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Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer

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.

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer
4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 980 Reviews 980 Reviews
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I love this product. I work 12 hours a day and this is a must have to make sure that my eyeshadow does not crease or just dissappear

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Great product!

I've never had a eye primer that has worked SO WELL! It highlights all the right areas and really makes my eyes and makeup pop!

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LOVE IT!
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I need to find something to help brighten up my eyes, and this puppy does the trick! As a primer, it helps my shadow to stay on longer without creasing, and I love the way it adds "light" to the inner corner of my eye area and under my eyes.

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After trying 'Stay don't stray' from a friend, I immediately fell in love with this product. My friend and I have fairly different complexions (she's a few shades darker than me), but this product blended well with both of our skin tones. I have used it more an under eye concealer and red spot corrector than as a primer. But it works great for both! This is the newest staple in my cosmetic bag!

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Awesome!

This product rocks. I use it as a concealer for my dark circles and it stays like a pro, even when I sweat in the gym.

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Great eye primer potion

I use this product mostly as an primer for my eyeshadows on my lids, rather than as a concealer. It works for a concealer, but I find it a bit heavy for under my eyes.
When applying to my lids, a tiny amount is enough, and it blends effortlessly. It also dries quickly, for those of us who don't get up in time to do a full face, yet would prefer the eyeshadow we do apply to stay without creasing. In this, the product works very well. It does indeed help my shadow last 8 hours, at least, without creasing. I tend to have fairly oily eyelids, if such a thing is possible, and this allows me to use all sorts of shimmers and iridescent shades I'd normally avoid.
One thing to note: I have very fair skin and use the light/medium shade. It's possible that this is too dark for me as a concealer, which is why I don't prefer to use it as one. Also, it has some significant yellow undertones, which is supposed to combat the blue shades tired eyes sometimes get, and provide you with a neutral, blank slate for your eyeshadow. It works very well for this. But keep this in mind--I wouldn't wear it alone, or with very sheer shades, as the yellow undertone can look a little strange under some colors.

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best primer I have tried!
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The color is great and it holds on eyeshadow for a really long time. I love the applicator too....thanks Benefit!

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Not one of my favorites
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I have dark circles and always find myself applying concealer to look "more awake" and youthful. I bought this hoping it would do the trick with one application, however I find myself using my cheap drugstore concealer as a base, before applying this product.

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It Does Everything!
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To be honest, I don't think I've ever actually used this as a eyelid primer. I don't think I've put it on my eyes at all. But judging from the reviews, it works admirably as such.
I actually started using this as a spot concealer on a whim when I received a sample several months ago. And it's become my absolute go-to product when I need help covering a blemish. The yellow undertones of the product cancel out any redness, it's easy to blend and, like the name suggests, it does not stray, even after a long day. It certainly puts Benefit's actual spot concealer, Erase Paste, to shame. (Too dark, cakey and with the lifespan on your face of a fruit fly.)
Seriously, though. If you have some of this and a blemish, give it a try. The tiniest dot, light blending and just a bit of powder to set and you will be good to go.

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Amazing

I have extremely dark under eye circles as well as very transparent lids that need concealer as well. I love this primer because it also doubles as a concealer and gives great coverage. I put two small dots on my lids then two under (3 if I look particularly zombie-esque that day) below my eyes then blend with my ring finger. I follow up it up with Bare Minerals Well Rested, then I apply my eye makeup. This stuff really keeps your eyeshadow and liner in place and it keeps your mascara from smudging, which is always a big problem for me because I have long eyelashes. This is also really helpful for ladies with fine lines because it keeps your concealer from caking up in the lines and making them more prominent. I got this in a sample size with a Sephora purchase and the tiny tube has lasted me almost a whole year. 10/10 please buy and do yourself a favor

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