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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder

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Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder

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Item #: 2282469 Size: 0.39 oz

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Love Tarte's whisperlight, clay-infused setting powders? Say hello to the revamped packaging of this iconic skin-perfector that delivers lightweight, buildable coverage while keeping skin looking fresh all day. Available in skin-matching shades, the same great formula you love comes perfectly packaged in a sleek new compact with a full size mirror and touch-up sponge for seamless, mess-free applications. Harness the power of skin-balancing Amazonian clay to improve overall skin clarity and texture while the best-selling, buildable formula blurs over the appearance of large pores and other skin imperfections, while reducing excess oil and for seamless, soft focus finish.

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  • Amazonian clay: Nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
  • Vitamin A: Antioxidant that retains moisture and helps protect against free radical damage
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant free radical fighter that helps prevent premature signs of aging, while brightening skin
  • Vitamin E: Natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and antioxidant
  • Mineral pigments: Soothe and soften skin


Dermatologist tested. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and gluten.

 

Can be worn alone for light coverage, or over foundation to mattify and set your perfect soft-focus finish. Use the included sponge for targeted applications and on-the-go touch-ups or Tarte's all-new powder player Bamboo Pressed Powder Brush (sold separately) for an all-over seamless complexion. Pick up the powder formula using the large, plush bristles and gently buff all over the face in gentle, circular motions. Start at the center where fuller coverage is needed and work your way outward. For the perfect, soft focus finish, dust the whisperlight powder formula across your forehead, down the bridge of the nose and along the chin to absorb excess oil and set makeup in place.
Mica, Polyethylene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tricaprylin, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Magnesium Myristate, Lanolin, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Silica, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Kaolin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder
 
4.4

(based on 182 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (131)
  • Easy to apply (88)
  • Blends well (78)
  • Controls shine (76)
  • Covers well (76)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (11)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Goes on heavy (5)
  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (64)
  • Daily use (47)
  • Normal skin (38)
  • All skin types (34)
  • On-the-go (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (94), Budget shopper (60)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 182 customers

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1.0

Poor coverage

By Almagh23

from Indianapolis

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

      Poor coverage

       
      1.0

      I would not buy this product again

      By Court

      from Salisbury MD

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

          I am used to buying translucent powders so I switched it up this time. This product did not help with my oily skin at al! I used it over top of my concealer to set it, which I usually do with my translucent powder from covergirl,

           
          5.0

          Yes!!!

          By dee

          from Budd Lake,NJ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Covers Well
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

            such a great product definitely getting it again

             
            5.0

            I love it

            By cheri

            from white castle,la

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Covers Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

              I love the way it blends

               
              4.0

              Great Coverage

              By me

              from New Mexico

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Covers Well
              • Doesn't Settle In Creases
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Goes On Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Acne Prone Skin
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

              I currently switched from loose powder to pressed powder. I wear this along with the Tarte liquid foundation. I only apply makeup once. It is long and full coverage but it does feel heavy. I tend to breakout but I have not had an issue with Tarte, The applicator it comes with is sponge material- not a big fan.Would rate it 5 if it didn't feel heavy. I would recommend this product. I purchased in color Medium.

               
              5.0

              I love this product!

              By Baumsar

              from Indiana

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Controls Shine
              • Covers Well
              • Doesn't Settle In Creases
              • Easy To Apply
              • Long-Lasting
              • Silky Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

                This isn't the best powder I have tried yet! Did not disappoint!... I have super sensitive skin and tarte is the only makeup that works for me.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Overall

                By Jasmin

                from San Clemente, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine
                • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

                  I have combination skin and this works well on both dry and oily areas. I normally use this product with some light concealing and it gives me a very natural finish that I enjoy. However, I do have to touch up on these light-wearing days. Whenever I want to step up my makeup I will apply a foundation underneath then set it with this powder, not much touch up needed when used this way. I use the sponge to apply it because I find it gives me more coverage. Overall this is a great powder.

