Benefit Stay Don't Stray

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 Stay Don't Stray
4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 889 reviews 889 Reviews
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Great as a concealer by itself

I received a sample of this for Christmas, and since then I've purchased this product twice and I plan to keep it as a staple in my makeup routine. I have adult acne, acne scars, and red patches on my cheeks, which isn't a good look. It's marketed as a primer for concealer, but I find tat if I put some of this one any redness or blemishes and blend it well with a concealer brush, I don't need to follow up with a thicker concealer. If a blemish is really large or extra red, then I might need to use some concealer, but then this primer ensures it will stay on the blemish all day. I have oily skin, but this stays on all day. It has seriously helped even out my skin tone, and I recommend to anyone looking for an easy application concealer.

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Not for Dry Skin
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Besides the fact that I really don't think this keeps my undereye makeup or eyeshadow on longer, it's horrible for dry skin.

It looks like I have flakes under my eyes by mid morning. Not a great look. I'm a fan of Benefit products, but not this one.

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Works fairly well
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I have oily lids and I've tried many, many shadow bases. This one works fairly well. I'll be using the whole container of it. I can't say that for any other I've tried.

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not impressed

I have yet to find a benefit product that is worth the price. This one is not one of them. It went on amazing but lasted a few hours. I have better luck with drug store concealer than this.

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Didn't as an eyeshadow primer for me at all
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It's supposed to be an eyeshadow primer and concealer but it is definitely all concealer. The consistency of the product made my eyeshadow slide off my eyelids faster than it happens when I have no product on at all.

I usually get my eyeshadow primer from Urban Decay because it works so well but though I would give this a try since I had some points to spare. It just didn't work at all for me. I will definitely be returning to my normal brand.

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Everyday must have!
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This product is GREAT as a primer but in a hurry is great for great coverage by itself... perfect match to my skin and doesn't sink into the "nooks and crannies of my face"

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Ultimate go to product!

I have reurchased Stay Don't Stray probably four times. Never have I used a pruduct on my lids under shadow that holds the shadows in place so well for so long. Plus, the eyeshadows look even truer in color and don't take a million coats to show or look even! I even use the concealer on my lids when I don't wear shadow just to get that even, smooth, flawless look. I also use it under my eyes- wonderful concealer! If I don't feel like opening another product, I can use it on blemishes as well.

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Loving it!
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At a Birchbox/benefit event, I had one of the benefit girls do my make-up and she used Stay, Don't Stray. I wasn't blown away from it, but was happy to see it as a deluxe sample in my benefit Birchbox. Since then I've used it both for everyday and special occasion make-up and it really does keep my eyeshadow from creasing. It also helps as a concealer base, as it brightens up my dark circles before I even put anything else on. You do have to let it set for a bit before you start applying anything over it, so I suggest you put it on, then move on to brushing your teeth, or applying your lipstick.

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Don't see a huge difference

I was hoping that this would allow my undereye concealer to remain longer than it usually does, but I have so far not seen a huge difference. I like the product's texture and color, but probably will not purchase again.

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Not long lasting

Goes on smoothly, and spreads well...but after 6-7 hours, shadow was no longer in place. If your skin isn't oily, it may work...but others work better for my oily lids.

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