stay flawless

15-hour primer


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Flawless works overtime!

Our instant PRO-long primer acts like a magnet to lock on your foundation for 15 fresh & flawless hours. This invisible stick primer glides directly onto skin for optimal wear & a natural-looking finish. Go longer. Stay flawless!

  • 94% said it helps foundation last longer*
  • 97% saw an improvement in the look of skin/complexion*
  • 97% said it enhanced foundation’s performance*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey when worn with hello flawless oxygen wow! liquid foundation & hello flawless! powder


5.5 g Net wt. 0.54 oz.


Stay Flawless Ingredients: Isododecane, Aqua (Water), Polyethylene, Polydecene, Silica, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Heptahydroxystearate, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Galactoarabinan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosterols, BHT. [+/-: 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° 07481/A

Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.


Lock that look.

Let loose without losing your makeup. Glide this innovative primer stick directly onto skin, then immediately apply foundation, blending together on face.

For full-face flawless, apply a thin layer of the POREfessional to clean, moisturized skin. Next, smooth on stay flawless starting at the outer areas of the nose, moving downward toward the jawline. Finish with hello flawless oxygen wow liquid foundation for complexion perfection!

Reviews & Questions

Feb 12, 2016

Don't Waste Your Time

Location: Overland Park
Eyes: Amber
Skin tone: Fair

WORST foundation primer I have EVER used (& I've used a lot). First off, I hate how it's basically a stick that you glide over your face, feels like you're rubbin butter all over your face. It's hard to tell how much you're putting on. My foundation (Hello Flawless by Benefit) looked awful- patchy, didn't cover my blemishes or red areas as well as without a primer & honestly with this primer- it totally fell off my face by 2 hours. Pretty pathetic, especially for the price tag! Not to mention what this primer did to my skin. It gave me the worst breakout I've had like ever. Totally disappointed & don't know about investing anymore money into this brand. Seriously think before buying.

Oct 20, 2015


Location: Brazil
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “awesome, love benefit, fan”

I am Brazilian, and I am Always traveling to the USA for business propose, as I did not find Brazil on the list of the countries I had to mention USA, but I do live in Brazil!!! I am a HUGE fan of Benefit Cosmetics and I wear make up all day and before the Stay Flawless I never had my make up on for such long time as when I started using this primer, this is absolutely the best one that I ever had. Also I use under the lipstick that also keeps my lipstick on for more time. Benefit has just arrived in Brazil with a considerable price but in terms of samples and gifts with the purchase the stores did not have much choice and they do not offer the make up bags and all the gifts as in the USA. The store that now I am shopping at the Benefit store at Iguatemi Campinas... Also what makes me shop there is because of the sales assossiate Livia Arcolini, she is always helpful and with a big smile on her face, this girl really add value to the store. Hope to hear back from Benefit :)

Oct 17, 2015

Unfortunately patchy

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

I thought this was going to be AMAZING! And to be honest when I do make up on people and use this it does look fab and they do always say that they get amazing long lasting foundation. However, on myself unfortunately it does not work as well, it tends to patch up my make up completely especially around my chin, nose and cheeks, to be honest it just makes me want to take off my whole foundation.

Sep 17, 2015

I wouldn't consider using foundation without it

Location: Gold Coast QLD, Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

As said above, it's not worth putting on my foundation, even my Oxygen wow without it. It just makes your makeup stick! Still feels really good, not making it tight at all.

May 31, 2015

Great for wedding make-up!

Location: Manchester, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “long lasting!”

I received a sample of this with the Hello Flawless foundation I purchased a month or so ago. I tried it out to test it one evening in but I'm not normally one to take a lot of time applying make-up etc. so didn't really give it a go other than that as it's an extra layer to add until my sister's wedding yesterday. Unlike other reviewers, I really like the feel of the primer and it blends lovely with the Hello Flawless foundation. My make-up stayed put all day, when I came to take it off at 1am, my face still looked even and covered. The best bit is, when looking at the wedding photos today, I thought my other half had photoshopped my fine lines from my forehead. When he showed me the original snap, the lines were pretty much invisible! The only thing I did different was add the primer to my face make-up!! So, thanks Benefit, this is the best my face has looked! I will be using the sample up and buying a full-size product for regular use. FYI. I have dry skin with fine lines and this made my face feel hydrated and plumped.

May 15, 2015

Prime time of all primers!!

Location: California, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “prime of all primers, 15 hour or more”

This primer by far tops all primers for me!! Awesome product!!

