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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
 
4.4

(based on 346 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (281)
  • Controls shine (275)
  • Easy to apply (253)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (223)
  • Long-lasting (213)

Cons

  • Messy (46)
  • Unnatural color (19)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Settles in creases (8)
  • Causes breakouts (6)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (176)
  • All skin types (117)
  • Sensitive skin (96)
  • Acne prone skin (94)
  • Normal skin (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (101), Trendy style (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (4)

Reviewed by 346 customers

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5.0

Great product! I would buy it again.

By Ms.M

from Chula Vista, CA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Reduces shine
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

    I bought this product because the store I went to was a smallerUlta and did not carry the full line of Benefit products. I went in to purchase the Pore professional shine-vanishing powder and ended up purchasing Tarte smooth operator. It works great and last longer! So far I am very happy with the product plus it's cruelty free!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Tpena27

    from Houston tx

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

      I absolutely love this finishing setting powder. I'm usually shiny and can get oily living in houstons humidity and this keeps it under control it smells good and very lightweight you don't need much !

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      I love this product! I would buy it again for sure!

      By Ashley

      from Smithville TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

        It is the best finishing powder I have found

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My forever setting powder.

        By Chandler

        from Tennessee

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I have very oily skin and most setting powders do okay but they never last. This one lasts all day keeping my makeup looking good.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          2.0

          Awful in photos

          By Lydia

          from Choctaw OK

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Flashback in photos

          Best Uses

          • Baking
          • Everyday

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          At first I really liked this product. It was great for the baking technique! Then I took a photo with flash....it...was..AWFUL! So embarrassing. I also noticed that it made me look paler, and as a person with very fair skin it wasn't good. I also have very dry skin and this product dried me out even more.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          not so much

          By greenfig

          from AZ

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

          I realize that a little goes a long way however this stuff is no Laura Mercier I'll tell you that. I love how silky it is however it is stark white and it feels kind of dry when applied. Also way too much comes out of the jar and goes everywhere.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally found the perfect powder

          By Krystal Rose

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              Amazing for my oily skin! It is very lightweight and absorbent. It also goes on very smooth, so there's no cakiness and it doesn't get smudgy, which is a huge problem for my skin type. I use it with the Tarte Amazon clay foundation, and it looks very natural.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              perfect to set my concealer

              By AngelMar

              from Costa Mesa CA

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              This powder is light, and amazing to set my concealer. I have large pores on my nose, and when I apply this powder it makes my pores look so small. I will keep purchasing it.

               
              5.0

              THIS IS A NECESSITY FOR ANYONE WITH OILY SKIN!

              By Jen

              from Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              Used as a finishing powder, I can no longer go without it! Not only does it help set my makeup but it prevents my face from looking like an oil slick ALL DAY LONG! It is a bit expensive but it lasts quite a while and is well worth the investment. I will continue purchasing this product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Super soft but drying

              By N

              from Va

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder:

              ,

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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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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