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stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows
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This dual-action power primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers AND eyeshadows STAY PUT. Concealers don't crease, eyeshadows stay vibrant & true. Contains sodium hyaluronate known to hydrate and vitamins C & E known to help fight the signs of aging.
10.0mL 0.33 US fl. oz.
WATER (AQUA), ISODODECANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, POLYGLYCERYL4 ISOSTEARATE, TALC, CETYL PEG/PPG10/1 DIMETHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, MICA, TRIBEHENIN, PEG30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), SORBITAN OLEATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), METHICONE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE. N¬∞ 04940/N. Ingredients for medium/deep: Aqua (Water), Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Polyglyceryl4 Isostearate, Talc, Cetyl Peg/Ppg10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Mica, Tribehenin, Peg30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sorbitan Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate. [+/: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]N‚Å∞ 07300/A.
Get your eye area to commit...to a long-lasting affair with shadows and concealers. Apply three tiny dots under your eyes & blend. Next apply three dots on eyelids & blend. Let set, then apply concealers & eyeshadows as usual. Just a dab'll do ya, love.
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I don't know why this product only has 3 stars because I think it is awesome. I use it every where I have a flaw and not just around my eyes. I have found that it helps my concealer cover sun spots and pimples better. It does help cover my dark under-eye circles and prime my eyeshadow. This and Benefits makeup primer are the bomb together under my makeup and helps it stay on longer through 12-15 hour grueling shifts. 5 stars all the way!
I, as numerous others on here, am not as happy with Stay Don't Stray since it changed. It just doesn't cover and blend as well as it used to. (I read elsewhere on this site where Benefit denies that the product formula changed, only the container did.) It WAS the best product I had found that could conceal dark areas under the eyes with the least amount of accumulation into wrinkles.
NOW, the coverage and blendability is just okay. I have found that if you dab it on your eye area and then wait for it to dry just a bit (5 to 30 seconds, depending on how new your product is), it will result in a more creamy texture that blends a little better and covers a little better. However, if it dries too much, it might get clumpy and won't blend well.
As for the container, I didn't love the pump from the past, and the current wand isn't great either. What Benefit SHOULD do is put Stay Don't Stray in a squeeze tube. This would resolve many problems: (1) The user can control the amount that comes out (which was difficult with the pump); (2) It minimizes product exposure to air (unlike the wand); (3) It can be applied directly to the eye area OR onto the finger first; (4) It's hygienic; and (5) If the product has experienced an extreme temperature change or has been sitting unused too long, the tube could be kneaded to remix the product inside.
Benefit needs to take note and ADDRESS all of THE CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS with this once-loved product.
My eyelids get super oily as the day goes on, meaning my eye shadow would crease and my eyeliner would transfer to the top of my eyelid. I have tried so many primers, but this has been the only one to work! I love using it under my eye shadow, or even just as a concealer as it really brightens up my eyes and makes me look more awake. I can't praise this product enough!
I have loved this product for years & was surprised to see changes to it the last time I bought it. After using it, I have to agree with the recent reviews - the changes are NOT GOOD. While the new applicator wand doesn't really bother me much, the new formula is the pits!! Stay Don't Stray was the ONLY eye shadow primer that worked all day with my hooded lids. Now, I'm getting creasing mere hours after application. With the older formula, that wouldn't happen unless I wore my makeup for 8+ hours.
I will NOT be buying or recommending this product any longer. I WILL start my search for a new, long-lasting primer. Boo :-(
I love Stay Don't Stray because you can use as a primer for eyeshadows, concealers and even for your lipstick!
Love the product, actually get to keep makeup on, especially as I sweat quite a bit. BUT I DO NOT LIKE the applicator - when I first saw a video it was in a pump - I do not like wands they are unhygienic and you loose product. Would make a great product brilliant!
I never saw the use of an eyeshadow primer before but after trying this, I've been converted! This stuff is great! You only need the smallest amount to cover the lid and the fact that its lightly tinted means it covers any veins/ discolouration. It keeps my eyeshadow looking great for longer and stops my lids from getting oily throughout the day in the hot Aussie weather. This is also great for putting under concealer. It stops concealer from creasing/ caking and creates an overall flawless finish. Highly recommend this stuff!
