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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 129 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (67)
  • Easy to apply (55)
  • Long lasting (54)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (24)

Cons

  • Flakes (16)
  • Difficult to apply (14)
  • Poor texture (6)
  • Complicated to use (5)
  • Messy (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (90)
  • Daily use (67)
  • Normal skin (17)
  • On-the-go (17)
  • Women (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (36), Classic style (28), Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (14), Trendy style (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 129 customers

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1.0

I wouldn't buy this product again

By Carebear

from Virginia

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Flakes

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    This product is not easy to apply and quality not the best.

    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Love

    By Holli Jay

    from Green Bay, WI

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    I LOVE this product, this is easy to apply, but since it's of an oil base (think chapstick consistance) it does kind of clump when your first applying it - though it evens out easily.
    It will work great for oily skin because it helps prevent the grease that can accumulate however it's also great for dry skin as it works as a primer and helps moisturize as well.
    Overall an amazing product.

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    Works but weird texture

    By Bb

    from Ga

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Pigmentation

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    It is very hard to apply, but once it's on their, it works

    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Ulta Mattifying balm

    By Tina

    from Anderson ca

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      I can't believe I haven't found this sooner, I have oily skin even with powder, this should product works and was a decent price...give it a try girls.

      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Second time buyer

      By Ann

      from Killeen, TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        This really takes the shine away! I use this than will put a light layer of foundation to refresh my makeup. Works great!

        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What I always need!!

        By Kathy

        from Laredo Tx

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All skins

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I always been looking for a real "mattifier" for the noose area, as a makeup artist I was always dealing with that disgusting "shine" minutes later to apply make up, well.... I tough it's gonna be another "fake" cosmetic but I got it in those 5 minutes of ...."let's see!" And I been willing to see how it works.... I am gladly surprised!! It does!!! Matte matte matte per hours!!!!

          • Age:
          • 30-44

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Turned My Skepticism Around!

          By Monica Lacey

          from Denton, TX

          About Me Classic Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            I was really skeptical when I purchased this because everything I have used before has not been worth it. I pat this on my t-zone before I put my makeup (and sometimes when I'm not wearing makeup at all) and it keeps my face oil-free for most of the day. By the time it's wearing off I am already on my way home from work and don't care anyway. If i had to change anything, I would say the price is a tad too much for me, but I will more than likely continue to purchase it.

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            4.0

            Quite pleased.

            By Pmajor83

            from Council Bluff, IA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              I was a little iffy on this once I recieved it, but was very pleased with the end results.

              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              I want more! Love it

              By Allthat

              from Alabama

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                Holds up all day!

                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                4.0

                Great product.. if you can get it to come out

                By Liv843

                from Florence,SC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting
                • Prevents Oil

                Cons

                • Difficult to Apply
                • Flakes

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I have extremely oily skin so I use this as a primer and at night to prevent waking up with oil and break outs. I do really love this. It does prevent oil from building up.... however, it is hard to apply. It gets cakey and comes out in chunks that are hard to rub in. It will eventually work it just take a while to get it rubbed in and even. Maybe this would be better in stick form.

                • Age:
                • 18-29

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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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