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Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer

Benefit Cosmetics

Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer

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This dual-action power primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers AND eye shadows STAY PUT. Concealers don't crease, eye shadows stay vibrant & true. Contains sodium hyaluronate known to hydrate and vitamins C & E known to help fight signs of aging.

Features a "dip & dab" wand for easier application. Just a dab'll do ya!
Apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes & blend. Next apply 3 dots on eyelids & blend. Let set, then apply concealers & eye shadows as usual.

Beauty tip: Wear it alone to help even out eyelid discoloration & under eye circles...it's perfect for the no-makeup look.
Water (Aqua), Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Butylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Isononyl Isononanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Talc, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Mica, Tribehenin, PEG-30 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.

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Benefit CosmeticsStay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer
 
4.2

(based on 1144 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (584)
  • Easy to apply (577)
  • Blends well (369)
  • Applies smoothly (308)
  • Blends easily (291)

Cons

  • Creases (95)
  • Wears off easily (65)
  • Doesn't blend well (39)
  • Settles in creases (36)
  • Difficult to apply (34)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (514)
  • Going out (215)
  • Primer (191)
  • Under eyes (170)
  • Work (129)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (378), Classic style (356), Brand buyer (125), Budget shopper (118), Trendy style (66)

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5.0

Love it!!!

By Lizbeth

from Santee, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

    Love this primer! It's leasy to apply and my shadow stay on foe a long time without creasing.

     
    5.0

    Missed using it - my suggestion is don't stop!!

    By DLK-STL

    from Ballwin, MO

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy Removal
    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Colors
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth Look

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

      I stopped using this for a while to try something new, but boy I am glad to be back.

       
      5.0

      Definitely makes eyeshadow stay put

      By Bootgirl

      from Arkansas

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Removal
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth Look

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

        This primer says "STAY" and it definitely has helped my eyeshadow last all day and into the evening.

         
        5.0

        Really works!

        By Betsy

        from Chicago

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Removal
        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

          This is the only product I have used that prevents eyeliner from running/smearing.

           
          5.0

          This is the best eyeshadow primer, bring it back

          By Heidi

          from Los Angeles Area

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth Look

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

            This primer make powder eyeshadow colors vibrant, long-lasting, and you won't get a crease in the middle of your eyelid

             
            5.0

            An absolute must in my makeup Arsenal!

            By Paw

            from TN

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy Removal
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Colors
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth Look

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

              Use this every day to cover imperfections, keep eye makeup from creasing.

               
              5.0

              Stock up!

              By LadyKD

              from Seattle, Wa

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Colors
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth Look

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

                Best eyeshadow primer. Eyeshadow will not crease, yet it's not so tacky that you can't blend it. Heard this product was discontinued and I sincerely hope the rumors are false!

                 
                5.0

                Best primer for eyeshadow!

                By Ashlee

                from Kansas City

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth Look

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

                  Love this primer. Best eyeshadow primer I've ever used. Stays in and doesn't make the eyeshadow look cakey like some other primers do.

                   
                  1.0

                  Color strays :(

                  By Roni

                  from Sc

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

                  When I first was introduced to this product, I would have said it was the best eye primer ever. In the last year, it has changed. Since December 2017, I have purchased this product 4 times. Each time it has performed poorly. Not sure if the manufacturer has changed the product formula or what has happened. I am sad to say I will not be purchasing it again. It no longer covers the eyelid and holds the color. By the end of the day, I now have creases and smudges. Until December, this product worked as I was told it would. If something was changed, change it back.

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely Essential!

                  By Deb

                  from Napa Valley, CA

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy Removal
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Colors
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth Look

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer:

                    I can't live without this product. I use it under eyes and on lids. It's great as an eye shadow base, but when I'm having a more "natural" day, I just wear it and a bit of eyeliner. I use it as my only under-eye concealer.

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                    • Q:

                      Is this primer water proof?
                      Asked on 11/19/2017 by Lilly from NC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! No, our Stay Don't Stray primer is not waterproof! xoxo B

                        Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Will this product keep my eyelid shadow from transferring up??
                      Asked on 11/8/2017 by Sara from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Our Stay Don't Stay primer keeps your eyeshadow vibrant and stays put. xoxo B

                        Answered on 11/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      I like to put foundation on my eyelids before applying eye shadow. Should I put this over top of the foundation or under it?
                      Asked on 1/1/2017 by Bella

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Apply your foundation first, and then apply Stay Don't Stray. Let set, then apply concealers & eyeshadows as usual. xoxo B

                        Answered on 1/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Do I use this product before applying primer and color corrector or after?
                      Asked on 9/11/2016 by Amanda from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Our Stay Don't Stray primer is the stay-put-primer for concealers and eye shadows! Apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes & blend. Next apply 3 dots on eyelids & blend. Let set, then apply concealers & eye shadows as usual. xoxo B

                        Answered on 9/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      would this product be good for oily/combination skin.
                      Asked on 5/30/2016 by ellie from rosemont illinois

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi gorgeous! Our Stay Don't Stray primer is a creamy liquid that protects, perfects and locks on concealer while moisturizing! The lightweight formula guarantees your eye shadow and concealer will last from morning to night!

                        Answered on 5/31/2016 by Brand Expert from Benefit Cosmetics
                    • Q:

                      Does benefit have an eye pallete that would work with this?
                      Asked on 7/23/2015 by ViolA from London

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I wear winged gel eyeliner everyday and I'm looking for a primer that will keep it from sliding off mid-day. Will this work as well with gel liner as it would with shadows?
                      Asked on 3/10/2015 by Alissa from Scottsdale

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Stay Don't Stray is effective to prolong the wear of eyeliner and to keep it from smudging.

                        Answered on 3/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this product help so mascara doest run on to the top and bottom of your eyes because that is my number one issue when I use any type of masacara.
                      Asked on 1/1/2015 by Mari from Brentwood, New York

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Stay Don't Stray does help to prevent transfer of mascara and eyeliner onto eyelids!

                        Answered on 1/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have very oily, aging eyelids. Does this need to be applied over or under make up to keep eyeliner from smudging?
                      Asked on 5/4/2014 by Ungraceful Ager from Los Angeles, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Apply to your bare eyelids, under your makeup, to extend the wear of your eyeliner and eyeshadow and to keep lids matte and crease-free.

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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