Apr 18, 2015

Really bad!

Location: Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “a mini sample not full size!”

I got a free sample of this in a Hello Flawless foundation box and was eager to try it. When I got the product out of the wrapper, it went crumbly. This meant that it was really hard to apply. It didn't glide on, as I expected. I had to vigorously rub it in before it smoothed into my skin. I applied my foundation on top, but within minutes, the primer had formed patches on my face, which made me look cakey. Then within an hour, my whole face was covered in patches of the primer. Very disappointed. Overall not impressed with this product and I will not be buying a full size version. Sorry Benefit :(

Mar 3, 2015

I did not like it

Location: Harker Heights, TX, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

I LOVE you Benefit products. I was super excited to try this product as I was looking for a new primer. But to my surprise this product was the worst that I had tried. I was so disappointed. I applied as instructed with my other benefit products. Afterwards my face felt EXTREMELY oily and like I had applied silicone to my face, in which my face ended up breaking out. I tried this product three more times to just make sure I didn't do anything wrong. I had the same results each time.

Feb 27, 2015

perfect primer for combo skin

Location: NY
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “easy to use, longwearing, helps with shine”

I need to apologize. I had a deluxe sample of this primer sitting in my makeup draw for maybe about a year. I was using other primers and for whatever silly reason never gave it a shot. Man, I was missing out!!! Having used up the sample, I now need the full size. I have combination skin prone to shine and this is without a doubt the best primer i ever used. It's easy to use gliding on my face. It feels slightly tacky but they say that is so the makeup adheres to it. Not only does it help with bad shine I am prone to, my makeup stays fresh and matte ALL DAY. Even hours later, even when I went to the chiropractor and my face was in the table and my makeup usually rubs off- it didn't rub off with this underneath!! I also tried pairing it with the porefessional like the website suggested and that just took my complexion to a whole different level of flawlessness. Amazing.

Sep 28, 2014

Good for undereye priming

Location: Missouri
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Smooth, Moisturizing”

Please, listen, people at Benefit!!! I received a sample size, and although I don't ever use primers all over my whole face, I found it perfect for undereye priming to keep my undereye concealer from creasing and looking cakey. When the sample size ran out, I bought the big one, but unfortunately, it's much too large to apply well under my eyes now. Please sell the sample sizes for normal retail!!!!! I would pay $10 for a small one-- it was the perfect size for rolling quickly under my eyes. Now I have to apply first to fingertips and then under my eyes. My only other complaint about the large product is that the product itself broke, and a huge chunk of it fell out of the tube. I just put it back in, but it occasionally falls back out again, and I'm not looking forward to when I get through enough that I have to somehow try to smooth out the crumbly part where it broke.

Sep 21, 2014

Not for me

Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair

I had a sample of the pore-fessional primer and loved it! I went to Sephora planning to pick that up, but I spoke to one of the Sephora employees talking to her about my skin which is oily with a few dry patches. She ended up recommending this Stay Flawless primer. I was so excited to try it, fooled by super duper cute packaging. I tried it the next morning and when I put it on my skin it felt nice and cooling and refreshing after waking up. I put my Maybelline BB cream over it and a matte powder. At first I was pretty happy about how it was like a magnet attracting my makeup but later that day I wasn't so happy. My makeup starting caking up in the hollows of my face. Everything felt sticky like a glue stick. I ended up returning it the next day. Not sure if the problem was that I was using a BB cream instead of foundation or that I was matched to the wrong primer for my skin type but it wasn't something I would recommend to one of my friends.

Sep 7, 2014

This product is really great.

Location: New York, NY, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair

I like using it as it makes me feel like I am wearing fresh make-up the whole day... No need for repeated retouch.....

Jul 27, 2014

Love it!!!

Location: salt lake city utah
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light

For a girl with combination skin, this is pretty much the most perfect product on the planet. I don't mind the tacky feel to it at all, it doesn't dry out my skin and make it feel uncomfortable, but it does keep oil at bay and keep my make up matte and fresh all day long. No kidding, it stayed until I took it off before bed. I hope this never gets discontinued. It's pretty perfect for me.

Jul 2, 2014


Location: Georgia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

I got a sample of this with the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation that I purchased. I have a real problem in the T-zone area. Usually by 10 am, I am having to powder my nose.

Jun 22, 2014

The primer I've been waiting for!

