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tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder
5 varieties available

tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.49 / 5 based on 485 Reviews


A talc-free, vegan tinted pressed powder that sets makeup & helps control shine.

  • Amazonian clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
  • Vitamin A: antioxidant that retains moisture and helps protect against free radical damage
  • Vitamin C: antioxidant free radical fighter that helps prevent premature signs of aging, while brightening skin
  • Vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant
  • Mineral pigments: soothe and soften skin

Product performance: Keeps skin hydrated, matte, & beautifully balanced. Silky, featherlight powder can be worn solo as a sheer complexion corrector or on top of other makeup, & is formulated with Amazonian clay & antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E.

All shades Ingredients: Mica, polyethylene, HDI/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspoymer, tricaprylin, boron nitride, nylon-12, caprylic/capric triglyceride, magnesium myristate, aluminum hydroxide, ascorbyl palmitate, chlorphenesin, hydrongenated lecithin, isopropyl myristate, isopropyl palmitate, kaolin, lanolin alcohol, potassium sorbate, retinyl palmitate, silica, stearic acid, tetrasodium EDTA, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, triethoxycaprylylsilane. (+/-): Manganese Violet (CI 77742), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), chromium hydroxide green (CI 77289), zinc oxide (CI 77947), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).

Formulated without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten

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tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder
tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder
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Shamsad B.
New Hope, MN
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Medium more...
I'm a big fan! Great coverage, matte finish, and seems to be long lasting.

My only small complaint is there is a lot of loose/lost powder when applying with a fluffy brush. I use the soft pad that came with it and then buff with a brush afterwards- This seems to help save product.
andrea d.
Santa Paula, CA
31 reviews
Review for: Light more...
This is the only powder I will use. I’ve had breakouts with a lot of other brands but this one works for me. It leaves a natural finish. People don’t even know that I’m wearing makeup. I recommend this to everyone.
Jenna B.
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
Loove the smooth operator powders! I have a translucent one that leaves a very glowy natural finish-- not too matte. It looks shimmery close up but on the skin looks amazing. Would definitely buy again.
Taylor S.
De Pere, WI
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is my staple finishing powder. I like that it is tinted, so adds some color to some otherwise light foundations, while smoothing the look of my face. The only problem with the tint is the fact that it can come off as slightly orange sometimes when put over certain foundations. However, I rarely have this problem.
Despina N.
Midlothian, VA
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Medium, Light more...
Tartes tinted pressed finishing powder is ok. It is not my favorite or my least favorite. For my particular skin type (which is very oily) it doesn’t keep me as matte as I would like. I’ve purchased a few times, but probably wouldn’t ever again.
Alexis R.
Elizabeth, NJ
478 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Light more...
I love this product it’s great it’s not to heavy on the skin it’s just really really really perfect for any type skin that’s why I love it so much it’s just looks great on people I just really love it
Jennifer W.
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This lasted me for a while. It works really great. Sets my makeup very well without looking so cakey. I would repurchase this again and recommend to family and friends.
Tabitha L.
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Fair more...
I absolutely love this product!!! I got it for my birthday and I was Soo excited. I really recommend it. I have really dry skin and it works perfectly on my skin.
Mia D.
7 reviews
Review for: Medium more...
Definitely my top favorite powder to set with my liquid foundation. It really makes my face look so natural. Easy to apply. When I take pictures to it doesn't look like I have makeup on at all which is really nice. However , if i touch my face it smears like everywhere. 
Lacie R.
Dexter, NY
899 reviews
I absolutely love this powder. Ever since I tried it I haven’t use any other product! Absolutely will recommend to anyone interested. Applies so nicely! Good coverage!
Jasmine G.
Chico, CA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have a pretty oily T-zone and tend to get cakey around my nose and forehead if I apply too much powder. Does this powder get cakey easily?
claudia G.
Houston, TX
29 reviews
Can I use this for baking my cheek bones ?
Ann C.
Spokane, WA
237 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Does this make your makeup look cakey at all?
Marlena A.
Brawley, CA
15 reviews
How is this product used or what is it's purpose
jessica s.
Livingston, NJ
8 reviews
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