Rated 3.94 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 859 customers 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.
Alex from Arizona
At first I liked this product but it has TERRIBLE flashback. I wore it for the first time out to dinner to celebrate an anniversary. All of my pictures were ruined because of the TERRIBLE flashback! :(
Brittney from Indiana
This product has awful flashback and leaves an uneven finish!
Madalyn from Charlotte
I have a terrible white cast that's impossible to blend out, it sticks to my foundation in patches. This is AWFUL
The powder with power!
Kat from Baytown, Texas
I had to leave a review because I like this powder so much and I want everyone else to try it too because I don't want them to discontinue it, lol. This powder has amazing coverage! It's the only thing I use on my face. I don't need to try anything else!
NO NO NO!
Chloe from Washington
This is such a bad powder! It leaves such an uneven finish and a weird white cast on my skin.
Even Elf is better
Velvet from Cincinnati
Big waste of a powder though it could of been a great idea. it's impossible to apply this with a beauty lender as it will just eat up all your product. Veryyyy finely milled, and drys out your skin and foundation separately, leave you with those cakey- makeup patches and a slip and slidein face. I changed to a firmer brush and seen a slight improvement on application, but the wear time is weak, and the amount of product per jar is definitely a let down. Wouldn't recommend
Worked okay... but the smell
stiger from New Jersey
So I have only used the product twice, but I have to say I have only used it twice because of the smell! I am not one to be picky or particular about the smell of a product, I can usually bypass that if it works well. But I just don't feel like for the money or the effect that this one is worth it. And I am honestly shocked. I love Tarte, always been a fan. But it honestly smells like a chemical of some sort. Idk what is making it smell that way but I feel like I'm putting a powdered strong chemical onto my face and I don't like that at all. Unfortunately, I'll be returning this.
A little goes a long way and it lasts all day
Sarah from Crandall Tx
It's worth the money! It makes your skin look and feel great.
I love all tarte products
Livvie from Virginia
Its light and goes perfect as the finishing touch for my look