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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 534 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (408)
  • Easy to apply (376)
  • Blends well (293)
  • 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 (189)
  • Oily skin (180)
  • Sensitive skin (137)
  • Everyday (105)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (64), Classic style (50), Trendy style (34)

Reviewed by 534 customers

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5.0

Keeps makeup flawlessly, and matte!

By NancyQ

from Gainesville GA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    Keeps my makeup on all day, and matte with out touch up, I am very oily and its hard to find a good setting powder.

     
    5.0

    This stuff is amazing!

    By Think Pink

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      This is the best setting powder I've ever used! It doesn't have that weird, powder-y, processed smell, and you get so much product! I use it to set my makeup and help blend out any imperfections. It doesn't crease under my eyes, and there's also no flashback. Fabulous product.

       
      2.0

      It's ok.....?

      By Alexis

      from Texas

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Does not crease under eyes
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Does not blend well
      • Makes you look like a racoon in pictures

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        I got this as a free promo gift. So what the heck, right? My oldest (who is a makeup guru), noticed it first when she pointed out that it didn't blend well. I thought maybe she was just being a typical picky teen, but my youngest (14) was face timing a friend and I popped down to say hello, and oh my word! It literally looked like I was wearing a raccoon mask! Later in the week, my youngest snapped a picture of me and yet again, hello raccoon face! So, unless you like to look like a raccoon in some lighting I would not advise you to use. However, the ONLY thing I enjoyed about this product was that it set my under eye concealer well, BUT with the one draw back. I'm 39 and live in South Texas, so humidity is a pain and that being said, most powders I use to set under eye concealer seem to crease or just exasperate my tiny under eye lines. So, still looking for the holy grail of under eye setting powder. The hunt continues! Happy shopping everyone!

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By MW

        from Ann Arbor, Mi

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          Great!

           
          5.0

          Flawless

          By Ericaadine

          from Michigan

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            It's so light weight

             
            3.0

            Makeup never set?

            By Natalie

            from Maryland

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Doesn't work as well as others

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            I felt like my makeup never set

             
            5.0

            LOVE

            By Jenuh09

            from Los angeles

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              Love this product! I went from nyx setting powder that ive been using for years. They were out of it when I got to the store I found this one and am in love

               
              5.0

              would buy again

              By heart3

              from nyc

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                I loveeee this product. It goes on so smooth and it feels amazing and natural. I would totally buy it again.

                 
                5.0

                Love, love, love!

                By See Jay

                from Cordova, 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

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                  I really love this product.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  absolute Necessity if you have the base cream

                  By Sunshine

                  from Huntsville Al

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 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:

                    Its what keeps my face from getting greasy or feeling thick with the foundation cream from Tarte. An absolute must for setting the cream

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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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