Location: Australia
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “flawless, long-lasting, heavy-duty”

This primer is genius! My foundation NEVER makes it to the end of a work day and I end up layering more and more powder on and get all cakey. I had this product applied during a makeover at a Benefit counter and just had to give it a go. If I had read some of the reviews here about application I might have passed but I am so glad I hadn't, application is a breeze. You need to move quick to get your foundation on after applying but I have never had a disaster. I use it with my Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation and I get a lovely, flawless finish. I love that my skin looks dewy and fresh, its awesome!

Jun 9, 2014


Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

I bought this because I have quite problematic skin and my foundation always looks like it doesn't sit right. Then a friend recommended this product and it is the best thing ever. I find it glides on the skin nicely and then my foundation goes on very smoothly and it does what it says on the tin! Truly flawless!

May 7, 2014

Did not work for me

Location: Undisclosed

I bought this product because I had trouble with the Hello Flawless liquid foundation staying put all day. First off, it is difficult to blend foundation after applying Stay Flawless, but with a little extra effort that's not a big deal for me. However, this primer made my foundation look and feel heavier and much less natural (and I had to use more since it was difficult to blend). After a few hours I looked in the mirror and saw my makeup had melted off in patches. Trying to fix it was impossible since some areas had set properly and other areas were greasy looking. I tried this product with and without the Porefessional or That Gal and tried applying in sections but nothing worked for me.

Apr 28, 2014


Location: Jamestown, ND, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “awesome”

This product is fantastic! My makeup stays on from morning to evening. I have worn makeup for years and never had it look as good all day long. I highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to touch up their makeup during the day!

Feb 8, 2014


Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Olive

If you are after a flawless look - look no further. This product is a must for those days when I really want to look and feel my best - my foundation lasts SO much longer when applied on top of this, its not greasy, it doesn't flake or dry out my skin, it is just evens out your complexion and keeps you look fab all day AND all night.

Jan 28, 2014


Location: Australia
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

Most primers make your face greasy and your makeup falls off as quickly as you applied it. This primer feels great when applied and makes your foundation easier to apply, resulting in a great, smooth coverage. When returning home after a long day, your makeup is still in place, the way you left it, with no need for a top up. I have been using it during summer, and it stays on through sweating. I have oily/combination skin and it works great with it! Its the best primer I have ever used, I will never go back to that grease I once used!

Jan 25, 2014

Love this primer product. Easy to apply & adds long...

Location: Ontario, Canada
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light

Love this primer product. Easy to apply & adds long lasting staying power for all my products.

Jan 24, 2014

Not as good as advertised.

Location: Vienna, VA, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light

I tried using this product under a variety of different foundations (cream, cream-to-powder, DHC's Velvet Skin Coat, etc.), and no matter what I used, the product would not blend. Instead, I ended up with flakes of foundation on my face that I then had to brush off - which kind of defeats the purpose of a primer. I plan to try this product to see if it will work as an eye-shadow primer, since my eye-shadow tends to disappear by mid-day. If it doesn't work for this, it's definitely not worth purchasing.

Jan 22, 2014


Location: Chicago IL
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Medium

I love benefit products, most my make-up is benefit. I usually rave to family and friends about their make-up and skincare and how there products work and last. I bought this because my friend (who was a bride to be) had a benefit party, the girl put it on me and I liked it on my skin (I have combination skin and it felt hydrating to me) and it looked great with the foundation so I bought both. I like the stick application but its sort of mis-leading you think you are getting a lot of primer but come to find out about a month and half after I bought it I noticed the inner part was hallow and leaving some of the primer around the edge but you can't rub it on your face since the center is a concaved hole. I don't mind spending the money on this if it was to last, I buy their foundation, blush, bronzer and use it everyday and can get about 5 to 6 months out of it before I am needing to get more. I feel pretty silly I raved about this to all my friends only to feel disappointed in the end.

Jan 10, 2014


Location: Idaho Falls, ID, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “easy, Effective”

Love this primer! It makes my foundation last longer without using as much powder. My skin is so soft and dewy!! Definitely one of my "benefavs."

Jan 4, 2014

Primer <3

Location: Puebla, Mexico
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “flawless, real”

I love the Stay Flawless, I've been wanting it for ages and couldn't find it in my country so I ordered it. When I first applied it, it felt weird, but when I continued with my make up routine, it worked perfectly

Jan 1, 2014

wowed by it

Location: Braintree, Essex, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “amazing, light, flawless”

I never normally wear primer but I got sample of this and the porefessional one too!! As I suffer with very sensitive skin and red cheeks the porefessional one made my cheeks reder and my make looked worse!! So tired my sample of stay flawless and was amazed by it... so ended up buying one and now cant live with without!! So glad I tried it :)

Jan 1, 2014

Seems to work well

Location: Boston, MA, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Smooth, sticky, clear”

Works pretty well, but not quite like a magnet. It does feel like the makeup won't melt off my face, though. Not as much product included, and will probably not be repurchasing, mostly because of the price. Also, part of the stick keeps falling off, so I have to stick it back together.

