Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I've been using this product for a few weeks now and wanted to make sure I gave it a good test run before sharing my opinions however I can safely say its well and truly earned its place in my makeup bag.

My extensive "testing" really put Benefit's Stay Flawless Primer through its paces and included a full Glastonbury festival, Body Pump sessions, work, a night out and hot sunny days in the park.
I was incredibly impressed with the results, my makeup didn't budge in the slightest.

I attended one of Benefit's Stay Flawless events in Edinburgh's Hemma Bar. It was great fun, those Benefit Babes sure know how to throw a party. I received Stay Flawless at the event as well as Hello Flawless Foundation and a Benefit foundation brush in order to test it out properly.

I've used Hello Flawless in the past and I really like using it, especially for the warmer weather as it is fairly light coverage. I've heard that a few others, especially those with oilier skin types have found that it doesn't last as long which is why Benefit have brought out Stay Flawless Primer as part of the Flawless range.

Stay Flawless is Benefit's "Makeup Magnet" and promises to leave your skin looking flawless for at least 15 hours. It comes in a twist up tube (which looks a little like a deodorant stick to me) you can either apply straight from the stick or like me by using a foundation brush. The primer itself is really light and almost leaves the skin with a clammy feeling when first applied. Its not unpleasant though, and quite cooling.

I would recommend applying a light moisturiser and letting it sink in for at least 20 minutes before applying Stay Flawless, then using your foundation straight away for best results. You can instantly feel the difference as the primer allows your foundation to glide on evenly.

I love the results from using Stay Flawless as it really does keep your makeup in place all day.
Also, if you've ever suffered from the dreaded melting eyebrows look then fear not as Stay Flawless is also amazing mixed with a little Benefit Browzings powder for sweat proof brows. Great in this heat or for at the gym.

I let my Mum and Gran have a go of this and they immediately sent me out to pick them up one. We're now a little Flawless Family, my Gran is quite fussy when it comes to cosmetics so it must be good if she wanted one!

Quick Review

  • 15-Hour Foundation Primer.
  • Super easy to apply.
  • Multi-use - try on brows or to prime eyelids and lips before eyeshadow/lipstick.
  • Remember to twist it down before putting the lid on to avoid squishing the product.

Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer* costs £24.50 and can be bought via the Benefit website or at your local Benefit counter.
If you've tried Stay Flawless you can tweet @Benefit_UK_IRE with the hashtag #stayflawless to let Benefit know what you think, I'd love to hear your opinions too.

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