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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 817 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (685)
  • Smooth (637)
  • Lightweight (581)
  • Long lasting (455)
  • Blends well (346)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (61)
  • Doesn't stay on (43)
  • Causes breakouts (24)
  • Heavy (22)
  • Poor coverage (20)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (512)
  • All skin types (316)
  • Going out (240)
  • Sensitive skin (173)
  • Travel (143)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (351), Classic style (254), Trendy style (123)

Reviewed by 817 customers

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3.0

It's okay

By Bridget Blount

from Batesville AR

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out

Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

I do not recommend this product for very oily skin

 
5.0

Great dupe for benefit poreless!

By Jen

from Tulsa

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    Typically use porefessional by benefit but switched because I couldn't afford to keep up with benefit and I am in LOVE, it goes on so smooth and makes my makeup last forever. I used Laura Geller before and I was disappointed and about rewards to switch back but I'm so glad I found this primer! It's my new fav

     
    4.0

    Great finish but a little greasy

    By Shelly

    from Farmington, NM

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      I think the product is really good, it is a lightweight formula and prevents breakouts decently. However after I put it on it feels a little greasy and that makes me worry about breakouts.

       
      5.0

      Feels like heaven

      By Seli

      from Illinois

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        This is the smoothest primer I have ever used.

         
        5.0

        I will buy this product again!

        By J

        from FL

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          This product works! It's a great value. I have tried several primers, they all failed me, this one actually does what it says!

           
          5.0

          Love this primer!

          By Love makeup

          from Utah

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Great for oily skin

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            I have been using this matte primer for over two years. I love it! Keeps my makeup on all day. All it takes is a little bit. It really helps my skin to not look oily.

             
            1.0

            I'm better off with no primer

            By Abbs005

            from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Ineffective
            • Makes skin more oily

            Best Uses

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              I got this product because it said it was a matte primer. I have oily skin, so that sounded perfect for me....but it wasn't! I tried it several times and it made my skin get shiny and oily SO FAST! I tried going a few days without the primer (while keeping the rest of my routine the same)...just to see if that was the problem, and alas, my skin did so much better without the primer. Obviously it's better to use a primer versus none at all, so I will be looking for other alternatives.

               
              1.0

              Don't waste your money

              By Jennifer

              from Pittsburgh PA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                I was underwhelmed with this product. I saw no difference than if I skipped using a primer.

                 
                5.0

                Legit Love It

                By Shelbs

                from South Carolina

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                    I use this before I put anything else on because you know, it's a primer. But I actually really like it like it does a really nice job. It smooths over your face with a sort of weird texture like you can feel the matt-ness of it but it's nice.

                     
                    4.0

                    works great

                    By Just

                    from Il

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                      Doesn't make my forehead/face shiny even after sweating at work.

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                      49 Questions | 49 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Is this soy free
                        Asked on 6/6/2017 by lb from granite City illinois

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it is soy free.

                          Answered on 6/12/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • 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
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