L and I have realised we’ve got a lot of products we both love to share with you so expect some double posts coming up! Today’s post is about Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray, a concealer type primer to help eyeshadow stay on your eyelid for longer.
Stay don’t stray is Benefit’s eyeshadow primer. It comes in two shades light/medium and medium/deep as we are both really pale we went for light/medium. It can be used on the eyelid and under the eyes to help eyeshadows last longer, be more vibrant and not crease. Under the eyes it helps concealer to stay put and is brightening enough it can be worn just under the eyes for day’s you don’t want to wear make up, it’ll neutralise discolouration and even skin tone without looking life you are wearing make up. It also contains vitamins to help with aging and sodium hyaluronate to hydrate.
As for packaging it comes in a screw top lid with a doe foot applicator which makes applying it too the eyes easy. The packaging does feel a bit bulky so it makes me think it’s one of those that is fat to make you think you are getting loads of product, though saying that I have used it a lot and it shows no signs of running out.
The idea is that you add 3 dots on your undereye and blend, and 3 dots on your eyelid and blend. Give it a minute or so to dry completely and then apply your concealer and eyeshadow as normal.
You can see how it easily blends into the skin and barely leaves a covering at all, your skin isn’t left with a layer of visible make up like with foundation and concealer. You can see where M has used eyeshadows on her hand with and without the primer:
Here you can really see how it improves eyeshadow intensity. It’s still easy to blend eyeshadows out when this on on the lid.
Stray don’t stray has a soft, light texture so easily blends onto the eyes without them feeling heavy with product. I find it does intensify colour but not as much as Urban Decay primer potion in Eden, I do think Stay Don’t Stray blends out easier though.
I’ve been leaning towards using this for everyday wear and so far I really love it. It lasts all day, eyeshadows don’t crease and it’s easy to apply to the eyes. For £20.50 you do get a great product.
Love L and M