                   
                  4.0

                  I have bought this compact many times!

                  By Mrs. Morris

                  from Brandon, MS

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Controls Shine
                  • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Silky Finish

                  Cons

                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne Prone Skin
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

                  I love how smooth this product is, and the Amazonian clay is good for my skin. It makes my skin feel so soft, but offers very little coverage. It is more of a finishing powder than a standalone foundation.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Long-time customer!

                  By ANT

                  from San Tan Valley, AZ

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Covers Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

                    I've been using this product for over 5 years now. It's the only bronzer that I'll use and stays put all day.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect in every way

                    By Regallyblonde

                    from Washington state

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Controls Shine
                    • Covers Well
                    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Silky Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne Prone Skin
                      • All Skin Types
                      • Dry Skin
                      • Normal Skin
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder:

                      My favorite thing is the integrity of the ingredients and lack of chemicals. It's smells very subtly sweet and earthy, covers flawlessly and never makes my acne prone skin break out. I'm devoted to tarte products and I've not yet been disappointed. The only issue is how much they cost, I have to save up for them but it's worth it.

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                      41 Questions | 41 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Can this be used to set concealer under eyes? My concealer always creases under my eyes if i don't set it and other powders I've tried have that flash effect in pictures
                        Asked on 10/29/2016 by tarte fan from New Jersey

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        How does this look when applied over the amazonian clay 12hour foundation? Does it make it look cakey since they are both full coverage?
                        Asked on 10/12/2016 by Holly from Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This powder offers light, buildable coverage so it's great for setting your foundation with a subtle hint of additional coverage.

                          Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        is this powder full coverage?
                        Asked on 8/21/2016 by crogel from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This powder offers light to medium coverage - hope that helps!

                          Answered on 8/22/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        What is the tarte color equivalency to Bobbi brown pressed powder in soft honey ?
                        Asked on 8/14/2016 by Britborn2 from Los Angeles ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          It sounds like you would be a tan or perhaps a medium but we recommend stopping by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test the shades on your skin!

                          Answered on 8/16/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this have SPF in it?
                        Asked on 6/2/2016 by Gracie from Boston, US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thanks for reaching out! This product has no SPF ingredients. Hope you enjoy!

                          Answered on 6/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Is this the same as the translucent Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder in loose form? I love this powder but would like it in a pressed form and with color. The descriptions are different for both products but the name is the same, so I am a bit confused.
                        Asked on 5/10/2016 by Kelly

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This is the pressed setting powder but in a tinted formula. Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 5/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        What color would I get if I use light neutral in the amazon clay foundation?
                        Asked on 3/15/2016 by linds from mass

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thanks for reaching out! Based on your foundation shade, you should be a match for the light in this product but we recommend stopping by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test the shades out on your skin.

                          Answered on 3/16/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this tinted version cause flash back like the white loose powder version?
                        Asked on 3/11/2016 by Le4slie from Charlotte, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thanks for reaching out! This product is a tinted powder to match a range of skin tones and offers light to medium coverage. There's no white translucency to the formula and no flashback. Hope that helps!

                          Answered on 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        How do I know which shade to pick? There isn't many choices. How would I know which one would look natural on my skin tone?
                        Asked on 3/11/2016 by MagentaZamora from Imperial Valley Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thanks for reaching out! The shades work well across a range of skin tones so you should have no problem finding your perfect match, whether your skin is fair, light, medium or tan. You can also stop by your nearest Ulta Beauty to test the shades out on your skin. Here's a link to the store locator: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp.

                          Answered on 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Hi if I use the Amazonian clay foundation in the shade Tan honey what shade should I get in this??
                        Asked on 2/22/2016 by Monica from NM

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thanks for reaching out, Monica! Based on your foundation shade, "tan" should work best for your skin tone. We recommend stopping by your nearest Ulta Beauty store to test out all the shades! Here's a link to the store locator: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 2/23/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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