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Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 267 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (229)
  • Smooth (218)
  • Lightweight (208)
  • Long lasting (150)
  • Easy to take-off (91)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (19)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (181)
  • All skin types (104)
  • Going out (93)
  • Sensitive skin (62)
  • Travel (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (104), Classic style (96), Trendy style (53)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (119), Medium (112), Deep (24)

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4.0

Love it!!!!!

By Marsy

from London Ontario Canada

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    I use it on my eyes and around them - it smooths out my skin and makes it easier for applying eye make-up.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Good!

    By Mel

    from Auburn, AL

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    Great I have fair skin and it goes on really smooth!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    LOVE this primer

    By Busy Lady

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      Keeps my foundation on all day long.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Perfection!!!

      By Luci

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        This product will save me so much money on foundation. I often have to remove the oil from my skin making me reapply makeup. I have used this prime for the last five days & I only apply my 'Face' once a day. Very lightweight. LOVE IT!!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        4.0

        So smooth and calm on sensitive skin!

        By CiCi Maxine

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Trendy Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't last

        Best Uses

        • Acne prone skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Oily Combination Skin
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        This is great for sensitive or acne prone skin. It doesn't irritate my skin, nor do I break out, which is awesome. Only thing is it doesn't last very long. I use it under the Revlon ColorStay, but I am still oily within about 6 hours. Still a great product. Helps minimize pores and smooth overall appearance.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        3.0

        Okay

        By Jai

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          This product is okay. Don't really see the matte look and I've tried with different types of foundation but still a pretty good primer.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Deep
           
          5.0

          Best Primer Ever

          By Donna

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            Works well with all foundation brands! I have tried almost every brand of primer out there and spared no expense. This is affordable and better than the rest!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            amazing!

            By magalicious

            from Las Vegas Nevada

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                  under my foundation every morning

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  does its job

                  By AAA

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                    I have a oily tzone so I only apply this product on my tzone. This kept my foundation from getting oily.I hated when I took pictures later on in the night from sweating I looked like a oily mess. This definitely fixed that issue.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Ulta Matte

                    By ADsoblessed

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                      I love this product, I use a number of other Ulta primers & they all work so well together, I use this product prior to the application of my makeup & I love how it preps my skin for makeup & gives me a smooth matte finish

                      • 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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