I have really bad under eye circles. Maybe I don’t get enough sleep, maybe I don’t get enough sunshine, or maybe I was just born that way. Whatever the cause, I want to them to disappear.
I of course use under eye concealers, but to get rid of my dark circles, it takes heavy stuff, which I don’t really like using everyday. This primer has made such a difference, it really helps concealers stay put, essential for someone with oily skin like me.
Benefit’s Stay don’t Stray was included in one of their popular mini-sets that I had and I loved it so much I went and got the full size before I’d even finished the miniature one.
I use this product as its directs you to; pretty much over my entire eye area. I think it is fairly unusual in that it is an eye primer that you can use under the eye as well as on the eyelid. It is thinner than most eye primers, but it is my preference for everyday wear.
The consistency is like a very runny concealer. I use the applicator to dot the product around my eye and then using my ring fingers, I very gently pat it all over the eye area. I use my regular under-eye concealer over the top after a few minutes, when the product is dry. Stay Don’t Stray really does help my concealer stay in place and also does some concealing itself, helping me look more human and less ghostly.
I find this does keep my eye shadow in place for most of the day, but not as well as other primers like those from Urban Decay. I do have very oily eyelids though, so if you have drier skin you might find it lasts much longer. It is a shame this product only comes in two shades, as it really limits who can use it. Currently it is only available in light/medium (which I use) and medium/dark, which completely disregards so many skin tones. Please make some more shades, Benefit!
All in all, this product has been a permanent addition to my make-up bag and I don’t see that changing any time soon!