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Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder

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TarteSmooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 212 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (178)
  • Controls shine (176)
  • Easy to apply (162)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (143)
  • Silky finish (138)

Cons

  • Messy (19)
  • Unnatural color (11)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (117)
  • All skin types (73)
  • Acne prone skin (60)
  • Sensitive skin (59)
  • Normal skin (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (103), Budget shopper (73)

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5.0

AMAZING

By Shayla

from Minnesota

Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

This stuff is so finely milled it insane! It feels like silk going onto the skin. I have not found any finishing powder this fine. It goes on beautifully and does not leave a powdered appearance behind.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this stuff!

By Woodsie

from Texas

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Verified Reviewer

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 Clay Finishing Powder:

    Love this stuff! It keeps my face shine free for most of the day. I have very oily/acne prone skin and I have not had a break out in several weeks. Would def recommend this to anyone.

     
    5.0

    Amazing Product

    By Girlgenius1

    from Peachtree City, Ga

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Easy To Apply
    • Flawlessporcelain Look
    • Lasts all day
    • Lightweight
    • Seals Makeup
    • Started Making Larger Siz

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

      All natural products and great for your skin

       
      5.0

      Great for setting foundation

      By Mel

      from Kansas City, Missouri

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

        This is a great finishing powder for setting foundation. I love how silky and fine it is. A little goes a long way.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Never used a finishing powder before

        By Tanaya

        from Oregon

        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

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

        I use this on top of my it cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC cream and it is beautiful. Isn't cakey, does not make you look ghostly white, blends very well. The container is difficult for me because it's a sifter, either hardly any comes out or too much. I barely need to use any with how well it blends so only one or two taps on the underside work for me.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        There's better out there

        By Leelor

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

          If you've tried MakeUp Forever's HD Microfinish powder but it caused you to break out, this will probably cause you to break out as well. Silica-based powders and I don't get along. Smooth Operator also wasn't controlling oil any better than Nyx's inexpensive pressed powder.

          So what's a girl to do with oily, sensitive skin? If you like Tarte, I recommend trying their "Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation." It's got a satin finish and controls oil better than this product does.

           
          5.0

          Better than I thought

          By MissLisaJ

          from Westbrook, CT

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

            I thought this would wash me out with the white color but it goes on clear and lasts most of the day. Pleasantly surprised and will purchase again!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best setting powder!

            By Stepherrrrs Makeup

            from Raytown, Missouri

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

            I love this product! It makes my skin feel silky and it has great coverage after you do your daily makeup routine! Only con is that a little goes a longggg way. Too much and you'll look ghostly. Definitely will repurchase. :)

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product

            By Bronnie

            from Rochester Hills, MI

            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

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                I use this product daily to set my Tarte foundation. It reduces shine and helps produce a flawless finish. It's very lightweight and applies easily. Love this product and will continue to purchase even though it is one of the more expensive makeup products I purchase it is well worth it and lasts much longer than similar cheaper product.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Changed the staying power of my makeup!

                By Caligirl89

                from California

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                I got this as a sample when I bought other Tarte products. I must say that I love it! It keeps my skin from getting so oily throughout the day and makes my makeup stay on longer. My makeup is on from 4am till about 9pm. You would never know because it always looks pretty fresh. I also have the Makeup Forever setting powder but I like Tarte's version the best because it smells a lot better and its results are more noticeable. Only thing I could complain about is how the loose powder comes out a lot so it can sometimes get messy. I'm considering getting the pressed version next.

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                • Q:

                  Does this product giveyou fashback or a white cast?
                  Asked on 6/8/2014 by lipstick lover

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    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 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How much of this product is in one container?
                  Asked on 4/2/2014 by Gbeauty from Vineland, New Jersey

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product's size is 0.32 oz.

                    Answered on 4/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  How do you apply this product? Before or after you've applied your foundation? Do you apply it to specific areas or the entire face? Do you use a brush or finger to apply?
                  Asked on 3/19/2014 by Tasha O

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Use a large fluffy brush such as Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush (Item #: 2260728) 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 under-eye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin.

                    Answered on 3/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this product recommended for African Americans? Will it appear white on the skin of an African American?
                  Asked on 3/9/2014 by pinkey1202 from jacksonville fl

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This product features a translucent finish suitable for all complexions. 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 3/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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