Before I get going with the review, I do want to make it clear that I very seldom use a primer for it's long-lasting benefits. I have dry skin so I don't really have to deal with oils from my skin breaking down and/or creasing my makeup throughout the day. I do, however, use primers to give my makeup something to grab and hold on to so I can get more pigmentation out of them, and that's what I'll be basing this review and any other primer review in the future on.
Packaging......At first I really liked the packaging on Stay Don't Stray. It has a pump dispenser, which to me is more hygienic then normal doe foot applicators. However, I found that it's very hard to control the amount of product that come out of the pump. I'll warn you now: You DO NOT need a full pump of this in order to cover both your eyes. Hell, you don't even need half a pump, but with this primer it's kind of difficult to do less than half a pump. So what started out as a plus for me quickly dissolved into a burden. You just end up wasting too much product with this.
|Pump of product (middle), product smeared (top), &|
product blended (bottom)
What I love most about this product is how much it brightens my undereye area, without the help of concealer. Ever since I've started using this I haven't felt the need to put a concealer on top. It doesn't completely erase my dark circles, but it does counteract them to a good degree.
|My bare eye|
|My eye with only Stay Don't Stray on the lid & undereye|
Bottom Line: Amber LOVES!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3
Despite problems with the packaging, I'm so happy I got this primer. I don't have any other product that brightens my entire eye area up like Stay Don't Stray. Like I said before, unfortunately I really can't say whether it really helps products to "stay", but I never have a problem with products "straying" anyway.
You can grab this from BenefitCosmetics.com, Sephora.com (check out the Pretty Committee Set while you're there), and Ulta.com!