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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 550 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (420)
  • Easy to apply (388)
  • Blends well (306)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)

Cons

  • Messy (47)
  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Difficult to apply (9)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (198)
  • Oily skin (180)
  • Sensitive skin (143)
  • Everyday (114)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (74), Classic style (51), Trendy style (38)

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5.0

I would buy this again for sure

By Gee

from Ny

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    Love it!

     
    1.0

    Horrible

    By W

    from Carrollton, TX

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flash back
      • Leaves skin looking dry

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        Do not set your make up with this powder! It gives terrible flashback and makes your skin look very dry.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super fine powder; excellent

        By Rachel Marie

        from Port Charlotte, Fl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            I bought thir product specifically to use to set under the eyes. The other powders I have been using would dry out that area badly and look cakey and thick. This powder is so fine and smooth it makes this area look flawless. I also have not had a problem with it drying out my skin. I loved the look of it so much i started setting my whole face with this powder and WOW my skin has never looked so silky and smooth. I would recommend this product to everyone!

             
            5.0

            Wowza

            By Mallory

            from Columbus, OH

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              I work for like 12 hours at a time and for months have been switching up products trying to find a routine that will keep my makeup on all day long, and when I added this it made the biggest difference! My face can get really oily through the day and make my makeup slide all around and end up looking a cakey mess come 5pm. This product sets my cream products right in place and they stay like that til I take them off. Paired with my urban decay all nighter setting spray, girrrrrrrl it's no joke. Absolutely love this stuff!!!

               
              5.0

              FINALLY

              By Lazy but Pretty

              from OR

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                Finally a setting powder that actually sets and not look like dust. Stays all day with minimal to no shine. I has psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and I have had zero issue with this, unlike all other setting powders I've tried in the past.

                 
                5.0

                Really nice

                By TTU17

                from Lubbock, Texas

                About Me Natural Style

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                  I have used the Laura Mercier version of this powder before, and I can honestly say that this product is really great. I liked the Laura Mercier, however, Ulta does not sell it, so I thought I would try Tarte's version. I was pleasantly surprised.

                   
                  2.0

                  depends on skin type

                  By jen

                  from detroit MI

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Pros

                  • good for oily skin
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • not for all skin types
                  • not good for dry skin
                  • not good for flash photography

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                    i tried a damp beauty sponge and a brush neither works too great

                     
                    5.0

                    Best product I own

                    By Tlane6367

                    from Erwin, tn

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                      I've used this for about five months. My skin is softer, smoother, and clearer than ever before.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent for Oily Skin

                      By Sarah the natural one

                      from Tampa, Florida

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types
                        • Everyday
                        • Going Out
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                        I use this product on top of my SPF foundation which tends to be a little too greasy for my oily skin. This finishing powder sets it and provides hours of matte, oil free skin even outside in the heat. Contains Amazonian clay which is amazingly absorbent and yet lightweight and never clumpy. You only need a small amount on top of your makeup to be effective so product has potential to last a while, even though it tends to run on the pricier side.

                         
                        5.0

                        Most amazing...

                        By LaDawn

                        from Olympia, washington

                        About Me Trendy Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Skin Types
                          • Everyday
                          • Going Out
                          • Sensitive Skin
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                          Love the powder it works amazing in his very long lasting

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                          28 Questions | 28 Answers
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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            Does it only work on fair skin? I want to purchase but I'm worried it will appear all white on my face
                            Asked on 5/3/2016 by Celesté from Paris, France

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              This product applies translucent so it shouldn't show up on your skin no matter your skin tone. Hope that helps!

                              Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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