Benefit Stay Flawless Primer Review

Benefit Stay Flawless Primer


Benefit Stay Flawless Primer


Benefit Stay Flawless Primer


Benefit Stay Flawless Primer


Benefit Stay Flawless Primer

I hope you’re all well.  Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Benefit Stay Flawless event in London which was for the launch of a brand new primer.  Today’s post will be a review of that primer but if you want to also check out the event, my post on it is here.

The packaging of the Stay Flawless primer is adorable.  I like the simple use of colour and although it is very different from the packaging of other Benefit products it still fits in with the brand really well.  The cute polka dot design isn’t too over the top and reminds me of the current Topshop packaging, so it seems to be a common theme at the moment.  This simple, sleek, professional design really appeals to me.

Moving on to the application, this is completely innovative for a primer.  I don’t think I have ever seen a primer that you apply directly onto your skin from a stick and for me it has both pros and cons.  I love the concept as it makes application quick, easy and mess free but it is a little un-hygienic.  For me personally it isn’t a huge problem as *touch wood* I am pretty lucky when it comes to spots and blemishes (watch me have a massive break out now I’ve said that) but for people with acne prone skin especially, I would definitely suggest maybe using a sponge or brush to apply this primer as you don’t want to cause spots to spread and application may also be a little more gentle.  That being said, I haven’t tried this form of application before so I don’t know how the product will react to it.

The Stay Flawless Primer is a large pale, beige stick which is transparent on application so is suitable for all skin types. You apply it by simply twisting up the bottom of the tube and gliding it directly onto cleansed but dry skin.  The formulation feels cool on application, is pretty much scent free and has a smooth texture which isn’t greasy or sticky.  We were advised at the event to apply your foundation immediately after the primer so this product is very convenient for people who don’t want to hang around waiting for products to be absorbed/dry/set etc.

The idea behind the Stay Flawless primer is that it acts like a magnet (a makeup magnet) to lock your foundation to your skin for up to 15 fresh and flawless hours. It aims to give your skin a natural looking finish as well as making your makeup last longer.  I have tried this primer with three different foundations and I have found it works best with the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening foundation and least well with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.  With the latter it made my skin quite oily and I found I had to use blotting paper to absorb it on and off throughout the day. I have combination skin so I sometimes suffer from an oily nose but this was my whole face so not a good look.  Therefore I would definitely avoid this primer if you have oily skin. Using the Stay Flawless Primer with the Hello Flawless Oxygen foundation, however, was better.  My makeup stayed on for a reasonable amount of time, maybe 7-8 hours and my foundation applied nicely over the top. This primer is definitely one which is most suited to those with dry skin.

Unfortunately, my makeup didn’t stay on for the full 15 hours but it is good to use on days when that isn’t required and it does feel nice to apply a very thin layer of product rather than your typical gel like formulation as it is very light.  Despite this, I’m afraid it won’t take the place of my Porefessional Primer which definitely still has the number 1 spot for me!

You can buy the Stay Flawless primer from Benefit for £24.50. It is due to be launched on the 29th June in the UK but is already available online by the looks of things. 

What do you think of this primer? Are you going to try it?

*PR sample received at an event

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  1. Natalie Garland
    June 27, 2013 / 6:53 am

    I tried a sample of this and found it made my foundation sit on my skin rather than blend in but apart from that I real liked the texture of it 🙂 great review!

  2. Vicky
    June 27, 2013 / 7:21 am

    I like the concept of this and may have to give it a whirl but perhaps in Winter when my skin is slightly dryer. Great review 🙂 xx

  3. Beauty and Fashion on a College budget
    June 27, 2013 / 8:32 am

    I know I won't be trying the, my T zone gets too oily sometimes. What a shame I do like that it's a stick application.

  4. Dannielle
    June 27, 2013 / 10:16 am

    I love my Stay Flawless! If you have oily skin at all you should use Porefessional or another primer to help that under it though, that helps combat the oily-ness since Stay Flawless is just a magnet 🙂 xx

    D Is For…

  5. Domenica Calarco
    June 27, 2013 / 10:57 am

    so cool that you got to go to that event x

  6. BittenGlam
    June 27, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    It looks cute. But I think the stick format is a huge downfall. It's original but like you said unhygienic. And sadly I don't think I'll be trying it. I have a slightly oily t-zone. Great review though!

    Bitten Glam

  7. Wanischa S
    June 27, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    I really want to try this, the packaging is so cute.

    Kah-Feh Yen

  8. BreezeyBee
    June 27, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    sounds really good!
    i love the packaging too.
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  9. Rosie von Waldherr
    June 28, 2013 / 10:53 am

    Really good review!! I've been hearing a lot about this product, but hadn't actually read any reviews or people who actually tried it out comment on it! The way you described it was really good and makes me kinda want to try it out =)

    The Austrian Rose

  10. Heather
    June 28, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    I have dry skin so this might be good for me – good review 🙂 x

  11. Laura Hyatt
    June 29, 2013 / 8:45 am

    I haven’t had chance to try this yet, but I keep reading that it is really good. Might have to treat myself… well it is the weekend! Great review xxx

  12. Jayne
    July 2, 2013 / 2:37 am

    I am super curious about this primer! The packaging is delightful!

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