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Package Quality: 2.8
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on 8/28/2012 1:33:00 AM
More reviews by Sjez
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
This product was such a pleasant surprise! I wasn't expecting much, but I liked the free deluxe sample that I received, although I think urban decay primer potion still reigns supreme in my book. Pros: Sets quickly. I like the sponge tip applicator much better than my squeeze tube of Shadow Insurance. Keeps eyeshadow in place really well, and doesn't let it crease. Has a slight brightening effect on my tan skin. Cons: Smells extremely chemical. Darker skinned people may not like the color. Since it contains color, it can crease if you apply it too thick. I've heard the full size comes with a pump that over dispenses product. It is on the expensive side for compared to other h/e primers.
on 8/23/2012 4:06:00 PM
More reviews by supafob
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I purchased this after trying Urban Decay's eye primer potion (the original), which IMO has amazing staying power and really "pops" your eyeshadow color. So every primer I try will be compared against UD.LIKES- Doubles as under-eye concealer & eye primer - small, normal cylindrical size of container- matte color & feel, no shines or sparkles addedDISLIKES- pump product to use - I always pump out too much & end up wasting the product- if I don't use this regularly, I find I have to make sure I shake the container well before I pump. Somehow, the product's water/liquid separates so on my first pump, a lot of water-like liquid comes out instead of the actual primer.- if you don't wipe after every use, the container+cap gets really messy.Staying Power: averageMy Price: $26/unit, + 20% off Sephora discount saleBuy again? probably not...still hunting for others
on 8/18/2012 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by GypsyRose23
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
A salesperson handed me a very small sample of this product while I was shopping in Macy's last week. I finally tried it out today. I didn't like it much at first because it seemed hard to blend. I think it was because the sample came on a card in a peel-away plastic sleeve (that's why package quality only got a 1). The product had separated somewhat into part oil and part sticky paste. It took some time to reblend the ingredients, and then it spread a bit better, but not much. I'm not really wild about pulling on the delicate eye area, but I figured I'd do my best for this one trial.I put the product on my eyelids and under my eyes to prime for both e/s and my dark circle corrector (BB). I liked the matte finish of the primer alone on my eyelids, and it worked as a bit of a concealer in itself for my skin tone (fair). It could be useful for those days when I'm too lazy to use e/s and corrector, but I'm sure anyone with a darker skin tone wouldn't find it useful by itself.I applied my BB corrector and it went on smoothly enough under my eyes. Then I applied my cheap drugstore brand eyeshadow (Jane) that I love for its matte finish. That went on much easier than usual for me. The color was darker and richer than it is when I use it without a primer, and I didn't have to use as much to achieve this effect. I started liking this product at that point.I checked my eyes regularly throughout this swelteringly hot day, and to my amazement, everything really did STAY and didn't STRAY. There was no creasing on my lids or underneath my eyes. Typically, even the BB corrector goes astray under these conditions, but I was really impressed that the cheap e/s lasted all day.I couldn't give this product more than 3 lippies due to the difficult application process (and the price!), but I'd give its results a definite 10. I should mention that my eyelids are not particularly oily, and it might not work as well for someone with oily lids or under eye area.Until I find something that applies easier and achieves the same results, I would buy this product in spite of its price of an arm and half a leg.
on 8/14/2012 10:25:00 AM
More reviews by TheresaK
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium
I was hoping to love this product as I used to use their FY Eye primer all the time before they replaced it with THIS. I couldn't figure out why all of a sudden my makeup was creasing (within 2 hours) and slipping and looking gross. Well, it was this.Thank God this was a sample size so I didn't feel back throwing it out and I won't be wasting any money buying one of these.Big time fail Benefit, especially when the product you replaced worked SO well.
on 8/14/2012 9:40:00 AM
More reviews by mbraley
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm not sure why this product would get a bad review. I have purchased this twice now, and really like the way it keeps my eyeliner in check. I usually squirt a small amount on the back of my hand and then apply it with my fingers under my eyes, and anywhere else I apply concealer because it makes the concealer last longer (Boiing). It's a great product if you live in the sweltering heat in southeast Texas!
on 8/14/2012 9:14:00 AM
More reviews by sudsyswife
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
The product separates from the oil and squirts everywhere. What a waste of money. I'm so disappointed in this Benefit product. Spend those hard earned dollars elsewhere.
on 8/10/2012 10:24:00 PM
More reviews by rubyglooom
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Its very concealer-like and heavy. Not a good primer if your skin isn't the exact shade that was offered.It did keep my eyeshadow on longer than if I did not use the primer.
on 8/5/2012 4:20:00 AM
More reviews by sabbywon
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I bought this from Sephora on a bit of a whim (ok, it was retail therapy), and without reading any reviews on it. I think i bought it mostly b/c the regular size bottle of this was 30$, whereas the smaller bottle, blush, eye brightener and luminizer was 42$...how could i go wrong? ;) Got to try out the Stay Don't Stray today, and after having run around all day, in the blazing heat, then working a seven hour shift my eye shadow is only NOW starting to crease. I haven't been able to find another product that works this well, and having oily eye lids is a real pain! Will i buy this again? Definitely! Will i recommend this? Yes! I hope someone finds this helpful :)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/4/2012 6:52:00 AM
More reviews by cowzipper
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I purchased this in a kit that had a few other deluxe sized samples. I found the product to be a little thick and hard to blend. Sometimes I wear eyeshadow primer without eyeshadow just to brighten the eye area, but this product was very ashy on me. The worst part is that my eyelids were creased and greasy after about 4 hours. I've used other brands with better success and would not buy this again.
on 7/18/2012 7:58:00 PM
More reviews by ChaseSpearing
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I got this as a sample at Ulta, so it doesn't have the pump bottle that many don't seem to like. It is much like the UDPP with its little doe foot applicator. However, this is leagues above UDPP. I have VERY oily lids that just EAT up shadow and liner, so most products help but don't really stop the breaking down of product. This has been the best primer I have used thus far. Not only does it keep my eyeshadows and concealer from creasing it helps to even out my eyelids which I think is great!! A double use products make me feel better about having to buy the full size when I run out of my mini sample D'xUPDATE: Yeah. no. This really didn't do anything that special for me. The pump was also REALLY BLOODY ANNOYING. So I returned it. The NARS primer is better.
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