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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

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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 361 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (294)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Easy to apply (266)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)
  • Long-lasting (213)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (177)
  • All skin types (122)
  • Sensitive skin (102)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Classic style (7), Natural style (7), Trendy style (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (14), Medium (4)

Reviewed by 361 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Tisia

from Medford Oregon

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

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    I use this produft everyday

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    I would differently keep this in my kit

    By Yari

    from Conneticut, C.T

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    Sets my foundation pretty good gives it a natural looks doesn't crease

     
    5.0

    Love love love

    By Kayla

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I got this product as a sample size in an Ipsy bag and fell in love, so I bought this full-sized. This stuff lasts forever! (the tiny sample size lasted me a couple months).

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love

      By Christon

      from Arkansas

      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

        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        I love the smooth silky texture, it's lightweight and lasts for hours. I like that you can wear it on bare skin if you want to go natural and don't want to sport oily skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Smooth!

        By Joylyn

        from Li, ny

        About Me Classic 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
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I'm 26 with fair, clear skin. Many powders look cakey and give the appearance of chicken skin under my eyes. I love smooth operator! It's light weight, keeps my makeup on all day and is so so smooth!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Smooth light powder that is truly translucent

          By Js

          from Ferndale mi

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            Use very lightly dont need much.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Amazing creation

            By PrettyboyC

            from Copaigue ny

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              This is an amazing product for anyone who has large pores or textured skin. It does exactly what it promises I guarantee you will see a softer look , pores minimized instantly .

              • Skin Tone:
              • Deep
               
              5.0

              I will buy this product again

              By Bmae

              from Jefferson City, Mo

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                As a setting powder, baking

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Return Shopper

                By Happy shopper

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                  Have used this product for a long time now and I am very pleased with it, I tried another finishing product and I immediately went back to this brand. I love the light natural look of this finishing product.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Never run out!

                  By Brenlovesmakeup

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • The lid doesn't tighten as well as it could

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Oily/ combination

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                  Oily skin? Combination skin? You need this finishing powder. I've been using it for over 3 years, and will continue to use it as long as it's available. No matter what foundation I've ever used before, my face would begin looking oily before noon. I thought I could fix this if I used the pressed or loose powder as well as the foundation. I ended up having break outs and ugly clogged pores. Never going back there!
                  Smooth Operator goes on like a dream, and I assure you, an oily face will be nonexistent by only using a little of this powder with a brush after your foundation is applied. I don't even need those little blue oil blotting sheets! I can't say enough good stuff about it!

                  • 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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