I have to agree with other reviews concerning the change from pump to wand. The pump product was superior, easier and cleaner. Would love to see Benefit change the product back to pump.
I've only ever purchased this "new" version that is not in a pump that several reviews I have read have mentioned. It comes with wand with a applicator tip. Think lip gloss applicator. I can't speak for the old version but I love this stuff. I live in Florida and makeup and concealer are not heat friendly. Before using this my concealer would disappear and my eye shadow started fading away by 1 pm. Not with this! I place 3 dots under my eye when I need to use concealer there, blend it in and then apply my normal concealer. It stays all day. I also apply 2 dots on my eyelid and 1 dot on my brow-bone and blend. Then I apply my eye shadow. It stays in place all day, doesn't fade and doesn't crease. I can even go to the gym after work and even after a long workout where I end up a sweaty mess, my eye shadow and concealer don't budge unless I try to wipe it off. I also use this on my eye lids and just dust on some powder to brighten up my eyes if I didn't sleep well the night before and am not wearing a full face of makeup.
For me, this stuff is great. Not too thin, not too thick and heavy. Give it a try. I think you'll like it.
I'm sorry to say - I have to break up with you in search for another product. I've been a LONGGGG time user of this product - it was my go to product that I could count on. But you've cut too many corners and now that product is not the same.
1. The pump was much a much better delivery system - the new wand just doesn't work well.
2. Formulation - My last purchase did not last long at all - and it was VERY runny - I had to shake shake shake it up every time I used it.
3. This new purchase, I'm still having to shake and it really isn't the coverage it used to be.
So - I'm breaking up in search of a new product, and to be honest - I'm bummed and very sad. This product was great and slowly got to be nothing more than something I can find at my local drug store. :-(
Have been using this product for eons (previously used FYeye). Used to love this product in the pump form....yes some clear liquid would come out but once you got to that stage if you just squirted it out on a kleenex then applied to the eye it was perfect! With the wand applicator A: it is definitely not hygienic; B: you end up using way more than you actually need to therefore needing to buy more frequently; and C: it dries up a lot quicker in the tube with wand because you are pumping air in every time you reinsert the wand. I would buy another product by a competetor, however I haven't found anything else comparable, and I truly hope that Benefit listens to the feedback and brings back the original formula/packaging. I have spent way too much money on this product over the last year - if it was in the orginal formulation/packaging I only went through one per year using it virtually every day!
I had a terrible experience with this product... the primer never ever stayed on my lids for more than a few hours, my eyeshadow and eyeliner always came off. I usually had to reapply my makeup 3 or more times a day! Definitely not worth it, it was basically useless on my oily lids.
So sad to see Benefit cutting corners to make a few extra dollars. The original pump formula was fabulous. I was constantly recommending Benefit and this great formula to colleagues and friends, who all noticed how well my eye make-up lasted after 8 hours of teaching. But I have had to warn all those whom I encouraged to purchase the product: Do NOT buy this new formula! I'm so embarrassed that I recommended an inferior product! It is not the same. The new "wand" packaging wasted so much of the concealer; the "revamped" pump is terrible--at times it shoots out an oily mess instead of concealer. I threw mine away because the pump was so inconsistent. What a shame. What a waste of money. PLEASE go back to the ORIGINAL great product, Benefit!!. I'll be following these reviews to see if that ever happens. When it does, I'll become a customer again.
I have purchased the original product for years and have relied on it to cover up many things. It is the one product I would make sure I took with me and always made sure I never ran out. I have very dark circles under my eyes and it covered so well I needed nothing else. And it stayed on all day. It was the most amazing product I have ever used.
And then Benefit changed the delivery from pump to wand. I was excited to try it until I saw how watery it is. It is NOT the same formula...it covers nothing! I am so disappointed. For a product to have gone from best to worst is a shock. It is so useless I don't even use it.
I will not purchase this ever again unless Benefit goes back to the ORIGINAL formula.