Dec 31, 2013

It feels like I rubbed wax on my face...

Location: Everon, WA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light

Worst primer ever! When I applied it on my face it felt like I had applied another layer of skin because it felt "heavy and waxy." Next, I applied benefit oxygen wow make up. I literally was struggling to rub the make up on my face. I was applying the make up with a concealer brush, but had to switch to my fingers because it wasn't blending into my skin, and leaving heavy make up marks on my face. I'm positive that the make up was hard to blend due to the primer because I've never had any problems like this when doing my makeup. Also, I had a hard time applying the rest of my make up on my face. The primer is too "waxy" and makes blending impossible on my skin. I must note that I don't have any skin problems (oily, flaky, dry, zits, ect). I do not recomend this primer to any body. I really do like Benefit products, except for this one.

Dec 30, 2013

Makes my face really oily

Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Smooth, cooling, easy to apply”

I have given this primer a few tries hoping that it was something i was doing wrong but unfortunately it just doesn't work for me. Im really disappointed because this would have been the answer to all my make up problems! I think the application is great, easy to go on and had no problems applying it or blending with my foundation. I dont find it heavy on my face, to me it feels nice and light and my skin still feels like it can breathe. The staying power i could not tell you about because it just makes my face so oily and shiny! Its so bad i have to dab so much dr feelgood on my foundation becomes patchy, and i have noticed it does cake a little after a few hours. I do like it for those really hot days where i know my foundation will last just a little bit longer and im yet to try it for a night out. I tried it with my HFOW and another high end brand foundation and the result was the same really shiny face. I wish i was one of the lucky ones who loves it, i am going to give it another chance in a few months time after my face is a little better (im having a few skin problems) just to make sure its not my skin producing to much oil. So fingers crossed but for now it just doesnt work for me :(

Dec 1, 2013


Location: chandler az
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light

i love this product so much I don't know where to begin. first its amazing and when it says 15hrs it means 15hrs. I wake up at 630 and put on my make up I use this and after a long day at the hospital my makeup still looks perfect. ive even fallen asleep at night and woke up with my makeup not 100% perfect but just about! not only do I use it for my face ive used it as eye shadow primer too! the eye shadow is hard to spread around some times but hey it works and you don't get that weird eye shadow crease :) I LOVE THIS STUFF!

Nov 12, 2013

am i doing something wrong?

Location: UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

name is completely misleading, applied to the whole face and then applied my lancome foundation & then my benefit get even powder. admittedly this made my face look flawless so i was happy with it. less than 2 hours down the line however when i went to the bathroom, i wasn't happy to notice that it had made my foundation melt off my face making my face looked shiny & my mascara ended up smudged under my eyes! tried this again today but applied it in sections & still got the same result! so diappointed. my foundation stayed on my face longer without the use of this '15 hour' primer. :(

Nov 11, 2013

Mixed Signals

Location: Alabama, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Deep

I loved the product but it broke in half. And its hard to apply when it broken i wish it wouldn't have broke. am still trying to decide if i want to repurchase it but am scared that it will break again. but all in all the product and packaging is amazing but just wish it wouldn't have broken.

Nov 8, 2013

A massive disappointment

Location: England, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair

I'd heard great things about this product, and because my other primer was running out I decided to give it a try. I wish I hadn't. Don't get me wrong, once you have (finally) applied your make up over the primer, it does hold the foundation well (although 15 hours may be debatable). However, it just takes so long to apply. Applying it with a foundation brush is completely out of the question because it leaves massive blotches of un-blended foundation. Even when applying with fingers (which I hate doing because I think you end up using more foundation) you have to be very quick because the glue-like texture of the primer soon becomes impossible to blend with foundation properly. It makes my make up feel very heavy on my skin, and almost makes me want to just take it all off and start again without the primer! I wouldn't bother buying it again - it isn't worth the hassle! I'll stick with Porefessional in the future!

