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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 143 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (77)
  • Easy to apply (64)
  • Long lasting (63)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (24)

Cons

  • Flakes (20)
  • Difficult to apply (19)
  • Messy (7)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Complicated to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (99)
  • Daily use (73)
  • Normal skin (18)
  • On-the-go (17)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (41), Classic style (33), Budget shopper (18), Trendy style (16), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 143 customers

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5.0

Great product

By Bridget

from Amsterdam NU

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    Great value for a great quality product

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By wandar

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        Like the product.

        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

        By dearmariacountmein_

        from New York, NY

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Flakes

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        I simply love it! Keeps my face oil free and makeup matte all day!!

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Mystara

        from Jackson ms

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          Love this product. It keeps the shine down all day

          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          I love this product!

          By Amy

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            I have an oily t-zone and this product works great to keep the shine away for the whole day - It's easy to apply (I just dab the pad that comes with the balm and then dab it onto my forehead and nose - wherever my skin has a sheen) Stays good for most of the day

            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By M_asha

            from Prescott, Az

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            I use products as primer under my bb cream and it works amazing. Long lasting with no oily feel during the day.

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            I'm super oily in my tzone and this helped me out so much !!

            By Deegee

            from Tucson

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              I absolutely it !! It's amazing if you have oily skin , it adapts immediately !!!

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Love this! It really works

              By Wendy

              from Redding

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I always battle an oily nose and this works amazing. No shine all day.

                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Jury is out

                By Whatshername

                from Germany

                About Me Trendy Style

                Pros

                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply
                • Flakes

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                It took a lot of work to get my foundation evenly applied over this. However, everything holds beautifully hours later. Not sure if it is worth the time it took to get the foundation right. I have not tried this as a blotter over makeup. My item did not come with a mirror or sponge so it is not really practical for taking along in my bag.

                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                4.0

                Works well! Strange texture.

                By Tiffany B.

                from Claremore, OK

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                  I use this as a primer to my makeup. Keeps me matte all day. Pleasantly surprised!

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

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                  11 Questions | 11 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    When do you apply the product?
                    How do you apply the product?
                    Can you apply over your make up for touch ups and when doing so, do you just dab places that need it?
                    Asked on 3/2/2016 by Queenb from Austin, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      These usage directions are included within the product description.

                      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.

                      You can apply it all over or in problem areas - it's totally up to you!

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

                    How exactly should this product be used? Before the application of foundation? Throughout the day as oily sheen becomes visible?
                    Asked on 3/1/2016 by sarahbelle from West Monroe, La, USA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      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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