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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

0.32 oz Item 2220106

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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 614 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (466)
  • Easy to apply (431)
  • Blends well (338)
  • Controls shine (310)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (247)

Cons

  • Messy (65)
  • Poor coverage (25)
  • Unnatural color (24)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Settles in creases (14)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (216)
  • Oily skin (206)
  • Sensitive skin (162)
  • Everyday (124)
  • Normal skin (102)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (200), Budget shopper (113), Natural style (82), Classic style (57), Trendy style (40)

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3.0

terrible

By nasa

from please let me know

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

Clogged my pores. Had major problems with breakouts while using. Disappointing. Threw it in the trash where it belongs.

 
5.0

A+

By KP

from Fargo

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Acne Prone Skin
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

Bought in a pinch before a wedding to substitute for Cover FX Loose Setting Powder and it's wonderful! Lasts long and from the pictures I've seen has hardly any flashback.

 
5.0

I will continue to use this product

By Rene

from Clayton IN

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    This is the best powder I've used it is very ligh weight and does what it suppose to do you will love it

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a FINISHING powder, NOT for coverage, but setting...

    By Marie

    from Laurel, MD

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • It blurs large pores
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      For those that are rating this powder for coverage did not read that this is a SETTING powder, it is translucent and not used for coverage, but to set your already applied makeup.

      It has no flashback. You don't need to go heavy with it otherwise you will need to use a mist of facial spray. It's great to set under the eye/concealer, to set your eye for eye shadow. And, any and all all areas that you get oily or have large pores. It works like a charm, IF you use it correctly for what's intended.

       
      1.0

      HORRIBLE!!! do NOT buy

      By ashley

      from Cypress TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • HORRIBLE FLASHBACK
        • Settles In Creases
        • Unnatural Color
        • you can see where you stop baking

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          i would NEVER recommend this to anyone!

           
          5.0

          YASSSS!

          By Lyndsey

          from LaFayette Georgia

          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

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            I haven't found a better setting powder yet! Such a huge tarte fan and this is one of their best products I think! Only issue is I go through it too fast

             
            2.0

            I would NOT buy this again

            By Maddy G

            from Racine, WI

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Silky Finish

            Cons

            • Doesn't go on well
            • Flashback
            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              Does not go on sponge/beauty blender well nor apply to my face well.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Many advantages, one disadvantage.

              By Alicia

              from Fairbanks,AK

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Flashback

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              I love to use this product, but the flashback on it is very obvious. I will be searching for a new powder once I use this one up.

               
              5.0

              Love this!!!

              By Rachel

              from Altoona, PA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                Love Tarte's products!!! This setting powder keeps my makeup from smudging off for most of the day compared to other brands I have used. Will be purchasing in the future!

                 
                1.0

                I HATED THIS PRODUCT

                By morgan

                from lakeland

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Cakes Up
                  • DIDNT LAST LONG
                  • Messy
                  • Settles In Creases

                  Best Uses

                  • 4 NOTHING

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                  MEH DONT BUY EVER IN YOUR LIFE

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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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