Product Review: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray

As luck would have it after recently reigniting my love affair with eyeshadow, I was lucky enough to receive a tube of the new Benefit product “Stay Don’t Stray” to trial and review for Sassi Sam! Benefit Stay Don’t Stray is a 360 degree primer designed to make your concealer and eyeshadow last longer and prevent the dreaded effect of creased eyeshadow. You simply dab 3 tiny dots of the product under your eyes and on your eyelids, blend, wait for it to set and carry on with your makeup application as usual. Stay Don’t Stray is a lightweight fluid that blends easily into your skin and comes in a “universally flattering nude shade”.

Full Disclosure: I was only able to use the product on my eyelids (not under my eyes) as the formula was too dark for my complexion (I am extremely fair, so this would not be the case for most people.)

What is great about this product…

It works! I have only ever used one eye primer product in the past, which was a cream based formula and I wasn’t that happy with it. I much prefer the liquid formula of the Benefit Stay Don’t Stray. The product itself is simple to use, easy to apply and sets quickly. I tried this out with my weakest eyeshadow (as far as staying power goes), and was pleasantly surprised when I got home after a 9 hour work day to see my shadow still in place and crease free. Another good thing about the product is that the tiniest amount goes a long way. Which makes Benefit Stay Don’t Stray great as far as value for money goes. I can imagine that the tube will last quite a long time, considering how much of the product you need to use with each application. I will definitely be repurchasing this when the tube eventually runs out!

What is not so great about this product…

It’s not so much a problem as something you need to be cautious of, and that is the packaging is very sensitive. If you’re too heavy handed with the dispenser you will end up with more product than you’re going to use, which can be wasteful. Also, if you’re a super-fair lady like myself the product might be a touch too dark for your complexion.

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray retails for $45 AUD and is available for online purchase from Adore Beauty.

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3 Comments to “Product Review: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray”

  1. I am such a cosmetic product junkie! Thanks for the review!

    And thanks for visiting and leaving a comment at my blog too.

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