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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.
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.5
It may just be my skin but I find this primer a little too sticky for my liking. It doesn't seem to lend to a natural looking finish once I apply my foundation.3
This primer is really great. I bought it a few days ago, at the Benefit counter, and I asked specialist there if she had tips! She said to apply the stick directly to your face, and then put moisturizer on top of it. She said it would help me spread the primer around. Sure enough, it worked like a charm.
The primer stays ALL day (and I use it with a powder foundation), and it doesn't crease or make my skin feel greasy or oily. It's so great!
The only reason why I'm giving it two stars is that you SHOULD use it with another product, but that's my only complaint.
I have TONS of primers for my face and eyelids. But I received a sample of this primer and I absolutely LOVE it! As always with Benefit, the packaging is adorable, and I use it for my eyelids, which have a tendency to become oily at times, especially during the hot Arizona weather. It's soft and creamy, and has a neutral tint to it, but is very faint, not obvious. There is no odor. And most importantly, it keeps my shadows from creasing. This product would be great for anyone with dry, normal, or oily/combination skin of any skin tone. I was so in love with the sample, I had to purchase the full size. It has become one of my favorite eye primers ever! Occasionally I find Benefit cosmetics to be "gimmicky", but this really does work! Love it! Thank you, Birchbox!5
Just picked up this primer and I love it! It's great under foundation. I love the way it makes my complexion look- flawless. I've tried a zillion primers and this one is my favorite. It feels like velvet.3
Feels like a glue stick. Don't like the feel of it.2
I loved this product! it glides on to the skin and leaves no shiny finish. your face makeup goes on smoothly and lasts all day. it's like a glue stick for your makeup!5
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.4
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.5
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.3