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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
 
4.2

(based on 631 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (477)
  • Easy to apply (441)
  • Blends well (344)
  • Controls shine (322)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (253)

Cons

  • Messy (73)
  • Unnatural color (27)
  • Poor coverage (25)
  • Settles in creases (17)
  • Doesn't work (14)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (218)
  • Oily skin (214)
  • Sensitive skin (165)
  • Everyday (124)
  • Normal skin (106)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (208), Budget shopper (117), Natural style (82), Classic style (57), Trendy style (40)

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2.0

Messy

By Yana

from ATL, Georgia

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      Every time I use it there's powder everywhere. Super messy! Can't take it with me in my make up bag with the rest of my make up; have to leave it at home in a flat surface.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not for under eyes

      By MommaH

      from Knoxville, Tn

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      I will use this on my nose and chin but stay away from away from your eye area. Makes wrinkles super pronounced.

       
      5.0

      Holy grail for extremely oily mature skin

      By Robbie

      from Maine

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      I use this everyday over liquid foundation. This powder ALLOWS ME TO USE LIQUID FOUNDATION because I have very oily skin. I am also over 50 so using powder seems crazy, but this is perfect. I buff it in with a buffer brush and use a setting spray or plain water spray after. This really does last 10-12 hours. I can use this powder over drug store foundation and it looks and lasts like my $40 Amazonian Clay foundation. Amazing. I have tried so many similar products but nothing compares to this. Worth every penny. This lasts a long time too- much longer than cheaper brands.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Horrible

      By Mel

      from Virginia

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Controls Shine

      Cons

      • Cakes Up
      • Messy
      • Settles In Creases
      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        This powder is the WORST i've ever used, and i've tried a lot. It leaves a white cast and has the absolute worst flashback i've ever seen. NEVER use it to bake under the eyes because it will cake and settle into your fine lines. And of course leave the white cast and cause flashback even more when used for baking. Overall, I do not recommend spending money on this product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gives a nice finish

        By Sydney

        from Arkansas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        Gives a very nice finish but flashback is BAD. I normally wear this if I know I'm not going to be taking pictures.

         
        5.0

        LOVE this. Third container. Been using a long time!

        By Rach

        from Lawrenceville

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          Controls shine very well for oily skin.

           
          5.0

          Flawless

          By NursTam

          from Ocean Springs, Ms

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Long-Lasting
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            First time using this product. Love it. It's amazing. Makes my face look flawless!

             
            5.0

            I have used the product before and love it.

            By PP

            from Cartersville, Ga.

            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:

              It covers perfectly.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Smooth but really white!

              By Shearosche

              from Akron, Ohio

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              I love a face with no flaws and preferably a more matted look. This powder achieves that but be careful not to use too much because you will look completely washed out. A little goes a long way. I have used a lot of different brands including other Tarte powders. I have to say this is not my very favorite despite the great reviews. I still think that there is the perfect combination out there that enables you to still have color. This powder if over applied makes lines stand out on mature skin. The good news is if you have an oily T-zone this powder will put off having to blot for many, many hours.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              No bang for your buck

              By Jessica

              from Georgia

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cakes Up
              • Messy
              • Settles In Creases

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              First time using this powder and I will not buy again. I went by reviews and I was excited to get it. After using it, I'm really just not a fan. Its super messy and makes my makeup look cakey. My T zone gets oily quick.. This powder prolongs that but it doesn't last all day. Not impressed.

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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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