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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 476 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (366)
  • Easy to apply (337)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Blends well (264)
  • 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 (164)
  • Sensitive skin (121)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (41), Classic style (35), Trendy style (26)

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4.0

Love it

By Liz

from Illinois

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    Works great

     
    5.0

    Lovvve

    By Allycat

    from Rowlett TX

    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
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I just love how it lightens everything up

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Finally, I'm matte and air brushed

      By YAS QUEEN

      from California

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I have extremely oily skin, I'm talking a blotting paper every 30 mins and let me tell you, this product has changed that. The girl at Ulta recommend this and swore by it, it's so finely milled and effortlessly sets makeup and gives it a flawless finish. My only thing I disliked about it was how thin it was, as I buffed it in there was this sort of haze around my head and I accidentally inhaled a little bit of it. My advice would be to use it while holding your breath, I know it sounds ridiculous but trust me it helps. As I reached to grab my first blotting sheet for the day I was stopped in my tracks and was completely blown away by how good my complexion looked with minor oil, I can now blot every other hour minimally. Oh and of you're thinking about getting the pressed version...be advised that it does contain shimmer, the loose one does not.

       
      5.0

      Love love this powder

      By Sammy

      from Halifax,ma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        Obsessed with this product

         
        3.0

        ok

        By Kristin

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        Rated 3 stars because it works really well and leave a flawless finish but leaves super white residue all over the face and it shows up clear as day when you take pictures with flash

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        sigh

        By Cady

        from Glendale CA

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        As much as I adore tarte, this product is not worth the expense. There are much better options out there at a lower price point even. This left my skin looking obviously powdered and has flashback.

         
        5.0

        I would buy it again

        By Becca

        from Danbury Ct

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Flash backs

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I use it for baking and it great

           
          3.0

          HOLY FLASHBACK

          By Brittany

          from Michigan

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          i have extremely oily skin & i absolutely fell in love with this powder, it sets like a dream BUT if you are anywhere near a flash you will be seen from space :/ however, if you are in natural light this goes on beautifully as it is very finely milled.

           
          1.0

          regret purchasing

          By drea

          from United States

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          If I could give this product zero stars I would. Do not recommend for baking due to horrible flash back.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Drea

          from Houston,Tx

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Clumpy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            Great

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            23 Questions | 23 Answers
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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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