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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 133 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (94)
  • Easy to apply (89)
  • Controls shine (87)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (72)
  • Blends well (70)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (62)
  • All skin types (36)
  • Normal skin (35)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
  • Acne prone skin (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (68), Budget shopper (37)

Reviewed by 133 customers

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1.0

Doesn't work

By Tc

from Hoover, Al

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      The brush doesn't work it's too thin. It doesn't control my shine.

       
      5.0

      Love this setting powder!

      By Josephine

      from Detroit, Michigan

      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

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

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        I use this setting powder to complete my finished look. It helps my power last longer and controls shine for a long time period.

         
        5.0

        Clay pressed setting powder

        By Liz

        from Napa, Ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Covers Well
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

          Great!

           
          5.0

          Smooth operator setting powder

          By Barely40something

          from New Jersey

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            In my opinion, this setting powder trumps the competition! I wear powder foundation and this blends in beautifully and makes it budge proof. I also contend with dry skin, and Smooth Operator doesn't deplete moisture or settle onto dry areas. A definite keeper and easy recommendation

             
            5.0

            Exactly what I was looking for!

            By RieRegs

            from Worcester, MA

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            Gets rid of shine for the whole day!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Skeptical but Surprised!!!

            By madeupMama

            from Minnesota

            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

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

              I wear a light coverage foundation but was looking for something a little bit more, something to finish my look more and I thought maybe I needed full coverage foundation. The sales associate asked if I used a setting powder, I said no. (BTW, I use Urban Decay foundation) She said that would give me what I am looking for without that weighted down feeling. I told her that I have dry spots on my face, especially in the winter months and that I have never liked using powders, they look powdery or settle in the fine lines or the dry spots. She said she has dry spots too and that this product is amazing...so I took the plunge, bought this and the IT brush to put it on with. To my complete and utter amazement this does exactly what I was looking for and it doesn't settle on the dry spots or draw attention to any areas that I don't want it to! It gives me a more flawless, natural look!! I love it. I guess that will be added to my beauty arsenal!! If you are looking for something to give that look but are scared of powders I would try this!! It's amazing!

               
              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!

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                      • 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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