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For a dreamy complexion, we pair this little number with Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation.

Benefit Cosmetics

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An ace beauty primer is an essential beauty investment that will pay off in dividends. Our current fave is this innovative stick primer from the experts at Benefit. The easy-to-use applicator glides directly onto skin and leaves behind a nifty gel that grabs on to and locks your makeup. Even more miraculous, the longlasting formula stays put for an awe-inspiring 15 hours.

How it Works

Made with soybean, jojoba, and olive oils, this balm-like primer keeps skin hydrated and flake-free all day long and well into the wee hours. The colorless formula blends in seamlessly will all skin tones, while the handy stick applicator is easy-to use and mess-free.

How to Use

Gently glide the primer stick directly on to clean, moisturized skin. Blend with fingertips or a brush. Remember to turn the stick down before replacing cap.

Isododecane, Aqua (Water), Polyethylene, Polydecene, Silica, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Heptahydroxystearate, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Galactoarabinan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, BHT. [+/-: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N° 07481/A

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Long lasting
Purchased

I love this primer. Even though the porefessional is my favorite primer, this one it's my backup. It goes on super easy and like the name says it, it last very long.

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Somewhat regretting my purchase

When I saw this in the store, I absolutely loved the packaging. When I used the tester, it felt so amazing on my skin. Went on with a cooling and almost a gel/liquid feel. I thought it would make a fantastic primer, so even though I don't usually use primer, I bought it. When I got home and used it for the first time, I realized I probably should have tested it in the store using foundation on top of it, because I found that the foundation I had been using was really hard to apply over this primer. It got sticky and wouldn't spread or blend very well, so it ended up looking kind of blotchy. I'm not sure if this is just because of the foundation I was using over it. I hope to find a foundation that works better with this product (perhaps one by the Benefit brand?) but be warned: it does not work well with all foundations

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Not a Fan

I purchased this after many recommendations from beauty bloggers. I typically used Smashbox's primer. I gave the Benefits stick a try but I felt that my face was sticky and a little dry after putting it on. My foundation did not go on as smoothly...I almost had to pull my face in places to get it to spread. I noticed around my mouth and nose my foundation wore off fast (probably because the stick is hard to get into those areas). I know many who love this primer but it just wasn't for me. I will go back to Smashbox.

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nice grip!
Purchased

By the end of a full day of whatever, errands, work, play, my makeup seems to settle into the very pores of my skin or on the very clothes that I'm wearing. Wherever it goes, by the time I get home, it's gone. This packs some serious staying power. It does have kind of weird consistency. Kind of waxy. But other than that, it blends just as well as I need it to. It doesn't add any kind of tint or shimmer, which is perfect because then it allows me to do what I want. It's a great little guy to stash in your everyday makeup bag.

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fantastic
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I love this primer it is different than the normal primer I apply it on my face and then rub in with my fingers. It definitely lasts all day

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LOVE IT GREAT PRODUCT!
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Amazing primer. Makeup last for ever with it! Does not dry out your skin. Smooth and silky feeling. Defiantly recommend it!

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First Primer Ever Purchased
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I was nervous about purchasing this product. Mostly because I have never used primer and didn't think I really needed it. I decided to give it a shot and I'm so glad I did. It doesn't clog my pores and my make up stays on really well. I do not use it every single day under my BB cream (Revlon Photo Ready) because it makes the particular BB cream I use paste like and it stayed, but I personally didn't like the feeling on my face. That's just my personal preference.

Benefit is always a win for me!

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definitely makes makeup last
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it's hard to make it even and it sometimes clumps my makeup, but it definitely stays on all day, so I'll probably buy it again

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Not so great
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The foundating 'stick' didn't seem to stay very sterile. It felt weird gliding it on my face like an old sun block. The primer did not rub in well and I didn't notice my foundation staying on for a longer amount of time.

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meh
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It's hard to say how well it worked because I never could use it often enough. I disliked the stick application. I never felt like I could get it even. Not a bad product I guess if you can get past the stick.

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