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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 581 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (444)
  • Easy to apply (410)
  • Blends well (320)
  • Controls shine (287)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (229)

Cons

  • Messy (53)
  • Poor coverage (23)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Difficult to apply (10)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (211)
  • Oily skin (189)
  • Sensitive skin (153)
  • Everyday (124)
  • Acne prone skin (96)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (178), Budget shopper (107), Natural style (82), Classic style (57), Trendy style (40)

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2.0

Meh

By Q

from FL

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

My pores do look nice after I've swept this over my face. Buuuuut.. If you apply too much, it leaves a whitecast over your face. It makes my nose look dry and I DON'T have dry skin. The packaging is messy. And the flashback is BAD. I won't be repurchasing but I will likely still finish the one I have. Probably just by using very sparingly over my larger pores by my nose.

 
5.0

Oil absorbing clay

By Consumer

from Long Beach, CA

About Me Budget 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

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    Tried this clay powder to absorb the oils in my t- zone and it performs the best. Lasts for a good couple of hours in my face with a touch up. Tarte uses only natural ingredients, worth the price- no talc.

     
    5.0

    I love this product

    By Pres

    from Newport Beach, California

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cakes Up
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    I just put a little powder under my eyes and all along my t zone. I controls the oils in the my face and makes them not appear greasy

     
    2.0

    Wouldn't buy again

    By Mich

    from New york

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine

    Cons

    • Goes On Heavy
    • Messy
    • Settles In Creases

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      Has crazy flashback and leaves my face looking super dry

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Impressed

      By Aynsley

      from Abu Dhabi, UAE

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Controls Shine

      Cons

      • Messy
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        I really wanted to love this product because I truly love Tarte products and saw all of the great reviews. I was disappointed in it, to say the least.

        Something about the packaging just does not work. It's so messy! I've used so many loose powders and I've never made such a mess in my life while using one. I tried so many different things to try to make it work, but almost every time I open the cap I lose a good amount of the powder (it settles on the edges and then falls out). I also found that it was very difficult to pick up out of the cap using a brush. This may be because the powder is so fine, but again, it caused me to lose a lot.

        Secondly, this is the only thing I changed to my makeup routine, and somehow, by the end of the day, half of my makeup is gone! I tend to switch around my setting powders often, and I've never used one that has this effect. Within 6 hours, I need to reapply my foundation and setting powder in order to look like a human again.

        There seem to be a lot of great reviews of this item, so maybe it just wasn't for me, but for the price, I'd definitely recommend that you look elsewhere.

         
        5.0

        Works well

        By M

        from LA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        I apply a this both before and after applying my foundation. Works well, make skin soft. If you apply too much, it can make your skin appear too white. Very messy though.

         
        4.0

        Very good

        By Tori

        from Salinas, CA

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        This powder is very good, it makes my skin feel very smooth on the face but feels pretty weird on the fingertips.

         
        5.0

        THE Powder I've Been Looking For!

        By Leslie

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          Where has this powder been my whole life? It goes on so lightweight and keeps me matte and shine-free all day long. I no longer have to touch up in the afternoon. I am thrilled with this powder. It is a little on the powdery side, so you don't need much. But it performs like a champ!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Never again

          By Natalie

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cakes Up
            • Flashback
            • Goes On Heavy
            • Messy
            • Settles In Creases

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              It gives the worst flashback, even with just a phone flash photo.

               
              3.0

              Not the best

              By Lexi

              from Mission Viejo, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Shine
              • Lightweight
              • Silky Finish

              Cons

              • Dries up

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              Good product if you want something to make you feel smooth and control shine but immediately after I put it on my skin felt super tight and dry

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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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