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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 683 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (568)
  • Smooth (528)
  • Lightweight (481)
  • Long lasting (382)
  • Blends well (278)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (42)
  • Doesn't stay on (28)
  • Causes breakouts (19)
  • Heavy (17)
  • Irritates skin (12)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (434)
  • All skin types (259)
  • Going out (205)
  • Sensitive skin (146)
  • Travel (120)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (284), Classic style (217), Trendy style (108)

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5.0

Love love love! 3rd time buying

By Ultalover

from Salem, OR

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Oily skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    I love this product. Easy to apply and dries quickly.

     
    2.0

    This primer does NOT MATTIFY

    By Ray

    from Idaho

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Clumpy
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

      This primer contains salicylic acid which I thought would be good for my acne prone skin and it claimed to mattify so I bought it. It went on smoothly on my bare face, but when I put my foundation over it, the primer made my face so slick that the foundation wouldn't even stick. My makeup came out looking worse than with foundation alone. After an hour, my face was twice as greasy as it would have been without the primer, leading to intense separation. My face looked disgusting. I do not recommend this product if you have very oily skin like me.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again!

      By Ali the amateur make up artist

      from Vancouver wa

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        It keeps my make up matte. My foundation applies nicely on top of it.

         
        5.0

        Perfect Prime

        By JennBunny

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          love this product, tried it for the first time after normally buying more high end primers. This one is amazing and keep my make up on from 6am till well after 10pm. This is great and what a great price!!!

           
          5.0

          Hands down the best matte prime I've ever used.

          By Dez

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            I love the fact that using it before I put the rest of my make up on , helps it go on and stay on so much easier.

             
            5.0

            amazing

            By kris

            from delaware

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            This is such a nice primer for anyone with oily skin. It really helps keep the shine to a minimum and keeps you matte for hours. This was the first primer i had bought and constantly used until I came across the Benefit primers but i do still sometimes use this on the outside areas of my face. It doesnt hide pores or anything, its just super great at keeping you matte

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            wonderful

            By lulu

            from Salem

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            Love this! I have skin prone to break outs and this doesn't make it worse. My skin has actually improved with its use. Love it!!

             
            4.0

            It really makes your makeup stay!

            By Halie

            from Athens, tn

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Clumpy
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            This product is slightly thick; however it really helps my makeup stay and it was a good price. It's a slightly lesser version of the smashbox primers

             
            3.0

            New to primer

            By Mata

            from Tucson

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            I feel as though it helps my makeup go on smoothly and evenly but it still wears a few hours later; I had this problem before I started using primer so I'm not sure it's helping.

             
            4.0

            So far so good

            By Jenn

            from Grand Prairie, TX

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              Thought I'd give this primer a try when it was on sale. I've used it for about two weeks now and cannot see any difference between other more expensive primers used in the past.

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              45 Questions | 45 Answers
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              • 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
              • 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
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