Nov 5, 2013

Awful product :(

Location: Wales, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

Like others, I really don't understand the rave reviews this product has had... I wish it did work for me. It appealed because I usually don't seem to look like I'm wearing any make up after about 3 hours. I was lured in by the lovely packaging and claims like so many of benefits products, but it didn't deliver (which I also find with many of benefits products!). It feels exactly like putting 'Prit stick' glue on your face and foundation looks TERRIBLE on top! Really cakey. I use a top brand superbalanced foundation but I also tried a sample of stay flawless oxygen wow with it thinking maybe its designed to be used with only that. Well I ended up looking about 20 years older than I am and like I'd done my makeup for halloween, wouldn't be seen in public like that! I tried using porefessional between this and foundation, which worked ok but seemed to cancel out any staying power the stay flawless might have provided. Gutted I wasted my money on this :(

Nov 3, 2013

First time WOWed by a sample.

Location: Kent, OH, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair

I received a sample of this in my box of "Hello flawless" foundation. I was extremely happy with this in my first use. I have to go back and buy this now, I don't know how I ever lived my life without it. I love the texture, and it seems to just grab the foundation right off the brush, while still being extremely blend-able. This product is just straight amazing, that's all I can say.

Oct 18, 2013

Amazing product!

Location: Scotland, UK
Eyes: Gray
Skin tone: Fair

I was getting married and had decided to do my make up myself. I needed something that would help my foundation last all day! I had read a lot of reviews about this product, some positive and negative. I decided to give it a go and loved it! I couldn't believe the difference it made to my foundation and complexion. I used this product on the day of my wedding and had so many compliments on how amazing my make up looked, right up until the end of the night. I couldn't believe my make up was still pretty much perfect by the end of the night! Would highly recommend this!

Oct 1, 2013

Trying to get the best from this one...

Location: Madrid, Spain
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “cute design, easy fast application”

I wanted to try this one, to see if it really lived up to the hype. Plus, I also wanted to restock on Bathina, which I'd run out of. The girl who tried it on my face tried it first on my wrist: indeed, it was a bit hard to remove. That sufficed to make me buy it. The fact that the shade indeed seems to change didn't bother me in the slightest. As far as my personal experience with it is concerned, I've reached a few conclusions : -The application is easy and fast : the blending of primer and foundation, however, MUST be fast and isn't really that easy. -Moreover, it is much better, if not actually the best way, to do it with your own fingers. Therefore, if you're considering using the foundation brush, forget about it. You may find it hard to work with when it comes to blending foundation and this primer. -So far the trick of applying this primer and then the foundation in sections is the one I've followed, and I reckon it's a very good trick. -When I had this tried on, I had first That Gal, then Porefessional and finally Stay Flawless with HFOW in Honey on top. When I tried the experiment the next day, I saw this primer, to work better (that is, to make foundation last longer), can't have any other primer. -You've got to be really fast when applying foundation so that it can be well blended with this primer. I pour some foundation on my hand (not much, it's an advantage you don't really need so much) to use the amount I need, IMMEDIATELY AFTER applying the primer. I'm trying to make the most of this one. 15 hours of durable foundation? Well, it does its best.

Sep 20, 2013

Light moisture

Location: Orange County, CA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Olive

This evens out my skin, blurs pores and fine lines, and stops makeup from clumping or skipping. It's a great barrier between sunscreen and foundation to keep the sunscreen from ruining your makeup. It has no noticeable fragrance (thank goodness!) and it's completely sheer. I have oily skin, so this is not ideal for me with layers of products. This is especially nice with SomeKindAGorgeous as long as I have plenty of setting powder!

Sep 19, 2013


Location: CT
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light

I seriously cannot believe how well this product works. Does not feel heavy or oily on my skin, my makeup def lasts longer and my skin looks better! I am in love!

Sep 18, 2013

Love it

Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

Stay Flawless is amazing it really keeps my make up on for a looong time. The only issue I find is that it's hard to blend.

Sep 17, 2013

Some pros, but quite a lot of cons

Location: Hanoi,VN
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Medium

The 1st time I applied this product on, I fell in love with the Smooth, silky feel it gave me. This won me over n I decided to buy. But after a few times using, I realized this is not the best primer, and not what I'm looking for exactly I'll start with the PROS frist -Really do what it's claimed to be "Stay flawless" It helps the make up, foundation on for a really long time (I'm not sure about 15 hours since I nvr had my make up on for 15 hours straight but at least 8 hours I guess) (I have super oily skin) And the CONS -It gives me the feeling of applying glue stick on my face everytime I use it and I don't like it at all -somewhat it make my foundation shade a bit different and it makes me look funny -If you're used to apply foundation with foundation brush, u might have to forget about it. Ur foundation+this primer+brush=totallly a mess, they all stick together and make the foundation super hard to blend over the face. TIPS: USE YOUR FINGERS to apply foundation and DO IT QUICK *I don't think that I would like to repurchase this primer again. There're sure many products that can make my make up stay longer without giving me this much trouble

Sep 15, 2013

Lasted a half marathon in the rain!

