Stay Don't Stray is an ok primer. It really doesn't do much at all. I use it before I put on my concealer and eyeshadow. My eyeshadow still creases when I use this. I don't think this product is worth the money that it cost. This product is a waste and cost too much to do so little.
I got a sample of this from Sephora and it was okay. It worked fine as a primer/base for my makeup - no creasing or fading - but I prefer the consistency of UDPP more. This was way, way too dark and yellow for a concealer for me, and it would be silly to use this as a concealer base to apply my own concealer over top if it's darker than my dark circles to begin with. They should make this in at least two other shades - lighter and darker - because I can't see this working for anyone darker either. I don't like that it's tinted to begin with. I do like the pump packaging though. Would not buy it, but I like to have the sample around for when I just play/experiment with makeup so I don't waste my UDPP.
- Evens out the skin immediately.
- It's not drying or cakey.
- The pump system looks like it was built to make you use more product than what you need (1/4 pumps was enough for my two eyelids and under eye areas...)
- It's a pain having to clean the residue off the pump everytime I use it.
- Tends to crease on my lids.
Unlike many people who have commented on this, i'm going to say that i think this is a great eye primer!
I have quite oily skin so find that by the end of the day eye shadows are either just left in the creases or come off or smudged around my eye - but this kept it matt and creaseless all day.
The creamy texture dries really fast so you have to work quickly but as its only the eyelids i use it on thats fine. I put foundation over the top then powder eyeshadow.
To use under eyes you need to moisuturise well beforehand and use sparingly. I may just continue to use it on eyelids. Also this is not a concealer - its a primer so i still use concealer on top.
The packaging however is really poor quality (for the cost of the product) and you only need a tiny bit which is really hard to dispense as lots comes out.
Overall this does work as an eye primer, I was pleasantly suprised and pleased with the results.
I got this as a sample giveaway at an expo. I had high hopes for it because it went on so thick and dried quickly, but my shadow was creased within 3 hours. Just not a winner for me.
If you do try it, use a SMALL amount and put it on in stages because it dries quick and once it's started drying, it's hard to spread across the eye area.
Received a sample of the product from Sephora. Glad I did so I didn't have to waste any money actually buying it. Works fair/mediocre as a "concealer", and HORRIBLE as an eyeshadow primer. *I was a make up artist for 19 yrs, so my expectations of products are reasonable, imho*
This stuff is on the thick side, a teensy bit hard to spread if you don't work fast. It conceals, sort of. Its more like it evens-out skin tone, but in a heavier, pasty-ish way. It does seem to settle into creases so you have to really move the product around before it dries and buff, buff, buff. As a shadow primer it sucks, sucks, sucks. Crease central. It actually made shadow crease that never creased before. Amazing. If you are looking for a product to even out skin tone, but are not wearing shadow, and don't have any wrinkles, and have an oilier skin type, then you may like this product. If not, avoid the bad, try something else.
This product contains titanium dioxide, so if you wear this and have a photo taken of you (with flash) you'll see in the photo that you have definite raccoon eye or very obvious light patches wherever it's been applied to the skin. The product dries to a powdery finish so it encourages caking of concealers applied overtop. My under eye area looked quite terrible and aged when I used it as an under eye concealer primer. I stick to using it on the lid and under the brow and it works decently. I tend to a be a light-medium shade in pretty much every cosmetic line for concealers and foundations, and found the colour of this primer to be better suited for someone with fair skin. This realization became apparent to me when I compared this primer to Smashbox's Lid Primer which has a shade that matches my skin tone much better. It would look quite bad if I wanted to wear this Benefit primer on my eyelids by itself. The product packaging is hygienic but takes some mastering so you don't pump out more than you need (for me, that's 1/2 a pump to cover both eyelids with product). After I finish up this pump bottle, I'll be trying the Urban Decay primer next.
meh. Its an eye primer, not super great as a primer, my pref is painterly paint pot, which I prefer to udpp. This stuff comes in after udpp, its just ok. Got it in mini to try, and I appreciate having it in my to-go kit but won't repurchase. It has the weight and consistency of a cream concealer, doesn't really do the job as a primer.
I gave this product an honest chance, but it failed miserably as both an eye primer and an under-eye concealer primer. On my lids, it made applying shadow a needless chore, and it creased very badly within just about an hour or so. I don't have particularly oily lids, so I was shocked by this. Under my eyes, it settled into the very minimal lines that I have and accentuated them quite a lot. Overall, this is an awful, unfortunate product.
I recieved a mini bottle of this with a benefit set I bought in the summer. My UdPP ran out so I've been trying this one for a while. I really am not a big fan. When I got home today I noticed my eyeshadow was completely creased and faded. Even thought I have oily lids and it has been about an 8 hour day, my Udpp never does that to me. Will not be buying the full size.