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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder

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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. 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 Clay Finishing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 319 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (266)
  • Controls shine (264)
  • Easy to apply (239)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (215)
  • Long-lasting (203)

Cons

  • Messy (42)
  • Unnatural color (17)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Settles in creases (7)
  • Causes breakouts (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (169)
  • All skin types (110)
  • Acne prone skin (91)
  • Sensitive skin (89)
  • Normal skin (80)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (164), Budget shopper (98)

Reviewed by 319 customers

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5.0

Love this!!

By Chels

from TN

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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 had been looking for a true transulcent powder for like ever.... I finally discovered the product and it's awesome!

     
    5.0

    BEST FACIAL POWDER!!!

    By Hound Dog Lover

    from Clinton, 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

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

      Cannot use any facial powder but Tarte's Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder!!

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Auntsusu

      from Houston texas

      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:

        Use it over my Anazonian clay foundation. I love it! My skin looks fabulous

         
        5.0

        THE BEST POWDER EVER INVENTED

        By Erin

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

          I LOVE THIS PRODUCT

           
          5.0

          Feels like silk on your skin!

          By Melissa

          from Auburndale, fl

          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
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

            Use over my tarte clay Foundation. It last all day to control shine!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Photo flashback

            By T

            from Tucson, az

            Pros

            • Controls Shine

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                Shows up in photos like white powder. Flashback really bad

                 
                3.0

                It's Alright

                By ShoppingAddict

                from Goose Creek, SC

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                This finshing powder is alright... a bit messy! I prefer the packed finishing powder by Tarte.

                 
                5.0

                Keeps oil at bay

                By Woman on the go

                from Milwaukee, WI

                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

                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                  I previously used bare minerals mineral veil and this product is much better. Well worth the money.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product!! Love it!

                  By Sja

                  from Harrisburg,Pa

                  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

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                  This is an easy to use product. I received a sample and was hooked! I had to own it. I would recommend this product to anyone. It's light weight and makes your face look fresh and bright! It's a must have.

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely love

                  By Hutch

                  from Hickory,NC

                  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

                    • Acne Prone Skin
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

                    By far the best setting powder out there

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                    18 Questions | 18 Answers
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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      I was given this as a gift from one of my purchases and have no idea what this is for. Can anyone help me, I would love use it :)
                      Asked on 11/18/2015 by Evelin from Goleta

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        How to 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.

                        Answered on 11/19/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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