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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.
Was so excited to try this and bought it right when it came out. I liked the consistency, at first. It does indeed make my foundation last all day! BUT its so sticky and glue-like that it really only worked well with a liquid foundation (something blendable) and I found that the stick application wasn't the greatest because I still had to even it out with my fingers. If I used a cream or powder foundation it would stick right to the primer and be hard to blend, so that was frustrating. Also, the day after getting it, it had 2 cracks in the stick and was breaking off. I was bummed!2
This is the best primer out there, hands down! It really keeps your makeup where you want it to stay! It is a must have and a must try in my beauty book!!5
I think this primer is great but I think it only works well was liquid foundation. My other foundations made my skins feel dry after a few hours.4
The best primer I have ever used....period!! Goes on great, and really does make my makeup last all day! I use to be the cheap primer, and there is a complete difference and I will not be going back! Well worth it!4
I had very high hopes for this product. I have always been a Benefit girl. I've used mascaras, eyeshadows, high beam, the foundations, gift sets and yada yada you get the picture. I loved the cute packaging and actually squealed when I first saw it. NO NO NO NO NO and again NO! Cute polka-dot packaging aside, the product formula was a flop.For $$$$ that it costs I was very disappointed... It is hard to swipe onto your skin, it feels think like a dryish paste after you finally swipe it, it isn't blendable to be able to say put a swipe across your forehead and blend out to the rest of the forehead. No. It stays in the only place you put it. Once I put my foundation over top of it, it caked my foundation up so much that my brush wouldn't blend it out and I tried my fingers only to find that I had to use quite a bit of force to uncake my foundation. I will not be repurchasing this product....1
This has replaced all other primers for me, it's long-lasting and my skin looks and feels great. I love the stick application. This one is a keeper.5
This product absolutely rocks. My foundation, contour and blush stayed on ALL day!!! I am so impressed I highly recommend you try this product out. It is reliable and well worth the price.5
Love how it goes on smooth and easy without leaving skin feeling oily. Makeup stays on all day and never looks shiny.5
This primer goes on really smooth, blends with my foundation well and does not look cake-y. I use a liquid foundation and it also allows me to build it up if I need extra coverage that day. It did take a few tries for me to get used to the application process but once I got the hang of it I loved it.4
I am currently wearing this product now. I ordered it a week ago and can't understand how I have survived without it all these years. I have used other primers before, none have been quite as satisfying as this one. I do have one concern though, do I need to let it dry for awhile after application? I usually wait a minute or two but when applying my concealer, it tends to clump up in some areas. Other than that concern, I love it - simply because it does what it say it will do. My makeup stays looking fresh throughout the day, which is very important to me considering I have VERY oily/shiny skin. Great, great, GREAT product!5