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Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer - Light/Medium Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer - Medium/Deep

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On days when serious dark circles arean issue, pair with Benefit's Fakeup undereye brightener and concealer.

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Birchbox Breakdown

This little gem is a foolproof way to ensure that your undereye concealer and eyeshadows stay put from morning to night (to late late night). It comes in one surprisingly versatile shade that brightens underneath and above the eye. The lightweight formula blends in easily and won't clog the delicate skin around the eyes.

How it Works

Primer smooths the surface of your skin so that makeup glides on and stays fresh — no creasing or wearing off. This extra-hydrating formula has sodium hyaluronate, which helps to pump moisture into skin, as well as vitamins C and E to stave off wrinkles.

How to Use

Dot below and above the eye and then use your finger to blend in gently. Allow the product to dry, then follow with your favorite concealer and eye makeup. 

Water (Aqua), Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Butylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Isononyl Isononanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Talc, Cetyl PEG/PPG- 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Mica, Tribehenin, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Sorbitan Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Keeps shadow from creasing!
Purchased

I workout everyday at lunch in sometimes 90 degree temps so I have always had trouble with my eyshadow ending up in the creases of my eyelids. This product does the trick. My eyes look the same in the evening as they do when I first apply my makeup.

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Best primer I have ever used

I am in awe of this product. Goes on smoothly. Not at all irritating to my sensitive skin. My eye makeup looks as good at the end of the day as it did in the morning when I left for work. Enough coverage under eyes to skip concealer... Most days.

5
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Love It

I received this product in my Birchbox for the first time a year or two ago. I loved it so much I purchased a full size. The full size has lasted me well over a year. Definitely something I use everyday. I have very hooded eyelids and this makes it so that my eye shadow stays in place all day and sometimes even into the next day!! I find that it can also double as a concealer, it covers redness and blemishes nicely as it reflects the light off of them. Definitely worth the extra money.

5
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Good concealer and/ primer
Purchased

I only gave 4 stars because my concealer still ends up caking/streaking hours later. Put on alone it conceals and lightens dark circles and eyeshadow seems to stay longer. Yet, in a few hours I have to blend again because it looks streaky under the eyes. For me its better on non-makeup days to lighten dark circles.

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works well as a concealer

works well as a concealer, however, my eyeshadow still creased while using this. It's a very thick product though, so it has good coverage.

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Great Primer
Purchased

I've had many of these products. Most make you out on your finger or use a brush cause of the squeeze container. Love that this one has a wand. It's soft and keeps things out! Amazing!! Love all Benefit products!

5
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A must have!
Purchased

First started using this when I received it in my my monthly Birchbox. Have been using it ever since, I don't wear eye shadow but I still use it on my lids as well as underneath my eyes. Helps keep the oil at bay on the lid, no oily sheen up there and also helps keep my concealer underneath my eyes to "stay not stray". :)

5
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Surpirsed how much I like this
Purchased

When I first tried this I was a little skeptical. It was much thinner than I was expecting and not as "pasty" as other eyeshadow bases I have used before. However, this stuff keeps my eyeshadow on all day. I never put eyeshadow on without this stuff now.

4
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Wonderful!
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This eyeshadow primer is the absolute BEST I've found. I've tried numerous brands, and I thought I was set on the Urban Decay until I tried Benefit's Stay Don't Stray. I work in NYC and I can take an hour and a half nap on the train in in the morning and my makeup is still perfect. I can sweat when I'm out in the sun all day long and my foundation and powder will disappear (still working on finding better face primer) but my eyes will be gorgeous. Hands down this product is AMAZING, a fantastic buy and will be a staple of mine for a long time to come.

5
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my experience

This was my first primer that I have had experience with and I did not enjoy this primer at all. I did not purchase this but instead it came in a value set that I had purchased. At the time that I was using this, it did not have the doe tip applicator but the old application of a pump. It pumped out too much product and I found the formula to be quite thick and too creamy for my taste. The blending of this product was difficult because of the product formula and I did notice that this primer did crease on me within 4 hours of wear. I usually wear light and shimmery eyeshadows and I would notice a visible crease line on my eyelid.

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