7.10.12

Review: Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer

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Benefit Stay Don't Stray Stay Put Primer for concealer and eyeshadow ($.26.00) is a primer I've been using for quite a while, at first I didn't liked it much because it has one or two packaging-related problems. For starters, the pump delivers way too much product. Still, it's something that doesn't bothers me as much because the primer itself works wonderful. Stay don't Stray is creamy in texture and it has a light beige colour. On my lids it dries semi matte but I can still catch a hint of colour. Compared to Urban Decay's Primer Potion, this one doesn't dries clear, which in a way is good cause it brightens up lids and dark circles. I always apply primer on my eyelids as these tend to enhance the eyeshadow colours and reduce creasing, smudging and fading. 

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As a primer for concealer it works well too, but I prefer to use concealer alone. Plus, in my opinion the best way to avoid concealer to crease is to pick the right formula and seal it with loose powder. I don't know how this primer would work on darker complexions, as it has a soft beige undertone. The packaging is okay, I like the fact it has a pump and it stands on it's own, but it delivers too much product with just one pump. Also, it's necessary to shake before use. The formula can get watery over time and it kind of separates in two parts. Maybe I've had mine for too long, but a little goes a long way! (It's still not expired, don't worry!).

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The pictures above show how the primer enhance the colour of the
eyeshadow and how it adheres to it even after trying to remove it.

Have you tried Stay Don't Stray? What is your go-to primer for eyeshadows/concealer?

20 comments:

  1. Wow! I love your blog! Its so beautifully laid out, and you have amazing picture quality! following! xx I've been meaning to try the benefit primer, but I have so many to work through first. xx Ashley

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  2. I got a sample of this once at Sephora and it came with a wand in a tube instead of the pump which I preffered! The pump is very messy for me :/ Not such a fan of this as it tends to start to melt on my eye lids which is odd. I'm glad it works well for you though :) I've been looking at the NARS primer and hope to get it soon!

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! It's supposed to be good for oily eyelids, might have to try it out soon! :) x

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  3. haven't tried this yet but my go to primers would have to be Urban Decay's and Too Faced :)

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't tried Too Faced, will check it out! :) x

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  4. hi there! I saw your blog on Beauty Blogger Club, and I'm now following you via GFC... :) I hope you would also join my blog link exchange....

    hugs and kisses:)

    http://officiallygirlyfied.blogspot.com/p/blog-link-exchange.html

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  5. I used to use this and thought it was pretty impressive but agree with the wasteful pump, it also was too yellow on my skin! xx

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  6. Great review, I love benefit products so much :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

    @heidi_likes

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    1. Me too! Is one of my fav brands :) x

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  7. I've never used this but I love your blog. ((((((:

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  8. I love the look of those shadows, pretty colours.

    Just found your blog xx

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  9. Great review, this is definitely going on my wishlist now! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. this primer looks pretty good. I don't know why they would make a pump for an eye primer - def wasteful like you pointed out lol. But I guess at least they made the effort :P

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    1. Yes, but I have found a little trick to stop wasting it. Haha, I only pump it half way :) x

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  11. I have never used an eye primer on myself because I find my eye-shadow doesn't really wear off, but after seeing the difference it made to the colour of the shadow on your hand I might have to give one a go!

    Stories of an English rose

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    1. It makes a big difference :-) x

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