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Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder

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TarteSmooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder
 
4.4

(based on 189 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (162)
  • Lightweight (162)
  • Easy to apply (149)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (134)
  • Silky finish (128)

Cons

  • Messy (14)
  • Unnatural color (9)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (107)
  • All skin types (69)
  • Sensitive skin (54)
  • Acne prone skin (53)
  • Normal skin (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (92), Budget shopper (69)

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5.0

Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder

By SarahLiz

from Clio, MI

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 Clay Finishing Powder:

    I have combination skin and this makes my oily spots matte without drying out the rest. It lasts all day and doesn't clump up, settle or crease.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    finishing powder

    By terriann_32@

    from terre haute indiana

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage
    • Settles In Creases
    • Unnatural Color

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

    Not happy with this product totally.
    It gives no coverage and with the $40 foundation I got with it, it does nothing to tone down the shine.

     
    4.0

    Works great but messy

    By Lola

    from Albion, Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

    This powder works great, but it is messy when applying. I have very oily skin, but I can apply this powder in the morning and it keeps my face free from oil most of the day, depending on the humidity outside. However, I do not like applying it. The powder is messy. It does not want to adhere to a makeup brush to apply it. Then when I do apply it I feel like I am inhaling most of it. I have tried different brushes and I have tried blotting it on. It is still messy. I am not sure if I would buy it again. I may just try to find another brand that works just as well without the mess.

     
    5.0

    amazing, so worth it!

    By Cindy

    from Auburn, Al

    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

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Dry Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

    When it comes to face powder, I tend to be a budget buyer. I've used Bare Essentials mineral veil and other finishing powders before, but typically, I just stuck to drug store. I've been using Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and it was working ok but my makeup would break up around my mouth on a hot day. I asked the girl working for a suggestion on how to battle that or if it was just something I'd have to live with. She immediately suggested this product and even applied it for me and I fell in love! She suggested lightly dusting a tiny bit on my face before I applied my foundation/bb cream then finish it off with another light dusting. I'm hooked. My face feels so smooth and velvety when I use this, I will never use another powder again. (Please don't ever discontinue this product Tarte!)

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By TanyaG

    from Hanover, 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

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

      Very light, nice finish

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Holy Grail Product

      By The Young Professional

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

      I usually am a budget buyer, but I got a sample of this when I ordered a Tarte set and fell IN LOVE! You don't need that much product, it goes on easily, there's no white finish, and it controls shine all day. I won't be buying another finishing powder.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful!

      By FGV

      from Savannah

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

        I love this powder. It is so silky and smooth. The coverage is so light and makes my skin look flawless and matte. I will repurchase it again.

         
        5.0

        No shine today baby!

        By Easy eyes

        from MO

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing
        • 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
          • Apply With Finishing Brus
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

          Use a finishing brush.

           
          5.0

          Fabulous

          By Fancygirl

          from Missoula, Montana

          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

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

            Fantastic product. Covers well. Stays on and very lightweight. Love it!!!

             
            5.0

            Great finish powder

            By Char

            from Ashland Oregon

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • 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 Clay Finishing Powder:

            I use it to finish a look I just created.

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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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