December 16, 2009

WANTS IT: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer

I happen to have a thing for many of Benefit’s base products.  Some are essentials in my makeup regime and I couldn’t live without them so please if you get shipwrecked on a tropical island try not to forget to pack your Benefit Lemon Aid or Benefit Hello Flawless!

But of course when I seen the new Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer I got pretty darn excited.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray


This is an interesting one friends as not only does it prep and prime eyes for shadows but it also works around the entire eye area making it not only a primer for shadows but a primer for your concealer as well!

Multitask Benefit Stray Don’t Stay by prepping eyes with it for your shadow for long wear or prep your under eyes with it so your concealer never creases and stays fresh all day.

Likey. I want some please, now, thanks.

What do you think?

Will you indulge in Benefit Stay Don’t Stray?

Knowing Benefit’s track record with great performing base products I’m going to say this one could turn into a big yay for me. We shall see, curious minds.

Available soonish from Benefit and Sephora.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Patty

    I guess this is what’s replacing f.y. eye? Mmm… I’m not sold. You could use any eye primer anywhere to make whatever you’re putting there last longer. But if you get it, do let us know what you think!

    • the Muse

      hey patty!

      FYE was more of a concealer wasn’t it? Under the eye concealer? This is a primer 🙂 Def will be snagging some as I’m a believer in many of benefit’s base products but I’m worried it’ll be silicon-y that may be a deal breaker for me but we shall see, curious how well it’ll perform.

  • Anastasia

    Have you tried it, yet? I’ll be curious to see how it does.

    I’ve already tried UDPP, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, MAC Painterly Paint Pot and now Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy. I’m interested to try TFSI as well, but don’t want to buy another full-sized eye primer.

    • the Muse

      not yet anastasia but hope to snag some soon it’s not in stock yet grrrrr! 😀 I just hope it’s not heavy silicon as I tried the Mally one and I didn’t like the feel of it. It was nice in some aspects but after use I felt like it was making my eyes greasy as hell!

      What’s your fab so far? I love UDPP, it’s my staple. I haven’t tried smashbox or fyrinnae’s but I am slowly liking mac pp’s and ss’s for a good base 😀

  • Kristina

    I saw this on Sephora the other day and signed up to get notice when it’s available. I keep trying new primers but so far my favorite is still Mary Kay’s eye primer.

      • Tammy

        I love the Mary Kay one too! UDPP creases on me if I put on too much, and there’s a fine line between just enough and too much with that stuff. Mary Kay has never creased on me.

        I’m definitely trying Benefit’s when it comes out. It’s one of my fave brands!

  • Cucumpear

    I definitely want this! I never got around to try F.Y…eye and I’m not going to miss benefit’s new primer. And as I’ve started getting dark circles recently and my concealer tends to move around a bit: double-yay!

    • the Muse

      hey cucumpear me either. I always thought it was a pot concealer, had to google it up and see it’s a prep and prime…now I’m curious to see if I can still find some ;-D but def want this more!

  • Anastasia

    So far… well. The MAC Paint Pot makes my favourite eyeshadow base because it’s stickier and covers my veins etc, but Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy is something else entirely. I eluded on Twitter to a new ‘holy grail’ item – that’s it. Clear, liquid, dirt cheap and ohmygod. It’s like glue for sparkly shades, supposed to be used over primer, so I’ll use it over my paint pot, and it’s amazing. The difference it makes to sparkly shades is unbelievable. I’ll blog about it later today with comparative swatches etc.

    • the Muse

      anastasia love your “in england we can it petrol” that freaking EOTD rocks it! I wish you’d burn a feed though as I’m a mess so it’s always easier reading from my reader 😀

      Must check out the epoxy now on your rec! That good eh? ok I wants it 😀 Looking forward to your post!!!!!!!!

    • the Muse

      doh I just noticed your feed!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s on the bottom 😀 HA! score!

      • Anastasia

        I thought I had one! I never use the google reader/follow thing, I just bookmark places. I’m oldschool. All you kids with your podcasts and your iPhones and your kindles…

        I’ll redo that EOTD (have I mentioned, easiest EOTD ever?) now that I have the Fyrinnae epoxy. Because wow. Well, wait ’til you see the swatches of it on the other primers vs epoxy! *Reminds self to go get those off her camera and do blogging instead of watching Buffy* right <_<

        • the Muse

          LOL Anastasia 😀 you actually do have the feed burnt I dunno HOW I missed that. can’t wait to see the epoxy…you have me incredibly curious at the moment. NYX has these new bases as well which I’ve been meaning to get my hands on but epoxy has my eye now.

