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ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer

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Fabulous Face Foundation Primer

Item #: 2231749 Size: 1.01 oz

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Formulated to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles creating the perfect base for foundation application. This formula also extends the wear of your foundation for a flawless look all day long.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

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ULTAFabulous Face Foundation Primer
 
4.3

(based on 754 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (619)
  • Goes on smoothly (562)
  • Lightweight (466)
  • Blends well (330)
  • Long-lasting (291)

Cons

  • Too greasy (46)
  • Doesn't stay on (23)
  • Causes breakouts (22)
  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Heavy (14)

Best Uses

  • Normal skin (229)
  • Dry skin (183)
  • Sensitive skin (165)
  • Mature skin (153)
  • Light to medium coverage (138)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (413), Brand buyer (169), Natural style (36), Classic style (26), Trendy style (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (364), Medium (306), Deep (22)

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3.0

Conflicted Updated Review

By Belby

from New York

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Makes foundation patchy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

This is an updated review, and it's a sad one. I LOVE this primer at first because it feels sooooo silky on the skin and I could instantly see my skin looking smoother and healthier after I used it, but after some trial and error when my foundation started being difficult to apply, patchy and cakey I figured out that this primer was the culprit. I use Kat Von D's Lock-it Foundation and this made it almost impossible to apply a thin layer with my beauty blender, made it 100 times more noticeable that I was wearing foundation and good gosh if I applied powder over my foundation it became a chalky, dry, cakey mess. I really wanted to love this primer because it felt so good on my skin that priming became my favorite part of my makeup routine, but alas, I had to stop using it and now my makeup is back to being flawless. I may try the color correcting or mattifying primer to see if those have the same flaws, but I don't have my hopes up after this. Maybe it's my skin type, the foundation/powder that I use, I don't know, but I'd still recommend this to others because it might work wonders for them.

  • Age:
  • 18-29
  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

I like it!

By AR Annie

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

    Staff recommended this to use with powder foundation and I really, really like it!

    • Age:
    • 45-59
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Will buy again

    By Shawn

    from Jackson mi

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

        Fabulous

        • Age:
        • 45-59
        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        3.0

        Not bad

        By EB

        from CA

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

            I've been using this for a few months now and it works as far as keeping my foundation long-lasting, but I still see every pore and fine line. Maybe it's just my skin getting old, but I think I'm going to try something else. Goes on easily and smooth and even though I have sensitive skin now (thank you MAC for ruining my face), I haven't experienced any breakouts and I use it every day.

            • Age:
            • 30-44
            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Face Primer

            By Ang

            from Visalia, California

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

              Liked it!

              • Age:
              • 45-59
              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              3.0

              It's very easy to apply but feels slightly greasy on my face

              By Pam

              from Canonsburg,pa.

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Dont like the feel o my face

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

              Use on my face before applying any foundation etc.

              • Age:
              • 60+
              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              As good as the high-end products!

              By Jane

              from San Diego

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

                I've used this product for years and find it to be good quality at a fair price. It's a great base...makes your skin feel like silk.

                • Age:
                • 60+
                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Better than most high end brands

                By Chels

                from Myrtle Beach

                About Me Natural Style

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

                  I usually purchase the smashbox or tarte primers but got tired of spending so much money on primer. I decided to try this brand, i figured it wouldn't be so bad. I was SOOOOO impressed with the quality of this primer. I will be buying this again for sure, and I spend so much less on a great product!

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  3.0

                  It did the job but my face felt itchy after putting it on.

                  By Vivi

                  from Brighton, Co

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Irritated skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

                  For the price it does the job but my only complaint is that it leaves irritated skin all day.

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  This product really works

                  By Cristy

                  from Charleston, WV

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Flakes

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about ULTA Fabulous Face Foundation Primer:

                  Yes I would buy this product again

                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  43 Questions | 43 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Is this product fragrance free?
                    Asked on 8/17/2016 by Liz from San Diego, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is formulated with no added or artificial fragrance.

                      Answered on 8/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    will this primer work on my dry face and I do have touch of redness in my cheek?
                    Asked on 8/2/2016 by susan from kansas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      You can certainly use this, as it is formulated for all skin types. However, you may be interested in the Flawless Prime (Item #: 2220412), which features a hint of neutralizing green tint to cancel out skin redness:

                      http://www.ulta.com/flawless-prime?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                      Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I have extremely oily skin. Am I going to be happy with this product?
                    Asked on 7/29/2016 by Deanna from Macon, Ga

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin.

                      However, if you are seeking an oil-free formula, you may prefer ULTA Matte Prime (Item #: 2220410), which features an oil-free formula with salicylic acid and mattifying powders to combat excess oil and blemishes and to control shine:

                      http://www.ulta.com/professional-matte-prime?productId=xlsImpprod2570085

                      Answered on 8/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    does this primer give a dewey finish to face or if not what product would you suggest to be used under foundation after moisterizer Thanks
                    Asked on 6/25/2016 by Babs from Annapolis. Md

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      You may like Hydro Prime (Item #: 2220409) best!

                      Answered on 6/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I'm looking for a primer that will cover lines and fill in acne scars (holes) and pores. Which product would work best? I have dry skin also.
                    Asked on 6/13/2016 by Amanda from Joplin, US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Fabulous Face Foundation Primer helps to smooth your skin and lessen the appearance of enlarged pores and other imperfections, so it's a great option for your concerns! It is also formulated for all skin types.

                      Answered on 6/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I am 53 yo old with some fine lines and wrinkles. I need a primer that evens everything out, yet has a slightly matte finish. Would this primer be better, or the Ulta Mattifying primer?
                    Asked on 6/7/2016 by Pyr mom from Rochester, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Fabulous Face Foundation Primer sounds like the perfect option for you, based on your needs and concerns! Enjoy!

                      Answered on 6/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I've been using Ulta's Flawless Primer and like it. What's the difference between this one and the Flawless Primer? What are the advantages of one vs. the other for different skin types?
                    Asked on 5/15/2016 by EP from Raleigh, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Though both are formulated for all skin types and help create a flawless canvas for makeup application, the most notable difference between the two is that Flawless Primer (Item #: 2220412) features a neutralizing green tint that helps to diminish the appearance of skin redness. We hope this helps!

                      Answered on 5/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this product gluten- and paraben-free? Thanks!
                    Asked on 3/14/2016 by Katie from Long Island, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, the Fabulous Face Foundation Primer is gluten-free as well as paraben-free.

                      Answered on 3/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Which primer would you recommend for oily, acne type skin?
                    Asked on 2/15/2016 by casadila12 from Las vegas

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is formulated for all skin types including oily skin. However, if you are seeking an oil-free formula, you may prefer ULTA Matte Prime (Item #: 2220410), which features an oil-free formula with salicylic acid and mattifying powders to combat excess oil and blemishes and to control shine:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570085

                      Answered on 2/18/2016 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    do you use this product everyday including winter and summer. do you apply over your entire face with a sponge?
                    Asked on 2/6/2016 by Beach Bum from Henderson, NV

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, Fabulous Face Foundation Primer can be used daily under makeup to smooth and perfect the skin. We recommend applying using your fingertips for best results, but you can certainly use a makeup sponge if you prefer. Yes, all over application is recommended.

                      Answered on 2/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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