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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 176 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (96)
  • Long lasting (85)
  • Easy to apply (83)
  • 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 (129)
  • Daily use (88)
  • Normal skin (22)
  • On-the-go (17)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (60), Classic style (41), Budget shopper (18), Trendy style (18), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 176 customers

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5.0

OMG!!!!!!!!

By JT

from CROWLEY TX

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    THIS REALLY HELPS WITH THE SHINE. I HAVE VERY OILY SKIN. GREAT FOR TOUCH UPS INSTEAD OF POWDER.

    • Age:
    • 45-59

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for oily skin especially older ladies

    By Pam

    from Bogart GA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      Easily compares to Mally's product for a third of the price.

      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worked well

      By Kelli

      from Va

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        My skin gets very oily during the day. This products does well to matify.

        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Go to for touch ups

        By Alyssa

        from Kansas

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        This works so well. I use it to matte up my face midway through the day. Perfect at controlling shine. My daughter (13) is addicted too as she hates singe and goes through blotting paper like there's no tomorrow. This is much more econonomical for her and then she doesn't have to embarrasingly throw little greasy pieces of paper away all the time.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works

        By MissPickle

        from Chattanooga, TN

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          Since becoming pregnant my skin has been extremely oily so that's the reason I purchased this product. I have applied it once or twice per day depending on how oily my skin gets in the afternoon & it seems to work well. No complaints.

          • Age:
          • 30-44

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I like it, but the packaging fell apart immediately

          By interneting

          from MA

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            I was very pleasantly surprised by this product -- I apply it to my t-zone when it starts looking shiny a few hours into my day, and it works immediately and well. I just pat a bit onto the areas I need it, and it doesn't disturb my makeup and I haven't had issues with it crumbling or anything. The problem is that the compact broke into pieces after a week in my bag, and I was carrying it in a little makeup bag so I don't think I've been too hard on it. It's most useful to me as something I can carry around and use as needed, so that actually is a problem!

            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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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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