It is a great primer. It looks a lot like foundation but it does something completely different! Not oily at all and smells really nice.
Makeup just stays on, exactly what it should do.
Though I never used the wand version.
I think I would prefer the pump for hygiënetic reasons.
I signed up for an acct just to write this review...this is how upset I am!
This was one THE BEST and my MUST HAVE product. After trying all different brands of concealer, I finally find the perfect one. The product lasted a very long time as well.
When I finally ran out and purchased a new one, I was extremely disappointed to discover the packaging changed. It does not go on the same and I have to use a lot more to have the same coverage. It only last me a few mos before it ran/dried out.
I ended up switching to the Fake Up concealer and it doesn't last throughout the day since it's a lot more oily.
PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD PACKAGING AND FORMULA!!!
This used to be the BEST shadow primer, hands down. I could pump exactly the right amount, and the formula was thick and covered well. This stuff used to hold shadow through an hour's worth of cardio with my face dripping in sweat, and it looked like it hadn't even been touched. Ever since the package was redesigned to use the wand instead of the pump, the formula is watery, doesn't cover well, and i'm lucky if i can get through 4hrs sitting at my desk at work without my shadow coming off, let alone through the whole day. This used to be a staple in my makeup kit, and I've recommended it to friends, but unless the formula is reverted to the original, I'm going to have to try to find an alternative.
Some eyeshadows irritate my eyelids so I was happy to find that Benefit's OLD formula primer created a barrier so that I never had an allergic reaction to shadows, plus it kept concealer and eye makeup in place.
The new formula not only doesn't cover, but I am allergic to it! My eyelids became red and irritated three days after I began to use this stuff. I will return it to Sephora and look for another brand. I hate when a company thinks they have to "improve" a product that their customers love.
When I first heard of the new 'Stay, Don't Stray', I thought Benefit Cosmetics were launching yet another brow product to hold those unruly brows (I LOVE their Speed Brow gel!) Anyhow, I was pleasantly surprised to discover 'Stay, Don't Stray' is in fact an eye primer.
The reasons for my surprise:
1. There is a huge gap in the market for eye primers to help control those oily eyelids and to help give eyemakeup more hold.
2. I am always on the look-out for eye primers because they are hard to find - most brands don't stock one.
3. 'Stay, Don't Stray' doubles up as an eye concealer too - bonus!
So what do I love about the product:
The colour is perfect for concealing my eyelids and reduces and purple or red tinges. I find that the product adheres quickly to the skin and ensures my shadows don't fall-out or separate across my eyelid which is something most of us fear. The packaging is appealing, lightweight, and the name is exciting.
This shade won't particularly conceal the eyelid or a medium to dark skin because the pigment is light. The pump disperses too much product (one pump covers both lids entirely and there is still a bit left over). If this came in a tube or with a sensitive-to-touch pump then it would be more economic for the user (and the environment). All-in-all, 'Stray, Don't Stay' is a fantastic product. With a few tweaks to the packaging, this could be an amazing product. I'm even considering this as an investment piece for my makeup kit.
This is an essential product in everyone's beauty bags. It gives great coverage on blemishes and is terrific on the eyes. Teamed with Ooh la lift this is a perfect way to disguise the dark circles under your eyes!
This used to be one of the few products that were a must for me. However, since the new packaging, the product is different. I have to use more product, and the coverage just isn't as good. I hated the old packaging because it was wasteful. I hate this packaging because it will get contaminated and become rancid, which I assume you want to happen so people will purchase more frequently (since the old packaging lasted forever, even though the pump was extremely wasteful). Please, find a better way to package the product--contamination proof and bring back the old formula! Listen to your customers here, or you're going to lose them.
Unlike some of the other reviewers, I LOVE the wand instead of the pump. Keep it, please. Great product!!
