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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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  • 4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 888 reviews 888 Reviews Write a Review
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  • 0.33 oz / 10 mL   
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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

Not for Dry Skin
Purchased

Besides the fact that I really don't think this keeps my undereye makeup or eyeshadow on longer, it's horrible for dry skin.

It looks like I have flakes under my eyes by mid morning. Not a great look. I'm a fan of Benefit products, but not this one.

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Works fairly well
Purchased

I have oily lids and I've tried many, many shadow bases. This one works fairly well. I'll be using the whole container of it. I can't say that for any other I've tried.

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not impressed

I have yet to find a benefit product that is worth the price. This one is not one of them. It went on amazing but lasted a few hours. I have better luck with drug store concealer than this.

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Didn't as an eyeshadow primer for me at all
Purchased

It's supposed to be an eyeshadow primer and concealer but it is definitely all concealer. The consistency of the product made my eyeshadow slide off my eyelids faster than it happens when I have no product on at all.

I usually get my eyeshadow primer from Urban Decay because it works so well but though I would give this a try since I had some points to spare. It just didn't work at all for me. I will definitely be returning to my normal brand.

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Everyday must have!
Purchased

This product is GREAT as a primer but in a hurry is great for great coverage by itself... perfect match to my skin and doesn't sink into the "nooks and crannies of my face"

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Ultimate go to product!

I have reurchased Stay Don't Stray probably four times. Never have I used a pruduct on my lids under shadow that holds the shadows in place so well for so long. Plus, the eyeshadows look even truer in color and don't take a million coats to show or look even! I even use the concealer on my lids when I don't wear shadow just to get that even, smooth, flawless look. I also use it under my eyes- wonderful concealer! If I don't feel like opening another product, I can use it on blemishes as well.

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Loving it!

At a Birchbox/benefit event, I had one of the benefit girls do my make-up and she used Stay, Don't Stray. I wasn't blown away from it, but was happy to see it as a deluxe sample in my benefit Birchbox. Since then I've used it both for everyday and special occasion make-up and it really does keep my eyeshadow from creasing. It also helps as a concealer base, as it brightens up my dark circles before I even put anything else on. You do have to let it set for a bit before you start applying anything over it, so I suggest you put it on, then move on to brushing your teeth, or applying your lipstick.

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Don't see a huge difference

I was hoping that this would allow my undereye concealer to remain longer than it usually does, but I have so far not seen a huge difference. I like the product's texture and color, but probably will not purchase again.

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Not long lasting

Goes on smoothly, and spreads well...but after 6-7 hours, shadow was no longer in place. If your skin isn't oily, it may work...but others work better for my oily lids.

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LOVE

This is the best eyeshadow primer that I have tried! I also use it under my eyes before concealer. It does not leave creases on my eyelid like some other products have done.

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