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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 659 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (548)
  • Smooth (509)
  • Lightweight (464)
  • Long lasting (368)
  • Blends well (268)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (40)
  • Doesn't stay on (27)
  • Causes breakouts (18)
  • Heavy (16)
  • Irritates skin (12)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (421)
  • All skin types (248)
  • Going out (199)
  • Sensitive skin (143)
  • Travel (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (276), Classic style (210), Trendy style (102)

Reviewed by 659 customers

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1.0

Not recommended

By Tulip Lover

from White Plains NY

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      I was looking for a replacement for No. 7 beautifully matte makeup base which I'd run out of and unfortunately found out that it was discontinued. I bought Ulta's Professional Matte Prime based on the reviews here. This product did NOT work. It goes on clear and rather wet on the skin instead of matte. So after I have moisturized my face and applied sun screen, then applied UPMP, my face is completely shiny! Not the appearance I bought this product for! I've had to re-apply over my makeup as well to get a matte affect, but it doesn't last. Mid-day my face is oily again! I can only imagine the epic fail of this product in hot, humid summer weather (I bought this after the summer weather ended). So my search continues.

       
      5.0

      So far it has been great

      By Grissel

      from Chula Vista

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        My usual makeup routine wasn't cutting it. And my face would be oily after a long work day. Since using this, my maleup has never looked better.

         
        5.0

        Best one !

        By Andrea

        from los Angeles

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          Its a bit pricely but i will still buy it it last up to 4-5 months ! More then my other primers

           
          5.0

          LOVE this primer

          By Karen

          from Shreveport, LA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            Love it! Smooths & minimizes facial pores.

             
            5.0

            The BEST primer ever!!

            By KDM

            from Anaheim , California

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              This by far is the best primer I have ever used . My makeup stays put , even around my chin / mouth where I touch through the day . The salicitic acid helps the blemishes that I'm still getting at age 51!

               
              4.0

              Quality product

              By SmneSmth

              from Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                  Nice product, my usual oily skin was much more matte by the end of the day. Just make sure you exfoliate/moisturize before use, it just helps with application. Id buy this again

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this product! I will buy this again.

                  By Mrs.C

                  from Petaluma, CA

                  About Me Natural 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

                    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                    It helps my make up stay on longer and keeps my skin looking fresh and smooth.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Kayla

                    from Lebanon va

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      Love this product it reminds me of smashbox primer

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      truly matte finish

                      By Moemoney

                      from Fairbanks, Alaska

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      At first I was worried about the "matte primer", But it is fantastic! it does its job! I bought my second bottle. I highly recommend for girls with oily face and large pores.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great product

                      By Tina

                      from San Antonio

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                        I love this product. I even wear it just alone without any make up to help with my oily skin.

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                        44 Questions | 44 Answers
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                        • 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
                        • 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
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