I've been using this product for 3 years. I have loved it until now. It was initially great with the pump. Then when the product's application device was changed to a wand, I was somewhat upset. However, it worked okay. Now the pump is back, and it has been quite an experience...a not so pleasant experience. Half of what comes out is some watery liquid, but the worst part is it squirts out product and you never know where it is going to land. Today (and not for the first time) it squirted out and landed on a really nice pair of pants, and now I'm not quite sure if the stain will come out. Please fix this product! It was so great before :(
I am a loyal benefit customer and swear by atleast 75% of their products and the only reason that number isn't higher is because I haven't tried them all. Stay don't stray was my FAVORITE...it not only worked to keep eyeshadow in place but it was an awesome undereye concealer that worked amazingly ontop of erase paste. Like all of the benefit products I've purchased, this one lasted me way longer than expected and after 18 months (yes 18 MONTHS) it was time to purchase a new one. Much to my dismay, the product and the packaging both changed. It is no longer as thick as it used to be and is really liquidy. Goes on EXTREMELY sheer and my eye makeup clumps within 4 hours. Needless to say, this was the first benefit product I've ever returned. It is so much thinner, much less effective, and even if I would have kept it, there is no way it would have lasted 18 months like the other one did- the applicator wastes SO much product. Please bring back the pump!
I was very loyal to this product, it was one of a few that I HAD to have and I bought it over and over. Sadly, since the switch to the wand container, the product just isn't the same. I was initially glad about the switch, as I always dispensed too much product with the pump. I've been using the new one a few weeks now, and the product is thinner and glossier and doesn't cover and apply nearly as well. (I LOVED this product as a concealer, too.) Please bring back the product in the pump container, I NEED this in my life again! I've had to resort to hoarding the original product from wherever I can find it to hold me over until I can discover a suitable replacement. (or until Benefit brings back the original product, fingers crossed!)
Perfect example of something doing what it says on the box. Stay Don't Stray doesn't move, shift or slide, and neither does anything (concealer, foundation, eyeshadow) I put over the top of it.
This is the first item I have used by Benefit and I love it. I am 57 and my eyelids have gotten darker. I was looking for a primer for my eyelids with a natural color to even out my eyelids before applying my eye shasow. This product works great and my eyeshadow does NOT crease. I even ran that afternoon, got very sweaty and still my eyeshadow looked like I just applied it. I will try other products by this company.
Please bring back the pump--the applicator wastes product and is unsanitary. Also, the formula is thinner and doesn't last as long--no comparison. Without effective primer, there's no point in even applying eye shadow on me; it'll be gone by noon. Benefit will be losing my business for both primer and eye shadow unless this is fixed pronto.
I have NEVER written a review...ever...and I've NEVER returned a product...ever.
I love makeup, and I LOVE benefit. I bought stay don't stray for the first time in October 2012...it was the first eyeshadow primer i've ever purchased.. I used it every single day until it ran out 2 weeks ago...thats right, THAT product lasted me about a year and a half. I emphasize "that product" because this one simply isn't the same. Not only is it not the same, it's actually horrible. The old product would conceal imperfections around the entire eye area and keep my eye makeup in place for the entire day...all of this for both eyes while only using an amount of product that was no bigger than the size of a small ant. I have had the new bottle of stay don't stray for a week or so - I ignored all of the negative comments because I was basically in denial...but I am here to basically inform all other people in my position, unfortunately, the glory days are over.
The new product is SO thin, thinner than Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow. I put it on at 9am and by 1pm my eyeshadow has not only faded (which MAYBE I would be able to deal with, but it has CREASED...HORRIBLY). This product is such poor quality it is actually baffling that Benefit thought that it could get away with cheapening it this much.
Even though I can't give this product "zero" stars, I will justify the one star in saying that this product brought back all the bad memories of creasing and fading that made me purchase a eye primer in the first place.
Puede ser mejor, buen primer pero el aplicador esta muy feo.
I have used stay-put primer for over 3 years and had loved it. The previous product was fantastic. The new version-with the wand is awful. The product is much thinner. Need to use a lot more or eye makeup wears off soon. Previously used a small amount from the pump and it would last all day. The pump product would last me about 8 months. The current product lasts under 4 months. I am getting a lot less for my money. Also the wand carries a great chance of germs and infection. I am not a happy customer and will be looking elsewear for a different product. Please bring back pump!!
