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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 173 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (126)
  • Easy to apply (83)
  • Blends well (74)
  • Controls shine (73)
  • Covers well (71)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Unnatural color (6)
  • Goes on heavy (4)
  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (58)
  • Daily use (47)
  • All skin types (34)
  • Normal skin (34)
  • On-the-go (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (89), Budget shopper (56)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (26), 30 minutes (25), 1+ hour (3)

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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.

     
    3.0

    ehhh

    By Gabby

    from Lafayette, LA

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

    I wanted to like this product so much, since I am a lover of all things Tarte, but I just was not impressed at all. I felt like I had to use a lot of the product just so that my face was evenly covered. There are similar products by other brands that work much much better.

     
    5.0

    The only thing I use

    By Lizzie S.

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Lightweight
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

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

      Ever since I discovered this product, I haven't used anything else. It gives me perfect, silky smooth coverage without feeling heavy or caky.

       
      3.0

      Good product, just not for me

      By Kacee

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Covers Well
      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Goes On Heavy
      • Settles In Creases
      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

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

      This is probably my fault, I thought "setting" powder would be something different than what this product did for me. It was amazing for a night out, covered really well and I think it lasted well, it was a very long night. When I used it the next day, it was too much. I looked like I had on a TON of makeup and I felt uncomfortable. I'm actually going to bring it back and hopefully someone can help me pick the right product.

       
      1.0

      Extremely disappointed

      By Spencerina

      from Coeur D'Alene, ID

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

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

      Much too orangey, made my already combination skin very oily. I only bought because ulta was out of the translucent smooth operator.

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Kate

      from Dallas, Tx

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin

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

      I am extremely prone to breakouts with liquid foundation, so this combined with a lightweight, no tinted face primer works best for my skin.

       
      4.0

      Like

      By Pam

      from MN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        I don't wear much foundation. Love this light even coverage

         
        5.0

        Loved how smooth it is

        By Gracem

        from Low angeles,ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin

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

          I feel that it's a great product no problems

           
          5.0

          i plan to keep buying this product!

          By Amanda

          from Shenandoah, VA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Shine
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I use it over top of my tarte foundations for a smooth, long lasting, settled finish.

               
              5.0

              My favorite powder, EVER!

              By EmWatkins

              from Chattanooga, TN

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Controls Shine
              • Covers Well
              • Doesn't Settle In Creases
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

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

                So lightweight and smooth. I have been using it for a couple of years now.

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                Get answers from in-house experts.

                39 Questions | 39 Answers
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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Hello, I use the Amazonian Clay Medium-Full Coverage Foundation is light neutral, which color should I get in the Smooth Operator?
                  Asked on 1/30/2016 by szotla from Washington, D.C.

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thanks for reaching out! Based on your foundation shade, the "light" shade of our smooth operator™ Amazonian clay tinted pressed finishing powder should work best for you. Hope you enjoy it!

                    Answered on 2/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                • Q:

                  My color is tan deep honey in the liquid foundation, what would be my color in this product?
                  Asked on 1/30/2016 by tarte lover

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi tartelette - thanks for your question and for being a tarte lover! Based on your foundation shade, "tan" should work best for you for our smooth operator™ Amazonian clay tinted pressed finishing powder. Hope you enjoy it!

                    Answered on 2/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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