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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 403 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (322)
  • Easy to apply (295)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Blends well (234)
  • 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 (140)
  • Sensitive skin (110)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Classic style (19), Natural style (16), Trendy style (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (34), Medium (15)

Reviewed by 403 customers

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1.0

Don't buy

By Jey

from LA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      Looks like you put talc on your face.. had to return it.

       
      3.0

      flashback

      By mictaco98

      from jersey

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I love this product however, it gives an awful flashback. it's great for baking and setting the face but be careful where you're going afterwards. you're gonna hate the flashback

       
      5.0

      Finally!!!

      By Belby

      from New York

      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
        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        I have FINALLY found my holy grail setting powder. I HATE powders because every single one that I've tried, both high end and drug store don't work for setting my makeup, make me look dry , cakey and greasy all at once, and always thoroughly let me down. But the saleswoman who helped me swore by it so I took another chance with little to no expectations. It's WONDERFUL! It's silky smooth, sets my foundation and concealer beautifully, minimizes the appearance of my pores, doesn't look dry, doesn't cake up, and even when I use it for a mid day touch up it doesn't get patchy or weird. It doesn't do a fantastic job at mattifying, but it does well enough that I'm still in love with it. The search is over!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Pots

        from New Knoxville, ohio

        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

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          To use is easy, love it

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Smooth1

          By TK Rocks It

          from Independence WI

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

            I love this product. I received it in my Ipsy bag about a year ago. It takes away my shine and leaves behind a smooth. silky finish. It lasts all day and into the night without re-applying. I have combo skin and this works great for me. By far the best product I've tried to help combat shine

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            What a surprise!

            By Jane

            from 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 was a bit skeptical of a powder with no pigment but this leaves a nice finish. I have allergies and love the Tarte products.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love this soft mattifying powder!!

              By Fashionista

              from SLC, UT

              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

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

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                I love how soft this makes your face feel without weighing it down. Great mattifying powder to kill the unwanted shine!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Do not buy this

                By T

                from Miami Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                    Flash back, sits on the skin weird, and has sparkles in it.

                     
                    5.0

                    BEST POWDER EVER

                    By syd

                    from Valdosta, ga

                    About Me Trendy 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 product to set and "bake" my face. I have never felt a powder so lightweight and SMOOTH! your skin will feel incredibly smooth. it lives up to its name "smooth operator". I absolutely love love love this powder

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Love!

                      By Makeup enthusiasts

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

                        This product is wonderful to keep shine down all day for a flawless look

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

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                        21 Questions | 21 Answers
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                        • 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
                        • 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
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