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ULTA Mattifying Balm

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Mattifying Balm

Item #: 2294672 Size: 0.28 oz

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Ulta's Mattifying Balm is an oil-control mattifying primer that can be applied before or after makeup application to eliminate shine for a long wear, flawless look. This balm provides a matte finish to set makeup and can be used for touch-ups throughout the day. It minimizes the look of pores, eliminates shine, and gives the skin a silky, smooth finish. This purse-friendly compact includes a built in sponge so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Benefits:
  • Can be used before or after application of makeup
  • Paraben free, fragrance free, gluten free, oil free and sulfate free
  • Mirror and sponge included for on-the-go use
Using the included sponge, dab product gently over makeup. For best results, be sure to dab and not wipe, so as not to smudge your makeup.

Step 1: Swirl the sponge in the balm

Step 2: To absorb oil and eliminate shine, gently pat the formula as needed

Step 3: If applying after makeup application, do not rub in. This can remove your makeup.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane.

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ULTAMattifying Balm
 
4.2

(based on 170 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (94)
  • Long lasting (83)
  • Easy to apply (78)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (25)
  • Flakes (25)
  • Messy (12)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Wears off easily (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (124)
  • Daily use (84)
  • Normal skin (22)
  • On-the-go (17)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (56), Classic style (40), Budget shopper (18), Trendy style (18), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 170 customers

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4.0

Helps with the shine!

By itsmeMrsZ

from Georgia

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      This is my first time using this product. So far so good! I use it under my foundation this seems to work better for me.

      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      4.0

      It works wonders but made me break out

      By Lani

      from Wyoming

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        I have oily skin & I used this for about two weeks straight & it worked so well! I loved it, but noticed that I started to break out where ever I applied it. I still plan on wearing it but not everyday. I was applying it after I moisturized but before makeup & I think I might have put a little too much on, I was rubbing it in instead of dabbing it on...so that might be my problem.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Loved it!

        By Kirsten

        from Florida

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        I am so happy with this product. I used it on a recent trip to Orlando and I noticed that my face was not near as oily and shiny as it normally is. I don't like using the sponge to apply it, I couldn't get any product on the sponge, so I just use my fingers. I put it in after primer but before foundation. Will definitely buy again!

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Oil control on point

        By Dani

        from Mayfield KY

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I have super oily skin and this balm takes away my shine for hours.

          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I don't like it at all!

          By Chely

          from Pasadena md

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              I don't like it

              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              5.0

              Hidden treasure

              By Manda

              from Wichita, KS

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I've never heard of this kind of balm. It is very mattifying and long lasting. Great for use alone, before makeup, or on top of makeup. Very versatile. Great value!

                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                4.0

                Takes some practice...

                By Teach_Kief

                from Virginia

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply
                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                First, the good news. For me, this product really works. I hate having to spend time reapply makeup because my skin is oily. This is quick and takes the shine away. The bad news (not really bad, just not good) is that it does take some practice in applying it. The first time, I used WAYYY too much and it was crumbly and cakey. I think a little of this product goes a long way. I use it over my makeup throughout the day (usually 1 or 2 times will get me through the work day) but I want to try to apply it under my makeup to see how that works. I will definetly continue to use this product!

                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will definitely buy again!

                By AllThat

                from Northport, Al

                About Me Trendy Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Wears Off Easily

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                To lesson oily skin in my T zone.

                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                4.0

                The product keeps its promise

                By Smi

                from Virginia

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Flakes

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I use this after moisturizing and before make up goes on. I have oily skin and this prevents the makeup from oxidizing very fast. Gets me through 4 to 6 hours..

                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this stuff!

                By Hope

                from Okc

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Flakes

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                After I found this by accident I bought it and tried it. Application was easy, yes it is a little flakey but it is AMAZING. Normally my skin is oily and shiny but after applying this it was not oilyet at all. It lasted all day and even longer when I used a setting spray. Buying more of these!

                • Age:
                • 18-29

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                13 Questions | 13 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Can this be used to set undereye concealer instead of powder? I have dry skin and have tried almost EVERYTHING! From drugstore to high end powders and my under eyes always end up looking flaky/cakey.
                  Asked on 6/5/2017 by Ashley from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We don't recommend applying it too close to the eye area to avoid irritation. We would suggest using the ULTA Eye Primer instead. Thanks for your question!

                    Answered on 6/6/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can this be used near the eyes, to prevent mascara smearing?
                  Asked on 5/8/2017 by origprod from Southlake, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We don't recommend applying it too close to the eye area to avoid irritation.

                    Answered on 5/15/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I have dark skin; will this product leave a white cast on my face?
                  Asked on 1/21/2017 by kan

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    It sets to an invisible finish, so it is perfect for any and all skin tones! :-)

                    Answered on 1/23/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Does this cause flashback at all?
                  Asked on 8/12/2016 by Sonya from Missouri

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    ULTA Mattifying Balm performs beautifully in flash photography. :-)

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

                  Is this product non comedogenic?
                  Asked on 8/9/2016 by Heha from Portland, Oregon

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    It has not been dermatologically tested for comedones; however, it does not contain any commonly known comedogenic ingredients such as mineral oil. We recommend it for all skin types including acne-prone skin.

                    Answered on 8/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can you use this as a setting powder for concealer?
                  Asked on 7/20/2016 by catxoox

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Certainly! :-)

                    Answered on 7/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I do not like makeup but want a less shiny face. Can the ulta mattifying balm be used without makeup? Just over moisturizer?
                  Asked on 6/16/2016 by jen

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, you can certainly use it as a skin mattifier without makeup!

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

                  Do I use this in addition too or in replacement of the Ulta Matte Primer?
                  Asked on 5/7/2016 by Cara from New England

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    You can use both primers in conjunction with one another. Use the Matte Primer first, prior to makeup application and then use the Mattifying Balm at the end to finish the look. The Mattifying Balm can be used under or over your makeup!

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

                  I use Urban Decay de-slick powder compact to set my foundation due to my insanely oily skin. I believe the UD compact has rice powder to control oil. Is this comparable to the de slick powder?
                  Asked on 4/11/2016 by Lauren from Indiana

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    ULTA Mattifying Balm does not contain rice powder, but it is a wonderful option for those battling excess oil. It minimizes the look of pores, eliminates shine, and gives the skin a silky, smooth finish. Enjoy! :-)

                    Answered on 4/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  should you use this product before moisturizer or after?
                  Asked on 3/3/2016 by tnotchi from Columbia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Use after moisturizer & makeup application. Using the included sponge, dab product gently over makeup. For best results, be sure to dab and not wipe, so as not to smudge your makeup.

                    Step 1: Swirl the sponge in the balm

                    Step 2: To absorb oil and eliminate shine, gently pat the formula as needed

                    Step 3: If applying after makeup application, do not rub in. This can remove your makeup.

                    Answered on 3/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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