PRODUCT: Benefit Stay Don’t stray
BOUGHT AT: Sephora (at the advice of a beauty consultant)
I have been really annoyed lately at the way my sunscreen and the rest of my makeup are interacting. I get clumps and pills when I try to add my foundation, and no matter what I try to prime my eyelids with, my eyeliner smudges and moves around and gets all over my lids.
Someone in Sephora suggested I try this primer to stop the makeup migration. And because I have been looking at it for ages, I also grabbed the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. Neither of these purchases are compatible with my cheapskate mentality but I have been wanting that liner for ages, so oh well.
First impressions: The color is very very yellowy. It makes my eye area look quite different from the rest of my face. I’m not wearing my face-makeup yet at this point, just my pre-makeup potions and my CeraVe AM moisturizer-sunscreen. So far it’s the best I’ve been able to find, foundaiton interaction wise. I do put it on my eyelids.
The 10 min time lapse is because blowdry my hair while my sunscreen is absorbing. When I came back to my makeup-station, the primer had already creased up in my eyelides. I smoothed it all back down again and added my foundation to the rest of my face (I’m using a mixture of MISSHA Perfect Cover in #21, and Paula’s Choice All Bases Covered in Sand. The combo seems to make the right shade on me.) I brush everything over with e.l.f. powder foundation and a kabuki brush.
The primer did seem to stop the tatto liner from getting onto my eyelids, I kept my eyes closed while it dried and it’s apparently stuck in place.
I’m wearing my Cailyn lip balm from the April IPSY bag. Not bad!
THE VERDICT: I wouldn’t buy this again, but I will use it until the bottle is empty.