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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

0.32 oz Item 2220106

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This microfine loose, invisible clay powder blends effortlessly into any skin tone to set your foundation to a breathable matte finish without chalky residue or flashback. The secret's in the clay - it naturally balances all skin types to absorb oil, minimize the appearance of pores & make your makeup last without flaking or clinging to dry patches. You can also use the oil free formula as an undereye baking or treatment powder - Amazonian clay will absorb shine to reveal a smooth, soft-focus finish.

Skinvigorating ingredients:
  • Amazonian clay: Acts as a total skin balancer by hydrating & reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin, while removing surface oil & improving overall skin clarity & texture

Vegan. Oil free. Dermatologist tested.
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.
Finishing powder: Use a fluffy powder brush to dust over your foundation, focusing on the oily T-zone to set your makeup to a natural matte finish.

Baking powder: Use a small concealer brush to layer the translucent formula over your undereye concealer. Let it sit on skin for 5-10 minutes, allowing body heat to activate & set concealer into place. Then, dust away the powder to reveal a brighter, mattified look.

Treatment powder: Apply the formula alone onto clean skin to eliminate shine & blur pores while allowing skin to breathe.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
 
4.2

(based on 645 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (484)
  • Easy to apply (444)
  • Blends well (345)
  • Controls shine (327)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (258)

Cons

  • Messy (78)
  • Unnatural color (31)
  • Poor coverage (27)
  • Settles in creases (20)
  • Doesn't work (14)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (219)
  • Oily skin (217)
  • Sensitive skin (165)
  • Everyday (124)
  • Normal skin (108)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (215), Budget shopper (119), Natural style (82), Classic style (57), Trendy style (40)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

Not for me

By Jess

from Ny

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Doesn't Settle In Creases
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • leaves a white cast when used under the eyes

Best Uses

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

    I tried this product several times and am sad to say I will not be using it again. I had high hopes for this product and it unfortunately leaves the most noticeable​ white cast under the eyes, especially in pictures! Its awful!

     
    5.0

    Best Finishing Powder Ever!

    By Bitty

    from Taunton, MA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      I am typically a bargain buyer. However, when I find a product that works as well as this one, I will go ahead and spend the money. It is totally worth it! It gives skin and airbrushed look and leaves it feeling silky smooth. It also controls shine all day if you have oily skin. I will never use another finishing powder again!

       
      2.0

      Not the best powder.

      By aih

      from Stockton, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Controls Shine
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

      • Messy
      • Unnatural Color

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

      I was so excited to use this product because at touch it is so velvety. However my skin is more on the dry side so even with the tiniest amount of dryness it cakes up so badly on my dry patches. I can see this working on oily skin but stay away from it if you have even the slightest amount of dryness.

       
      3.0

      Definite flash back! Also caused some break outs on my skin

      By Abbey

      from Kentucky

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        Use this product for setting. Definite flash back & caused break outs on my skin. Good for setting, but because of break outs, I won't continue using it!

         
        3.0

        HORRIBLE!!!

        By Jayden

        from Sioux falls

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

        has the absolute worst flashback ever. I used it for the first time today, and when I took a pic w/ flash on, it was terrible! it looked like I didn't wipe off ANY of the powder, and when I went back in with my brush to try and wipe off more, it made it worse. definitely wouldn't recommend.

         
        4.0

        I love this product!

        By Mendy

        from Big stone gap

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          I love everything about this except the mess it makes. I feel like I lose a lot of product when I get it out of the package.

           
          1.0

          Leaves the WORST ghast in pictures with flash :(

          By Madi

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Covers Well

          Cons

          • Cakes Up
          • Goes On Heavy
          • Messy
          • Settles In Creases

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

          I love Tarte as a brand and had such high hopes for this product. I tried baking with it under my eyes and took pictures with my friends later. I had the WORST clear line of powder under my eyes that looked absolutely awful.

           
          1.0

          Not worth the money

          By Gandee

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Messy
          • Poor Coverage
          • Settles In Creases
          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

            This product is not worth the money. I've been using it to bake my under eyes and in person it looks great. I was at a party got sent all the pictures and I look absolutely ridiculous. The amount of white dust underneath my eyes after the flash went off was insane. Save the coin and get something either higher end or worth your money. I ended up throwing away 80% of the powder.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again!

            By Beauty guru

            from La

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

              I received this product as a sample first. My favorite powder coverage ever. Leaves a beautiful silky finish. I had to go purchase the economy size when I ran out of my sample.

               
              1.0

              Didn't like it

              By Mandy

              from Salinas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Coverage
                • Settles In Creases
                • Unnatural Color

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder:

                  I personally didn't like it, had to return it

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                  • Q:

                    I use the urban decay all nighter foundation and tarte shape tape concealer then this powder to set but when i use the flash on my phone i look all white and chalky is there anything i can do to fix that?
                    Asked on 5/18/2017 by Thea from Omaha NE

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The powder maybe be too light to set the shade of concealer that you're using. Flashback is usually caused by a powder being too light or not being fulling brushed/blended away.

                      Answered on 6/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                  • Q:

                    Whenever I take a flash photo, you can still see it no matter how much I blend it. How do I fix this problem?
                    Asked on 4/3/2017 by taylorgang from Richmond, VA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      That's strange - are you sure it's not your foundation underneath? Do you wear one with SPF?

                      Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I love this powder but it whites me out in photos and I sling off excess before I apply. Do they make this in tinted but still loose powder.
                    Asked on 3/27/2017 by Autumn from Alexandria la

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      No but you could try our Amazonian clay airbrush foundation. It's a similar lightweight, loose powder texture but gives you full coverage.

                      Answered on 3/29/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I really love this product, I have found that it is the only powder that does not crease on me. However, when I set my under eye area with this powder it always makes that area darker. Why?
                    Asked on 3/24/2017 by dark circles from Bakersfield, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      That shouldn't happen because it's a translucent formula - it may be your concealer.

                      Answered on 3/31/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Which Tarte brush do you recommend using to apply this powder? (Ex: applying the powder over Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation)
                    Asked on 1/25/2017 by Jenna Green Eyes from Western Iowa

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    What type of brush would you use with this powder? Could you use a Beauty Blender or something comparable?
                    Thanks in advance. :)
                    Asked on 1/4/2017 by Kait from East, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you totally could use a sponge to lightly dab or a fluffy powder brush.

                      Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I love the Tarte Smooth Operator and reading the comments, everyone was talking about "bake". What does bake mean?
                    Asked on 10/8/2016 by Eva from Milford, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Baking is when you use a translucent finishing powder to set your concealer to a soft-focus look.

                      Answered on 10/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this powder better over liquid foundations and concealers or can I also use it over powder foundation?
                    Asked on 9/25/2016 by Jenna Green Eyes from Iowa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It's translucent so you can wear it over any tinted formula; however, it's best for setting your liquid makeup in place or absorbing excess oil for a matte finish.

                      Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Can i bake without makeup , just a moisturizer with this ?
                    Asked on 9/12/2016 by Mayqinaff

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Since this powder is sheer, it's best for baking with a concealer. Hope that helps!

                      Answered on 9/15/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    how many ounces is this product?
                    Asked on 7/18/2016 by allison from Utah, Us

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      0.32 ounces!

                      Answered on 7/18/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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