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ULTA Mattifying Balm

ULTA

Mattifying Balm

0.28 oz Item 2294672

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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 207 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (111)
  • Long lasting (101)
  • Easy to apply (99)
  • Versatile (32)
  • Easy to use (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (34)
  • Flakes (32)
  • Messy (15)
  • Wears off easily (7)
  • Poor texture (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (152)
  • Daily use (101)
  • Normal skin (25)
  • Sensitive skin (22)
  • Special occasions (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (69), Classic style (54), Trendy style (23), Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 207 customers

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4.0

Works

By Pinky79

from Aroma Park

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply
  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Oily Skin

Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

The product itself works great just wish it didn't break apart in the compact.

  • Age:
  • 30-44
 
4.0

Worth It

By t smith

from Michigan

About Me Natural Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

I really like this product. I have to set my liquid foundation since I have oily skin. I have a hard time using a powder to set it because my skin is also dry. This product doesn't give me that dry feeling and it does remove the shine. My only complaint is that it does ball up very easily. You have to be gentle when getting it on the sponge it comes with. I wish there was a different way to apply it.

  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
3.0

Mattifying Balm

By Sadie S.

from San Clemente, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Oil
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply
  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

I am so torn by this product. The product it self really does work. I have super oily skin and this really does make my face matte and stay matte throughout the day, but it is super hard to use without making it crumble everywhere. They really need to figure out a way to repackage the product so it does not fall apart. It is almost a deodorant texture and so when you try to get it onto a sponge, it crumbles and balls up like deodorant does, but when you do get it on the sponge, the product works magic.

  • Age:
  • 18-29
 
1.0

Did not work for me.

By Christina

from Houston, TX

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Flakes

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      This left white crumbles on my face and shifted my foundation, despite me just patting it on. Didn't work for me at all.

      • Age:
      • 30-44

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I will not buy again

      By Feenie

      from Detroit

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply
      • Flakes

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

      Hard to apply and was crumbling

      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      2.0

      No

      By Whitney

      from Destin

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Flakes

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        Not for me.

        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your $$$

        By Dre

        from Hacienda Heights

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply
          • Flakes

          Best Uses

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            Product texture isn't easy to apply fall apart on me after 3rd time i attempted to use.

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Love this!!!!

            By Kelly

            from Kansas

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              I have oily skin & I've used a similar product. This is so lightweight I couldn't tell if I was using any but it helped to keep the oil at bay & didn't mess with my foundation or concealer.

              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              This works

              By Trisha

              from Abilene

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Value
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I put this on before or after my foundation and it works all day. It is colorless and I love it.

                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                It works very well.

                By snb

                from MD

                Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

                I generally use this when I am not wearing make up. I use the sponge, I rub it across the balm and I pat where I need shin control. if I use it when I have on makeup, which is rare, I do the same thing, and it works fine. The only draw back is the packaging, not the product. I have had 3 of these (they last a very long time), and all three have broken apart.

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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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