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 Stars9%
  • 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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Samantha H.
24 reviews
Much easier to use and transport than the loose powder. The brush isn't fantastic but does the job. My biggest complaint is that the pressed powder crumbled on me. So it wouldn't be great to carry in a purse, which would be ideal. I tend to keep it in my drawer at work for a quick refresh.
Emma S.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
It definitely mattifies makeup like nothing else ive ever used. However, it clogs my pores and leaves my skin looking a bit cakey and ghostly (i used the white uncoloured/original version). Would not repurchase - the loose powder version is far superior.
Jhe C.
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I have been looking for a finishing powder that I can use in the summer..I could be a bit oily in the summer and I want something to hold my make up all day..this product helps my make up stay all day and lessens the shinyness on my face.
Melinda W.
Huron park, Ontario, ON
27 reviews
I wear this product on my face every day and i am addicted i love it soo much i have went all the way down to pan with it that i quick went and bought another one worth the money and goes on beautifully MY FAVORITE
Melissa L.
38 reviews
Very finely milled powder that's great for setting my concealer under my eyes. Can't say that it blurs lines or pores but my concealer doesn't move at all nor does it emphasize any lines.
Morgan L.
North Vancouver, BC
35 reviews
Review for: Fair more...
I have this in fair and its great at mattefying my face and setting everything but has a rather yellow tint for my skin, I have to be careful and not apply too much as it can get to heavy.
Sharina G.
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have oily skin so this is a must in my daily makeup routine. I have had the same jar for 3 years now and still have enough left to last me another 6-7 months...a little definitely goes a long way with this.
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56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is my favorite out of everything I use make up wise. It is cheap, but it makes you skin look great and feel even better. I have found make up stays on longer with it regardless what brand or type. Use it on my eyes to lock in liner and shadow colors. Can wear it alone which makes skin look better, but I usually use it after everything else is on, including lips.
Tori E.
Barrack heights
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light more...
I really like the pressed powder it hides my pores really well and dosnt make my skin flake like other powders. I believe it's good for all skin types.
Jennifer D.
Fall River, NS
289 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I love this stuff. It reduces blemishes, and makes my makeup look more flawless. Don't use too much or you will get some white powder spots on nose.
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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