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%


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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Kristen A.
Alma, AR
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: ULTA
Good setting powder. Used it to bake every day. It took several applications to get a good bake going, but still did the job. Price is what kept me away from repurchasing. Would recommend to a friend looking for a good setting powder.
Whitney H.
Oakland , MI
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: ULTA
I live this the compact is very well designed and super cute !! There’s a lot of product that comes with it and will set your face for good I like to swipe this all over when I’m don’t with everything for extra insurance
Brandy B.
Clayton, CA
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: ULTA
I love this product! I went into ulta looking for a good mate product for my slightly oily skin and I apply over my fenty beautiful foundation for an amazing finish!
Genevieve M.
Denver, CO
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Fair more...
This is a great powder to put on after your foundation. It leaves a nice finish to your face and I honestly think that it matches perfectly to my skin. The downfall would be I feel like it doesn't last all day. It could be my own fault because I don't really use a setting powder or a finishing spray. 
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.
Ashley L.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This works pretty well. My sensitive skin tolerates it. My main complaint is that it had a really off-putting, sour smell. I'm not sure if they all smell that way, or if it was just mine. I'm not sure I can finish it, which is a shame, because I like the powder.
Abbigail S.
Richards, MO
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Wow!! This powder is a life saver. It locks my foundation in place without making my skin look cakey. It leave a nice, smooth matte finish. I find it’s best to use with an oval powder brush or a kabuki!
Abbey A.
Waco, TX
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the only pressed powder I'll ever use. I've tried others, and since I have oily skin, they don't work for me. This keeps my face dry and matte. GREAT for all types of skin - oily, dry, and combination. I buy this frequently! 
Elizabeth S.
Grand Haven
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Nice compact case with application brush. Good for smoothing our oily skin without benign to dry. It does wear off after about 4 hours and needs to be reapplied. One thing I would change is having a spot to connect the brush even magnetic.
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.
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
240 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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