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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 498 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (381)
  • Easy to apply (351)
  • Blends well (277)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)

Cons

  • Messy (46)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Poor coverage (18)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Settles in creases (8)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (180)
  • All skin types (174)
  • Sensitive skin (127)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Everyday (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (50), Classic style (40), Trendy style (30)

Reviewed by 498 customers

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5.0

Love it!

By Alex

from Philly

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    Control shine and oil.

     
    4.0

    Love this product

    By Kristin

    from Shenandoah,Va

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      Great for oily skin

       
      4.0

      Very smooth, and flawless! Bit pricy but perfect!

      By Courtney madison

      from Fallbrook

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      Loved the product! Bit pricy but flawless!

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Lexi

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        Flawless finishing powder

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Rach

        from Buford

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Matte look
        • Natural Looking

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        It's makes my face not so shiny throughout the day

         
        5.0

        Yes. I'd purchase again

        By Cherri

        from Savannah ga

        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
          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I love it because it helps keep shine down and helps keep makeup last longer

           
          3.0

          Great except terrible white cast

          By Rachel

          from Morgantown, WV

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            I love how this product sets my concealer but it gives really bad white cast in flash photos

             
            5.0

            Love ❤

            By JMI

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              Sets makeup beautifully. My makeup lasts all day. Nice matte finish. Powder is very fine and soft. Would purchase again. Comparable to Laura Mercier transculent setting powder.

               
              5.0

              10/10

              By Ad

              from Butler PA

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                I loved it! Lasts all day long

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By Alyssa

                from Rosemead , ca

                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:

                  Helps me out with my oily skin, easy to apply and to wipe off.

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                  25 Questions | 25 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Which Tarte brush do you recommend using to apply this powder? (Ex: applying the powder over Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation)
                    Asked on 1/25/2017 by Jenna Green Eyes from Western Iowa

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    What type of brush would you use with this powder? Could you use a Beauty Blender or something comparable?
                    Thanks in advance. :)
                    Asked on 1/4/2017 by Kait from East, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you totally could use a sponge to lightly dab or a fluffy powder brush.

                      Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • 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
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