Rated 3.93 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally!!!
I have FINALLY found my holy grail setting powder. I HATE powders because every single one that I've tried, both high end and drug store don't work for setting my makeup, make me look dry , cakey and greasy all at once, and always thoroughly let me down. But the saleswoman who helped me swore by it so I took another chance with little to no expectations. It's WONDERFUL! It's silky smooth, sets my foundation and concealer beautifully, minimizes the appearance of my pores, doesn't look dry, doesn't cake up, and even when I use it for a mid day touch up it doesn't get patchy or weird. It doesn't do a fantastic job at mattifying, but it does well enough that I'm still in love with it. The search is over!
Most Helpful Critical Review Mixed feelings
I love this product for baking. It's too messy to use it for dusting it on your face. It controls shine well, and keeps my foundation in place, however, if you have any dry patches, IT WILL CLING AND NOT COME OFF. It will turn the patch white and it won't be pretty, trust me it happened to me. Also if you intend on taking any pictures with flash... Well, don't. It has terrible flashback. Anywhere you put it it will show up. It looks great in person and it feels soft when it's on but on camera it's awful.
Reviewed by 868 customers I would hesitate to buy this if you're tan complected.
Marley from Louisiana
I'm a makeup artist and I've used this many times but on my more tan girls the flashback is terrible. Looks like they have baby powder under their eyes with a flash but can't be seen in normal lighting. I will definitely be taking this out of my makeup kit.
Moon from NY
I've been using this oh forever. You don't need a lot and blends in well and sets my foundation perfectly without drying out my skin.
I just keep coming back.
Yoyo from USA
Periodically I try something new for a setting powder. Ultimately I just keep coming back to this powder. It doesn't cause creasing which is especially what I need around my eyes. I've used this powder for probably 10 years. When I was younger I had very oily skin and this worked perfectly. Now that I'm in my 30s my skin has drastically changed, I'm pretty dry and have more wrinkles. This powder still works! Now, I use it sparingly in my t zone, just a little under each eye and around my nose. A small amount now goes a long way, it's not over drying and just looks beautiful.
Love Tarte but not this..
Carissa from Pinehurst, NC
I usually love Tarte products but this finishing powder just isn't it. I got this last year when I was still learning more about doing my makeup and wanted to get a powder so I wouldn't look oily. This powder doesn't leave a smooth finish and it leaves the area looking a bit white and not smooth at all. Simply, I wouldn't recommend this product.
I do buy this product again and again!
Erin C from Roseville
I love it - have been using it for almost as long as I've been using Tarte primer and tinted moisturizer.
aliyah from arizona
HORRENDOUS FLASHBACK !!!
AmyToo from NORTH DAKOTA
This is the most amazing setting powder I've ever purchased. It's so intensely fine and just a tiny amount goes a long way and sets right into my skin so smoothly in a way I never experienced with the KVD powder I used previously. I absolutely love it. The only con I would mention is the packaging. There are so many holes for the powder to go thru that the top part fills up with it and goes everywhere. They should reduce the little holes to like three. Then it would be perfect.
A Must Have Staple Product!
Jacquie from Dallas, TX
I typically use this product after I apply foundation. It takes away any oily look and allows you to have a good base if you choose to apply powder on top. I use this almost everyday.
One of makeup bag staples
kwlkr76 from WI
I use it as a finishing powder.
Love this product!
DJ from Texas
This leaves a flawless finish and hides my large pores.
Looks finished but not powdery
Florida Girl from Central Florida
I always shied away from powder because I thought it would make look older or too "made up." I live in Florida though where the heat and humidity are hard on makeup. This was the perfect solution. It's so sheer and light that it's perfect for any skin tone.
AspireAmanda from Orange
The tarte smooth operator Amazonian clay finishing powder gives your face a real filter, face-tuned, airbrushed look. It amazes me every time I apply this powder to my skin. No matter the amount of texture I have for the day showing through my initial foundation application, this finely milled finishing powder comes to the rescue providing a velvety smoothness to my skin.Do avoid applying this product under your eyes because it will darken your concealer immediately. I'd recommend to apply this before powder bronzer and blush, as it allows additional powder products to layer seemlessly. I'd recommend this product to anyone who has yet to try a finishing powder! 4.5 out of 5 stars due to the small lack of versatility not being able to use this under your eyes.
Megan C. from Boonton, NJ
I use this to set my under eyes, and I absolutely love it. It blurs my under eyes, and smooths out my pores. Definitely recommend.
Stacey from Texas
Recommended to me by a friend and it seriously is the BEST setting powder!!
Ambrosia from Kansas
A very smooth powder that doesn't alter the look of your already applied makeup
Favorite setting powder
CV from MO
I LOVE the feel of this on my skin, and how it keeps my mascara from transferring.. all day even on the hottest days. My makeup looks flawless and feels so smooth. To everyone complaining about flashback, I apply a thin layer of bronzer over the top of this and that works wonders.
nice touch, horrible flashback
Britney from San Jose, CA
I used to use drug-store loose powders for baking but wanted to try something new. I was recommend this product by an Ulta employee and was told that it leaves a very smooth and soft texture on the face. After testing it on the back of my hand I was really excited to try it! I used it for baking my face underneath my eyes and my smile lines on the face. It blended so well into my skin and felt so nice BUT as soon as I checked for flashback, it was like I used white out under my eyes, not matter how hard I tried to blend my foundation, my concealer, applying the powder, or switching up my routine here and there, the flashback wouldn't go away.
Takes shine away
Trndsstr from Minneapolis
This powder is perfect for post foundation or without for a matte finish. Light and soft on the face.
Flashback is worst I've ever seen but blend is beautiful!
AylaF from Dallas, TX
I love this product as long as you're not taking pictures with flash! Makes your skin look FLAWLESS! But flashback is worst I have ever experienced lol
Jessie B. from USA
This powder is smooth and clean. It works great in absorbing oils throughout the day :O)
Baby powder on my face!
Francy from California
I purchased this alongside with the Amazonian Clay Full coverage foundation. Unfortunately, i looked like I had just put baby powder on my face. I returned this product.
Do not purchase
Jade from .
The flashback from this powder is horrendous. Please do not waste your money.
All time favorite
Tina Tucson from Tucson
This powder has been my all time go to. I have tried other brands and always come back to this. There's no other powder like it. It creates such a smooth finish. Does not sink in to lines. I love this stuff
Works perfect for me! Great for oily skin and large pores
Jennifer from Ohio
I absolutely love this powder! I use it to set my concealer and my foundation.
I have very oily skin and large pores on my cheeks and nose. I can always see my pores no matter what primer, foundation, or technique I do - brush or sponge. Yet somehow, I dab this powder on (with a sponge) and my skin is completely smoothed. No more pores! I love it! I have tried many setting powders that just don't work on my skin or give me that "photoshop smoothing" I want. I love how silky smooth my skin looks and feels with this powder.
For those who say there's a flashback, I don't have this problem. I had it at first when I first started using it and I realized I just wasn't wiping off the access as much as I thought I was. My whole face was perfectly fine but under my eyes caused flashback because I wasn't getting close enough when I wiped off the access. So be sure to dust it off really good after you bake and you will be fine!
I highly recommend this!
Both me (20s), my sister (30s), and my mom(60s) use this
Not worth it
Mkuplover from Charlotte, NC
This product has horrible flashback! Every picture I take while wearing this has my under eyes completely white-even when I think I've blended it enough to not show. I gave it 3 stars because it does look good as long as you don't take any pictures.