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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

Item #: 2272084 Size: 0.25 oz

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Touch-up your makeup with this invisible pressed powder. It blends effortlessly into any skin tone so you can set your foundation to 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 without flaking or clinging to dry patches. The formula is talc free & oil free & it can be used as a treatment to improve overall skin clarity & texture. It comes in a convenient compact with touch-up brush so you can mattify without the mess.

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. Talc free . Oil free. Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested.
Use included sponge for on-the-go touch-ups or your favorite powder brush for buildable applications.

Finishing powder: Dust translucent formula over your foundation, focusing on the oily T-zone to set your makeup to a natural matte finish.

Treatment powder: Apply the formula alone onto clean skin to eliminate shine & blur pores while allowing skin to breathe.
Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glycerin, Kaolin, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder
 
4.2

(based on 173 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (125)
  • Easy to apply (120)
  • Controls shine (118)
  • Blends well (91)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (90)

Cons

  • Messy (15)
  • Unnatural color (12)
  • Poor coverage (11)
  • Settles in creases (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (81)
  • All skin types (51)
  • Normal skin (46)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • Acne prone skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (85), Budget shopper (55)

Reviewed by 173 customers

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5.0

Love this product

By Mapegg

from Pennsylvania

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    Great product

     
    5.0

    Great powder!!

    By SKL

    from Wichita, KS

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Settles In Creases

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    I love the light feeling of this powder!! Hide the shin pretty well!!

     
    5.0

    Tarte Powder

    By BARBIE

    from Ballwin, Missouri

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        As a finishing powder.

         
        5.0

        Yes love this stuff!!!

        By Sandra

        from Litchfield Park,Az

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          Love it!

           
          5.0

          Keeps foundation, cheek and eye make-up on and fresh all day

          By Debby

          from Az

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

            I have combination skin and this pressed powder does cake, controls shine, keeps make up on place all day. Love it.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Bondon

            from Las Vegas NV

            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

              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              It's a little pricy but worth every penny will never go back to my old brand.

               
              2.0

              Not for me

              By Luckyvero

              from California

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Coverage
              • White cast

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              I bought it cause I love smooth operator and I figured pressed powder with no color better but nope I got a white cast and I didn't feel like it worked to cover my fine lines but I did stay matte

               
              5.0

              Sets Great - no white residue left

              By Britt

              from Milwaukee, WI

              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

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • All Skin Types
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I got this when I purchased the Amazonian Clay foundation as a recommendation by the sales consultant. I have used a setting powder in the past but was not a fan of it as it would almost look white on my face. However - this is PERFECT! Sets great, no residue, does not settle in creases and last all day!

                This is great on its own as well! Some days I will use a tinted sunscreen and top it with the Smooth Operator and be good all day.

                P.S. - I do not use the brush it comes with! Instead, I use my big, fluffy brush to get better coverage.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Just Okay

                By MNBlonde

                from Topeka,KS

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                The product did not transfer onto the brush very well, when trying to move the brush around into the product it seemed to flake off more. More product was wasted than used. The loose powder version of this is wonderful.

                 
                4.0

                Good, especially for undereyes

                By Amber

                from Clarksville TN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Silky Finish

                Cons

                • Unnatural Color

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                  I love this powder for under the eyes. It's very smoothing and controls creasing a little better than other powders do. I don't always like to use it for all over the face, as it can look a teensy bit whiteish, though that can come in handy if my foundation is a bit too dark (i.e., in the winter when I get paaaaale).

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                  9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    The powder will not come off of the pan. It's like it's as hard as a rock. What do I do? I tried scraping of the top layer but no luck. I've used 3 different types of brushes. It's still hard pan. It's brand new, do you have any advice?
                    Asked on 4/30/2017 by Powderpuff from Vermont

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We're sorry you're having that problem! We recommend using a fluffy brush to rub off the top layer. Then, it becomes very powdery!

                      Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Which lasts longer, the pressed powder or the loose powder version of this product?
                    Asked on 1/2/2017 by Liz from Phx, AZ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      They're both the same in terms of staying power! It's just one version is pressed & one is loose

                      Answered on 2/12/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can I use this product to bake?
                    Asked on 12/12/2016 by Anna from Exeter,US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this is a great lightweight powder that won't crease into fine lines - it's perfect for baking!

                      Answered on 12/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this product have flashback?
                    Asked on 8/22/2016 by MrsSally from Oceanside CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      No, this product blends seamlessly into skin and looks great with flash photography.

                      Answered on 8/30/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    How much powder do u get in this?
                    Asked on 7/11/2016 by Sarah from Ohio,Us

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out! This product is 0.25 ounces.

                      Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I get really oily around my nose and mouth area, and I have tried many foundations, and everyone I use, they attend to come off. I use different primers too. I am looking for a translucent Pressed powder to control my oil. Which one would you recommend? Also, which setting spray would you recommend
                    Asked on 7/8/2016 by Amber from Corpus Christi, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is our best-selling setting powder that offers no additional coverage, just great mattifying and skin-perfecting benefits. It absorbs excess oil like a pro and is also offered in translucent and tinted pressed versions. For a great setting spray, we recommend trying our Miraculous Maracuja Makeup Setting Spray. It helps improve the wear of makeup for 16 hours. Hope you enjoy!

                      Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Why does this turn my face white? Am I applying it wrong?
                    Asked on 6/3/2016 by Heather

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out, Heather! This product should not turn your face white. Use a powder brush to lightly blend it over the face to set your makeup in place.

                      Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What about for dry skin? I've been using Laura Mercier.
                    Asked on 2/7/2016 by greenfig28 from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out! This product is infused with Amazonian clay which acts as a total skin balancer and is great for all skin types. For drier skin, it helps soothe and hydrate with a whisperlight powder formula that never looks heavy or chalky. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What brush would you suggest I use with this product. The reviews say the brush that comes with it does not get enough product on it.
                    Asked on 6/26/2014 by Suzanne from Chester, PA

                    1 answer

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