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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

Item #: 2220106 Size: 0.32 oz

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A translucent, silky setting powder with Amazonian clay that keeps makeup in place and diffuses imperfections.

This translucent, silky setting powder keeps makeup in place without ever appearing chalky. It mattifies skin by removing excess surface oil. This powder can even be used alone as a treatment to reap all the benefits of Amazonian clay.

Powered by:

  • Amazonian clay: Amazonian clay acts as a total skin balancer, by hydrating all skin types, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft focus and flawless finish.


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

Immediately:

  • 90% of women saw an immediate improvement in skin texture


After 1 week*:

  • 90% of women said this setting powder greatly normalized excess oil production
  • 93% of women said this setting powder greatly improved the wear time of makeup


*In a consumer panel study after 1 week of use.

Use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish. For targeted application, use your ring finger to gently pat finishing powder over undereye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin.
Silica, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Kaolin.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder
 
4.5

(based on 332 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (276)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Easy to apply (247)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)
  • Long-lasting (213)

Cons

  • Messy (46)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Settles in creases (8)
  • Causes breakouts (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (176)
  • All skin types (115)
  • Sensitive skin (95)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101)

Reviewed by 332 customers

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5.0

BEST FACIAL POWDER I HAVE EVER USED!!

By Makeup Junkie

from Bloomington, IL

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

    • All Skin Types
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    Have used this product for nearly 4 years -- only facial powder I will use!!!

     
    5.0

    Better than I thought!

    By Dee23

    from Roselle, IL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    After i moisturize, I use the Tarte poreless clean slate primer. I let it absorb into my skin for atleast 5 to 10 minutes before applying my foundation. The foundation of my choice is Estee Lauder doublewear. My skin gets super oily throughout the day. And the first time I've used the Tarte products with my doublewear foundation, I fell in love! The setting powder goes on so smooth and makes my face look flawless. I actually feel confortable going out knowing I don't have to keep powdering my face. Like any loose powder it can get messy, and I definitely don't like wasting product. All in all, I highly reccommend this setting powder!

     
    5.0

    love it!

    By Breanna

    from Bakersfield

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    I have oily skin and I use the Tarte amazionan clay foundation with this powder and I love it! Keeps me looking shine free for hours! Still have to do a little touch ups here and there but I definitely recommend it, I love it!

     
    4.0

    I would buy again

    By Morgan

    from Sedalia, MO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Unnatural Color

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    I just wish it would cover up my redness a little but it really does take care of my oily and acne prone face.

     
    4.0

    I would buy again

    By Morgan

    from Sedalia, MO

    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

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    This is great. It just doesn't cover up redness as I would like.

     
    5.0

    Love this amazing product

    By Txwhitegurl

    from Nederland, Tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I absolutely love this! I look like a clown then I apply this over ,y whole face and it blends everything so perfectly.

       
      5.0

      If this is ever discontinued, I will cry.

      By Miranda - Trump2016

      from Columbus, OH

      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

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        I have combination skin and my face typically becomes really oily mid-day. I can definitely tell the difference with this and I LOVE it but stay realistic...it is not a miracle. I still have some oil to blot off. I'm getting the compact version next.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        NOT A FAN AND WOULDNT BUY AGAIN

        By Pilly

        from Las vegas nevada

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine

        Cons

        • Does not blend well
        • Goes On Heavy
        • Messy
        • Poor Coverage
        • Settles In Creases
        • Unnatural Color

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I tried different methods and brushes and beauty blenders and it always settles in my crease so i stopped baking with it and started lightly pressing it with minimal product thought it was my concealer tested it out with another one same results tested it on someone else same reults i had high expectations for this product

           
          4.0

          so far I like this probably by again

          By Skye

          from Sheboygan WI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          so far it's helped with creasing under my eyes.

           
          4.0

          I would buy this again, but prefer the pressed powder

          By Juli

          from Calhoun,LA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I like the coverage, but it's a little messy. I prefer the pressed powder.

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          19 Questions | 19 Answers
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          • Q:

            Does it only work on fair skin? I want to purchase but I'm worried it will appear all white on my face
            Asked on 5/3/2016 by Celesté from Paris, France

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This product applies translucent so it shouldn't show up on your skin no matter your skin tone. Hope that helps!

              Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
          • Q:

            Can I bake with this product?
            Asked on 4/13/2016 by Jocelyn from Oxnard,California

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Absolutely! This product is great for baking & setting concealer under the eye.

              Answered on 4/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
          • Q:

            Does baking your under eye concealer look good on mature skin, that's not wrinkle free? Ive seen it done, but always on young skin, so I'm curious if it isn't meant to be done on more mature eyes.
            Asked on 4/6/2016 by Hysen from Pittsburgh, PA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Thanks for reaching out! 'Baking" is great technique for setting your foundation & highlighting the contours of your face. It's also great for brightening the undereye area, but if you're worried about it showing signs of aging, make sure you apply a hydrating eye cream first & test it out with just a small amount of powder. In the meantime, you could use the powder to "bake" around the chin & down the center of the nose. Hope that helps!

              Answered on 4/8/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
          • Q:

            Do I put the product on before, or after I put on my foundation and powder? Which way is better for my pores and oily skin?
            Asked on 3/20/2016 by Vannah from San Bernardino

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This product is great for setting your makeup in place, absorbing excess oil & softening the look of pores. You can wear it after your foundation or apply it throughout the day to freshen up your look. Hope that helps!

              Answered on 3/23/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
          • Q:

            I typically only rinse my face with warm water at night. If this is the only product I wear on my face, do I need to add soap or makeup remover to my routine?
            Asked on 1/31/2016 by Natural from NC

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Thanks for reaching out! We recommend using a gentle cleanser every night before bed to take off any and all makeup, along with dirt and debris that can collect on skin throughout the day. However, if that routine works for you, then go for it!

              Answered on 2/8/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
          • Q:

            does it contain any talc, silica? thanks
            Asked on 1/12/2016 by dimples

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              All ingredients are listed in the product description as well as below for easy reference:

              Silica, Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Kaolin.

              Answered on 1/14/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            does this powder minimize pores?
            Asked on 1/7/2016 by jazzy from california

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Yes, Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder diffuses the look of enlarged pores and other imperfections!

              Answered on 1/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Would I put this on before or after my blush?
            Asked on 1/6/2016 by Bri Lee from Wichita, Kansas

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              We recommend applying it to set your concealer and foundation, then applying color cosmetics such as blush after, though some do apply it as a final finishing step after all makeup application. Ultimately, it is up to you and your personal preference! :-)

              Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            Hi

            Does this powder create flashback in photos

            Kate
            Asked on 12/31/2015 by kate from Hagerstown

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              This product does not contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide and should not cause the "flashback" effect in flash photography. Please keep in mind that a little goes a long way! Use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish.

              Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            If I would happen to contour my makeup, am I able to apply this over the contouring?
            Asked on 12/6/2015 by Jackie

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Yes, you can certainly apply Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder as your last step after contouring.

              Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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