          Buffy=more important. 🙂

  • Tinkerchelle

    Ooooh! This looks like something I could get down with! ;p I’m currently loving their conceal it all pencil, which I think might be discontinued? Sad. But this definately looks promising! Any idea how much product you get in that bottle?

    • the Muse

      hey tinker!

      aw I hate when my favs are dc’ed 🙁 UD makes a fab conceal pencil as well 😀 def check it out! No idea yet grrr! I’m curious ’bout the size myself :)!

  • Melissa

    Dear stockists – make it available now please. Sincerely, Primer Junkie, Phoenix AZ 🙂

  • Hailee

    You know what I use for eyeshadow primer? Benefit boing haha when I got my first makup consultation at sephora that’s what she sold me as primer and then now I saw your reviews and bought booing. The packaging was differant on he older one because it was older. I just realized that it was boing the other day and thought it was funy that I’ve had it all along HAHA WOW ANYWAY (but wth with her givin me that as primer…)

    anyway I’ve been meanig to buy too faced primer, but now that I see this, I’ll hold off longer and wait for your review of this. I is a benefit gUrL! Teehee FLY TOTHE WAREHOUSE RIGHT NOW AND GET IT AND REVIEW IT! NAO!

    • the Muse

      interesting hailee!!!!!!!!!!!! I never tried it as a primer but I imagine it’ll work well as it’s nice and thick good coverage for your lid as well 😀

      mmm no go, I don’t really dig too faced shadow insurance at all I prefer UDPP! I have it 😀 I just never took time to review it as I wasn’t all that impressed with it hehe! UDPP is the way to go imho 😀

  • Ashley

    Oh maaan. I want it sooo bad! I wanted to get it with my $15 GC from Sephora but I couldn’t order it online or it would cost me a fortune. They don’t have it in stores either so… -sigh- Maybe in 6 months 🙁

    • the Muse

      awww ashley I hear, from the Benefit fairy, it will be available as quickly as next week from Sephora 😀

  • Lacey Starr

    I used to work for Benefit and never liked F.Y. Eye. It was kinda thick and very beige so it was hard to work with. I’m still a fan of the brand in general though so I’m curious about this one. Let us know!

    • the Muse

      ooo lacey! cool! 😀 working for benefit must have been fun 😀 I surely will let you know!

  • Renata

    Hi, Muse! Again I thought to myself ‘how can she love lemon aid that much?!’
    I have it and maybe I’m doing something wrong. Do you wear it as an eyeshadow primer or as concealer primer?
    I wonder if there is there any trick because it gets uneven some minutes after I apply it. 🙁

    • the Muse

      hey renata how are you dear

      all over my lid and eye area (not under) as a primer 😀 wakes me up! uneven really? I normally start with it and blend it in and follow up with UDPP. that’s about it 😀 are you patting it on? I find patting doesn’t work, I do have to rub a little bit.

  • Caroline

    No, F.Y. Eye wasn’t a concealer, it was an eye shadow primer just like this. Guess this is replacing it.

  • Laura

    Hmmmm for eyeshadowprimer I adore smashbox’s
    New one. It’s a light cream that turns to powder!
    I love it. It conceals too. I have tried UDPP and it
    Is too wet for me. It creases before I ever get my shadow
    On. 🙁

    • the Muse

      hmm laura that sounds good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      UDPP I wait for a second or two and it dries down 😀 I only use a drop or two 🙂

  • Renata

    Hi, Muse!
    This may sound weird, but I don’t wear eyeshadow. But I like the effect lemon aid gives to my eyes when I apply it under my eyebrows. It’s a very subtle highlighter, not shiny or glittery, you know, but it works. Maybe the problem is I only put some translucent powder on it, it may not be enough to settle – wich is weird.. it should be!
    I tried patting, rubbing, brushes, fingers… But I’ll rescue it from the bottom of my drawer and try again. 🙂

    • the Muse

      renata weird hun! I LOVE it. It really wakes my eyes up. I normally blend all over my eyes to concealer redness, dullness, etc…try again! let me know the results? 🙂

  • nancy

    have u tried this yet? i plan to go to sephora this weekend and will try this for sure!