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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

Item #: 2220106 Size: 0.32 oz

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A translucent, silky setting powder with Amazonian clay that keeps makeup in place and diffuses imperfections.

This translucent, silky setting powder keeps makeup in place without ever appearing chalky. It mattifies skin by removing excess surface oil. This powder can even be used alone as a treatment to reap all the benefits of Amazonian clay.

Powered by:

  • Amazonian clay: Amazonian clay acts as a total skin balancer, by hydrating all skin types, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft focus and flawless finish.


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

Immediately:

  • 90% of women saw an immediate improvement in skin texture


After 1 week*:

  • 90% of women said this setting powder greatly normalized excess oil production
  • 93% of women said this setting powder greatly improved the wear time of makeup


*In a consumer panel study after 1 week of use.

Use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish. For targeted application, use your ring finger to gently pat finishing powder over undereye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin.
Silica, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Kaolin.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder
 
4.3

(based on 449 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (352)
  • Easy to apply (322)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Blends well (254)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)

Cons

  • Messy (46)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Poor coverage (16)
  • Settles in creases (8)
  • Causes breakouts (7)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (179)
  • All skin types (155)
  • Sensitive skin (117)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (34), Classic style (31), Trendy style (22)

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5.0

Where has this been all my life??

By KS RN

from Kansas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    Loved using this with my Tarte foundation. After 12 hours at work, my foundation was still matte. Loose powder is always a bit messy but this was well worth the hassle.

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Sammy

    from Muncie IN

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I started using this product with the powder foundation! I switch to the regular foundation and still you it as a set powder instead of my compact powder and I love the way it works and like weight of it!!

       
      5.0

      THE BEST!!!

      By Hounddoglover

      from Clinton, IL

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        Have used this powder for at least 5 years!!! Recommend it to any woman who mentions her oily skin. The powder will never make your foundation appear orange/yellow as other powders tend to do when you have oily skin. Very very little of this powder goes a long way. While it may seem expensive, please remember that it takes very little of this product to achieve the soft non-oily look you want; it is non irritating to your skin; your foundation color remains true; and if I am not mistaken this powder is make from all natural products. There is absolutely no scent to this product!!!! Tried Smashbox and IT powders that I was told were better than TARTE!! Not so at all!!!! Sticking with this product!!! I am nearly 70 years old with still oily skin so to find a facial powder that does not settle in my fine lines, it is a miracle!!!

         
        5.0

        Great settings powder

        By Jeka

        from California

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          My make up last longer and doesn't cake

           
          5.0

          Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Settign Powder

          By Catita

          from Long Island, NY

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            Loved this product, makes a very natural look, and keeps it all day.

             
            5.0

            the best!

            By stinaxo

            from Jacksonville, fl

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            I absolutely LOVE this finishing powder! It's the best ever. I have yet to find any like it. Worth every penny & goes a long way!

             
            5.0

            Been using this product for over a year now and I still love

            By Sher

            from Wichita ks

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            I use this powder over my tarte foundation and its incredible! It also lasts quite a long time.

             
            4.0

            Perfect Detting Powder!!!

            By Lisa

            from Oregon

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                It's so finely milled, feels so smooth and makes my skin look airbrushed. Keeps oil at bay for a good 8 hours. The sifter kinda sucks, only 4 little holes to shake the powder out. Like any other transculent powder, use lightly because it will create a white cast/look on top of makeup.

                 
                5.0

                Love this!

                By Jen

                from MO

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                  I use this everyday. Love it!

                   
                  2.0

                  Not picture friendly!

                  By Tasha

                  from Maine

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                  When I say picture friendly, don't use this if you will be taking pictures of yourself with the flash on. It shows up like crazy. Not good for baking, best if used to probably lightly powder your face. Will not be using again. I didn't even notice it did this until I used the flash on my camera.

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                  • Q:

                    I love the Tarte Smooth Operator and reading the comments, everyone was talking about "bake". What does bake mean?
                    Asked on 10/8/2016 by Eva from Milford, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Baking is when you use a translucent finishing powder to set your concealer to a soft-focus look.

                      Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this powder better over liquid foundations and concealers or can I also use it over powder foundation?
                    Asked on 9/25/2016 by Jenna Green Eyes from Iowa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It's translucent so you can wear it over any tinted formula; however, it's best for setting your liquid makeup in place or absorbing excess oil for a matte finish.

                      Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can i bake without makeup , just a moisturizer with this ?
                    Asked on 9/12/2016 by Mayqinaff

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Since this powder is sheer, it's best for baking with a concealer. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 9/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    how many ounces is this product?
                    Asked on 7/18/2016 by allison from Utah, Us

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      0.32 ounces!

                      Answered on 7/18/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does it only work on fair skin? I want to purchase but I'm worried it will appear all white on my face
                    Asked on 5/3/2016 by Celesté from Paris, France

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This product applies translucent so it shouldn't show up on your skin no matter your skin tone. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can I bake with this product?
                    Asked on 4/13/2016 by Jocelyn from Oxnard,California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Absolutely! This product is great for baking & setting concealer under the eye.

                      Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does baking your under eye concealer look good on mature skin, that's not wrinkle free? Ive seen it done, but always on young skin, so I'm curious if it isn't meant to be done on more mature eyes.
                    Asked on 4/6/2016 by Hysen from Pittsburgh, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out! 'Baking" is great technique for setting your foundation & highlighting the contours of your face. It's also great for brightening the undereye area, but if you're worried about it showing signs of aging, make sure you apply a hydrating eye cream first & test it out with just a small amount of powder. In the meantime, you could use the powder to "bake" around the chin & down the center of the nose. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 4/8/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Do I put the product on before, or after I put on my foundation and powder? Which way is better for my pores and oily skin?
                    Asked on 3/20/2016 by Vannah from San Bernardino

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This product is great for setting your makeup in place, absorbing excess oil & softening the look of pores. You can wear it after your foundation or apply it throughout the day to freshen up your look. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 3/23/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I typically only rinse my face with warm water at night. If this is the only product I wear on my face, do I need to add soap or makeup remover to my routine?
                    Asked on 1/31/2016 by Natural from NC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out! We recommend using a gentle cleanser every night before bed to take off any and all makeup, along with dirt and debris that can collect on skin throughout the day. However, if that routine works for you, then go for it!

                      Answered on 2/8/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    does it contain any talc, silica? thanks
                    Asked on 1/12/2016 by dimples

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      All ingredients are listed in the product description as well as below for easy reference:

                      Silica, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Kaolin.

                      Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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