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ULTA Professional Matte Prime

ULTA

Professional Matte Prime

1.0 oz

Item #: 2220410

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Ulta's Professional Matte Prime is the secret for a picture perfect look everyday. Contains salicylic acid for smoother, clearer looking complexion, refines pores for even foundation application. Contains special mattifying powders to reduce shine and prolong foundation wear. Non-Comedogenic. Vegan.
Apply directly on face.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Dimethiconol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mica, Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf / Stem Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Salicyclic Acid, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

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ULTAProfessional Matte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 591 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (489)
  • Smooth (457)
  • Lightweight (416)
  • Long lasting (324)
  • Blends well (239)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (39)
  • Doesn't stay on (27)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Heavy (15)
  • Irritates skin (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (373)
  • All skin types (224)
  • Going out (178)
  • Sensitive skin (133)
  • Travel (109)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (243), Classic style (196), Trendy style (91)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (255), Medium (239), Deep (48)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shine-tastic!

By Nakeia

from South Alabama

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily skin types

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    I really love this product! I have oily skin, and within a couple of hours my T-zone gets really oily and shiny. This primer helps keep the shine at bay and lasts almost all day.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    Best primer so far

    By Donna

    from Purcellville, VA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      I tried several different brands of primers and so far this is the best one. It helps with my oily skin and to make applying foundation more smooth.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      3.0

      Average

      By Sil

      from Germantown, MD

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          I use it and it probably would work well for some but I don't see much of a benefit.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Great for occasional use, maybe not for everyday

          By Diane

          from Lisbon, CT

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          This does a good job keeping my skin matte, but it feels very heavy. I was also getting breakouts when I use it, but switching up my skincare fixed that. I'd recommend it not as an everyday primer, but for when you really need your makeup to stay put and stay matte for a long time (e.g. attending a wedding).

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          love it!

          By rc

          from los angeles, ca

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            Dries to a matte finish.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Yesssss

            By Mrs. T

            from Jersey City, NJ

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              A primer is a must-have for the summer on hot humid days. I wear it under my powder all summer when the humidity is high and forget the foundation.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Deep
               
              5.0

              Best primer period (regardless of price)

              By ARob

              from Des Moines, Iowa

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                I have tried several primers and this is by far my favorite. Makes my makeup stay put and my skin looks flawless. The price point is also AMAZING considering I was paying double or triple for previous primers that I didn't like as much!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                Not great for oily skin

                By Monica H.

                from Gilbert, AZ

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Still shiny after an hour with my oily skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                  This primer goes on smoothly, but my face is very oily, and I sweat quickly especially in living in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It would be great for normal skin or dry skin.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this over and over and over agajn

                  By bre

                  from Madison wi

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                    I love the way it goes on

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Best primer ever

                    By Schmidtmommy

                    from Santa Clarita , Ca

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      LOVE this product, smooths out my skin and helps keep my make up in tact!!!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      37 Questions | 37 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Can you wear this alone? Without any makeup or foundation over?
                        Asked on 8/7/2016 by Oil Slick from San Jose, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, if you are simply seeking a clear skin mattifier to help control shine, but are not looking for any coverage, you can use it alone.

                          Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I purchased this primer and it says its oil free but it contains castor oil. Is it not oil free?
                        Asked on 7/20/2016 by jlopez02 from ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          There is no solid definition regarding oil-free cosmetic products. Based on some of the articles, Oil-free cosmetics mean products that contain little or no ingredients such as isopropyl myristate, isopropyl esters, oleic acid, stearic acid, petrolatum and lanolin. Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a polymer which doesn't fall into any category of the above ingredients. Furthermore the usage level of this ingredient in the product is less than 0.2%. Therefore the ULTA Professional Matte Prime is oil free. If you have any further concerns, we advise to review the ingredients list with your physician. We hope this info helps! :-)

                          Answered on 7/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Will this prime work with a powder foundation? I currently wear only powder foundation (MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation) I just want to know if this prime would look good with it or if it will flake?
                        Asked on 7/12/2016 by stephanie from Riverside, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You can wear it underneath foundation of any formula/consistency with great results! :-)

                          Answered on 7/12/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have pretty oily skin and don't want to break out but I do want a smoother finish. Does this cause breakouts at all? Also, will this keep my makeup from coming off so quickly? I use Clinique foundation
                        Asked on 6/28/2016 by Beginner Trainee from Covina, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid to help mattify oily skin and eliminate and prevent acne, so it would be ideal for you based on your concerns. Yes, it does help to extend the wear of your foundation. Enjoy!

                          Answered on 7/12/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this product vegan?
                        Asked on 6/12/2016 by Lo from Chicago, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The ULTA PRO Matte Face Primer is vegan. :-)

                          Answered on 6/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Would this be a good primer to use with the too faced born this way foundation ? Or what would be the best primer for that specific foundation?
                        Asked on 4/14/2016 by Car from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, ULTA Professional Matte Prime is perfectly compatible with Too Faced Born This Way Foundation!

                          Answered on 4/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        where is it made
                        Asked on 3/20/2016 by Deanna from White Oak, Georgia

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Canada

                          Answered on 3/23/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What is the product's consistency? Is it more like a gel or a light cream? What's the color of the product once squeezed out? clear or white?
                        Asked on 2/29/2016 by monibella22 from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          It features a clear gel consistency.

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

                        Gluten free??
                        Asked on 2/21/2016 by Pattycake007 from California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                          Answered on 2/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used to prime to under eye area as well? Thanks. I tried to Fab. Face primer and did not see much of a difference on my pores, am considering this.
                        Asked on 2/11/2016 by KM from NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The ULTA Professional Matte Primer is not ophthalmologist tested, so we suggest you proceed with caution when using around the eye area.

                          Answered on 2/16/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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