Mira Logo


foundations for combination skin
best eyebrow products
Fenty Beauty
top matte lipsticks
vegan concealers
Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer

staying power(524)
color accuracy(5)

Top Reviews

staying power


discovered stay via a friends recommendation and this is now what i use daily - even with "clean" makeup - i put this on, a neutral skin tone eyeshadow and then mascara and it stays in place all day - from the time i go to work in the morning, until i take my makeup off to go to bed

- Ulta User

thanks for a great product that keeps my skin protected and my makeup lasting all day with no need to look in the mirror

- Benefit Cosmetics User



i love the coverage and how fast it dries up

- Sephora User

i'm just concerned it will run out quick, but i'll just "have" to get the full-size :^) it dries quick and evenly and truly has helped my shadow stay longer and look better

- Sephora User

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

it's a very stark, unflattering beige that doesn't go with my skin tone and changes the color of my concealer

- Sephora User

the great thing about this product is you can change its color easily, and customize it to suit your skin tone

- Sephora User
Sort by
Total 2371 reviews
Filter by
Sephora userMay 17, 2014

LOVE this product

I received this product as a tiny sample once and used it as my go-to concealer/primer until it completely ran out. I've tried many concealers, because I have very sensitive skin, especially around my eyes, and the tendency toward dark circles (light olive skin tone). Many concealers were too drying, not long lasting, not the right color, didn't look natural, etc. But this product is fantastic. Plus it keeps my eye makeup in place.

- Sephora
Sephora userJune 27, 2013


I am SHOCKED! I received a small sample of this and cannot believe how amazing this product is!! I, unfortunately, have melasma and sun spots around my eyes from sun damage that occurred because of medication I had to take. I have DESPERATELY searched for a product to cover naturally and last all day without creasing and looking awful. The best I was able to find was a concealer that cost me almost 80 dollars and it still did some creasing and needed some touchups during the day and looked, well, like concealer. This product is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD!! I use the light/medium shade and have found that it actually works by itself as a full-coverage concealer for me!! It has great, buildable, NATURAL coverage that works perfectly on brown spots and redness from breakouts, broken capilaries, etc. and it wears like IRON!!! And I mean IRON!!!! Once you apply it, blend by patting (don't rub) and when it dries down, it creates a perfect finish - not greasy or drying at all - I seriously forget where it is, and that is not a small statement because this sun damage has seriously hurt my self-esteem. With this product on, I feel like I look great and I feel confident that when I go look in the mirror a couple hours later, it will still look great!! No creasing around the nose, eyes - anywhere - and even in heat/sweat, it STAYS PUT!!! The price is a STEAL in my opinion!! I was willing to spend any amount of money to get my confidence back and this product is THE BEST and actually SAVES ME MONEY!!! I am telling EVERYONE I know about this product. Seriously, try it!! I am praying that Benefit never stops making this product!!! « less

- Sephora
Sephora userNovember 17, 2012

As a color corrector...

Since this is listed as a concealer *primer*, I bought this with high hopes that it would prevent my creamier concealers from sliding all over my face as I am trying to put it on - which is terribly annoying when you are running late. I have never understood a product that refuses to stay where you put it. What's the point?Well, Benefit came to the rescue, and this is a real time saver. However, even this product has its shortcomings. It is great as an eyeshadow primer as well, but the color of this product as a concealer primer is not made for all skin tones. It is a very light peachy beige, and on my golden brown skin it tends to show through in a camera flash. Not good.Sooo, the wheels started turning, and next I did this: I added (cosmetic grade) orange pigment to turn this into a pumkin peachy color corrector. The great thing about this product is you can change its color easily, and customize it to suit your skin tone. It wasn't easy getting it open, but I see now there is A LOT of product in there. I made two 3 gram jars of my own correcting concealer (which instantly vanishes my dark circles and spots), and there is just plenty more to keep going.Adding cosmetic grade pigment did not change the efficacy of the product. It goes on smoothly and blends well. And it lasts all day and night. My regular skin concealer easily applies right over this, and I can avoid the use of foundation - totally flawless. I was worried about cakeness, but the concealer primer didn't get thicker, just a better color corrector for me.The pumps distributes a bit too much, so putting it in tiny jars helps to control the amount used day to day. It stays just as creamy in the jar, just remember to seal tightly after each use.So, if you have medium to deeper skin and are concerned it might be too light as a concealer primer, you can easily adjust the color of the product itself. Hope this helps! « less

- Sephora
Sephora userMarch 13, 2015

Creases everywhere!

I had been using Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion, but the promise of this being a 360-degree primer had me interested and I like other Benefit products, I don't usually like to reapply makeup during the day, but nothing keeps my undereye concealer from creasing, so I thought it might be time to try a primer specifically for that. I was disappointed. The product itself felt too creamy (almost greasy) going on and didn't feel like it ever dried out, compared to the UD Primer Potion which is thicker but immediately dries to a matte finish. It also did nothing to keep my concealer OR my eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner from straying. My eyeliner was even running into my eyes by the end of the day, which it doesn't do even when I apply no primer at all. I returned it and went back to the Urban Decay product and no undereye concealer. Oh well, at least my eyeliner stays put. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- Sephora
Sephora userMarch 14, 2015

Love it

I don't wear eyeshadow very often- eyeliner, eyeshadow, and brow wear isn't my thing. It just doesn't look great on me like it does others. I look better in natural makeup. I still can't live without this product though! When paired with ooh la lift, the overall look is natural and beautiful. Your eyes have a natural glow to them! This helps my concealer stay put without creasing, but unless I am having a bad day- I don't even need concealer! It has great coverage! I put it on my brow bone, eye lids, and under eye. Then use ooh la lift on my brow bone and under eye. Seriously- it is amazing. I am fair with DRY skin- and I love this. My blonde hair and blue eyes paired with my fair complexion make bold makeup look like too much on me. I do love a bold red lip though!

- Sephora

Top video reviews

Makeup Chit Chat GRWM! ♡ Lilac Lips & Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow

11/04/2013 173845 views 5863 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #2

Makeup Chit Chat GRWM! ♡ Lilac Lips & Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow

11/04/2013 173845 views 5863 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #3

My "Everyday" Summer Makeup Routine

07/02/2014 129458 views 4361 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #4

Classic & Girly Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial

02/06/2014 97989 views 4082 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #5


09/29/2016 175981 views 8007 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #6

90's Glam Fall Makeup Tutorial

08/17/2014 210519 views 6031 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #7

Gold Eye Makeup Tutorial | Eye Makeup Tutorial | Teni Panosian

05/23/2013 194573 views 6002 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #8

Eyeliner Makeup Tutorial | Eye Makeup Tutorial | Teni Panosian

11/09/2013 204761 views 6686 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #9

Nighttime Neutral Makeup Tutorial | Teni Panosian

04/22/2016 227844 views 12346 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #10

Matte Fall Makeup Tutorial | Natural Makeup Tutorial | Teni Panosian

10/25/2013 124630 views 6477 likes

Stay Dont Stray Eyeshadow Primer by Benefit #11

The Best of Benefit Cosmetics (My Collection + Review) | Beauty.Life.Michelle

04/19/2014 245537 views 2481 likes

Similar Products

Community posts

Profile picture of Danielle Welch
Danielle Welch
SensitiveSensitive Skin
Best under eye concealer?? New, sleep deprived mom here.
Profile picture of Liz Kump
Liz Kump
SensitiveSensitive Skin
I love Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, it doubles as an eyeshadow primer and has excellent coverage.