tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder
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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 490 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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Sadia H.
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium, Tan more...
I love to use this product as a bronzer!! Not only is it perfect for dark skin ladies as a setting powder but it's perfect for a bronzer. It's very buttery and very smooth makes you look sun kissed. The powder doesn't move and stays on all day! I love it 
Chloe L.
Carrollton, TX
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium, Light, Fair more...
I really love this tinted finishing powder. There’s no shimmer to it, so it’s good for a natural to matte look. It definitely helps keep my makeup in place, but if my nose or anything rubs off from being oily, I like that I can brush this over to reset my makeup but also add a little of of coverage to replace the color that was lost. Very easy to apply with zero fallout, my only “complaint” is that the formula is more dry than the translucent version, so if you are routinely dry, this may not work for you
Brittany g.
Newark, OH
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Light, Fair more...
This is my go-to compact! I will literally scrape up every last bit of it before I go buy new. It covers so well and doesn't look cakey at all. I highly recommend!
Julie L.
Tucson, AZ
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This powder is awesome! I found that it applies this weird but wonderful veil over my makeup that makes it smooth and long lasting. However the price is too steep for me to repurchase.
Christa S.
Cedar Rapids, IA
10 reviews
Review for: Micronized White more...
This powder has a tendency to dry out my skin, so I don't use it daily - only when I REALLY need to set my makeup for a big event or night out. It is wonderful for smoothing out fine lines. Sometimes I'll apply it on top of my primer and then apply foundation over that with another dusting of powder on top. It will last forever and it smells & feels amazing. The loose powder is pretty messy to work with, so definitely use caution when opening the packaging.
ShawnTe P.
Elkton, MD
267 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Medium more...
I never thought that I would spend over $20 for a pressed powder but this one is worth it. I first was introduced to this from a sample received from a Sephora order. The medium shade was the perfect shade for my skin tone. I don't use the sponge round that comes with it, I use a mattifying powder brush and the results are amazing. I have a soft matte finish that is even and just perfect. It works with any foundation, even drugstore ones. It is worth the price.
Jessica H.
15 reviews
love love love it! its very afforable and lasts a longtime! very full coverage but not cakey nor is it heavy. its a great setting powder and is very easy to apply! i reccomend this to anyone with oily/combo skin
Roshanda A.
Stone Mtn, GA
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Brush more...
I love the packaging of this product. Tarte always delivers on the packaging of their products. I like that this mattified my makeup and set it very well. If you use the right brushes with this product you makeup will look flawless. Very light weight, and I would recommend this to someone looking for nice pressed powder. Will repurchase Tarte hasn't disappointed me yet. I think I may be a customer for life. @tartecosmetics
Sarah S.
33 reviews
Review for: Micronized White more...
I have been using this product for about 5 years, and I love it. I wanted a matte finish for my skin as depending on what my day holds, I can sometimes get some shine/grease and I don't have the time to reapply makeup or take out a blotting sheet. This powder is excellent. I was attracted to the brand based on its natural/no animal testing background, and the performance from the product is excellent. Applied with a face brush, I put it on after my tinted moisturizer has had a chance to dry (2-3 minutes) and then follow with a blush. The great thing about this powder is that it does not flake, nor make your skin look dry. It is translucent, and simply gives your skin a finished look. I prefer this over the bare escentuals mineral veil. Worth the money as 1 jar of it can easily last a year, even when using daily.
R S.
W Springfield, MA
14 reviews
Review for: Fair more...
I love, love, love this powder. I never used a face powder until recently, when I noticed my bb cream smudged all over anything my face came in contact with and that my concealer was sliding of & creasing around my under eye circles. This Tarte powder is amazingly soft, light weight, and helps my make-up stay put. Plus, it makes your skin feel SO SOFT. When I want just a little bit of coverage, it makes for a great lightweight foundation over concealer.
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
238 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
Has anyone tried this yet?

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