Benefit 'Stay Flawless' 15 Hour Primer | Review

I attended the amazing launch of Benefit's newest product last week; Stay Flawless*, the 15-hour primer. Stay Flawless doesn't launch until July 1st but after using it continuously throughout the week, I felt I needed to share my love for it asap! I adore Benefit's 'POREfessional' Primer, so I had high expectations! Stay Flawless is a twist-up primer, that you apply directly on to the face in circle motions. The product is flesh-coloured on the pan, but applies transparent. It instantly smoothes the skin and creates the perfect base for your makeup, however it doesn't combat the issue of visible pores as well as the POREfessional; I find using them both gives the best results, applying the POREfessional over my T-Zone area to conceal any visible pores I have.
Stay Flawless acts as a 'glue' for your base; it helps to ensure that your makeup stays on for as long as possible. I wore this during a festival last weekend and ended up wearing makeup for at least 12 hours everyday. Stay Flawless definitely contributed to my makeup staying put throughout the day, although I found my makeup started to get a little funky around my T-Zone area after 10 or so hours, as per usual. Nothing powder couldn't fix! My makeup was intact absolutely everywhere else on my face however, it was impressive to see! 
We're going through a heatwave in Ireland at the mo and I find using this under a light foundation helps to ensure that it stays put and doesn't melt and move all over my face in the heat. It's a brilliant product, so definitely give it a go in July if you're looking for a new primer to try out. It will retail at €35.50; not surprising for Benefit. A lot of their products are overpriced, but the majority do work well. Will I repurchase? The price puts me off slightly if I'm honest, but I'll see how long it lasts me.

What's your favourite primer to use at the moment?


  1. Ahh the price tag is sky-high! I wouldn't have bought it in the first place, but I do agree that Benefit products work well most of the time. Great post!

    X Valérie

  2. Love Benefit products, this looks really good (but very expensive!) x

  3. Ooooh this looks great! I had Benefit's That Gal primer and I absolutely loved it, but it didn't last very long considering the price...I'd be really interested to see how long this one lasts for!


  4. i got a sample of this from my local benefit counter and personally i find it quite difficult to apply as it has quite a thick texture in my opinion, did you find that??, i prefer a more liquid primer, but i can't doubt that i keeps my make up on a long time, so i may be purchasing it when it is released! the packaging is cute too!

    www.irdbeauty.com xxx

  5. This looks so good! I might have to try it out!

    Emma x

  6. Looks good, shame about Benefit's prices! xx

  7. I really like the look of it but it is too expensive! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  8. I also agree, the prices can be very off-putting but this does look like a great product
    Fashion Ganache.

  9. I hate how expensive Benefit is as I know everyone raves about it so much! I think I'll steer clear of this as there are probably good enough, equivalent primers out there! xx

    Bright and Dandy

  10. Great review Leanne! The bottle looks so pretty :) Would you recommend this over the Smashbox primers?

    Sarah xx

  11. Too expensive for me, hopefully someone brings out a cheaper alternative. X

  12. Does anybody else think the packaging looks like topshop makeup? It sounds good but the price is just way too high.
    Jessica xx

  13. I would love to try it out no doubt, just like you said though- the price is a bit of a sacrifice :S


  14. Definitely something I will be wanting to try out! :)

    Pipp xx

  15. I'd be interested to know how long the whole stick lasts - that's what puts me off buying it; can't afford to spend that much money on something if it runs out quickly!

  16. I really love benefit products so I may give this a go in the future but for the moment I'm using clarins perfecting touch and it's so good I can't see me using anything else at the moment! x


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  18. So pricey! But definitely worth it x

  19. That is an obscene price! I thought the Smashbox one was a lot, but this is even more? Ridiculous! I also don't really like the idea of rubbing it all over my face very time. I assume that wouldn't work well for people with acne as it would just spread the infection.

    It sounds like a good primer though! I just wish Benefit lowered their prices a bit. They've become more and more expensive lately to the point where I don't really think their products are worth it anymore when there are cheaper alternatives available!


  20. Sounds like a good primer, if only it wasn't so expensive! even mac is sometimes cheaper than benefit! x


  21. Unfortunate about the price, but I'm always willing to try a product that will aid in my makeup staying put. Hope to try this out when it launches.

  22. you can get it cheaper buying from the US website. But it will be only launched on the 18th of June 2013

  23. My favourite is porefessional as it works wonders but I definitely want to give this a try.

    Jodie x

  24. I love the packaging of Benefit Stay Flawless primer!
    ~Pauline @Kallony


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