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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 153 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (109)
  • Controls shine (105)
  • Easy to apply (104)
  • Blends well (83)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (80)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (71)
  • All skin types (43)
  • Normal skin (40)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • Acne prone skin (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (79), Budget shopper (45)

Reviewed by 153 customers

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1.0

Used to love

By Depressed Powder

from Vermont

About Me Brand Buyer

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!

               
              5.0

              New Favorite

              By Tes the "Pale Princess"

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                Great for combination skin and setting the under eye. It controls shine and oil without caking or emphasizing dry patches; and it doesn't settle into creases.

                 
                5.0

                Love

                By Avery Franklin

                from Louisiana

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                    Love it!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love

                    By CaroCox

                    from Hinesville Georgia

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne Prone Skin
                      • All Skin Types
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                      Best setting powder I have used. I use it every day

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                      8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                      • 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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