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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
 
4.2

(based on 127 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (91)
  • Easy to apply (86)
  • Controls shine (85)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (69)
  • Blends well (66)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (61)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • All skin types (33)
  • Sensitive skin (21)
  • Acne prone skin (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (64), Budget shopper (36)

Reviewed by 127 customers

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4.0

I think next time I'll get the colored pressed powder

By Melr515

from Houston, Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

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

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

I like it but I need more coverage than this provides. I'll go back to my tinted pressed powder.

 
5.0

Yes, would buy this product again

By Pat

from Crystal River

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

    Covers good without cake up looking

     
    5.0

    My favorite!

    By Lsugirl

    from Tomball, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        I love this product bc I want a powder but do not want a tinted or heavy powder finish. This is light and works perfect for what I want over my base.

         
        5.0

        Above the rest!

        By GrayGirl84

        from El Cajon

        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

          • 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 love how well this product works to set my foundation. It doesn't crease when I use to set my under eye area which is a HUGE plus for me. I also love that it comes in a convenient compact so I can take it everywhere with me (which I do) to do touch ups throughout the day. I also completely love that this company uses natural products for their makeup. I have very sensitive, acne prone, combination skin and tarte's makeup line has never given me any issues. In fact, if anything it has helped to improve my skin. I love this brand so much and I would strongly recommend this brand to anyone!

           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Suz

          from Glen ellyn, il

          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

            • Normal Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            Takes away "shiney face" skin without adding color. Creates a perfect matte finish

             
            5.0

            Perfection

            By Peaches

            from TN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

              Gives makeup a nice finish and helps control oil on the face.

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Love It!!!

              By Who's 45?

              from Lima, OH

              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

                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                I have incredibly oily skin and have problems finding products that work just ok. This powder is better than ok. Wondering what took me so long to get it.

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By Lexi

                from South FL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                  I use it everyday to set my foundation

                   
                  5.0

                  Best setting powder!

                  By Morgan

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                    I love this powder! Having it in a compact is so much more convenient for my makeup bag, but it is still incredibly fine and applies just as well as the loose version.

                     
                    4.0

                    It's good!

                    By tiara

                    from lawrenceville, georgia

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Covers Well
                    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                    • hard to apply
                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                    has very good coverage but is hard to apply with the brush it come with

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                    6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                    • 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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