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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
 
4.2

(based on 88 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (63)
  • Controls shine (61)
  • Easy to apply (58)
  • Blends well (46)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (46)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (43)
  • All skin types (21)
  • Normal skin (21)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Acne prone skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (19)

Reviewed by 88 customers

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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.

     
    5.0

    Airbrush look

    By Su

    from Tennessee

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • I am thinking the brush material had changed.
    • Return to real brush nor faux

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

    I love this finishing powder.Airbrush look...I just wonder if they didn't change the brush fiber?

     
    5.0

    Fave powder

    By Chels

    from Nebraska

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Setting Powder:

      Good for setting under eyes. The brush that comes with it is useless lol

       
      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!

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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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