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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 513 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (392)
  • Easy to apply (362)
  • Blends well (282)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)

Cons

  • Messy (47)
  • Poor coverage (20)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Doesn't work (10)
  • Settles in creases (8)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (180)
  • All skin types (178)
  • Sensitive skin (128)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Everyday (92)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Natural style (55), Classic style (45), Trendy style (31)

Reviewed by 513 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Maddie

from Vancover wa

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    It's really good and lightweight

     
    3.0

    don't use with flash photography

    By kelsey

    from Minneapolis MN

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • messy
    • will show up when you use camera flash

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    LOVE this product. The only problem is I used to bake my under eyes to keep my coverage up for an event, and when I had my photo taken with flash at the event, something in the powder reflected with the flash and in the photo it looked like I had HUGE white patches under my eyes. It was fine with different lighting and no flash but be careful!!!

     
    5.0

    A must have!

    By Kayla

    from St.Sete, fl

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I use this as a bake and I will never go to anything else! The areas where I apply this product to stay on ALL day. I have somewhat oily skin and I don't have to worry about it with this on! Love love love!

       
      5.0

      LOVE!!

      By Amber

      from Green Bay, WI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        I Love this stuff! It's well worth the price, my face stays perfect all day and doesn't get oily. Plus I don't have to use a lot, just a light touch all over and I'm good to go all day

         
        5.0

        I'll definitely buy this again

        By K2008

        from Sugar Land, 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 use this as a setting powder

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good

          By Kriss

          from Corona, Cs

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              Do NOT use with flash photography, it causes a hard to miss white cast. As long as there is no flash involved it looks great.

               
              5.0

              Love love love !!

              By Lizbeth

              from Illinois

              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

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                I use this product under my eyes I use very little and it goes a long way, I have also dabbed some on my t zone and I'm oil free all day!! Would definitely buy again

                 
                3.0

                Flashback

                By Carrie

                from San Jose

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                    Makes your skin look very smooth but gives a pretty bad white cast in flash photos.

                     
                    3.0

                    Its an okay product

                    By Kat

                    from Clovis CA

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                    • Poor Coverage
                    • Smells

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                    This product has a weird smell. I found after baking when blending the excess there is this overpowering smell and I have to stop for a minute and hold my breathe. It also hard to blend if you don't use a thick flat brush. This product also give horrid flashback. I would not recommend using this product if you going to take a lot of pictures with flash.

                     
                    3.0

                    Good coverage but too dusty.

                    By Kat

                    from New York

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Dusty

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Shiny Skin

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                    I love the sheer coverage to reduce facial shine but when you dip you powder brush in this product it throws a lot of dust into the air. I really dislike the idea of breathing my facial products. If it were a solid product instead of a loose powder I think this problem would be eliminated.

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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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