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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 754 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (630)
  • Smooth (586)
  • Lightweight (538)
  • Long lasting (418)
  • Blends well (316)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (53)
  • Doesn't stay on (37)
  • Causes breakouts (21)
  • Heavy (18)
  • Poor coverage (17)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (474)
  • All skin types (290)
  • Going out (219)
  • Sensitive skin (160)
  • Travel (129)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (320), Classic style (235), Trendy style (117)

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5.0

Love this primer

By T

from San jose

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

    Easy and smooth

     
    5.0

    Excellent primer, on par with the pricey ones

    By CJBW

    from Reading, PA

    About Me Classic Style

    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:

      This primer is just as good as the more expensive ones. I use it underneath foundation and on my eyelids, or sometimes just on my eyelids before shadow. It's easy to apply, long-lasting, and affordable.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Mn

      from Olathe

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

        N.A.

         
        1.0

        Not for me

        By Melissa

        from Alabama

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          The product was not mattidying at all. My skin was oily all over and I looked very greasy

           
          5.0

          I did like this product.

          By Ash

          from Turlock

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

          I put it on before foundation. It glides on smoothly

           
          5.0

          A must have!!!!

          By Misha

          from Westchester, NY

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

            I have dry skin and this made my face feel so smooth. Loveeeed it :)

             
            3.0

            Great At Mattifying, But Not Much Else

            By Melissa S

            from Bethlehem, PA

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

              Ulta's Professional Matte Primer does a great job at keeping my face oil free for awhile. I used this product for several years but now need to start looking at alternative options (a major con with aging).
              I was never happy with the price tag, but the primer goes on smoothly and can spread well throughout my face, so I never had to use a lot of product (its amount of concentration is difficult to comment on).
              The sal. acid helps keep oil production at a minimum, which was a major cause of blackheads for me.
              This primer can be worn under makeup or on its own. It does little to reduce redness or uneven skin tone, so its best to look for a different style/brand if that's what you want.
              In the summer months, I'd use this primer along with concealer for blemishes and a finishing matte powder. The matte look, in my opinion, keeps my face even looking and gives the appearance that I was already wearing makeup.

               
              5.0

              Prime Time!!

              By Bardim

              from Sarasota, Florida

              About Me Classic 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
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                I hope you are sitting down, because I'm going to blow your mind...This matte primer is actually identical to Smashbox Photo Finish! WOW! I'm using this over my moisturizer, and under my foundation or BB Cream (also Ulta brand). I'm seriously in love with this right now, and am hoping Ulta never gets rid of it. The price is amazing for a primer, and my skin looks perfectly flawless (which it totally isn't). My pores and fine lines are blurred, and my skin feels so smooth and soft. I'm in love :0)

                 
                5.0

                Great for diminishing shine!

                By Jac

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Trendy 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 mildly oily skin, so any matte that will help compress that is great! This definitely keeps my foundation at a matte look, and helps it stay in place all day! Love it!

                   
                  4.0

                  Smooth and lightweight

                  By Angela

                  from Bridgeview, IL

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about ULTA Professional Matte Prime:

                    This product is very light and spreads well, I noticed a huge difference in how my foundation looked with and without the primer. I really like this product.

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                    48 Questions | 48 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      is this the green colored primer?
                      Asked on 8/29/2016 by deb from evansville, in

                      1 answer

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