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ULTA Professional Matte Prime
4.27 / 5 based on 106 Reviews
Professional Matte Prime - 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. - Professional Matte Prime see more...
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ULTA Professional Matte Prime
This is a great dupe for the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. If you like silicone primers you will love this. There is tons of product in the tube and I feel like I have been using the same tube for months. Totally worth the price, especially if you can catch it on sale. The one downside to this product it that it has a pretty unpleasant scent, but it does not linger after you apply it to the face.
This primer goes on easily and makes my skin feel velvety smooth! My makeup goes on evenly on top of this primer and it seems to extend the wear. I received the trial size of this in one of Ulta's promotional bags (buy Ulta products, get a bag of Ulta products) and it lasted me for quite a while--I was very impressed!
I love this primer. I use it every day. When you apply it, it has a silicone-y feel to it but after rubbing it into your skin and letting it warm up a bit, you can really tell that your make up is going to stick to it. I would not say that after applying all of my make up after it, that it makes my make up look matte but it does blur out my pores pretty nicely. It is most definitely worth your money and I recommend this as a dupe for Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer . I would definitely repurchase this item!
They just recently reformulated this product, and I was very happy to get this as a gift with purchase. I love this! It makes my skin very matte while filling in pores. For the price, I love this! It also has a thicker consistency very similar to the Smashbox primers, and honestly performs the same. This is a great dupe, that I find is way more worth it than the Smashbox, for it also keeps you matte. I didn't notice a scent, but I know others did, but it is so worth it. Keeps my makeup on all day with out oil.
I’ve been trying out new matte silicone primers and his has to be the first one I’ve returned. It made my pores pop out instead of concealing them! Also I have a more oily face then anyone I know and this primer dries me out! I have rough patches all over my face now. I would not recommend to my worst enemy.
This product is pretty great low price dupe for the original Smashbox Photofocus Primer. It is very smoothing and leaves that nice flat matte feeling on the skin. As a person with dry skin its not my absolute favorite but sometimes when my skin is feeling textured I like to use it and foundation goes really nice over it.
If you like mattifying highend make up primers but you don’t like how expensive they are, this primer is for you. While it’s still a bit pricier considering it’s usually $18 at Ulta, there are a lot of sales that Ulta does that will make it cheaper. And it’s usually still about only half the price of a high-end mattifying primer. It works just as well.
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This product feels like Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer but doesn’t do as good of a job. It blurs pores but doesn’t really control my shine. I don’t think I will buy this again but if your skin is only a little oily here and there this might work prefect for you.
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So what exactly does this product do? What are the benefits of this brand compared to other ones?
I just bought this today. Is it worth the 20$ I spent before opening??
What is the consistency of this primer? Is it more like Photofinish or Porefessional? And how does this one compare in terms of oil control compared to its pricier competitors?
Though I love Smashbox's primer, this is a great day-to-day alternative. But I am wondering if less is more? I find that I still get oily/shiny in my T-zone after a few hours. Am I using too much? What is the best way to apply this (via fingertips, palms of hands, a beauty blender)? Looking for some advice :)
Would you recommend this primer for sensitive skin?
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