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ULTAMattifying Balm

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Mattifying Balm

0.28 oz Item 2294672

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Ulta's Mattifying Balm is an oil-control mattifying primer that can be applied before or after makeup application to eliminate shine for a long wear, flawless look. This balm provides a matte finish to set makeup and can be used for touch-ups throughout the day. It minimizes the look of pores, eliminates shine, and gives the skin a silky, smooth finish. This purse-friendly compact includes a built in sponge so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Benefits:
  • Can be used before or after application of makeup
  • Paraben free, fragrance free, gluten free, oil free and sulfate free
  • Mirror and sponge included for on-the-go use
Using the included sponge, dab product gently over makeup. For best results, be sure to dab and not wipe, so as not to smudge your makeup.

Step 1: Swirl the sponge in the balm

Step 2: To absorb oil and eliminate shine, gently pat the formula as needed

Step 3: If applying after makeup application, do not rub in. This can remove your makeup.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane.

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ULTAMattifying Balm
 
4.2

(based on 224 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (121)
  • Long lasting (111)
  • Easy to apply (109)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Easy to use (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (38)
  • Flakes (36)
  • Messy (15)
  • Wears off easily (7)
  • Poor texture (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (161)
  • Daily use (109)
  • Normal skin (27)
  • Sensitive skin (26)
  • Special occasions (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (78), Classic style (58), Trendy style (24), Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (14)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (18), 10 minutes (13), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 224 customers

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5.0

Excellent product

By Miss Kimmy

from Corona CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

    I had previously tried a similar product by Mally and loved it. Then I bought an "I woke up like this" set that included this Ulta product and I was pleasantly surprised that it worked just as well at a much lower price. As long as you don't rub it on your face it works really well.

    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    1.0

    Not happy with this product

    By Barb

    from Helena, Montana

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply

      Best Uses

        Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

        Doesn't go on very smoothly. Seemed to clump up and didn't go on evenly. Will be returning to the store.

        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING PRODUCT AND IT WORKS WONDERS

        By Lauren

        from Virginia

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Stays Matt All Day

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

          I'm speechless. I have always struggled with oily skin and my foundation wearing off in a matter of 4 hours, especially around my nose and mouth. I was about to give up on makeup since it made me look cakey! However, I didn't want to give up. I went on the search with a primer and instead I stumbled upon this product... and oh boy am I glad I did! I use the Hydro Prime from the Ulta Brand and this product on my face when I wear make-up but unfortunately Ulta discontinued the Hydro Primer. Seriously, Ulta!? I just found the perfect face primer and now it's gone? At least I have this holy grail still... and Ulta you guys better not discontinue this either! Overall, I recommend this product to everyone. It's great and long lasting. I am wearing it now as I type. Currently, it is 1:02 p.m. and I put my makeup on this morning at around 7:30 a.m. and so far no oil and shine has come through yet.

          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          1.0

          Would be great if it didn't crumble in compact

          By Stephanie W.

          from West Monroe, LA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Crumbles
            • Difficult to Apply
            • Flakes

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            The first time I patted the sponge on the balm, the entire cake shifted and it started to crumble. I can't even pat the sponge on what I have without having to pack it down with my fingers first to keep the crumbled parts from coming off. What little bit ends up on my face is great...but not worth the money if I lose half the product while trying to apply.

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Works perfectly

            By Tammy

            from Dover Delaware

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            works so well

             
            5.0

            Great for oily skin

            By Jessica

            from Ohio

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Difficult to Apply
            • Flakes

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            This product is great for oily skin! it does flake some while applying but for the most part it goes on very smooth. Lasts all day!

            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            3.0

            it would be great if it didn't crumble

            By Kim

            from Washington Missouri

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            This would be an awesome product if they could find a way for it not to crumble. When I had the product on my face it was awesome. I just lost most of the product because it crumbled out of the compact

             
            3.0

            it would be great if it didn't crumble

            By Kim

            from Washington Missouri

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            This would be an awesome product if they could find a way for it not to crumble. When I had the product on my face it was awesome. I just lost most of the product because it crumbled out of the compact

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My shine is gone!

            By Mary

            from Jacksonville, fl

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • Flakes

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

            My nose and forehead has always been super oily no matter what kind of skin care routine I use. So a few hours after my make up I shine in all the wrong places. Using this mattifying balm has completely changed my makeup game. My make up lasts all day with out my nose lookin like I dunked it in olive oil and I'm so happy I could cry but I won't because mascara.. amirite ladies? The only 'con' I would say is that once you're running low it does flake in the container but still works great. If you have oily skin - TRY!

            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            5.0

            Best makeup product I own

            By Kitty

            from CA

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about ULTA Mattifying Balm:

              A must have! This makes my skin look flawless.

              • Age:
              • 30-44

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              • Q:

                Where is the sponge located? Mine seems to be missing it.
                Asked on 1/2/2018 by Jewels from US

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The sponge is located inside the component, just underneath the product. If you have the product lid open, lightly place your finger on the side of the product pan and push upward. This will reveal the mirror & sponge.

                  Answered on 1/10/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Will this help my makeup last longer?
                Asked on 7/1/2017 by Becca from California

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, it does help to prolong the wear of your makeup. Enjoy! :-)

                  Answered on 7/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Can this be used to set undereye concealer instead of powder? I have dry skin and have tried almost EVERYTHING! From drugstore to high end powders and my under eyes always end up looking flaky/cakey.
                Asked on 6/5/2017 by Ashley from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We don't recommend applying it too close to the eye area to avoid irritation. We would suggest using the ULTA Eye Primer instead. Thanks for your question!

                  Answered on 6/6/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Can this be used near the eyes, to prevent mascara smearing?
                Asked on 5/8/2017 by origprod from Southlake, TX

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We don't recommend applying it too close to the eye area to avoid irritation.

                  Answered on 5/15/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I have dark skin; will this product leave a white cast on my face?
                Asked on 1/21/2017 by kan

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  It sets to an invisible finish, so it is perfect for any and all skin tones! :-)

                  Answered on 1/23/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Does this cause flashback at all?
                Asked on 8/12/2016 by Sonya from Missouri

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  ULTA Mattifying Balm performs beautifully in flash photography. :-)

                  Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Is this product non comedogenic?
                Asked on 8/9/2016 by Heha from Portland, Oregon

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  It has not been dermatologically tested for comedones; however, it does not contain any commonly known comedogenic ingredients such as mineral oil. We recommend it for all skin types including acne-prone skin.

                  Answered on 8/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Can you use this as a setting powder for concealer?
                Asked on 7/20/2016 by catxoox

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Certainly! :-)

                  Answered on 7/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I do not like makeup but want a less shiny face. Can the ulta mattifying balm be used without makeup? Just over moisturizer?
                Asked on 6/16/2016 by jen

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you can certainly use it as a skin mattifier without makeup!

                  Answered on 6/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Do I use this in addition too or in replacement of the Ulta Matte Primer?
                Asked on 5/7/2016 by Cara from New England

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  You can use both primers in conjunction with one another. Use the Matte Primer first, prior to makeup application and then use the Mattifying Balm at the end to finish the look. The Mattifying Balm can be used under or over your makeup!

                  Answered on 5/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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