Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray Review


I was delighted when I received my most recent order from Benefit  during the week, beautifully packaged as always  as although I only ordered one item, the Stay Don’t Stray  in Light / Medium,  I also had been able to claim a free cosmetic case as well as the normal two free sample items.    (A friend had used my referral link to place her first order / obtain the free cosmetic bag  which meant I was also able to claim a free bag with my order too – this offer is still currently available here for first time orders ).


The Stay Don’t Stray is available in two colours Light/Medium (this colour is perfect for my skin tone) and Medium/Deep – full size is £20.50 for 10.0ml.   I discovered this product approximately 6 months ago and fell in love with it as a primer for the under eye area.  It is described as a Stay-put primer for concealers and eye-shadows and you are advised to apply 3 tiny dots under your eyes and blend, next apply 3 dots on eyelids and blend, let all set and then apply concealers and eye- shadows as usual.

It comes with a light sponge type applicator which I find very easy for applying to eyelid under eye areas, although it then needs blended in.  I always apply as advised and find 3 dots is the perfect amount.  Although I feel it does an ok job as an eyelid / eye shadow primer I personally find it does not help eye shadows last as long as my Absolute Eye Primer – please see my earlier review on it here.  However I absolutely love it as an under eye primer as it is so creamy that it applies really well with a small beauty blender, brush or just your fingertips, is not cakey, does not settle into any fine lines around the eye area – perfect base for concealer and does help it last all day and not ‘Stray’ so for this reason alone this  product is always on my repurchase list.  I recommend that you ask at your local Benefit counter if they have any samples of this to try or ask them to try it on for you if you don’t mind getting this done in store


I absolutely love the free zipped cosmetic bag, beautiful holiday print, secure, easy to sponge clean any spillage and perfect size for travelling – the eye cream samples are also perfect for travelling so they are now in my bag ready for the next trip.

As advised above I definitely intend to purchase again but as always will look out for the best offers available at the time – have included some online sites below where offers are available at the moment but as always shop around online or in store for best offers before purchasing (Benefit counters in stores usually have free samples available with purchases) – hope this helps.

  • Debenhams:3 free travel size products with 2 Benefit purchases and remember your beauty card points too, currently £10 worth of points with a £50 or over spend;
  • Boots:free Benefit Mannequin bag with purchase of 3 Benefit products and remember your advantage card points too;
  • Benefit: – currently a choice of a number of offers available including a skincare duo with £40 or over spend, or a gift using my referral link with any new order and your two free samples too.

Thank you for looking – any queries / comments please let me know.  If you have tried the Stay Don’t Stray already would love to hear your thoughts.

Best Wishes Liz x

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