The Primer comes in an opaque black and nude 10ml tube with the name and color clearly stated. The wand is the same as a concealer applicator.
The primer comes in 2 shades: light/medium and medium/deep.
The primer has a creamy consistency that is easy to apply.
To use as a concealer primer, we drew medium length streaks on the base of the eye and tapped them outwards towards the ears using our fingers or a makeup sponge.
To use as an eyeshadow primer, we applied 3 dots on our eyelids & blended them using again our fingers or a makeup sponge.
An additional beauty tip: we wore it alone to help even out eyelid discoloration & under eye circles which makes it perfect for the no-makeup look.
Instantly, this dual-action power primer works its magic around the eyes to make both concealers and eyeshadows stay put.
For most of the time worn, the concealers we used on top of it did not crease and the eyeshadows maintained their vibrancy and did not smudge together. However, we felt that the more colors we add to the eye makeup, the harder it is for the product to be 100% effective: the eyeshadows become difficult to blend together after stay don’t stray. Also, the wand makes it hard to control the amount of product that comes out and so there are some risks of product waste.
Yet, the formula of this primer contains sodium hyaluronate which is a moisturizing ingredient and vitamins C & E that are known to help fight the signs of aging. We did not experience any irritation or redness upon application.
The Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow Primer retails at a price of 23.3$/10ml which is affordable compared to other similar products such as Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion at 32.5$/10ml or even NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base at 40.8$/7ml.