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Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.1

(based on 236 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (202)
  • Smooth (194)
  • Lightweight (185)
  • Long lasting (135)
  • Easy to take-off (85)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (158)
  • All skin types (91)
  • Going out (79)
  • Sensitive skin (57)
  • Travel (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (90), Classic style (89), Trendy style (45)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (107), Medium (101), Deep (18)

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5.0

love it!

By Barbie

from Boise

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    Love this product! Covers all my pores and makes my skin look flawless! It stays on all day.. After a 13 hour shift i don't even have to touch up my makeup!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Compare to Prestige brands

    By nettie

    from wa

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    this primer is comparable to smashbox and bare minerals primers. very little is needed. goes on smooth. gives a smooth appearance. great value.

     
    5.0

    FABULOUS

    By Jade King

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      MATTE PRIME by ULTA is BETTER than SMASHBOX primer. Easy application and lasting results.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Does nothing...

      By Ming

      from Clearwater, FL

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I've never used any primer before, and I've used this one for 3 weeks. It does not do anything, and I feel that there is no difference with or without the primer. Some areas on my face skin were not so soomth, so I hoped that this would make the surface smooth, so the look after applying foundation would look smooth.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        3.0

        It does the job.

        By Laura

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          This product does what it says it will. It was a little drying for me and I've used better primer products with salicylic acid in them. It's a good product for the money, but I will splurge next time.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          love

          By Candy

          from Us

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          i use it and it controls my oil soooo well... im sooo oily but not with this.

           
          5.0

          Love this product

          By Ericka

          from Logan, utah

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            I use it everyday...love it

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Awesome primer

            By Nett

            from Washington DC

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            my skin is extremely oily and this products works well for me

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            love this primer

            By CBird05

            from Conroe, TX

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

              Helps my powder/mineral foundation last all day and stay matte.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              perfect base

              By tn

              from pocatello

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Going Out

              Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

              Super easy to use. Makes my foundation stay all day

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • 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
              • Q:

                What color primer is the ulta matte prime? I have oily skin and also redness. I have found that the green colored primers cover my complextion the best; so I am hoping that this is green!
                Asked on 4/9/2014 by Beauty mommy from Parkville, MD

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product is a milky translucent color that applies and dries invisibly. It is suitable for use for all skin tones. It is not color correcting, but it provides a beautiful matte finish.

                  For redness correcting, we recommend ULTA Flawless Prime (Item #: 2220412), which features a green tint to neutralize redness and even skin tone:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                  Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How much salicylic acid is in this? Just wondering what % of it is salicylic acid. ANything over 2.0% makes me dry as heck!
                Asked on 3/17/2014 by zoestrycharz

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid.

                  Answered on 4/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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