Worth the Splurge? Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Review


I was one of those people that raved about Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. I swore by it, then I found Elf’s eye primer, then swore by that. It had a much cheaper price tag too! I was excited when I saw I received this in my birchbox. I know a lot of people love this primer too, and I wanted to see how it compared!

Click down below to see what I thought about this primer!

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. Contains sodium hyaluronate known to hydrate and Vitamins C & E known to help fight signs of aging.

 stay don’t stray now comes in TWO neutral shades to suit all skintones (light/medium & medium/deep) and features a NEW “dip & dab” wand for easier application. Just a dab’ll do ya!*product applicator may vary from photos 

How to apply

Apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes & blend. Next apply 3 dots on eyelids & blend. Let set, then apply concealers & eyeshadows as usual.

What I found: 

Well in my opening paragraph I did state that I’ve tried a number of primers at this point. I didn’t have too high expectations, just that it kept my makeup in place. Did it? Yes, for hours on end my winged liner didn’t budge. Did a notice better color pay off? No not really. 


  • Long lasting. 
  • Makeup stayed in place.
  • Winged liner stayed for hours on end, at least 12 hours.
  • Kept my under eye concealer in place. 
  • Doe foot applicator. 


  • Pricey 
  • Doesn’t improve color payoff of makeup. 

VERDICT: This is an all around great product. Will I personally repurchase? No, why? I have product that works just as well with a cheaper price point. I do still recommend this to those like prefer to use high end products/benefit brand fans. There is no denying this is a great product. Sells for $26.

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