Location: Birmingham
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “unmoveable, Effective, light”

This primer is absolutely amazing! I wear it with Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow and it stays on all day, and also sticks my blusher too. As a real test to see how good it was, I wore it when I ran my most recent half marathon- two hot and sweaty and windy hours later, I had completely forgotten I was wearing makeup, until I looked in the mirror when I got home and my face was matte and foundation clearly still in place. If it can survive that it can survive anything. Fantastic easy to use product, you only need a tiny bit and its a huge stick, so it'll last for ages. I cannot recommend this enough.

Sep 2, 2013


Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

I am a huge benefit fan. So when I bought this, I instantly fell in love with the packaging and what not. However when I went home to apply it, it wasn't that great. It made my foundation look cakey. It was really difficult for me to apply my foundation. I have tried many things to make it work, such as: applying POREfessional underneath first (did not work), & sectioning off my face (did not work also). Also, (the thing that got me mad) the stick broke in half, I just opened it and applied it to my forehead and half of it just fell off. I was really disappointed because it seemed to have great reviews. I don't really get it. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? But I have tried everything. If there are any suggestions please tell me, I do not want it to go to waste!

Aug 30, 2013

Just as it says!

Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “easy”

Great primer; I have combination skin with oily-ness in the Tzone and am acne prone too. I swipe this primer on and put my foundation on top (sometimes just powder) and it doesn't budge for the rest of the day! We are talking Phoenix desert hiking and everyday Arizona life sweat and shine and by 5pm my makeup still looks great!! No blemishes or irritation, so glad I tried this product :)

Aug 26, 2013

Absolutely the best primer ever. Make-up looks much...

Location: Israel
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “compact, realiable, unifying”

Absolutely the best primer ever. Make-up looks much better, stays longer and it adds quality to the whole look. And so easy to use.

Aug 25, 2013

I don't understand the hype

Location: San Francisco
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

I love Benefit and really wanted to like this primer. I tried it for a month with a range of skin care products and five different foundations, including Benefit's Hello Flawless. No matter what I tried, the primer caused my foundation to melt off my face in less than four hours. My makeup stayed on longer when I skipped primer all together.

Aug 24, 2013

finally found the perfect primer !

Location: Perth WA, Australia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

I have combination skin, but for some reason no foundations last on my skin and most primers only keep my makeup on for about 6 hours. BUT now thanks to Benefit's new primer, my foundation stays on perfectly for the whole day. Benefit products never lie ! They always do exactly what they're advertised to do :)

Aug 20, 2013

Does exactly what it says!

Location: South London, UK
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “long-lasting all day long!”

At first I was a little curious about this product- I waited a while to read upon others' reviews and was pleased to hear positive responses to it. I then invited myself to go to the boutique and ask to try it on. They moisturised my skin then applied the 'stay flawless' followed by my everyday 'hello flawless foundation'. The results were fabulous! My skin felt soft & smooth, fully moisturised yet not oily. Now I had to see how long it lasted to which it met its name and I had a full face of make-up which appeared untouched until I went to bed. I soon went and purchased the full product and use it almost everyday- still with the same effects as when I first bought it. Very pleased with this product :)

Aug 13, 2013

I'm not understanding the rave reviews

Location: Ohio
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light

This product came very highly recommended by friends and an associate at Sephora. She did a demonstration on this product and I was instantly sold. I tend to have pretty oily skin and I had the absolute hardest time with this product. I desperately want to love it, but I just can't. When I first applied the product, it felt amazing. It was so smooth and creamy on my skin. However, I use a high-end foundation daily and, using this primer, it literally melted off within a matter of 2 hours. I was left with pimples all over my face after 2 days of using this product. I even looked up different ways to apply this product and they all had the same end result for me. Super bummed!

Aug 10, 2013

I love this product

Location: Australia

This product is amazing and lives up to its name. Upon application you face instantly feels fresh and dewy. This product allows your foundation to set on your face while giving a even coverage. Makes foundation set into a matte form as well as lasting for hours. Cant live without this product!

