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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing 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 finishing 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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Dermatologist tested. 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 Finishing Powder
 
4.0

(based on 57 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (36)
  • Easy to apply (36)
  • Lightweight (36)
  • Blends well (27)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (26)

Cons

  • Messy (8)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Unnatural color (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (24)
  • All skin types (14)
  • Normal skin (11)
  • Sensitive skin (11)
  • Acne prone skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (13)

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5.0

Great

By None

from Louisiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

Sets makeup

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By Sarah Jane

from Baltimore, MD

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

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    I love this setting powder! I love that it is lightweight while doing exactly what a setting powder is supposed to do. It keeps my makeup looking great all day and creates a matte look without looking dry! I personally recommend the pressed powder over the loose because there is much less wasted product. I have tried many brands and forms of setting powder and this is by far my favorite!

     
    5.0

    LOVE IT!!

    By Makeup Luvvah

    from El Paso, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      I have large pores and use this on top of my primer, to minimize the look of my pores, then use it after I put my foundation on. My skin looks flawless ALL day!

       
      4.0

      great finishing powder

      By Pamcakes8

      from Tempe, AZ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        I use this product after I apply the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and it helps settle it all and keep my foundation on for most of the day. It goes on well, is light weight and can be applied as often as you want. It comes with a great little brush and a mirror inside the compact.

         
        5.0

        Love it!!!

        By VOCLS

        from Reno, NV

        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 Pressed Finishing Powder:

          Will buy again

           
          3.0

          gets the job done.

          By makeupjunkie

          from Lkae Charles

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          It's chalky and smells a little funny, but I use a blotting powder. It works well.BUT NOT A HOLY GRAIL.

           
          2.0

          Not a fan

          By Molly

          from Los Angeles ca

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

            This powder is by far the worst I've ever tried. As soon as I put it on it sticks to by skin and leaves a white residue that won't come off! It also gives me a flashback in photos. Will not recommend to anyone instead go try the Laura mercier translucent powder it's amazing.

             
            3.0

            This is my own judgement

            By Tatiana

            from Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Leaves a matte finish
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Doesn't last long

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              Leaves a matte finish when applied however I have oily skin and the coverage did not last long at all.

               
              4.0

              Soft and lovely

              By Bonna

              from Eau Claire, WI

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I was hesitant to buy at first but am so glad I did. It goes on nicely and lasts all day so long as you don't touch it or sweat too much. It's so soft and light on the skin. The brush that comes with it is borderline useless, though.

                 
                5.0

                smooth operator

                By cat mom

                from MA.

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                  If your make-up is a little dark, a dusting of smooth operator will lighten it up a little. Super nice finish

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                  • 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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