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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 740 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (619)
  • Smooth (576)
  • Lightweight (526)
  • Long lasting (412)
  • Blends well (311)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (50)
  • Doesn't stay on (34)
  • Causes breakouts (21)
  • Heavy (17)
  • Poor coverage (16)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (465)
  • All skin types (285)
  • Going out (214)
  • Sensitive skin (156)
  • Travel (125)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (317), Classic style (231), Trendy style (112)

Reviewed by 740 customers

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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!

     
    2.0

    Not your miracle matte

    By Em

    from chicago

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    This product might be great if you don't *actually* have oily skin. The first time I bought it (during a cold, dry chicago winter) it worked *alright* since my face was super dry from the elements. By the time I repurchased in April it had already ceased to keep me matte (even for a few hours) but I didn't know what else to buy and I hoped that maybe the product had simply expired. Nope. The humidity isn't even close to being in full swing here but this isn't keeping me matte even for short amounts of time. This is a silicone based primer -- so it feels really smooth and silky going on -- but even though I paired it with a silicone based foundation (as is the general rule) it seems to be seperating the foundation and my face is a discoloured oil slick in no time --even with matte foundation, powder, and matte finishing spray. I'm bummed because I really liked the feel of this at first but there's no way it will hold up to the spring and summer months. I'm failing to find anything as good for oily skin as No7's discontinued matte primer.

     
    5.0

    I will continue to purchase this product

    By Grams

    from Texas

    About Me Trendy 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
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      I truly like this product. When I ran out on a trip, I was unhappy cause my make up goes on so smoothly with the primer and when I didn't have it, I could really tell the difference. I buy two at a time now.

       
      5.0

      Love this stuff

      By La Donna

      from Austin,TX

      About Me Natural 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

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        I have very oily skin and have tried many primers. I really like this one. It goes on easily and smoothly. It does not cause my skin to be any more oily, it does help somewhat with oil reduction, but not a lot. I can immediately apply my foundation with no issues.

         
        3.0

        Not as matte as i would have liked

        By Mrs.Dee

        from Las Cruces, NM

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • Dry/combo skin types

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        I have oily skin so i bought this thinking it would help keep my foundation on longer. Unfortunately its not as matte as i would've liked. It does go on smoothly which i like. Just wish it would have worked for my skin type.

         
        5.0

        I look for this product and buy again

        By Josephine

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          I use it before applying foundation or just powder

           
          5.0

          I will definitely keep using this product!

          By Sassy Mama

          from Overland Park, KS

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            I use this product everyday for oil and shine control! Works great!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE It

            By Ang

            from Little Rock ar

            About Me Natural 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 never had so many compliments on my skin and makeup. Will continue to use. Best primer I have tried so far!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this stuff!

              By KT

              from Greensboro, NC

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                It is very smooth! Makes applying your makeup easy with a smooth feel

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this product!!!

                By Court

                from Tacoma, Washington

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                  Loved how it felt smooth and covered well.

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                  47 Questions | 47 Answers
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                  • 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

                  • Q:

                    Will this be good on oily skin?
                    Asked on 8/27/2016 by Delilah from San Antonio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This primer is ideal for oily skin. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

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