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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 156 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (112)
  • Controls shine (108)
  • Easy to apply (107)
  • Blends well (84)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (82)

Cons

  • Messy (14)
  • Unnatural color (11)
  • Poor coverage (10)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (73)
  • All skin types (45)
  • Normal skin (41)
  • Acne prone skin (28)
  • Sensitive skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (45)

Reviewed by 156 customers

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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 .

     
    5.0

    I use this as an eyelid primer because I have oily lids.

    By DHH

    from Rochester, MI

    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
      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      Because my eyelids are oily, my eye makeup settles in the crease. When I use this product, it stays in place all day. While this is not what this product was intended for... it is perfect for this application. Try it!

       
      1.0

      Used to love

      By Depressed Powder

      from Vermont

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • DOES NOT COME OFF OF PAN

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      I used to LOVE this product but am now very upset and will not re-purchase again. It won't come out of the pan. I've tried three different types of brushes, scraping off the top layer, and a "tape trick" I found on the Internet to get rid of the top layer carefully, but still no product comes onto my brush! I am so disappointed as this powder is fantastic when you can actually get it on the brush.

      I am so disappointed. My last one did not do this, although it was a year and a half ago. Did they change the formula? I can't return it because I tossed the receipt and recycled the packaging once I got it (because I thought I knew it worked) and now I am stuck with a sad setting powder and will not repurchase this formerly great product again :/ advice welcome.

       
      5.0

      I love this stuff!!

      By Sue

      from Palm Coast Fl

      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

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        It goes on so smooth and stays all day. Love love love it

         
        5.0

        Perfect for daily routine.

        By Blue Rose

        from MD

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          I find that it works better with a dry beauty blender rather than damp one.

           
          1.0

          Make up still creased

          By Cc

          from Anna,tx

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cakes Up
            • Settles In Creases
            • Unnatural Color

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              I purchased this because the sales associate recommended it. It was a rip off. Settles into creases and looks cakey/powdery.

               
              4.0

              Was going to buy the loose powder, but liked this better.

              By Yuki Wolf

              from Bellingham, WA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I use this to set my foundation.

                 
                4.0

                Did not work for me

                By Gigi@2

                from San Angelo, TX

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine

                Cons

                • Settles In Creases
                • Unnatural Color

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I did not like the small brush. It was hard to pick up any of the product and brush onto my face. I have never used a translucent powder before so I thought I would try it. My skin is fair and this made me look even paler. It settled in the creases under my eyes. I returned it for the tinted and I love it. The tinted has the sponge applicator and is easier to apply. I think it is just a matter of personal preference.

                 
                4.0

                Would buy again

                By Jennaayy

                from Lewisville, TX

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                  Very good product!

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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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