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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
 
4.4

(based on 382 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (308)
  • Easy to apply (281)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Blends well (224)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)

Cons

  • Messy (46)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Settles in creases (8)
  • Causes breakouts (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (177)
  • All skin types (131)
  • Sensitive skin (106)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Classic style (13), Natural style (13), Trendy style (9)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (26), Medium (8)

Reviewed by 382 customers

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4.0

First time user, may try again...

By Kendal

from Richmond, Virginia

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I used this to set my under eye concealer, and it worked well. The only down side was the scent but that faded away pretty quickly.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Excellent product!!

      By Kelbel123

      from Chicago, il

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        Prevents concealer under the eyes from creasing. Additionally give a nice matte finish to foundation.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Great product... goes on smoothly!

        By Alyssa

        from Edinburg,Tx

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          Its lightweight and long lasting... Love that it looks and feels natural!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I would buy everytime!

          By Tabby

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            Very nice, doesn't clump. So lightweight and soft on the skin. Held all together and no creasing!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            2.0

            One time purchase

            By Daniela

            from Albuquerque New Mexico

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              This felt very weird on my face almost made it feel like I had a mask and if I smiled it would crack. It's now sitting on my shelf.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Gorgeous Finish, Makes Makeup Last

              By Heard It Through The Ivy Vine

              from Federal Way WA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                I use this to set my makeup and it gives me the most natural finish and helps my makeup stay on all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                I love it!

                By desinicolew

                from Wichita, KS

                About Me Trendy Style

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • 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:

                  Before using this product, I was using ABH contour palette, the yellow powder, and I didn't really like it much. However, my sister works at Ulta and recommend me to get this powder because it's one of her holy grails. I was a bit skeptical at first but when I started using it, it just glides on your face! It doesn't give me that cakey look like ABH contour palette did. I love this powder for all over and using it under my eyes as well!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Silky and finely milled.

                  By MaryAnn

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • The powder flies every where.

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                  Nice product, silky, finely milled, but it flies off the brush into the air even if you use just a little.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Never again

                  By musician15

                  from Washington

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Creates Backflash in Pictures
                    • Difficult to Apply
                    • Looks like Talcum Powder
                    • Too Cakey

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                      I am such a huge fan of Tarte, but this product is NOT up to Tarte's standards. I used it to set my under eye area and on my forehead with a very light hand. Before I even left the house, I was told that it looked like I had put white powder all over my face. This product does NOT blend well at all, and it makes you look like one of those ladies back in the day that would put on too much white powder to make themselves look more white. Hated the product, but still love the brand. Just very disappointed with this product.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      TERRIBLE flashback, do not buy

                      By Jackie H

                      from Clarksville, TN

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                      • TERRIBLE flashback

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                      I used this product as a setting powder, and in natural lighting it looked fine. It made my skin very smooth and silky, but when i tested the flashback in the dark, it was absolutely terrible. It looked like i dunked my face in a bowl of white powder.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        does this powder minimize pores?
                        Asked on 1/7/2016 by jazzy from california

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder diffuses the look of enlarged pores and other imperfections!

                          Answered on 1/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Would I put this on before or after my blush?
                        Asked on 1/6/2016 by Bri Lee from Wichita, Kansas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend applying it to set your concealer and foundation, then applying color cosmetics such as blush after, though some do apply it as a final finishing step after all makeup application. Ultimately, it is up to you and your personal preference! :-)

                          Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Hi

                        Does this powder create flashback in photos

                        Kate
                        Asked on 12/31/2015 by kate from Hagerstown

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product does not contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide and should not cause the "flashback" effect in flash photography. Please keep in mind that a little goes a long way! 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.

                          Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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