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Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye & Concealer Primer Light/Medium

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Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye & Concealer Primer

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The innovative new Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Shadow and Concealer Primer is a stay-put primer for eye shadows and concealer.

This innovative dual-action eye primer is the first primer that works around the eye to help eye shadows AND concealers stay put from AM to PM! Apply in the morning for total hold, all day long. It preps, protects and perfects eye makeup... You're gonna wonder how you ever lived without it!

The Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Shadow and Concealer Primer... your new BFF.


-Gently pump a small amount onto the back of your hand.
-Apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes with fingertips & blend. Next, apply 3 dots on eye lids and blend.
-Let set, then apply concealers and eyeshadows as usual.

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Great product - 27-03-2018 by

I actually use this primer as a concealer for blemishes etc. The light shade is perfect for my skin and it covers so well (and blends well!) that I do't need anything over the top. And cos it's a primer it stays all day!
I don't find it holds my eye shadow as well as some other eye shadow primers but because I use it exclusively as a concealer that doesn't bother me :) Am probably on my 5th tube of this.

Very good product - 28-09-2017 by

This concealler is very good my shadow stays in place all day when I use this product. It improves the surface of the eye area so products apply more smoothly. For me it works better if left for a while to set. I will be purchasing it again

Not just an eyelid primer - 26-09-2017 by

Not only is this product amazing at priming & concealing my veiny eyelids & making my shadow stay- it has the added bonus of being the ONLY product I have found (& i've tried a few) that will stay on the end of my nose! All other concealers/foundations separate and look all patchy & gross within an hour, even with a good skincare routine. Stay don't stray literally stays on my nose and does not stray! It's a miracle product and even though it's pricey for the amount you get, a little goes a long way & it is definitely worth it!

Definitely a great eye primer - 20-08-2015 by

This colour is perfect for me - I use this even when I'm not wearing eyeshadow, as it's great to conceal my weirdly veiny eyelids without sliding off my lids like a lot of concealers do. I really like it for that purpose.

It also really helps my eyeshadow stay in place, and my colours appear brighter and more even. It's pretty tacky (which is part of what helps the eyeshadow stay so well), but because of this it's quite hard to blend very well without the shadow sticking to particular areas. If you lay down a base colour of shadow the same as your eyelids, though, it works a treat.

I didn't really find this made a difference under my eye area, but I haven't found much at all helps me there - oh well!

Be careful how you use it... - 26-06-2014 by

It took me a while to get it right with Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer but it's OK once I figured out the best way to use it. Note I said ok and not great though...

The first couple time I used this Benefit product, I actually found it made my makeup smudge MORE than usual but now I've got it figured out it does the trick.

The best way to use it, I find, is to put on as a primer before your foundation and to only use a really small amount otherwise you're makeup will be slipping and sliding all over the place.

On the positive side, the applicator is great, making it very easy to apply. Not sure if I'll buy this product again though, might try some other alternatives, however I wouldn't disregard it completely.

Will definitely buy again! - 25-06-2013 by

This is a great eye primer! My eye makeup and concealer lasts all day and crease free! A nice light product that doesn't feel heavy on my skin and doesn't irritate my eyes. The perfect base for any look! Very happy!

Great product! - 04-05-2011 by

This primer does what it says it will - your eye shadow doesn''t stray! The texture is non-oily. It dries quickly once on. I will buy it again!

- 12-04-2010 by

This is a really great multiuse primer that does what it claims. Be careful of using too much this is the only way I've had problems with it. Also the price is a bit more than what you would pay for other brands but it is a great product and I would buy it again.

- 10-03-2010 by

Okay, firstly HATS OFF to Benefit for their adorable names and packaging. Seriously, their counters and products make me coo and gush in a fit of girly rapture. As far as an eye primer goes, this is fabbo. In the priming eyelids area, I currently use either a MAC paintpot, or a stila smudgepot, or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I can't survive (!) without whacking something creme-based underneath my shadows to keep them locked in place all day. Greasy eyelids are the devil's work! So, this definitely ticked all the priming boxes. Longevity? Tick. Easy to blend shadows over? Tick. Nice smooth texture? Tick. (It feels like a runny concealer.) As an undereye primer, honestly I didn't like it that much. It was a touch too dark for my incredibly pale skin. At first I thought it settled into my fine lines and made a mockery of my undereye area, but on further testing, I realised I was just smearing way too much on. So a note of caution - you really do not need that much! On that note, my only qualm with this product is just that - I find it pumps out way too much product. On the flip side, the pump is really nifty and hygienic. I would definitely repurchase this and I will definitely continue to use this. It is one of the hardest-working items of makeup I currently own!

- 03-03-2010 by

I was wondering if having a separate primer for eyes (than face) would provide a "benefit" and this product proved it did. Like belleluminere, I thought it would be nice if less product was dispenced, but practice makes perfect on this one. I also use a separate concealer, but I found this product seriously extends the life of the concealer as well as shadow. In 35+ degree heat. For over 10 hours. Love it!

- 28-02-2010 by

The texture of this product is very much like a liquid concealer. Its creamy but still pretty fluid. The packaging is fabulous and I love the slim tube. My only issue would be that the pump dispenses too much product, but that is something you will learn to avoid with continued use. I liked the fact that this actually concealed the majority of my dark circles and made my eye area brighter. My eyeshadow did stay put all day on most occasions. The one time that it didn’t I think was down to me using too much of the product. When I used too much, the product creased causing my shadow to crease also. I think this is a great product for people who apply makeup in the morning and don’t arrive home until late, like myself. It is also good for brides, and for attending other functions as it will keep your eyeshadow fresh until the evening.

- 28-02-2010 by

I couldn't use the Stay Don't Stray as a concealer, as I am very fair skinned and the product was a little bit dark for me, but I used it as an eyeshadow primer and it was great. I tested the primer out with my worst performing eyeshadows (as far as staying power goes) and my shadow was still in place after a 9 hour work day. A little bit goes a long way, which means good value for money. Getting that "little bit" out was a bit of a mission though, as the dispenser gives out a LOT of product even at the softest touch. I would buy this product again.

- 27-02-2010 by

This fine textured, skin coloured primer for eye lids and undereyes comes in a convenient pump pack, with lid. 1/2 a pump is enough to cover undereyes and eyelids. Would suit those with light-medium toned skin, rather than really pale people as its quite mid and yellow toned. Its quite a liquidy texture so you don't need much, and you need to make sure it dries before you blink or move your eyes around too much. I found if I applied to much or didn't wait before applying following products I did get creasing on lids and concealer going into my fine undereye lines. Its good for travel as you can use to defuse dark undereyes, and even out your eyelids, even if you have no other products with you. I even used this on a few girls from work at a work conference when we did crazy pink and black smokey eyes.. It was a hot night with lots of dancing, and everyone's shadow stayed put!

- 24-02-2010 by

- perfect eyelid primer. eye makeup looks great all day. conceals all the marks etc on my eyelids, so it is excellent even if you are going without eyeshadow. - I don't think I need an undereye primer for concealer. I applied far too much underneath the

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