Benefit Stay Flawless

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This is just about the strangest product I’ve ever used, it’s basically a prit stick for your face. The texture is glue-like and it effectively works in the same way holding your makeup in place. It took me a few attempts and a lot of advice from my readers/viewers/twitterers to figure out how I should be using this but once I did it really did work. I was told by a Benefit makeup artist to apply it to my face and apply my foundation immediately, they weren’t specific so I did just that.. put it on my face then my foundation and eugh!! Horrid! Sounds obvious but you have to apply it and blend it out before you go in with your base. The next time I tried it I did my whole face at once.. still not great but since then I’ve learned that you’re supposed to do it in sections, cheek, forehead, chin etc. Primer, foundation, primer foundation and so on. It does work best that way but you’re bound to get some overlap where you blend primer into already primed and foundationed skin so it’s not perfect.

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On top of the awkward application the finish doesn’t look natural (on me anyway) it’s a little thick/cakey looking so although it does increase the longevity of my makeup it doesn’t look as good as it would without. Another thing to note is it works better if you apply your foundation over top with a brush rather than your hands.. as I’m not a big fan of brushes for base this is another little personal irk. I will get this out if I’m in a situation when I have to be out from dawn til dusk but it definitely wont be a daily essential for me.

Have you tried this? Let me know how you’re using it and if you like it.. I’m not really big on primers to begin with so it may just be that I’m not used to them but I just didn’t love this and I really tried to!

Online here for £24.50

Miss BB

*PR Sample



  1. 21 July, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    I actually love this and think it helps prevent the cakey look :). I apply this lightly to my whole face instead of section by section, blend out and then apply my foundation. But I find that with your foundation, you can’t put some on each part of your face and blend it all in that way, you have to apply to one area and blend out, then move onto another if that makes sense? It’s a shame you don’t like it, it’s a great product once you’ve got the hang of it ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    D Is For…

    • missbudgetbeauty
      22 July, 2013 / 9:06 pm

      Yes, I intend to persevere and see if there’s a way I can make this work for me but I always think it’s one thing to make a product work because it was cheap but at this price I think it should be easy.. it might be me but I’ve tried it a few different ways and it’s not perfect ๐Ÿ™

  2. 21 July, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    The primer foundation primer foundation method seems soooo time-consuming! I don’t I’d want to use it on a daily basis. Plus if it doesn’t look natural then doesn’t that go against the very idea of it? Primers are not just supposed to make the make up stay on longer but also smooth out all the imperfections.
    At ยฃ25 you’d expect it to be easy to apply and work perfectly, right?

  3. 21 July, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I’ve been looking for primers so thanks for a great review! This definitely has intrigued me but it’s a bit pricey to tempt me yet! Be interesting to see if there is a sudden love for this product!

    Dee xox

  4. 21 July, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Oooh this looks great! This is really tempting me to buy it now as heard alot about this…. but a bit to pricey for me :/

    • missbudgetbeauty
      22 July, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      I will persevere with it but I just don’t love it yet

  5. 21 July, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    That sounds like far too much effort!

  6. 21 July, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I haven’t tried it yet but I really wanted to. I use primers on everyday basis and I have never had a primer that looked unnatural, but I haven’t also tried one looking like this. I’m still very curious about it as I heard many people rave about it. I hope I’m gonna try it one day and see for myself how it really works ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing this xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  7. 21 July, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    Lol ‘prit stick for your face’! This primer was something I really wanted to try out and it looks super cute and practical. But I do have my doubts now… definitely sounds time consuming. Have you tried Benefits Dr feel good? I have used this one and thought it was good. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 22 July, 2013 / 9:41 am

    Iโ€™ve wanted to try this for ages after reading about it on other blogs. It sounds brilliant. Iโ€™m just have to give in and get it arenโ€™t I? Haha. Love the blog xxx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      22 July, 2013 / 9:02 pm

      I’m not sure why you can’t accept that a product doesn’t work the same way for everyone..

  9. 24 July, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    I love this product! I apply it differently to what you were told though, I apply my moisturiser and sunscreen wait about 10 minutes and then put this all over my face followed by applying my liquid foundation with my finger tips then I buff all over with a small amount of powder and it looks lovely and smooth and stays ALL day! I hope that you get the hang of it, i really is a fab primer for staying power!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      30 July, 2013 / 5:33 pm

      yes I have been using it more this way and it’s easier but I still find it becomes a bit too glue-like for my liking

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