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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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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 Setting Powder
 
4.2

(based on 85 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (60)
  • Controls shine (59)
  • Easy to apply (55)
  • Blends well (44)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (43)

Cons

  • Messy (10)
  • Unnatural color (7)
  • Poor coverage (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (40)
  • All skin types (21)
  • Normal skin (20)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Acne prone skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (48), Budget shopper (18)

Reviewed by 85 customers

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4.0

Good stuff - Controls Shine

By RMS

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

  • Oily Skin

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

I really like this product. I have oily skin and it definitely helps control my skin from shining.

 
4.0

Good product

By Melissa

from Port Jervis, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

    I bought this to use as a touch up powder for during the day as I use a loose powder at home. I like that it takes my oily face shine and doesn't make my face look cakey. It goes on so light that sometimes I can't tell if it went on or not!

     
    4.0

    Love but pricy

    By Plant lover

    from El Paso, Tx

    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

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      I like that it touches up my oily face and makes it looks soft but it's pricy for what it is and should be more economical

       
      4.0

      Good Finishing Powder

      By Romi

      from Homestead, Fl

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        I use this finishing powder after my foundation application. I apply it with my IT Airbrush Powder Brush, controls my oily skin and doesn't crease into the fine lines. Provides a flawless application. I like the ingredients and that the powder is paraben free.

         
        5.0

        Have bought this 4 times already

        By NRG

        from Boston

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Flashback in photos

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        Love love love this! I have bought this 4 times so far pressed and loose. I prefer pressed but like both. The only negative is that it makes you look like a ghost in photos with flash.

         
        4.0

        Good product but not quite translucent

        By Amber

        from Dixon, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Messy
        • Unnatural Color

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        I am a huge fan of Tarte products so I gave this a try but in the end I returned it and got the IT brand powder instead. Tarte's powder had too much of a white tint to it when I put it on, it changed the color of my make-up a bit where as the IT brand was more translucent like I was looking for. Besides the slight color though, it seemed like a good product, no other complaints. It was very silky and smooth.

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By ShoppingAddict

        from Goose Creek, SC

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        Love this pressed finshing powder... I use it with Tartes powder foundation for a flawless look!

         
        4.0

        great alone or as a finisher

        By makeuptowakeup

        from Oregon.

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

        If I'm running late to work in the morning and don't have time for foundation, I use this on a fluffy powder brush and just sweep it over my oiliest spots--forehead, nose, and chin--and my skin looks completely natural (obviously...no makeup caked on) but also pore-less and just really nice! It's also great as a finishing powder. I can't decide how I like it more, but it really is a great product! I'll buy more when I run out, no doubt.

         
        4.0

        Never thought I'd love a powder like this!

        By Aqsa

        from Stockton, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

          I wasn't looking forward to buying a high end setting powder for my extremely oily skin, but nothing else was working and I was sick of looking oiler than olive oil, so I decided to splurge on this product. I was a bit skeptical to use the included brush, but it works just fine and if it gets too dirty, I switch it to a regular powder brush. I always pat/ press it on my face, never buff, and it's invisible, weightless, and leaves me matte without looking dry. Tarte being cruelty free and using good ingredients in their products makes this 10 times better and I'm extremely happy about this purchase.

           
          5.0

          Love!!!

          By Ninalovestoshop

          from Pa

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

              I love this pressed powder. It is so nice and light weight. I've tried other powders but I keep coming back to this one.

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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

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