I've never had a hard time deciding wether I like a product or not until the 15-hour primer, Stay Flawless, from Benefit Cosmetics arrived at my door. Dubai's freakishly hot weather and humidity along with my oily skin were enough for me to see if this primer would be able to fight against these obstacles.
If you've read my blog for a while, you would already know that you got a Benefit gal over here (me!). And because I love their Porefessional primer so much, I had very hight expectations when I first saw this primer release in the US months ago. At first glance, I noticed that its the type of product that would dry out a bit quickly (which explains the little white cap - very clever).
As you may have seen in the pictures, it's in a stick form. Hence, application is directly from the stick onto the skin. Not very hygienic, I know... But as my friends would say to anything against my norms - yolo!
I must say, the immediate result was quite impressive. My skin really looked flawless. The type of flawless that would make you say "oh, I look pretty today". Surprisingly, the primer reduced the appearance of blemishes and redness. It can be applied on its own with just a bit of concealer. And it makes the foundation a bit more matte as it sticks to the skin like a magnet. Thus, the increase of foundation coverage.
Now the question is... Did it last 15 hours? Unfortunately, not as long as it promises. I was a bit disappointed that my face started to appear oily after 5 hours, only. Blotting papers and powder must definitely be kept in the bag in case of emergencies. The product itself is actually quite portable and can be tossed in the handbag. I wonder if it can be reapplied over makeup during the day? I'll try that and keep you posted ;)
If it wasn't for the lasting power of the Stay Flawless primer, I would give a two thumbs to this product. I know that it doesn't hold on my skin all day, but it won't prevent me from using it!
Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer is available in at Sephora and Faces for 152 AED.
Have you tried this product? Thoughts?
- Zein xx
P.S: The packaging is so damn cute!