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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 164 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (118)
  • Easy to apply (113)
  • Controls shine (111)
  • Blends well (86)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (84)

Cons

  • Messy (14)
  • Unnatural color (12)
  • Poor coverage (10)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (76)
  • All skin types (47)
  • Normal skin (42)
  • Acne prone skin (28)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (83), Budget shopper (48)

Reviewed by 164 customers

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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).

     
    2.0

    I don't recommend

    By ally

    from Long Island

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    I have read the reviews on this powder for awhile and all have been good. I went to ulta store near me to purchase since I am running out of a different powder. In the store this looked translucent, when I got home and opened there were sparkles in the pan. I will be returning because I like a mattifying powder with no sparkles.

     
    5.0

    Great powder

    By Erin

    from Port Orange, FL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      Great coverage. Silky finish. Applied over my BB cream for a light-weight highlighter and setting powder. Work for 12 hr ER RN shift

       
      3.0

      Just ok

      By Caroline

      from Chicago

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        Looks nice when putting it on but I was hoping it would be longer lasting. I use it after my foundation/concealer and the apply my highlighter, etc after. I so think it helps set my undereye pretty well

         
        5.0

        No shine here!

        By CGC

        from Groton, CT

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • 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 Pressed Finishing Powder:

          I have never used foundation. Because I am now getting sun damage stops, I bought the foundation and the powder to set it. I am very happy with it.

           
          4.0

          Exactly what I needed

          By Desrach

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

            Great product to set foundation and fight daily oil.

             
            5.0

            If you have oily skin THIS is your product!!!!

            By Kate b

            from Mercer PA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Covers Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              I love this!!! I brush a little on after my makeup is complete and my skin isn't oily for twelve+ hours!

               
              4.0

              love it

              By Tk

              from Sioux Falls sd

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Covers Well
              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

              • Brush doesn't work

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              Love the product but hate the brush

               
              5.0

              this is amazing

              By Meagan

              from Centreville, Virginia

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                this sets my makeup soo well & I don't get oily!!

                 
                4.0

                Would Definitely Buy Again

                By Kari

                from Grapevine , Tx

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Shine
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Were out of stock in the color i needed :(

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I actually do love this product to quickly set your makeup , when doing you make-up on the go . Very compact and easy to carry without the big mess of most setting powders .

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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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