Aug 6, 2013


Location: Lake Charles, LA, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Medium

I saw this primer in the store and didn't think it would be good bc you have to touch your face every time. I break out and my face is oily so I thought na it wouldn't work. I saw Tiffany D talk about how she likes it so I thought I would try it out. It works! You have to do one side of your face at a time and I would recommend only putting it in your T zone and blending it with your foundation brush. It turns into this paste but doesn't feel like a paste. Keeps my make up looking good most of the day. It holds better than any other product I have used although not 15 hours. I would purchase this again.

Jul 27, 2013

Still perfect at 4am!

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Long Lasting”

Got this primer and was not disappointed. Used it for the first time on a night out, and by 4am after visiting two packed and hot clubs and dancing a lot, my makeup had not budged at all. It starts to look really nice, dewy and natural about 20-30 mins after foundation has gone on, after it has set in and settled for a bit. It looks natural but not over done. I make it look best by applying, blending gently with a brush, then applying foundation and blending that with a brush after to really work it in and make it bind to the primer.

Jul 25, 2013

I love benefit, but this made me so sad.

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Medium

Maybe it doesn't go for oily skin but I cleanse my face put this on and 2 hours into my make-up I AM BLOTCHY!! I don't understand why...I've tried it many different ways with different foundations, and I just keep coming out so blotchy especially around my nose area...maybe it's the weather down here since it's been pretty hot and my face is oily but anyway... This product was not cheap so if anyone can help me out that'd be great! :)

Jul 23, 2013

Not sure of this product

Location: San Jose, CA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

I have been using the 15 hour primer for a few weeks now and I am not sure if this product works for me. I haven't noticed that my foundation is lasting longer than before using the primer. I still need to refresh my make up in the afternoon. Could it be I tend to get a bit oily in the summer? Or am I applying the product incorrectly? I tried different ways (applying in sections, applying in circles etc...) and I don't see a difference in the longevity of my foundation. I even tried different combinations of skin care to see what would work better with the primer. I may go back to the Benefit counter to make sure I am applying correctly before returning to the Porefessional. The Porefessional does not make my makeup last longer but it smooths out my skin and helps with the shine.

Jul 21, 2013

Firstly I'll start off by saying I use most of benefit...

Location: Shropshire, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “great for oily skin!”

Firstly I'll start off by saying I use most of benefit make up products and never write reviews, however I just had to share my experience of using this primer! I went into the store and told the benefit girl that I suffer really badly with oily skin and with the recent heat wave my make up has been melting off my face and I wanted a primer to avoid this when on a night out. I was torn between using poreprofessional and the new stay flawless primer, having used poreprofessional previously I was tempted to go with that! I was advised that if I wanted my make up to stay put during a night out and to avoid my skin going oily then the stay flawless primer was what I needed! I sceptically brought it and went on my way excited to try it out with my make up routine that night! It was a hot night and knew I'd be warm when out so I applied my make up as usual with the primer and went on my way. Well, I was amazed! When I first used it I thought it felt a little heavy on my skin and didn't think I'd get used to it during the night, however this feeling soon went and I couldn't tell I was wearing any additional make up. The primer really does work! During the night I noticed that I didn't have that urge to get a wipe and take my make up off before it started to drip off my face, I also didn't feel the urge to keep blotting my oily patches either! My make up looked almost as good as when I got home as it did when I left! I have worn it today to check it wasn't a fluke, so much so I've done the house work in the hot weather so I could test it, needless to say I'm writing this with make up that hasn't budged since I applied it this morning! I am totally sold on this product and will be recommending it to anyone I know! I now don't feel as self conscious about my oily skin as I used too! Thank you benefit for such a great product!

Jul 19, 2013

Loving this product!

Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Medium

I am so glad I have found this product. I have very oily skin and my makeup tends to melt off in the summer. I have tried many liquid primers and I find this solid stick primer works better with my oily skin. I've been using this product for two weeks and am very happy with the way it keeps my makeup in place all day. Also, it feels great on my skin alone and minimizes shine. I love the way it glides on and the simplicity of the application.

Jul 16, 2013

Apply in SECTIONS!

Location: Chicago, IL
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair

This product is hard to blend with foundation IF you apply it all over your face first, then apply foundation, which is what I had been doing the first few times I used it. A friend just told me to apply the primer to one cheek, apply your foundation to that cheek, apply primer to the other cheek, apply foundation to that cheek, and so on until your whole face is covered. That way, the product won't set as quickly, and you will be able to blend more easily. Even though I had not been applying the product this way initially, I still got compliments on the way it set the rest of my makeup!

