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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 159 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (86)
  • Long lasting (76)
  • Easy to apply (72)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (23)
  • Flakes (23)
  • Messy (10)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Complicated to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (114)
  • Daily use (79)
  • Normal skin (20)
  • On-the-go (17)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (51), Classic style (38), Budget shopper (18), Trendy style (16), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 159 customers

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5.0

EXCELLENT! all day matte

By Amber

from San Diego

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    On bare skin, T-Zone, little powder over. No shine all day!

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    3.0

    The product would be great if it didn't crumble

    By Jess

    from Sierra Vista, AZ

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    I use this product as a primer and mattifier. I have to tilt my head back and smear the product into my face because the product crumbles and falls onto the floor. However, it does fill in the line on my forehead and keeps the oil down, but it's just too messy and crumbly to work with. I'd give it 3 and 1/2 stars if I could. I'm on the fence on this product.

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Perfect for oily skin!

    By Whitney

    from Eugene, OR

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Vague packaging

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    I have extremely oily skin and I've tried many different primers to control the shine. I was skeptical because the packaging isn't descriptive at all. When I first used it, I tried it as a primer and it immediately reduced my shine all over my face, especially in my T-zone. Now I use it everyday to keep the shine at a minimum and it helps keep my concealer and foundation looking fresh and matte all day!

    I wouldn't recommend this product for people who have combination skin or dry skin. This is definitely MAGIC for oily skin!!

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    I loved it

    By Bibi

    from Houston tx

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      Works great
      But I need a bigger one

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      3.0

      Difficult to apply

      By Little southern girl

      from North Charleston, SC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Mattifies

      Cons

      • Clumpy

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin
      • Special Occasions

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      I bought this product in a primer kit about a year and a half ago, and i didn't really know what it was for. I tried using the enclosed sponge and a real techniques sponge and both just absorbed the product. I have foynd5 the best way to use this is as a primer under a bb or cc cream, or a tinted moisturizer, best applied with the clean ring fingertip. Some cons of this are: if you use it under a matte foundation (such as Maybelline fit me matte and poreless), it makes your skin flaky, and gets a weird, crumbly texture.

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      1.0

      Not happy :(

      By smellecat

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • Flakes
        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          Was difficult to apply. Did not melt down between fingers, it just stayed cakey. Couldn't even blend onto face.

          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          5.0

          MOST AMAZING PRODUCT FOR SHINE CONTROL!

          By TZ

          from Gloster, MS

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            I apply the mattifier after my morning cleansing routine and it keeps my oiliness under control all day! Added bonus of making my pores have a smaller appearance too...this product is a beauty "must have" if you have oily prone skin.

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            3.0

            Great but the sponge has a weird smell

            By Flbrat

            from Sarasota

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              Weird smell from the sponge,but the product works

              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              4.0

              I like this product!!!

              By Lace

              from KY

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Difficult to Apply
              • Flakes
              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              Use it as a primer to mattify my face

              • Age:
              • 18-29

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My new best friend

              By I need more wine.

              from Lafayette, LA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                All I can say is WOW!!! This product is absolutely amazing. I have tried countless mattifying and oil control products during my lifetime and this is absolutely the best. I have very oily skin and I usually look like an oil slick within 3 hours of cleansing/moisturizing/make up. This stuff keeps me shine free for over six hours and then I can just add a dab more over my make up to keep me shine free. I will never be without this stuff again.

                • Age:
                • 45-59

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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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