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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 730 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (609)
  • Smooth (568)
  • Lightweight (518)
  • Long lasting (406)
  • Blends well (306)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (48)
  • Doesn't stay on (33)
  • Causes breakouts (21)
  • Heavy (17)
  • Poor coverage (15)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (458)
  • All skin types (280)
  • Going out (211)
  • Sensitive skin (152)
  • Travel (122)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (309), Classic style (230), Trendy style (111)

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5.0

Best Primer!

By Kams32902

from Pocomoke City

Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

I've had terrible experiences with Ulta brand products. So much so that I hesitate to buy them even when they have 4.5 star reviews. I'm glad I didn't hold back on this one though. I have very oily skin and my makeup looks close to perfect after 12 hours of wear. Never giving this primer up!

 
5.0

Amazing!

By JuJu

from Chicago

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
    • Travel

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    This primer works great!! Goes on so smoothly!!!

     
    5.0

    I always use this primer

    By Kay

    from State college

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Going Out

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      Apply it every morning before my foundation and it last all day!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst primer ever!

      By Makeup lover

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Doesn't work
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        This is the worst primer I've ever used. I think my makeup actually came off faster (if that's even possible)! I would have been better off not wearing any. Bought this trying to save a little money and not buy the more expensive smashbox primer. Big mistake. If you want a good primer, don't waste your money on this. Buy smashbox.

         
        3.0

        Good, but ELF is just as good

        By kbreeze

        from Anderson, sc

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          this works really well. I love the matte primers, but this is almost identical to ELF primer that is half the price.

           
          3.0

          Yes

          By Lisa

          from Susanville california

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            Feels nice

             
            3.0

            Not for me

            By Sulen

            from Montebello

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                I don't like silicone products, and this is one of them

                 
                4.0

                Smooth

                By Mimi

                from Sarasota, Fl

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                  I use it without adding making

                   
                  5.0

                  Wouldn't be without it!!!!

                  By Jimslady

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                    This definitely makes a positive difference when I apply it under my foundation. My foundation goes on smoother and more even, and does not wear off.

                     
                    3.0

                    Good

                    By Sandi

                    from Floruda

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Poor Coverage

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      For after market pretty good

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                      46 Questions | 46 Answers
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                      • 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
                      • 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
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