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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Item #: 2220106 Size: 0.32 oz

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This microfine loose, invisible clay powder blends effortlessly into any skin tone to set your foundation to a breathable matte finish without chalky residue or flashback. The secret's in the clay - it naturally balances all skin types to absorb oil, minimize the appearance of pores & make your makeup last without flaking or clinging to dry patches. You can also use the oil free formula as an undereye baking or treatment powder - Amazonian clay will absorb shine to reveal a smooth, soft-focus finish.

Skinvigorating ingredients:
  • Amazonian clay: Acts as a total skin balancer by hydrating & reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin, while removing surface oil & improving overall skin clarity & texture

Vegan. Oil free. Dermatologist tested.
Use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish. For targeted application, use your ring finger to gently pat finishing powder over undereye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin.
Finishing powder: Use a fluffy powder brush to dust over your foundation, focusing on the oily T-zone to set your makeup to a natural matte finish.

Baking powder: Use a small concealer brush to layer the translucent formula over your undereye concealer. Let it sit on skin for 5-10 minutes, allowing body heat to activate & set concealer into place. Then, dust away the powder to reveal a brighter, mattified look.

Treatment powder: Apply the formula alone onto clean skin to eliminate shine & blur pores while allowing skin to breathe.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
 
4.3

(based on 602 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (458)
  • Easy to apply (424)
  • Blends well (331)
  • Controls shine (303)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (240)

Cons

  • Messy (61)
  • Poor coverage (25)
  • Unnatural color (23)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Settles in creases (12)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (214)
  • Oily skin (201)
  • Sensitive skin (159)
  • Everyday (124)
  • Acne prone skin (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (194), Budget shopper (111), Natural style (82), Classic style (57), Trendy style (40)

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5.0

Amazing Powder!

By Lily

from Lexington, KY

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Controls Shine
  • Doesn't Settle In Creases
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • No Flashback
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    I love using this product to set my undereye concealer and my T-zone. It makes my skin look so smooth and silky, almost photoshopped. I haven't noticed that it dries out my skin either. I love this powder and I recommend this to all my friends!

     
    5.0

    Soft Powder

    By SK

    from Nixa, Mo

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    Sets under eye and lightens the face.

     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By Becky

    from RI

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      Takes care of the "oil slick" in my t-zone areas. Definitely recommend.

       
      5.0

      Love how it makes my face feel and look

      By Cayl

      from Ohio

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      I use it to finish off my face and control any shine that my oily skin creates.

       
      1.0

      Might work for you but not for me

      By Cc

      from Chicago

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Messy
        • Unnatural Color

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        Feels exactly like baby powder. It is very white.

         
        3.0

        It's ok not worth the price

        By Carbi

        from Dickson City

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        Meh just meh

         
        5.0

        Great for oily skin

        By MBN

        from Sacramento,CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          After Ulta pulled my all-time favorite finishing powder off their shelf (Urban Decay Naked Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder), I was on the hunt for a replacement. After several failed attempts trying other brands, both high end and affordable, this product was recommended. I couldn't be more happy with the results. It works well with my oily skin and I don't get any kind of creasing or cakiness. Staying power is phenomenal. My new holy grail!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works for me!

          By Older than I look

          from Minnesota

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            Most powders make wrinkles look worse but this one doesn't.

             
            5.0

            Give it a Chance

            By DJ

            from Folsom

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

            • Unnatural Color

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            At first, I didn't think that I liked this powder because it seemed so chalky on my face. After experimenting, I realized that I needed to use a big brush and only a little product right after I applied my Tarte CC creme. Looks great and lasts!!

             
            5.0

            Looove this stuff

            By ElsiG

            from Irving, TX

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Shine
            • Easy To Apply
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              Love adding it on top of my concealer to avoid creasing

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              29 Questions | 29 Answers
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              • Q:

                I use the urban decay all nighter foundation and tarte shape tape concealer then this powder to set but when i use the flash on my phone i look all white and chalky is there anything i can do to fix that?
                Asked on 5/18/2017 by Thea from Omaha NE

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The powder maybe be too light to set the shade of concealer that you're using. Flashback is usually caused by a powder being too light or not being fulling brushed/blended away.

                  Answered on 6/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
              • Q:

                Whenever I take a flash photo, you can still see it no matter how much I blend it. How do I fix this problem?
                Asked on 4/3/2017 by taylorgang from Richmond, VA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  That's strange - are you sure it's not your foundation underneath? Do you wear one with SPF?

                  Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                I love this powder but it whites me out in photos and I sling off excess before I apply. Do they make this in tinted but still loose powder.
                Asked on 3/27/2017 by Autumn from Alexandria la

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  No but you could try our Amazonian clay airbrush foundation. It's a similar lightweight, loose powder texture but gives you full coverage.

                  Answered on 3/29/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                I really love this product, I have found that it is the only powder that does not crease on me. However, when I set my under eye area with this powder it always makes that area darker. Why?
                Asked on 3/24/2017 by dark circles from Bakersfield, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  That shouldn't happen because it's a translucent formula - it may be your concealer.

                  Answered on 3/31/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                Which Tarte brush do you recommend using to apply this powder? (Ex: applying the powder over Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation)
                Asked on 1/25/2017 by Jenna Green Eyes from Western Iowa

                1 answer

              • Q:

                What type of brush would you use with this powder? Could you use a Beauty Blender or something comparable?
                Thanks in advance. :)
                Asked on 1/4/2017 by Kait from East, Texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, you totally could use a sponge to lightly dab or a fluffy powder brush.

                  Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                I love the Tarte Smooth Operator and reading the comments, everyone was talking about "bake". What does bake mean?
                Asked on 10/8/2016 by Eva from Milford, Texas

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Baking is when you use a translucent finishing powder to set your concealer to a soft-focus look.

                  Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                Is this powder better over liquid foundations and concealers or can I also use it over powder foundation?
                Asked on 9/25/2016 by Jenna Green Eyes from Iowa

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  It's translucent so you can wear it over any tinted formula; however, it's best for setting your liquid makeup in place or absorbing excess oil for a matte finish.

                  Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                Can i bake without makeup , just a moisturizer with this ?
                Asked on 9/12/2016 by Mayqinaff

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Since this powder is sheer, it's best for baking with a concealer. Hope that helps!

                  Answered on 9/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                how many ounces is this product?
                Asked on 7/18/2016 by allison from Utah, Us

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  0.32 ounces!

                  Answered on 7/18/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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