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Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 280 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (240)
  • Smooth (228)
  • Lightweight (216)
  • Long lasting (157)
  • Blends well (96)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (21)
  • Causes breakouts (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (192)
  • All skin types (112)
  • Going out (96)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
  • Travel (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (113), Classic style (98), Trendy style (54)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (124), Medium (119), Deep (24)

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5.0

Be Careful with Dry Skin

By Claire B

from Cincinnati

Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

I really love this primer; it does everything it says. My face doesn't shine all day, and it helps the foundation/blush/blending process go so well!
My only warning is that, if you have dry skin, this can be very irritating, so I'd put it on right after moisturizer to prevent irritation.

 
5.0

first best step

By Energiax

from Chicago, IL

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    Great product to apply before foundation! Love it! it makes my makeup last all day.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    Decent

    By Sam

    from ND

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      I returned this. I didn't notice anything different.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love this product!!!

      By The Kindergarten Teacher

      from Round Rock, TX

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I use this product every day! It keeps my foundation smooth, stays on all day and I don't have to do any touch ups.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Best Primer I've Ever Used!

        By Jennifer

        from USA

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Controls oil
        • Easy To Apply
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooths Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          This product has absolutely blown me away. I have tried almost every primer known to man that claims to be for oily skin. I've tried the cheapest to the most expensive, and this one is the only one that has actually impressed me. I have super oily skin, so finding any primer that can survive more than half a day on my oily skin is quite a feat. This primer goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly, doesn't dry my skin out, and doesn't turn me into a total grease ball. I use this primer in combination with the old version of Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder, and my makeup lasts much longer than it has with any other primer. I've never seen this primer be out of stock online, so I'm really hoping this doesn't mean it's about to be discontinued. I just accidentally let myself run out of it, and now I can't find it in the 2 Ulta stores I've been to or online. Really hoping this primer comes back in stock soon. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that has to battle oily skin. I think it would also be good for those with combo-oily skin, or normal skin. I'm not sure about dry skin, since this primer does have salicylic acid in it which can cause dryness if your skin is dry to begin with.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          Probably won't buy again

          By fashion forward

          from Louisville Kentucky

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          I tried it because it was inexpensive and I loved the primer I received as a trial from Lancôme. I had never tried primer before that. I didn't want to pay the premium price that Lancôme was going to require and when I tested it in the store it seemed like it had a silky feel to it, which I was looking for. It goes on smoothly enough but it just doesn't have the silky feel that I was looking for. It is okay and it may help my make up stay on better, but I really can't tell so probably will not purchase again.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love this!

          By Pam

          from Calhoun GA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            This product makes my makeup apply so smoothly! Love it! And the cost makes it even better.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Best Value!

            By Nail GuRu

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

              My mom bought this product for me as a gift and I'm so glad she did! I have the worst oily skin and this is the only primer that has worked well for me. I've used other brands such as Smashbox and it never kept the oil away like this! I follow my makeup routine with Urban Decay All Nighter and the results last all day!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Awesome Primer!!

              By Evelyn

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                Amazing primer! I have problems with using foundation with my dry skin and after I used this primer all those problems were gone. Primer leaves your face feeling super smooth.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                How did I ever live without this!!

                By BMW not the car

                from Apopka, Fl

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Fragrance free
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                  This Matte Prime is my absolute favorite of the 3 brands that I have tried. You truly can pass on the foundation if you choose. My only drawback is that this product kept me oil free.. truly it did. Yet after about 4-5 hours the oil came with a vengeance!! A mid day refresh is necessary. I am a sweater (person that sweats)and this product does well.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    The previous Ulta primer was awesome, except for the pump. Is this the same primer just in a different container?
                    Asked on 12/6/2014 by JPPMom from Apex, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, exactly! Matte Prime is the same exact formula in updated packaging.

                      Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                    Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                      Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    is this primer non-comedogenic?
                    Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                      Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                    Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                      Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                    Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                    Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                      Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this primer gluten free?
                    Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                      Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do you put this on after day cream?
                    Thank you.
                    Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jane from Greer, SC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, apply this primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation for best results.

                      Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    It is a good product for combination skin?
                    Asked on 5/4/2014 by Kris

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      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 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    full ingredient list please
                    Asked on 4/23/2014 by AimeeAz

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Silica, C12-15 Allky Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Salicyclic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Butheth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

                      Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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