Ughhhhhhhhh! I am SO FRUSTRATED that the formula was changed! I have naturally very light pink skin, and have never been able to find a spot concealer that matched my skintone. I received a sample of this a few years back. It worked fine for an eyeshadow primer, but I still preferred by UD Primer Potion. One day, when I'd run out of my normal (poor color-match) concealer I decided I'd use this to attempt to cover up a couple of spots, and...MAGIC. I mean this stuff concealed a zit on my skin so well you couldn't see it AT ALL. It was buildable, looked totally natural, and stayed all day. I've been a loyal Stay Don't Stray user ever since. The last time I ran out I went to pick up a tube and they had two shades. I thought "Oh that's awesome that they have one for WOC, way to be inclusive Benefit!", but then I got my tube of "Light/Medium" home and realized that #1 The pump was gone, replaced by a doe tip (unhygienic!!!!) and #2 The formula was SUPER runny. This was the only product of Benefit's lineup that ever worked for me, and it's a shame it's gone now. I guess Benefit can count me out as a customer. :(
But like other reviewers, I fought to open the tube, only to discover the tube was totally redesigned. I really hate the sponge applicator and the mixture has definitely changed consistency. I guess it is all about your bottom line isn't it. You obviously haven't worried that with this delivery method, bacteria is introduced to the product in the tube thus increasing the risk of infection.
So to summarize: awful delivery method, thinner coverage, less product in package overall, risk of infection, for the same price. What a nice way to treat your customers. I will be looking for a new product and will tell all my friends about my disappointment with this product.
I used to adore this product. After exhausting an entire pump tube, I picked up another at Macy's without looking at it much because it was still in the same cardboard packaging. When I got home, I was frustrated when I couldn't pop the cap off. I unscrewed it to see that there was a standard concealer applicator. And even though thy deny it, the formula IS different. It's much thinner and creases unlike the old, creamy version. It's sad, but I'm going to have to find a new eyeshadow primer. I hope I can find one with the same versatility as the original Stay Don't Stray.
i was excited to try this since it is my first benefit product but i was so disappointed. The color is a good match but after an hour of applying to my upper lid it was creasing and easy rubbed off if i would touch my skin. So the next time i wanted to see the difference between my old primer i usually use which is elf lid primer for$1!! One eye elf and one eye benefit. I can say that elf had both better coverage and after and hour to 2 of wear the benefit was creased and disappearing when the elf product looked as if i just applied it. ( and no i didnt even rub my eyes) I spent $25 dollars on this stuff!! What a wasted. If you want a good primer just go try elf lid primer before you buy this expensive stuff.
I used to love this product. I kept one in my purse and one at home. It was amazing. Then they changed things. It used to have a pump so you were able to control the amount you wanted, it came out onto my hand so I could use different types of brushes or applicators to apply it, and it had a great consistency. Then they introduced the new applicator, which is like a typical concealer, and it is awful. It comes out thinner, stays on for less time, and you can't use any other applicators so it introduces germs every time you stick the applicator back in the tube. Most importantly, the old bottle would last me 6 months or so, but without the pump so much of the product is wasted because the applicator can't reach it and a bottle now lasts me maybe 3 months. Please, please, please bring back the pump! I can't fathom spending $30 on this product with these issues.
I've used this product for many years and loved it! But will not be buying again unless you go back to the pump design. I don't like the idea of introducing germs every time you put the applicator back in to the bottle after using it - especially for an area that's as sensitive such as the eye area. Please bring back the pump!
I used to be absolutely in love with Stay Don't Stray. Sadly, I will no longer be using this product. With the new applicator, the product doesn't go on as well. The consistency is thinner and doesn't stay on as long. And without the pump I am not able to get all of the product out when it is nearing the end. Please bring the pump back!
I got this as a little mini and im obsessed with it!
Not only does it stop your eye-shadow from moving on your face but it is really great for touching up my T zone area when my foundation becomes cakey or cracked.
I was on my way in to the city for a great night out and i noticed my foundation starting to crack and come off (ive been having big problems in the skin department lately) i was panicking trying to fix it with more foundation and concealer but just was making it worse so i thought id just see if i could use stay don't stray to fix and wow! It worked so well, fixed the problem areas immediately. Was really impressed.
