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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 117 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (63)
  • Easy to apply (47)
  • Long lasting (47)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (24)

Cons

  • Flakes (13)
  • Difficult to apply (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Complicated to use (5)
  • Not effective (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (81)
  • Daily use (64)
  • On-the-go (17)
  • Normal skin (15)
  • Women (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (31), Classic style (23), Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (14), Trendy style (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 117 customers

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5.0

Exceptional oil control

By Aunt B

from Maryland

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    I use this balm daily as a primer, and it keeps my extremely oily skin under control all day. I no longer have to blot and touch-up my makeup every hour.

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    perfect primer

    By Tired but Trendy

    from Evansville, in

    About Me Trendy Style

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      works great! you can feel it when applied and keeps your makeup looking fresh. LOVE!

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      4.0

      i will buy this product again

      By Newbie91

      from Missouri

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        I bought this mattiifying balm because my forehead gets oily after wearing foundation for a couple of hours. This balm works great! A little goes a long way but it can be applied right after makeup application or as a touch up through out the day.

        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Awesome Product! I ran out and bought more. Works Great!

        By Iamaverb

        from Gainesville Florida

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I put this product on after my concealer and it keeps the shine done and allows my final makeup application to look smooth and not dry looking.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          In love!!!!

          By Ruby

          from Anaheim,ca

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Weas off ovrtime

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I apply it as a primer because i have very oily skin. It instantly mattifies my face and it does not irritate my face at all. I would 100% recommend it.

           
          5.0

          Best mattifying product I've found!

          By Chris

          from Perrysburg, OH

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            I use this product daily. I apply it on my T-zone after I have applied my makeup. It keeps the shine away all day long!

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            4.0

            Great for controlling oil. Stick would make easier applicati

            By Diane

            from AURORA, Illinois

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply
            • Flakes

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            It flakes when you try to put it on. A stick form of this product would be great!

            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            2.0

            Not great

            By BSkin

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Flakes
              • Wears Off Easily

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              This product is not worth the money! It flakes IF you can get it out of the compact. It goes on ok but doesn't last long at all. The compact and product look VERY cheap once you get it open

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Great primer

              By Lezzygirl

              from Queens, NY

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I use this product as a primer before putting liquid foundation and setting powder. It's great to keep away there excess oil and lasts all day

                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                This became my go to product

                By Fieldhockeygirl

                from Ohio

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Helps with oily/shiny skin
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Wears Off Easily

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I have very oily prone skin and I found this product. This became my solution, I put it on with my normal makeup everyday. I love it.

                • Age:
                • 18-29

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Can this product be used to mattify lipsticks or is this just a skin mattifier?
                  Asked on 2/22/2016 by Zita from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend the ULTA Mattifying Balm to be used as just a skin mattifier, not for lips.

                    Answered on 2/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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