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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

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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 563 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (432)
  • Easy to apply (399)
  • Blends well (312)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)

Cons

  • Messy (47)
  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Doesn't work (13)
  • Difficult to apply (10)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (207)
  • Oily skin (181)
  • Sensitive skin (151)
  • Everyday (123)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (82), Classic style (55), Trendy style (39)

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5.0

Best Finishing Powder Ever

By Realtorlady

from Austin TX

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • 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:

    I've been using this product for years and love it! The powder doesn't have a color so it isn't competing with my foundation and sets my foundation so it will stay throughout the day with no additional touch ups needed. It is lightweight and a little goes a long way and lasts me for a while.

     
    2.0

    DO NOT BAKE WITH THIS

    By Lain

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    When buying a setting powder, personally I want to be able to lightly set my makeup with it for my natural day to day look. I also want to be able to bake with the same powder when I am wearing more dramatic makeup. DO NOT BAKE WITH THIS POWDER. It made my under eyes look stark white after I brushed it away, and it clung to certain patches of my concealer. If you are using this day to day, I think its nice and looks smooth on the skin.

     
    5.0

    This is my holy grail.

    By Fingerpuppet716

    from New York, NY

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      This here is my holy grail product. I have been exploring drugstore brands more and have been super excited by how much they have stepped up their game lately, but this product is one I buy repeatedly and I really feel like it is worth the investment. Even when I go out with a little brow and eyes and nothing else (but of course, sunscreen is a must) I brush a little of this all over my face and it does an amazing job of controlling oil. It leaves my skin so smooth and is a great finishing powder to go over everything when I do a full face. It doesn't alter the color of my makeup at all. It can be messy if you're not careful, but it is a loose powder after all. I keep the pressed powder compact in my purse for touch ups throughout the day which also works very well. I even tried to find a drugstore dupe for this (elf, nyx, innisfree) but so far nothing compares. I also use it to bake and it does an amazing job of setting my concealer. To me, this is perfection as far as finishing powders go.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic

      By MWilcox

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        I have been very satisfied with this product after 2 weeks. I haven't used any setting powders in about 3-4 years and really forgot how amazing they are. Before I had mostly used a pressed MAC powder for setting. This is great. I use a small brush for my under eye creases (only 29, but my color corrector makes what wrinkles I have huge) and it makes it perfect and smooth all day no creases coming later. I use a large brush (number is rubbed off- but it's a bigger powder brush from MAC that has white hair at the very end) this feels great on my sensitive skin and really sets my makeup (I use color corrector on problem areas like my lower cheeks- I have lovely purple tiny veins that love to show, and then use a light liquid foundation on most of my face). My skin is very smooth and looks even more airbrushed (i have small pores so I don't know if this helps minimize)after using a light dusting of this powder. For the price and the amount of product you get, I would highly recommend. I have not had one break out since using it. Very happy.

         
        1.0

        Didn't work for me Made my pores more visable

        By Flamingomania

        from Fairview, TN

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        I was wanting a lightweight finishing powder to minimize pores. While the powder went on easily, I used a very fluffy brush with just a tad of product, it did not minimize my pores. In fact, it made them very noticeable. I have normal skin that becomes dry if I don't moisturize. I am 56 and have a few lines. This did not blur anything and seemed to make every inperfection stand out!

         
        5.0

        Best setting powder ever

        By Kariann

        from TX

        About Me Classic 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:

          i use this to bake or set foundation

           
          5.0

          I forgot you!

          By Brouhaha

          from Pineville

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              I always used this powder. I got on the makeup bandwagon and started trying LM and RCMA. My undereyes were always dry abd itchy. Went back to this, perfection. I started using it all over my face now. Not drying, so smooth.

               
              5.0

              Makes my skin feel like porcelain. Be careful not to bre

              By Brandco78

              from East coast

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                Apply primer, foundation, use this as a light dusting on top. Blow dry excess powder off face. Use any blush/ highlighter and then spray with finishing spray.

                 
                3.0

                On the fence

                By Leena

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                Works well for a few hours and then I am shining like Rudolph's nose... I also will mention that is you apply before blush or bronzing the color will not absorb. I have started using on my t-zone only.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product! It makes your skin look so smooth!

                By Carley

                from Marco Island, FL

                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
                  • Sensitive Skin
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                  This powder makes it look like you took all the oil out of your skin, but it still looks natural! I definitely recommend this product!

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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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