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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

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Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

0.25 oz Item 2272084

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Touch-up your makeup with this invisible pressed powder. It blends effortlessly into any skin tone so you can set your foundation to 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 without flaking or clinging to dry patches. The formula is talc free & oil free & it can be used as a treatment to improve overall skin clarity & texture. It comes in a convenient compact with touch-up brush so you can mattify without the mess.

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. Talc free . Oil free. Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested.
Use included sponge for on-the-go touch-ups or your favorite powder brush for buildable applications.

Finishing powder: Dust translucent formula over your foundation, focusing on the oily T-zone to set your makeup to a natural matte finish.

Treatment powder: Apply the formula alone onto clean skin to eliminate shine & blur pores while allowing skin to breathe.
Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glycerin, Kaolin, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

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TarteSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder
 
4.2

(based on 180 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (130)
  • Easy to apply (124)
  • Controls shine (123)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (93)
  • Blends well (92)

Cons

  • Messy (15)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Unnatural color (12)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Settles in creases (3)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (82)
  • All skin types (51)
  • Normal skin (47)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Acne prone skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (89), Budget shopper (56)

Reviewed by 180 customers

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5.0

Very silky powder

By Amanda

from Greenwood,SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    Use this powder over the tarte foundation

     
    3.0

    Can't get it out of the pan?

    By Maddie

    from Morgantown

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      I had the loose finishing powder from tarte and it was absolutely amazing, but they were sold out so I decided to try the pressed powder. Now, I may be seriously stupid or missing something blatantly obvious here, but I CANNOT get this powder to transfer from the pan to a brush. I have no idea if it works as well as the loose powder because I've tried every day for the last week and have failed to get any of the product onto my face... any recommendations?

       
      1.0

      Website horrible to navigate.

      By Esmerelda

      from Ct

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      Awful

       
      5.0

      I love it its give me a nice and perfect setup

      By MM

      from Bloomington IN

      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

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          It's perfect I love the idea about no color and its setup the fondation perfectly

           
          4.0

          amazing

          By reese

          from yulee

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Shine
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          So far this is my favorite translucent powder. Definitely worth the money. The only con is that there is a very noticeable flashback in pictures!!!

           
          5.0

          Yasssss!

          By KNH

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              I had never used a finishing powder before, and so glad I tried this one first, goes on well, very lightweight and lasted all night bar hopping in the heat of Texas. will definitely be making this a regular purchase.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for setting makeup all day

              By Ulta junkie

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                  This is a great finishing powder that sets my liquid makeup and concealer all day without looking heavy or cakey. I have dry, sensitive skin and this does not cause any breakouts or irritation. I prefer the compact version over the loose powder because it is much less messy, lasts ages, and is easy to take with me traveling. Highly recommend.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this product

                  By Mapegg

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                    Great product

                     
                    5.0

                    Great powder!!

                    By SKL

                    from Wichita, KS

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Settles In Creases

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                    I love the light feeling of this powder!! Hide the shin pretty well!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Tarte Powder

                    By BARBIE

                    from Ballwin, Missouri

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                        As a finishing powder.

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                        • Q:

                          Does this product contain shimmer? It looks like it does in the pan?
                          Asked on 1/1/2018 by Emmalee from Gillette, WY

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Nope! This powder is for a flawless, breathable matte finish!

                            Answered on 1/2/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                        • Q:

                          Does this contain Talc? Its listed in the loose powder but not the pressed. Just want to make sure this is talc free.
                          Asked on 11/21/2017 by Amy from Zanesville, Oh

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This product doesn't have talc in it!

                            Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                        • Q:

                          The powder will not come off of the pan. It's like it's as hard as a rock. What do I do? I tried scraping of the top layer but no luck. I've used 3 different types of brushes. It's still hard pan. It's brand new, do you have any advice?
                          Asked on 4/30/2017 by Powderpuff from Vermont

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            We're sorry you're having that problem! We recommend using a fluffy brush to rub off the top layer. Then, it becomes very powdery!

                            Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Which lasts longer, the pressed powder or the loose powder version of this product?
                          Asked on 1/2/2017 by Liz from Phx, AZ

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            They're both the same in terms of staying power! It's just one version is pressed & one is loose

                            Answered on 2/12/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this product to bake?
                          Asked on 12/12/2016 by Anna from Exeter,US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this is a great lightweight powder that won't crease into fine lines - it's perfect for baking!

                            Answered on 12/13/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Does this product have flashback?
                          Asked on 8/22/2016 by MrsSally from Oceanside CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            No, this product blends seamlessly into skin and looks great with flash photography.

                            Answered on 8/30/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          How much powder do u get in this?
                          Asked on 7/11/2016 by Sarah from Ohio,Us

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thanks for reaching out! This product is 0.25 ounces.

                            Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          I get really oily around my nose and mouth area, and I have tried many foundations, and everyone I use, they attend to come off. I use different primers too. I am looking for a translucent Pressed powder to control my oil. Which one would you recommend? Also, which setting spray would you recommend
                          Asked on 7/8/2016 by Amber from Corpus Christi, Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This is our best-selling setting powder that offers no additional coverage, just great mattifying and skin-perfecting benefits. It absorbs excess oil like a pro and is also offered in translucent and tinted pressed versions. For a great setting spray, we recommend trying our Miraculous Maracuja Makeup Setting Spray. It helps improve the wear of makeup for 16 hours. Hope you enjoy!

                            Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          Why does this turn my face white? Am I applying it wrong?
                          Asked on 6/3/2016 by Heather

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thanks for reaching out, Heather! This product should not turn your face white. Use a powder brush to lightly blend it over the face to set your makeup in place.

                            Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                        • Q:

                          What about for dry skin? I've been using Laura Mercier.
                          Asked on 2/7/2016 by greenfig28 from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thanks for reaching out! This product is infused with Amazonian clay which acts as a total skin balancer and is great for all skin types. For drier skin, it helps soothe and hydrate with a whisperlight powder formula that never looks heavy or chalky. Hope that helps!

                            Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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