Benefit 'Stay Flawless' Primer

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Hi Ladies! If you read my blog regularly, you'll know that on Monday I had the chance to go to the launch party for Benefit's 'Stay Flawless' primer. The lovely ladies at Benefit were so generous and gave us a goodie bag with contained a full size primer, foundation and foundation brush. I thought it would be best to review all of the product seperatley because I know a lot of you wouldn't go out and buy all 3 in one go as they are quite pricey! 

Benefit say that this 'Pro-longwear primer stick acts like a magnet to lock on your foundation for 15 fresh and flawless hours'. If you ask me, that's quite a big statement to make seeing as a lot of us have very busy lives and by about 2pm my make up is pretty much melting off my face! 

I have to say that despite some flaws in the product, it is a really great primer. Firstly, I was a bit unsure of the stick design as all of my other primers are creams and I thought that the stick may be a bit dry and not so great for my dry skin, but the stick applicator is actually really easy to use and it glides on your skin so easily which allows me to cut down my make up time in the morning (every extra minute in bed is a bonus!). I did find this primer to be a bit sticky at first, but if you let it properly dry before applying foundation it is a lot better, but sometimes I just don't have the time to let it dry in the morning. 

As for the 15 hour lasting power, I'm not sure it lasted 15 hours but it definitely did keep my foundation in place for a lot longer than without the primer. Just to make sure I was right, I tested the foundation with no primer and it definitely did melt away a lot easier than when I was wearing the primer. Another thing to bear in mind is that I do touch my face quite a lot during the day which probably doesn't help with the staying power of my foundations!

Another benefit of this primer is that it was great for my dry skin, I sometimes find primers make my dry skin stand out a bit more as they are usually used to keep shine at bay as well as keeping your foundation in place but the creamy texture of this primer did help the appearance of my skin. I also love the packaging of the primer, I'm always drawn to the Benefit counter because of all their pretty packaging and this product was no different, it just looks so pretty sitting in my make up bag!

Overall, I'm really impressed with this primer, I love Benefit products and Stay Flawless certainly didn't let me down. The UK release date is 29th June and it costs £24.50* so it is a little on the pricey side but I do think that sometimes it is worth paying a little extra for quality. 

Which Primers do you love? I'd love to know as primer has recently become a staple product in my make up bag! 


  1. I'm still not sold on this primer, I think perhaps because it is suited to more dry skin. I have quite oily skin and so far this has done nothing special for me, which is a shame!

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. Yeah I think your right, If I had oily skin I wouldn't have seen the benefits of it improving the look of my skin, I think it's lovely for people with dry skin like mine though! It' such a shame that you didnt like it, did you like the foundation? xx

  2. I like the idea of it because it is a stick xx

  3. I really love Benefit make up (and also think the packaging is so pretty). At the moment I really love using Benefit's the POREfessional, it has a lovely fresh scent and feel to it, I also find it works well just on its own without using foundation x

    1. I love porefessional too! I like to use it on my cheeks though because that's where all my big pores are (acne left me with massive pores) but I find it sometimes a little too drying on my forehead where my skin is quite dry. xx


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