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Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder

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TarteSmooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder
 
4.5

(based on 205 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (172)
  • Lightweight (172)
  • Easy to apply (158)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (140)
  • Silky finish (135)

Cons

  • Messy (18)
  • Unnatural color (11)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Causes breakouts (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (113)
  • All skin types (71)
  • Acne prone skin (58)
  • Sensitive skin (57)
  • Normal skin (54)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (98), Budget shopper (72)

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(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.

       
      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.

       
      5.0

      loveeeee

      By lib

      from Jackson

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

      this is my favorite setting powder by far

       
      5.0

      All Day Coverage

      By Diva

      from Ohio

      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:

        This stuff is great! Consistency is so micro fine that it brushes on using very little product.
        Hides all the flaws and is so light. Doesn't feel cakey and it lasts a long time throughout the day.
        A bit pricey but well worth it!

         
        2.0

        It works for everybody but me

        By sma

        from columbia,sc

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't last long

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

            It stays on all day on my face except my nose.I have acne prone/sensitive skin. my nose starts to glisten after 2 hours.

             
            5.0

            Feels great

            By PMills

            from Fullerton, CA

            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

            • Unnatural Color

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

            This is a great powder. It is so light and lasts long. It is white and I think it's too light. I still like it and I will use it, I just wish it was the same color as the makeup.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Setting Powder

            By Miss Muss

            from Fort Myers, FL

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

              So I am LOVING Tarte products right now. I have recently searched high and low for a product like this. I have tried the Laura Mericer finishing powder, and I think Tarte has them beat! This stuff lasts all day; I get pretty oily throughout the day, so by late afternoon, my makeup has melted away. I used the new Blurring Primer from Tarte under my foundation, and this powder to set it, and it has lasted all day (despite this awful FL humidity)- and no shine!! Love this stuff!

              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for oily skin

              By angelad888

              from Athens, GA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Messy
              • Use Up Product Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Acne Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

              My facial skin is fair, VERY oily, has large pores, adult acne (I am 25 as of 2014), and I live in both southeast Georgia and north Georgia, so I am battling humidity too (my face sweats really easily). In addition to my skin problems, I take a medication or two that can cause acne, as a side effect. My recent skin regimen that appears to prevent the oil slick: Dermalogica's clearing skin wash then apply Dermalogica's clearing mattifier and oil control lotion along with clindamycin (from the dermatologist). I then use Hourglass Veil primer, then Dr Brandt BB shine control, and then Tarte Smooth Operator powder. I wait 5-10 minutes between applying the Dermalogica and clindamycin (I use the clindamycin before applying the Dermalogica mattifier and oil control). Then apply the primer and wait 5-10 minutes before applying the Dr Brandt BB shine control cream. I've had success with both types of Tarte concealer, which I apply after the BB cream. Then, after applying Tarte blush and Tarte matte bronzer along with Urban Decay eye makeup and Smashbox eye primer (I feel Smashbox eye primer doesn't try my eyes out like Urban Decays but both will hold eyeshadow) and Smashbox brow tech (which is incredible and waterproof). I finish my makeup routine with Urban Decay's De Slick setting spray. I've also had success with Benefit's porefessional primer. This is my first bottle of Hourglass Veil, but according to the label, it has more beneficial ingredients for your skin than the porefessional. I used to use Murad anti-aging products and acne products especially the oil control lotion, but it was doing good to hold the oil back for 8 hours. However, I was using Tarte BB primer cream instead of the Dr Brandt. I haven't used Tarte BB with the Dermalogica or Murad with the Dr Brandt BB. After the success I've had with the Dermalogica and Dr Brandt duo, I'm hesitant to retry the Tarte BB and Murad. Note, I use Tretinoin gel at night and take oral doxycycline hyclate both from my dermatologist.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              perfect !!

              By urnot410

              from Chicago

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder:

              I love this product .! I'm not very pro to write reviews but I have to this time . I have very bad black circles in my eyes ,. Paid ulta a visits last week and had a consultation with a worker there after admiring her make up . She was gorgeous !! So she tried on me this. Powder plus concealer . It did the job. !!! No more dark circles !!!!!!She gave me few tricks also . I bought it right away after seen results right on the spot . Amazing !!!!

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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

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                  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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