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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder

Item #: 2272084 Size: 0.25 oz

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This convenient compact and included brush applicator deliver Tarte's best-selling Smooth Operator Amazonian clay setting powder in a pressed format for an effortless application that never looks heavy or chalky. Set your makeup in place all day with this easy-to-apply formula infused with Amazonian clay to help mattify skin, minimize the appearance of pores and reduce excess oil, for a soft focus finish even when you're on-the-go.

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  • Amazonian clay: Nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear


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

Using the included brush, gently dust the pressed finishing powder along the forehead, down the nose and along any other areas as needed to reduce shine and set your makeup in place.
Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glycerin, Kaolin, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder
 
4.1

(based on 97 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (67)
  • Controls shine (64)
  • Easy to apply (62)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (49)
  • Blends well (48)

Cons

  • Messy (12)
  • Unnatural color (7)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (47)
  • Normal skin (24)
  • All skin types (22)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Acne prone skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (52), Budget shopper (22)

Reviewed by 97 customers

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4.0

Works well at taking oil away

By Reebz

from Shamokin

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      Carry in my purse and apply when necessary

       
      2.0

      Not worth it

      By Kp

      from Ok

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It's vegan

      Cons

      • Doesn't cost face well at all
      • Expensive
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • It sucked

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      This stuff sucked - I love the tarte brand and was really disappointed - didn't take shine away, was very pricy, didn't go on smooth, didn't collect on brush well to apply - disappointed ! I returned it n went back to neutragena clear powder -

       
      5.0

      By Phina

      from Eden Prairie MN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      Love it!

       
      5.0

      By Phina

      from Eden Prarie

      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

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      Love to read and collect data

       
      5.0

      Best I've found so far

      By Kat

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        The setting powder is great, it really made sure my makeup stayed on. I ride a motorcycle to work and I do not have to do any touch ups after getting to work and taking off my full face helmet which normally rubs off foundation from my forehead and cheeks.

         
        3.0

        Good product.

        By Danielle

        from Watauga Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

          I wanted a translucent powder to set my liquid foundation. I've heard great things about this product. I don't really have any cons except that I feel when I use my brush it doesn't pick up much of the product so it seems like very little goes onto my skin. Also, on the box it stated that it comes with its own brush for application but mine did not have one in there. I didn't make a big deal out of it though just because I knew I probably wouldn't have used it anyway. I like this product but I would like to try using the loose powder version of this product.

           
          5.0

          Great product.

          By Sil

          from Universal City, Tx

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • It makes your skin smooth.

          Cons

          • Too small of a compact.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            I really like this product and will continue using it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Doesn't seem to be working

            By SeaShe22

            from Louisville, KY

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            Whether I use the provided brush or a bigger brush, it hardly picks up any product. I saw other people on youtube experience the same thing. Nice packaging though

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Tarte

            By Mrs. Vincent

            from TN

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

            Even though it's a compact, it's still a bit messy. a little goes a long way for me and I've noticed if you apply too much there's some flashback.

             
            5.0

            I am in LOVE with Tarte products!

            By 40-Something Mamma

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Budget 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
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

              I have tried three other products in the Tarte line: Maracuja Oil, Creaseless Concealer (the names does not lie) and BB Crème. I have been extremely happy with them all. Since my skin is oily, I try not to use a lot of products on my face, especially once the weather breaks and I can get sunshine to even my skin tone. Because I am oily, I needed something to control the shine on top of my BB Crème. This powder is excellent! It goes where it's supposed to go: On the face! I didn't experience any problems with excess powder getting all over the place or settling in my skin.

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              • Q:

                Why does this turn my face white? Am I applying it wrong?
                Asked on 6/3/2016 by Heather

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Thanks for reaching out, Heather! This product should not turn your face white. Use a powder brush to lightly blend it over the face to set your makeup in place.

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

                What about for dry skin? I've been using Laura Mercier.
                Asked on 2/7/2016 by greenfig28 from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Thanks for reaching out! This product is infused with Amazonian clay which acts as a total skin balancer and is great for all skin types. For drier skin, it helps soothe and hydrate with a whisperlight powder formula that never looks heavy or chalky. Hope that helps!

                  Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
              • Q:

                What brush would you suggest I use with this product. The reviews say the brush that comes with it does not get enough product on it.
                Asked on 6/26/2014 by Suzanne from Chester, PA

                1 answer

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