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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder

Item #: 2272084 Size: 0.25 oz

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This convenient compact and included brush applicator deliver Tarte's best-selling Smooth Operator Amazonian clay setting powder in a pressed format for an effortless application that never looks heavy or chalky. Set your makeup in place all day with this easy-to-apply formula infused with Amazonian clay to help mattify skin, minimize the appearance of pores and reduce excess oil, for a soft focus finish even when you're on-the-go.

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  • Amazonian clay: Nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear


Dermatologist tested. Vegan friendly. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and gluten.

Using the included brush, gently dust the pressed finishing powder along the forehead, down the nose and along any other areas as needed to reduce shine and set your makeup in place.
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 Setting Powder
 
4.3

(based on 146 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (104)
  • Controls shine (99)
  • Easy to apply (99)
  • Blends well (78)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (78)

Cons

  • Messy (14)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Unnatural color (9)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (67)
  • All skin types (41)
  • Normal skin (37)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • Acne prone skin (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (74), Budget shopper (43)

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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 Setting 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 Setting 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 Setting Powder:

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

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By Steph k

          from Beckley, wv

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            Really like this!!!!

             
            4.0

            Easy to use, stops the shine

            By kla830

            from New York

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Shine
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                I find this much easier to use than loose powder, especially to travel with. I lightly dust this all over my face after foundation, before blush and highlighter, and really notice it makes a difference. I am much less shiny that I would be without it. I also dust this over liquid lipsticks, it helps them stay put. I don't think this gives flash back in photos.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                What does this actually do?

                By jacks

                from West Chester, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                I purchased this because an Ulta representative suggested it. I have no idea what it does. You can't see if it's applying. It does not take away shine, and who knows if it's "setting" your makeup. I'm thinking of returning it.

                 
                5.0

                Essential Powder

                By Kate on the go

                from Indiana

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                  Never without this powder! Even on days I don't wear make up I will apply this powder to control shine.

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE

                  By Lauren

                  from Evansville Indiana

                  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

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                    I love this product,I have bought it twice now

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I keep repurchasing

                    By Kayla

                    from North Dakota

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    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 Setting Powder:

                      I try new setting powders and always go back to this. I like the way it feels and looks.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My go to powder

                      By Blonde11584

                      from Columbus, GA

                      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

                        • All Skin Types

                        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                        My go to powder. Love everything about this and the fact that it is vegan. Since this powder is translucent there is no trying to match it to your skin color.

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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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