It also fixes dark circles and brightens my eyes so well!
This product has many uses so well worth the money, buying the full size ASAP!
This product does exactly what they say. I use it as a primer on upper and lower lids under eyeshadow and under concealer. Eyeshadow stays on all day, and dark circles disappear especially when a little brightener is dabbed over the top. The new deeper shade blends in perfectly with my light to medium skin.
I have used stay don't stray for over 3 years and it has been amazing. Has made huge difference in my eye shadow staying on all day long. My previous items were the pump container and I liked them much better then the new applicator version. The new item the primer is thinner and you need to put much more on or it does not keep the eye shadow fresh and on all day. Please either go back to the pump or make both so customers can choose.
I loved this before but something has changed since I bought it last time as now it comes with the applicator instead of the pump .. Its lost its staying power some how ??? !! I will return it as Im not pleased with the results now ..To bad , i love benefit !!!
I used to Love Love Love Stay Don't Stray... I feel like since the packaging has changed, so has the formula. In the old packaging, this product was thicker and would dry fast to a matte finish. AND it would NEVER crease! Now, it's a thinner consistency, takes longer to dry, and settles into the creases on my eye lids. I WANT to love it, but I just don't feel the same about it. I might be on the market for a new eye primer. :(
This is a great product that I have bought several times now. Keeps make up on all day at work with no thought of touch ups!
I absolutely love Stay don't Stray. It does the job it's supposed to do. Even when I put it on over my foundation and don't put eyeshadow on it illuminates my eyelids. So don't go off a bad review because I'm proof we are all different.
I love this product, I have the one which is a pump dispenser, I see from the photo here that you have it with a wand I think this is going to be so much better as I always tend to find I pump too much. Not a criticism at all merely a thought.
Thank you for such great products and brilliant website.
This product was extremely raved about on youtube, logs, etc. So I thought I'd give it a try. I had recently purchased e.l.f's primer which is one dollar, and found it to be just as good, and unless you load on the product of stay don't stray, it's not nearly as good as e.l.f's.
Really makes your eye shadow stay on all day and makes it so you really don't need to put as much eye shadow on to really get the color on your eyelids. Don't push too hard on the pump cause you will get too much of the product. You can also if that does happen, put it on as a concealer as well.
I received this item as a sample and LOVED it! It came with the soft tip applicator as shown in the picture. When I purchased the product I got a pump, NOT the soft tip as expected. One push on the pump and so much product comes out that I waste a ton of it. More product than can actually be used on one person. I was so excited about the product I received as a sample, to then get this pump was incredibly disappointing. I think all the pumps should be recalled or at least send the spongy tipped applicators to replace the pump to make up for this fatally flawed design. Sooooooooooooooo disappointed :o(
This product truly does its name justice. It helps my eye shadow stay put all day long. It goes on very easily and dries quickly so I can put my shadow on. No creases! I wouldn't use anything else. Just make sure you don't press the applicator too hard or too much will come out. A little goes a long way!
I bought this a couple months ago and it is great, but the eyeshadow really creases. Otherwise it would have five stars because I like how it primes concealer, is tinted to match my skin tone, and keeps shadow vibrant.
I got this for my mum recently and she adores it :) I've got her hooked on Benefit ha-ha! I haven't tried it myself yet but I plan to soon :)
The only reason why I purchased this product is because it was advertised as having a soft tip applicator. But they don't send you what they sold you. I received a terrible pump that wastes so much product. More product comes out than anyone would ever need. I was heart broken. Don't believe the description.
I tend to find that my eyeshadow stays when I wear foundation and powder on my lids, but this does a great job at evening out my skin tone and providing a good base for the eyeshadow. My eyeshadow definitely stay when I wear it. It's incredibly easy to use.
I put this not only around my eyes but also anywhere else I want to put concealer, and it works wonders! I worked out and took a shower and it was still intact. I will be repurchasing over and over. :)
I started using Stay-Don't-Stray a few years ago and fell in love! This stuff doesn't crease at all for me, which is saying a lot because I have oily skin. My eyeshadow lasts a long a time and my under eye circles are covered. Great stuff!!
