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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
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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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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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Love that it can be used on lids and under eyes
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This primer goes on very smoothly and blends right into the skin. It provides good coverage to brighten your lid and the one reason I really love it is because it really helps cover my dark eye circles. I use it as a primer before using concealer and therefore don't need to use as much concealer on top of it since it provides some coverage = no cakey under-eyes. I don't usually wear a lot of heavy eyeshadow so I can vouch for its primer purposes for a smokey eye but for me it does the trick. Another major plus is it is NOT drying at all! Most eye primers suck all the moisture out of your eyelids but this does not.

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the best eyelid primer ever
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This is buy far the best primer I have ever used. It hold my eyeshadow on the entire day and it never fades. Love love love it.

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Keeps shadow from creasing!
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I workout everyday at lunch in sometimes 90 degree temps so I have always had trouble with my eyshadow ending up in the creases of my eyelids. This product does the trick. My eyes look the same in the evening as they do when I first apply my makeup.

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Best primer I have ever used

I am in awe of this product. Goes on smoothly. Not at all irritating to my sensitive skin. My eye makeup looks as good at the end of the day as it did in the morning when I left for work. Enough coverage under eyes to skip concealer... Most days.

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Love It

I received this product in my Birchbox for the first time a year or two ago. I loved it so much I purchased a full size. The full size has lasted me well over a year. Definitely something I use everyday. I have very hooded eyelids and this makes it so that my eye shadow stays in place all day and sometimes even into the next day!! I find that it can also double as a concealer, it covers redness and blemishes nicely as it reflects the light off of them. Definitely worth the extra money.

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Great Primer
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I've had many of these products. Most make you out on your finger or use a brush cause of the squeeze container. Love that this one has a wand. It's soft and keeps things out! Amazing!! Love all Benefit products!

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