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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

Great!
Purchased

This primer does exactly what it says it will. It keeps your make-up in place all day and leaves a nice tone on your skin. It feels greasy going on but it dries and you do not even know you are wearing it! I feel like it also kept my skin from getting greasy or shiny throughout the day. I will definitely order this product again when I run out of this one.

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Favorite Primer

This primer is one of my favorites. I love the packaging and how it just rolls right on. It keeps my makeup on all day too. I will continue to buy this product.

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Eh

I got a tiny button-sized sample of this when I ordered a full-size Benefit concealer. At first, I thought this product wasn't bad. Some people complained it was chalky, but if you warm it up in your hand first it's more waxy than anything. But, the sample dried out within two days and then I had a lot of the complaints I saw people making: it's chalky, it sits heavy on your face, etc. I definitely wouldn't pay this much money for primer if there's such great odds it will dry out before I finish it.

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Lightweight and Awesome

This primer is so wonderful! I loved being able to roll it right on my skin and it was light and airy. It did the trick.

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satisfied

I wasn't super thrilled with this one. I love benefit products but this one seemed very average. It seemed just like every other primer. I don't have any complaints. Just wasn't tossing and turning at night anticipating using this product.

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Hide everything
Purchased

This product is great for a long day! It also helps hide those zits and blemishes! Goes on smoothe and light! Loooove

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Ah-Mazing
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This product really is worth its weight in gold! It holds on to my foundation like nothing else I have tried! I put it up close to my eyes to get my eyeliner to stay on longer as well. It goes on a bit thick feeling, but once you apply your make up like normal, you soon forget all about that. I read somewhere that it dries out easily, so be sure to put that small white cap back on after applying!

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Feels like a glue stick

I was eager to try this primer, but I wasn't very pleased with the results. I tend to wear light makeup, so I'm not used to actually feeling stuff on my face. This primer feels very waxy and heavy and makes it hard to move your face throughout the day without noticing (eg. smiling, talking). However, this stuff DOES live up to its name. My makeup definitely stayed on all day. I think it's better for someone who wears more layers of product.

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favorite primer ever
Purchased

I love this primer. At 1st it was a little award learning how to use it where it blends in easily with my moisturizer & foundation. I blend the primer in with my finger tips & only use it in ny t-zone area & where my pores are the largest.. Avoid eyebrows, around the eye area & hair & neck lines. Use moisturizer in those avoided areas & blend in together. Also I use it on my lips & the fine lines around my mouth. It seems to keep my lipstick on & in place longer. I noticed I have less break outs after the 1st week of using this.

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I like it, just not for my entire face...

I received a tiny sample of this a while back and I love it! I have combination skin and I glide this over my dry areas after I use smashbox's photo finish pore minimizing primer on my oily areas. It doesn't matter how dry and sometimes flaky my skin is, this primer smooths it out! That being said it gets a little oily as the day progresses...

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