Friday, 15 March 2013
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
# of shades available: 2
--What does the promo say?--
"This dual-action power primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers AND eyeshadows STAY PUT. Concealers don't crease, eyeshadows stay vibrant & true. Sodium hyaluronate hydrates while Vitamins C & E help fight signs of aging."
The neutral and black colour scheme reflects the product purpose while remaining edgy. Product info is minimal while the image of the closed eye triumphs. The light/medium shade is a pump-action bottle while, interestingly, the medium/deep shade has a wand applicator.
If you have the light/medium shade, pump out a very small amount (about the size of a pinhead. Be careful not to waste any - you do not need to push all the way down!) and dab this on your eyelids and under your eyes. If you have the medium/deep shade you can get straight to the dabbing before rubbing in. Probably easier with the wand than with the pump action if you want to reduce wastage.
A skin-coloured, slightly lumpy (but not gritty) cream. For me, the light/medium shade works well, but with only 2 shades available, I suspect that many people would not find a shade to suit them.
--Texture and consistency--
Quite thick, but blends well onto the skin with whatever concealer, foundation and/or powder you're using. No irritation was experienced while using this product.
Stays put as promised, ensuring that eyeshadows etc do too. No creasing, no caking, no fuss. BRAVA.
--Value for money--
At £19.50, it seems a little steep, but is a high-quality product that delivers on what it promises. My only complaint would be that for this money, they NEED to offer more than two shades. Definitely pop into a shop first and see if either of the shades are right for you before splashing out (whether in store or online).
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