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ULTA Mattifying Balm

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Mattifying Balm

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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 213 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (117)
  • Long lasting (105)
  • Easy to apply (103)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Easy to use (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (35)
  • Flakes (33)
  • Messy (15)
  • Wears off easily (7)
  • Poor texture (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (156)
  • Daily use (105)
  • Normal skin (26)
  • Sensitive skin (25)
  • Special occasions (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (73), Classic style (56), Trendy style (23), Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 213 customers

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5.0

Love It!

By LAL

from Sandy, UT

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Pigmentation
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

I really like this product! My skin is awful and it's hard to find good products that work well with my skin tone! With just the first use I immediately could tell a different it how my makeup wore differently. I will say it's "hard to apply" meaing it is a balm so it kind of goes on chunky but smoothed easily once rubbed in!

  • Age:
  • 18-29

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5.0

Very satisfied with Mattifying Balm

By Alea

from Grand Rapids MI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Flakes

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

I have very oily skin and this balm really helps keep the shine down for 8-hours and keeps my make-up looking "fresh". The product does tend to "clump" if you do not remember to simply pat the applicator sponge onto the balm, don't brush it on.

  • Age:
  • 45-59
 
5.0

Absorbs oil quickly and effectively

By Sam

from MA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    Love it

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    Great deal it works

    By Zully

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasions

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      Great deal

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Wonderful product

      By DZ

      from SAN Antonio TX

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        Living in South Texas humidity is usually an issue. Then being 62, I don't want caked on make up, trying to dry up the oiliness. I have tried many different products this by far has been the best. For me this is the setter for during the day or night to return to a look like I just did my make up!!!!!
        Also my teenage granddaughter tried it and was quite impressed.

        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By Gin

        from pittsburgh, pa

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          my skin is very sensitive and will not tolerate the mica found in all powders. I use this instead of a finishing powder and it takes the shine and oils right off!

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          4.0

          Works

          By Pinky79

          from Aroma Park

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply
          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          The product itself works great just wish it didn't break apart in the compact.

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          4.0

          Worth It

          By t smith

          from Michigan

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I really like this product. I have to set my liquid foundation since I have oily skin. I have a hard time using a powder to set it because my skin is also dry. This product doesn't give me that dry feeling and it does remove the shine. My only complaint is that it does ball up very easily. You have to be gentle when getting it on the sponge it comes with. I wish there was a different way to apply it.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          3.0

          Mattifying Balm

          By Sadie S.

          from San Clemente, CA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Oil
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply
          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I am so torn by this product. The product it self really does work. I have super oily skin and this really does make my face matte and stay matte throughout the day, but it is super hard to use without making it crumble everywhere. They really need to figure out a way to repackage the product so it does not fall apart. It is almost a deodorant texture and so when you try to get it onto a sponge, it crumbles and balls up like deodorant does, but when you do get it on the sponge, the product works magic.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          1.0

          Did not work for me.

          By Christina

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply
            • Flakes

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              This left white crumbles on my face and shifted my foundation, despite me just patting it on. Didn't work for me at all.

              • Age:
              • 30-44

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              • Q:

                Will this help my makeup last longer?
                Asked on 7/1/2017 by Becca from California

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, it does help to prolong the wear of your makeup. Enjoy! :-)

                  Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • 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
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