigments instantly impart the illusion of eight hours of sleep, this innovative formula also contains lemon essence to help brighten darkness over time.

Seriously, I couldn’t imagine life without this product. Not only does it help me appear rested and relaxed when I’m exhausted and stressed-out, it prevents me from scaring myself (and small children at school drop-off) when I look in the mirror in the morning.

A whopping 15 benefits for your hair in one bottle