I'm a girl who wears eye-shadow everyday. But my eye-shadow fades and looks a mess by the end of the day. Once I saw Benefit did a product to stop it fading I had to try it. I have a lot of products from Benefit so I trust it was going to work.
I tried it yesterday and it was brilliant! I had a full day of college + work that night and by midnight my eyes looked just as they did at 9am when I put it on. VERY HAPPY!!!
Benefit is a brand you can defiantly trust <3
I ordered this product when you change the applicator, so I expected it to be brush applicator... but I received the previous one, and I find it very difficult to use it without pumping too much, but it is quite hard to do it without wasting it...
However, the product is really good, and it prevents from creasing and almost covers my eye circles, although for this issue I prefer ErasePaste.
Practically since I began buying Benefit make up products, Stay don't stray has always been a dependable product for me, something I could rely on to make my eyeshadows and my concealers stay put, especially the former. Having such a fair complexion, its light shade was one of the things that attracted me most, and it has a nice texture, as well.
You've just launched a new shade for Stay don't Stray, which has aroused my curiosity and my interest for two reasons:
1. The shade itself; something for deeper-complected girls to make eye make up better, something more similar in colour to their complexion.
2. An added improvement: the new applicator.
Regarding the shade, I was very interested in giving it a go, but I also had some misgivings, lest it should look too dark on me. As soon as it was available in our local department store, I tried a litte of it on my hand and saw it wasn't half as dark as I dreaded it would be, just a spot darker than Boi-ing 02, and not too much darker at that. So, I bought it at once. Besides, once you've put the eyeshadows on your lids, does it really matter what shade the eyeshadow primer coms in? I don't think so; and even if it did, a little bit of Light/Medium and a little bit of Medium/Deep go together, and should get blended on your eyelids, with a very natural result.
As for the new applicator, it's really won me over: handy and quick, to your eyelids and back to the tube, with just the precise amount of product. In my last order, I received, together with two other items, the kit Sexy Little Stowaways (incidentally, one of your best kits), whidh included, amongst deluxe minis of other products, a deluxe mini of Stay don't Stray and it had this applicator, and it is perfect, much better than the dispenser, which tends to give out more product than necessary and that may result in waste of some product.
To wrap it all up, this product, together with Porefessional and That Gal, will remain a staple for me, all the more now you've included this double improvement.
When I ordered this product, I was expecting the brush applicator so was a little disappointed to see it was a pump! However, I have managed to figure out how to use it so too much doesn't come out and get wasted. It goes on really nicely and actually works! Although I still need to apply concealer over top to reduce my under eye circles, this product is great at preventing my eye-shadow from fading or creasing which is a problem I usually have.
My only negative is the pump - it's quite hard to apply and get a good coverage, so I think the applicator which is pictured would be better.
When I first bought this it was too light for my complexion, I was using it as a primer, and it just didn't work for me. I was looking for a concealer that wasn't cakey. (I have acne prone skin so I needed better coverage that didn't clog my pores) I started to use this and it worked amazingly for a concealer, the coverage was great, it lasted all day, easy to apply, and wasn't cakey on my skin. I recommend this as a concealer, I'm definitely buying this again!
I was so excited to try this primer. I have been hunting for one that will work for my under-eye concealers && since this one claims to be great for that, I picked it up. I have to admit that it is a GREAT eyeshadow base - neutralizes lids & prevents creasing. Not so much for under your eyes though. I used it the past three days and everyday, it seems cakey && almost flakey under my eyes. I tried several different techniques to get this to work under my eyes, but no luck *=( Ooh-La-Lift is a MUCH better product!
It works as a corrector under my Boing and really brightens up the eye. Love the fact it comes in medium-deep, perfect for my skin tone without looking ashy
After a few hours my eyeshadow just vanishes without a trace. But not any more! 3 TINY drops on a brush covers the top lid & brow area, 3 more under my eyes. A little goes a long way. Did not sink into those fine under eye lines. Light color blended well with my skin tone and even helped to cover my dark circles. Non-drying. Will stay on my list of necessities!
