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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 114 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (81)
  • Controls shine (76)
  • Easy to apply (75)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (60)
  • Blends well (57)

Cons

  • Messy (13)
  • Unnatural color (9)
  • Poor coverage (8)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (52)
  • All skin types (29)
  • Normal skin (28)
  • Acne prone skin (17)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (58), Budget shopper (30)

Reviewed by 114 customers

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5.0

Second purchase

By Cguillory

from Beaumont, Texas

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

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      So good, had to purchase a second time!

       
      4.0

      I would buy this again!!

      By Laurel

      from Chattanooga,Tn

      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 usually try to buy cheaper things that can do the same job but I could not find another product that did this great!

         
        1.0

        Doesn't blend

        By Brandy

        from Nashville,TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Cakes Up

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

          Wanted to love this but it just sits on top of the skin and doesn't blend, it also gives a horrible white on your face on photos.

           
          5.0

          Awesome setting powder!

          By Brandy Beat

          from Ohii

          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 use this product to set my foundation. It gives off a smooth finish and leaves your skin looking flawless. Definitely worth the money!

             
            5.0

            Nice finish

            By Angie

            from Ann Arbor, MI

            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
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

              I use this product over the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. It provides good shine control and has a nice finish. I don't like the brush that comes with it though. I use a big foundation brush instead and sometimes a foam make-up pad.

               
              5.0

              I recommend to everyone

              By Jiji

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • clear
              • Controls Shine
              • Covers Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long-Lasting
              • silicone-free
              • Silky Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                One of my favorite products I have used for years, I recommend it or the loose powder to everyone. It goes on white but quickly bakes clear. Be careful not to get it in your hair, but it is easy to brush out if you get too crazy near your hairline.

                 
                5.0

                Still trying it out but love it so far..

                By Carol

                from Paso Robles

                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

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                    It's a nice product. Tarts is a great brsnd

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    I would not recommend this product.

                    By Mandy

                    from TX

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Goes On Heavy
                      • Poor Coverage
                      • Unnatural Color

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                        The loose powder is way better.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Hi

                        By S

                        from Texas

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        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 use this product because no other alternative

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Kristin

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Skin Types

                          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

                          This powder is amazing! It makes my faces silky smooth and leaves a beautiful/flawless finish!

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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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