Jul 8, 2013

Yes Ma'am!

Location: Oakland, Ca
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Deep
Love that it's: “Smooth, matte”

I love love love this product. It's perfect if USED IN MODERATION, especially on oilier areas in my T-zone. It hides the oil very well and creates a perfect/smooth canvass for the benefit foundation. I use it everyday. If you put too much on it becomes a little frosty so i do one swift application across my entire face and it works perfectly.

Jul 7, 2013

Very nice

Location: Palm Harbor, FL, USA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “easy to use, cute packaging, works, amazing”

I bought this product with very high hopes in it making my makeup last all day in the Florida heat. I've been seeing it mentioned by many of my favorite YouTubers, so when I saw it in stores, I went ahead and bought myself some. It was worth it. Like every other Benefit product I've tried/owned, I was not disappointed. It does everything it promises to, at a reasonable price. The packaging is super cute and I love how it's a stick, so easy to apply. Honestly if you're looking for a good primer for hot weather this is it.

Jul 5, 2013

Nice idea but terrible!

Location: Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

Being a beauty blogger I love trying new makeup out and had heard about this one long before it was available to buy in shops. I went out to buy it because I have very oily kin and needed a new primer. This Stay Flawless was said to be a makeup magnet and keep makeup in place for 15 hours. When applying the primer feels very very sticky and when putting concealer on top of the primer a thick residue came away. It flaked and crumbled too. When applying my usual foundation over the top, this primer made it look dull. It did disguise some of my open pores but it brought me out in a terrible rash and made me break out really bad. Probably because it blocks my pores and has the wrong type of ingredients for oily skin. My skin was sore and red after using and full of pimples and spots. This was the only thing I had changed in my makeup bag so it's obvious this was to blame. I had to take it back because of my allergic reaction to it. Pro: My makeup did stay on for a long time and made my skin matte. Smelt quite nice. Con: flakey, sticky when on face. Hard to apply foundation over the top of. Not smoothe on skin. Caused a massive breakout and blocked pores.

Jul 3, 2013

Makeup doesn't budge, a little heavy on the skin

Location: Undisclosed
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair

Stay Flawless is actually fantastic. It really does keep your make up fresh and delightful all day. Unlike Porefessional, which needs to be reapplied throughout the day, Stay Flawless goes on in the morning and requires ZERO touch ups, even after heavy dancing! Tried and tested at Glastonbury last week it's seriously good. My only qualm would be that it is slightly heavy on the skin (sticky, too) and I think the stick could run out pretty fast.

Jul 2, 2013


Location: Georgia, USA
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Fair

I think it's a bit sticky and a little hard for me to blend my foundation. I've tried wearing liquid, cream, and powder... it just doesn't seem to want to do right! I will, however, rave about how well it holds! I have super oily skin and even when I pat myself with a tissue or an oil blotter, the foundation doesn't budge. So, I do like it... just wish it didn't feel so heavy on my skin!

Jul 2, 2013

Easy Application! Smooth and Silky!

Location: Fort Mill
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “fast application”

I LOVE the 'no touch' application of the 15 hour primer. It does stand up to the "15 hour" claim. Is smooth and portable. I always cleanse, tone, moisturize then prime and go. This primer does tell you to apply foundation immediately. I do not wear foundation on a regular basis. I have not tried it without foundation yet and that is why I gave it a 4. For those of you wondering why I would prime and not use foundation..... primer makes me feel like there is a layer between my skin and the atmosphere.

Jul 2, 2013

This is AMAZING!

Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “amazing, matte, non-oily, non-greasy, Smooth, light, easy, simple, clean, quick”

I wouldn't say it beats The POREfessional, but its tied. I personally don't keep my makeup on for 15 hours, maybe 10, and my foundation stayed in tact all day, even with my tendency to touch my face, it didn't budge, my skin is not so perfect, and foundation is my go to product, its super irritating having to touch up every other hour. But with this, I literally only touch up my powder since I'm oily. This is like Wow.

Jun 12, 2013

great primer for locking in makeup

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Long Lasting, cooling, easy”

if you use a liquid moisturizer or foundation, stay flawless is a great primer option. the stick application is really easy to use - if I am wearing something with more coverage, such as a foundation, i'll apply primer on one side of my face, follow with foundation and then do the other for controlled / even coverage. not only did the primer elongate my makeup, but I also found that it helped it from coming off throughout the day on my phone/clothing, etc.

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