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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
 
4.3

(based on 749 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (626)
  • Smooth (581)
  • Lightweight (533)
  • Long lasting (416)
  • Blends well (314)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (52)
  • Doesn't stay on (36)
  • Causes breakouts (21)
  • Heavy (18)
  • Poor coverage (17)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (471)
  • All skin types (288)
  • Going out (218)
  • Sensitive skin (159)
  • Travel (128)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (318), Classic style (233), Trendy style (117)

Reviewed by 749 customers

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5.0

A must have!!!!

By Misha

from Westchester, NY

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    I have dry skin and this made my face feel so smooth. Loveeeed it :)

     
    3.0

    Great At Mattifying, But Not Much Else

    By Melissa S

    from Bethlehem, PA

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      Ulta's Professional Matte Primer does a great job at keeping my face oil free for awhile. I used this product for several years but now need to start looking at alternative options (a major con with aging).
      I was never happy with the price tag, but the primer goes on smoothly and can spread well throughout my face, so I never had to use a lot of product (its amount of concentration is difficult to comment on).
      The sal. acid helps keep oil production at a minimum, which was a major cause of blackheads for me.
      This primer can be worn under makeup or on its own. It does little to reduce redness or uneven skin tone, so its best to look for a different style/brand if that's what you want.
      In the summer months, I'd use this primer along with concealer for blemishes and a finishing matte powder. The matte look, in my opinion, keeps my face even looking and gives the appearance that I was already wearing makeup.

       
      5.0

      Prime Time!!

      By Bardim

      from Sarasota, Florida

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        I hope you are sitting down, because I'm going to blow your mind...This matte primer is actually identical to Smashbox Photo Finish! WOW! I'm using this over my moisturizer, and under my foundation or BB Cream (also Ulta brand). I'm seriously in love with this right now, and am hoping Ulta never gets rid of it. The price is amazing for a primer, and my skin looks perfectly flawless (which it totally isn't). My pores and fine lines are blurred, and my skin feels so smooth and soft. I'm in love :0)

         
        5.0

        Great for diminishing shine!

        By Jac

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          I have mildly oily skin, so any matte that will help compress that is great! This definitely keeps my foundation at a matte look, and helps it stay in place all day! Love it!

           
          4.0

          Smooth and lightweight

          By Angela

          from Bridgeview, IL

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            This product is very light and spreads well, I noticed a huge difference in how my foundation looked with and without the primer. I really like this product.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product at a GREAT price

            By Mimi

            from New Mexico

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              I chose the Ulta brand, as it is priced the best, and exceeds the higher priced brands, that don't even begin to be as good as Ulta Brand.

               
              2.0

              Flakes for days

              By Courtney

              from Graham, WA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Flakes
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Well moisturized skin

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              It seems that everywhere that I apply this primer my make up flakes off. It makes it look like I have super dry skin. I have some spots on my face that do that because of a few dry patches, but now every spot I apply this primer looks that way. I definitely won't be getting this primer again.

               
              1.0

              Not the best

              By J

              from Wilkes-Barre, PA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                  The product is much thicker in comparison to other primers I've used including the Ulta Too Faced Primer. It didn't apply well or evenly for this reason. I have dry, sensitive skin. I think this product might work better for someone with oily skin.

                   
                  1.0

                  Not worth what i paid

                  By Sheryl

                  from Charleston WV

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Ineffective
                    • Poor Coverage

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      Does not work as it's stated

                       
                      4.0

                      Wonderful Product!

                      By Lori

                      from Olive Branch, Ms.

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                        Use this before you put on your makeup. It is great!

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                        48 Questions | 48 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Does this minimize pores and acne scars?
                          Asked on 4/20/2017 by ali from US

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it helps to refine the appearance of enlarged pores and other imperfections. Enjoy!

                            Answered on 4/24/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have combination skin. Will this work for me?
                          Asked on 4/6/2017 by Maria from Fort Leonard Wood, MO

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, so if you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                            Answered on 4/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Is this suitable for mature skin that is normal with only slight oiliness around my nose? I definitely have some pretty decent wrinkles I don't want accentuated. I live in Texas though and the weather just melts my makeup off in the summer plus I do like a full matte coverage so I'm hoping this might work. If not, I guess I can try the other brand for hydrating the skin.
                          Asked on 2/21/2017 by Sylvia from TX

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            If you only experience excess oil in certain areas, you can actually spot treat with the Matte Prime! Apply a small amount just to areas of concern. :-)

                            Answered on 3/10/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Paraben free?
                          Asked on 1/5/2017 by Kiera from LA, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it is paraben-free.

                            Answered on 1/6/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Which would be better for minimizing my pore this or the Ulta Fabulous Face primer? What id the difference between them?
                          Asked on 11/4/2016 by Melody from Greenville SC

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            ULTA Matte Prime is oil-free and formulated with 1.5% salicylic acid to keep skin clear of blemishes. It also features mattifying powders to reduce shine for a lasting matte finish.

                            Both Matte Prime and Fabulous Face Foundation Primer (Item #: 2231749) are paraben-free, help to extend the wear of foundation, refine the look of pores and other skin imperfections, ensure smooth and even application of your foundation, and both dry invisibly (no coverage).

                            We hope these extra details help in choosing the one that is best for your skin type and concerns! :-)

                            Answered on 11/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have dry skin, can I use this primer or can you recommen one suited for a drier skin?
                          Asked on 11/1/2016 by Gillian from Niagara Falls

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Those with dry skin can still use Matte Prime, though we definitely recommend first applying a moisturizer. You may like our Hydro Prime, which features a water-based, hydrating formula ideal for dry skin types:

                            http://www.ulta.com/hydro-prime?productId=xlsImpprod2570083

                            Answered on 11/3/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Does this primer come contain SPF?
                          Asked on 10/28/2016 by Pili from Oakland , CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            No, it is not SPF-rated or claimed to provide sun protection.

                            Answered on 11/1/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          which of the ultra primers are clear?
                          Asked on 10/19/2016 by judyroo from jonesboro ga.

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            ULTA Professional Matte Prime features a clear gel consistency. Hydro Prime is also clear. The only primer with a tint is the Flawless Prime, which neutralizes redness with its subtle green tint.

                            Answered on 10/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Is this product, or any of the Ulta brand products, tested on animals? Are they cruelty-free?
                          Asked on 8/29/2016 by Ellen from Houston, Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            All Ulta brand products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals. :-)

                            Answered on 9/12/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          is this the green colored primer?
                          Asked on 8/29/2016 by deb from evansville, in

                          1 answer

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