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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Rachel P.
302 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Neat product. Creates a nice polished look to finish your makeup routine. Loose powder is easier to apply than the compact so it takes some getting used to.
Jodi S.
Pittsburgh, PA
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Fair more...
I like the tarte smooth operator as a finishing touch! However, I went through mine very fast. It is literally so smooth you don’t want to stop adding more.
samantha J.
Long Beach, CA
5 reviews
Doesn't have that powder smell that usually floats around my bathroom after I use a loose finishing powder. It also lasts pretty long! Downside is the price.
Ann N.
Jacksonville, NC
31 reviews
This is a must have product for me, I use it every single day to keep my make up in place and on all day. It is silky smooth and a little goes a long way.
Nikki S.
Houston, TX
193 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Excellent finishing powder that doesn't overly dry your foundation or magnify your imperfections. Comes in several different shades, and helps control oil.
Kristine G.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this! I have it in light. It blurs out everything and I love applying in the under-eye area for added coverage. Great to use alone or over foundation.
Annie H.
Salem, OR
19 reviews
I actually really like this product. It goes on smooth. I use it for contouring. It's not too dark but in the winter months it's a little dark for my skin.
Alyssa W.
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love that I’m not too colored after I put this on. I can wear it with or without foundation! I love it! And I love how well the colors match my skin tone
Rhondalei G.
Renton, WA
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Use a light hand, especially if you have are darker skin toned. I lightly dust this powder with a duo fiber brush all over my face and feels very light.
Amy H.
tyner, KY
144 reviews
I really like this product. It goes on nice and stays on. It creates a flawless look. I don't use it all of the time, tarte is a very expensive brand.
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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