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consistency / texture
What is the consistency and texture of this product? Is it like a cream or more of a liquid / thin?
Stay don't stray is a creamy liquid that protects, perfects and locks on concealer. Check out the swatch near the top of the product page!
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How do you use the product?
I have purchased this product for the first time. I have followed the instruction, 3 dabs and let dry and then apply eye shadow. My eye shadow is off by mid day? What am I doing wrong? I have tried more then 3 dabs, less than 3 dabs, I have waited 10 min for the product to dry before applying eye shadow. I have applied eye shadow by dabbing, by smooth strokes. Nothing seems to work
Unfortunately, you aren't doing anything wrong. The same thing is happening to me & never used to happen. Benefit has altered the formula for the worse. I'm sorry this answer doesn't resolve the issue but hopefully it answers the questions.
I find that setting my primer with a neutral powder like the POREfessional: agent zero shine or longwear powder shadow in call my buff makes my eyeshadow last all day! Set your primer with powder before applying your eyeshadow and you'll love the results.
Shadow still creases! Any tips?
My shadow still creases!!! Does anyone have any tips or other products I could try?
Oh no gorgeous! After you apply the 3 dots to your eyelid and blend, wait until it dries to apply your eye shadow. You can also try our Air Patrol BB cream eyelid primer. It extends the extends to wear of your eye shadow for long lasting color that won't crease!
In the past, I have used this as a blemish conealer as well. Is this ok to do? The coverage is excellent.
Stay don't stray is best when used around the eye area. If you're looking for a blemish concealer, check out boi-ing! This industrial-strength concealer camouflages dark circles, minor imperfections and discoloration without creasing or fading, You'll love the full coverage!
Check out boi-ing here: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/boi-ing
Is the eye primer hypo-allergenic?
Benefit does not test for or claim that our products are hypo-allergenic (least likely to cause an allergic reaction) or non-comedogenic (does not cause pimples & blackheads). If you have a specific allergy, please contact Customer Care to determine if a product is suitable for your skin.
Do I apply before or after my makeup base/foundation?
I apply it before my foundation. It's actually the very first thing that I apply. It's not a concealer, although many don't realize it, but it does have some concealing properties, so I suppose that you could apply after if you really wanted to do so. Hth :)
Apply your foundation first, and then apply Stay Don't Stray. Let set, then apply concealers & eyeshadows as usual.
Can you use stay don't stray and Fake up together? Or is it not necessary because fakeup is a concealer?
I don't use Fakeup, but I'm guessing that you can use both since Stay Don't Stray is NOT a concealer, although it does have some concealing properties. It is an eye primer that prepares the eyes for product application such as concealer, eyeshadow, liner etc. Hth :)
Yes,Gorgeous! You can use them together. Stay Don't Stray will make your concealer AND your eye shadow STAY PUT.
I have problems keeping my foundation to stay and my eyeshadow I trust benefit but I don't want to get two products can this be used to as like lotion to keep foundation on?
Stay don't stray is a primer for your eyes. To help your foundation last longer, try POREfessional or That gal and then use a finishing powder.
Do you have to wait for this product to dry before applying eye-shadow and concealer?
On the box it says to lightly push the bottle to have some product come out on the back of your hand then apply three little dots on the area desired then let dry a minute and then apply your concealer and eye-shadow. That is exactly what I do and it works great!
No it dries pretty much instantly..you don't need to apply a lot for this product to work..too much could end up looking cakey. I use a pea size or smaller for both eyes and under my eyes. I think the eye shadow may stay a bit longer if applied very shortly after apply primer rather than waiting over 15 min to apply. Hope this helps.
I let it dry for 5 seconds and then apply eye shadow. If you let it dry completely, the eye shadow won't have anything to hold on to. Hope this helps. :)
Yes, but is not like you'll "wait" because the texture is amazing, it will dry almost immediatly. And you need a very small quantity on your fingertips to have a great effect. Just try ;)