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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

0.25 oz Item 2272084

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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 176 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (128)
  • Easy to apply (122)
  • Controls shine (121)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (92)
  • Blends well (91)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (82)
  • All skin types (51)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • Acne prone skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (88), Budget shopper (55)

Reviewed by 176 customers

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4.0

amazing

By reese

from yulee

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts

Best Uses

  • Normal Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

So far this is my favorite translucent powder. Definitely worth the money. The only con is that there is a very noticeable flashback in pictures!!!

 
5.0

Yasssss!

By KNH

from Austin, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Shine
  • Covers Well
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      I had never used a finishing powder before, and so glad I tried this one first, goes on well, very lightweight and lasted all night bar hopping in the heat of Texas. will definitely be making this a regular purchase.

       
      5.0

      Great for setting makeup all day

      By Ulta junkie

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          This is a great finishing powder that sets my liquid makeup and concealer all day without looking heavy or cakey. I have dry, sensitive skin and this does not cause any breakouts or irritation. I prefer the compact version over the loose powder because it is much less messy, lasts ages, and is easy to take with me traveling. Highly recommend.

           
          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

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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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