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Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

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Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder

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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 196 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (140)
  • Controls shine (133)
  • Easy to apply (133)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (102)
  • Blends well (98)

Cons

  • Messy (16)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Unnatural color (12)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Settles in creases (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (85)
  • All skin types (53)
  • Normal skin (53)
  • Sensitive skin (34)
  • Acne prone skin (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (95), Budget shopper (59)

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5.0

Love this!!!!

By Chris C

from St Paul, MN

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

    I have extremely oily skin and I don't know what I would do without this product! I have tried so many translunat powders and this is hands down the best.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    It works alright but contains carrageenan

    By Rachel the acne-prone oily gal

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Doesn't last long

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

      This works pretty well for setting makeup but it doesn't control oil much for me. It also causes breakouts because it contains carrageenan, which I did not realize when I purchased the product. I kept thinking I was getting hormonal breakouts until I looked at the ingredients and realized this extremely comedogenic ingredient is in the product.

       
      5.0

      A light dusting

      By Penny

      from Grand Prairie Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

        Love the feel of it

         
        2.0

        An edit to my previous review - Falls apart!

        By JDCali

        from SanJose, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Breaks apart
        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          I wrote a review on 3/3/18. This product, carefully applied, is my holy grail mattifier and anti pore finishing powder. Doesn't settle in creases, keeps makeup looking good all day...BUT after having this product for less than THREE weeks, it broke apart in the compact, causing half the contents to fall out. I never dropped the compact, or did anything to cause this. I am so disappointed, as I prefer pressed powder over loose powder because loose is messy. For the price, I would not expect this to happen to a prestige brand product. I didn't keep the box, and now I don't feel like I can return this. Very disappointed.

           
          5.0

          Yes, I love this product!!!

          By Jenn

          from San Antonio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Covers Well
          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

          • Settles In Creases

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

          That it doesn't make my make up look Cakey.

           
          5.0

          Not as messy as other products!

          By Cassy

          from Jackson, TN

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              I use this to set my under eye concealer, and it works great! Definitely not as messy as loosing powders!

               
              5.0

              So soft

              By Darla

              from Colorado

              Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

              Smooth finish. Skin doesn't feel heavy. Helps with pores!

               
              5.0

              Wonderful

              By JDCali

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                I think I finally found my holy grail setting powder! Lightweight, invisible, pore minimizing, and blurring on fine lines. An absolute LOVE!

                 
                5.0

                The best for oily skin!

                By Spursgirl20

                from Florida

                Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                So thankful I took a risk and purchased this product. I have oily skin and this stuff is amazing! I had to use a velour puff because my compact was missing the brush. I am so happy to report there is no oxidation that occurs and I've actually let go of checking my compact to "touch up" throughout my busy day. Thank you for making such a perfect product. A forever fan!

                 
                5.0

                I will buy this again.

                By Cherie

                from Dania Beach, FL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder:

                    This is a great finish for my foundation.

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                    • Q:

                      Where was this produce made?
                      Asked on 3/18/2018 by bkasprzyk23 from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This item was made in China

                        Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Tarte
                    • 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
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