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Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder
 
4.0

(based on 39 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (26)
  • Easy to apply (25)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (19)
  • Long-lasting (17)

Cons

  • Messy (7)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Unnatural color (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (16)
  • All skin types (10)
  • Normal skin (9)
  • Acne prone skin (5)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (25), Budget shopper (7)

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5.0

Yes, I would buy this product again:)

By Caca

from Nj

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    I love this finishing powder!! Controls the shine of the foundation and gives it a more natural look, I have sensitive skin and it doesn't break me out.
    The only thing I don't like is the brush it came with.

     
    4.0

    Good setting powder

    By Tarte consumer

    from Alabama

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Lightened My Foundation

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    I live in the southeast where the heat and humidity is extreme. This really helps control shine on those 80% humidity days. I use this as my powder on top of my foundation. It is very sheer once applied. Very lightweight which is a huge plus since heavy powder seems to cake up during our hot summers. Since it does lighten it just a little I add a touch of bronzer. The brush that comes with it seems to not adhere to it before brushing to my face. Seemed to come off "midair"

     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By bb4

    from Tomball, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      I don't like using powder over my base because I think it makes my makeup look cakey. I like a more natural look so using this it controls the shine of the foundation and gives it a more natural look. It is colorless and lightweight. I absolutely love it!

       
      5.0

      Will buy again!

      By Ninny

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      Love it!

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By SHINE ON

      from Jackson, MI

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Messy
      • Poor Coverage
      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        You have to apply this powder with a brush instead of a puff or pad like you would with most compacts, so it's more time consuming and messy. This has no pigment, which could be a good thing, but it made me look paler than ever. I was hoping the payoff would be excellent shine control or oil absorption. It was a no on both counts. I was disappointed and took it back.

         
        1.0

        White Cast

        By Doll Face

        from Phoenix

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        Everytime I wear this powder someone comments about how pale I look even with blush and bronzer. Also for being a pressed powder it is very messy.

         
        5.0

        Amazing! A definite must have!

        By Star

        from San Antonio, TX

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          Absolutely amazing! I use it evryday to set my makeup has a great finsh! I will continue to buy this product. The only complaint is that it gets used up pretty fast and of course I have to repurchase every month because I cant find another product that tops this one. It is my absolute fave!

           
          4.0

          Great!

          By Vanessa

          from Coral Springs

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

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                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                Satisfied customer. Was recommended by a makeup artist

                 
                2.0

                It's just OK

                By Yvonne

                from Mesa, AZ

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Messy
                • Poor Coverage
                • Unnatural Color

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I bought this instead of the loose powder because I thought it would be less messy for quick touch ups. Since I am an RN I need a quick application throughout the shift. I am a tan honey in all tarte products but this makes me look ashy. So to make it look natural I can only apply lightly to my T zone. Anything more looks horrible. And of course it's messy and doesn't last very long. I am definitely going back to loose powder

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not as Great As I'd Hoped

                By Kitty

                from Virginia

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Silky Finish

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts
                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                  I have super oily skin and only get hormonal breakouts on my chin twice a month; during ovulation and during menstruation. I bought this product to manage my oily skin better when I'm out and about. I usually use those oil blotting sheets, but they do remove makeup, so I thought I'd give some pressed powder a try.
                  It's silky and easy to apply, but it doesn't do much to soak up oil or prevent oil. Worst of all, it caused me to break out. I'm not writing it off completely, as I have a hard time paying more than $15 for something and not giving to two tries, but I don't have high hopes.

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                    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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