Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder by Tarte
Tarte

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

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A translucent finishing powder with Amazonian clay to lock your makeup in place and reduce the look of imperfections.
cruelty-free
luxury
female-founded

Key Benefits:

  • Doesn't Oxidize
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Smooth
  • Longlasting
  • Lightweight

Ingredients

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Bismuth Oxychloride, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Boron nitride, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hydrogenated lecithin, Stearic Acid, Polyethylene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zinc Oxide, Kaolin, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Caprylic/CapricTriglycerides, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tricaprylin, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Isopropyl Myristate, Aluminum hydroxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Retinyl Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Hexylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Mica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Kaolin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Hexylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Mica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Kaolin
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Ratings & Reviews

4.176% of 2290 reviewers recommend this product

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ulta.com user
November 20, 2013

Amazing! Must buy!!!!!!

My skin is oily/combo but is very sensitive with an occasional breakout. Since I started using this I've seen a noticeable difference in my skins overall appearance and texture. I started using it on my bare skin at first because it said it helps minimize pores. And oh boy does it ever! After only a few weeks of use my pores have shrunk significantly. It controls shine all day and leaves my skin matte and baby soft. If you do have a more dry complexion you will want lots of moisturizer first because it may make you feel even more dry if not. Also if you want more coverage in your setting powder this is not for you as it is very translucent. I am also very pale, so I layer it on but if you are darker it could appear more white on you. I read reviews of complaints with the packaging and how it only has one teeny hole to come out go that clogs easily, I remedied this by always patting it out into the lid and swirling my powder brush only in the lid. In conclusion if you want a silky soft, long lasting, matte, pore minimizing powder.. This one is for you!!! « less

Sephora user
September 18, 2010

Fantastic!

I’ve been on the lookout for a new finishing powder that’s translucent and lightweight. This is both, plus it gives my oily skin a long-lasting matte finish. I mostly use liquid foundation and this powder sets it perfectly without making me look like I’m wearing a mask of powder. It doesn’t settle into the fine lines around my eyes, which I love about it. As far as masking enlarged pores, I can’t tell that it makes any difference in the look of my pores, but it definitely evens out my skintone and makes my liquid foundation look flawless. I depend on my foundation primer to cover my pores so they are already hidden very well by the time I put this powder on so it could help cover pores and it’s just that I’ve already done the job with my primer and can’t tell that the powder works. This is a great powder and my only complaint is that I wish it had a sunscreen included in its ingredients. This is a very soft, lightweight powder that is completely translucent that I would definitely recommend to anyone interested. « less

Sephora user
March 25, 2012

Best. Stuff. Ever.

I got this as a part of the Beauty Insider 500-Point Perk about a month ago, and had no idea what it was. Once I opened it up and started playing with it, though, I decided to give it a try, now, my routine is not complete without it. I tend to, when I'm in a full face of makeup, wear blush AND bronzer, AND foundation and powder, which, though it never makes me look cakey, can look a little unnatural under certain light. This stuff fixes that. Not only does it get rid of any shine (under my eyes, where I have the most, for some reason), but it makes every thing look super natural, while not taking away from any shimmer or glow I may have put on my face. I haven't had the same issues with packaging some others have. I close the container, tap hard on the back about six times and have more than enough product to cover my whole face. I swear by this stuff, now. AND, it makes my makeup STAY gorgeous, ALL DAY. Even in Houston's humidity and heat, my face never sweats and I never have to touch up, which is great, because I work twelve hour days. Seriously, this stuff is amazing. « less

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Brianna PaigeMIRA BEAUTY user
May 5, 2019

This was very thick and made my face look and feel very cakey. I don’t recommend this product, it created a very bright flashback

Sephora user
November 20, 2011

A permanent fixture in my beauty bag!

I began the hunt for an oil fighting finishing powder when I was recently taken off of a long term medication and my skin went crazy! I’m used to having easily manageable skin, and was experiencing a return of acne, large pores, and a level of oiliness that was embarrassing and uncontrollable. The finishing powder I had used for years was literally disappearing on me in less than an hour of wear. Since using this product daily for the last 3 weeks, my acne has subsided, my pores have minimized significantly, and I only need to apply it once in the morning opposed to applying my other finishing powder 3x per day on average! This truly makes my skin feel like velvet and has a staying power like no other. I love that it mattifies, but you still look natural; not like you have a coating over your skin. And I am not experiencing my skin becoming “tolerant” to the product over time like some do.When I found this product on Sephora.com, I was drawn to it because of the natural ingredients and majority of reviews being raving ones; I hesitated to buy it only because of the reviews of it being “visibly white” or “thick and chalky.”I did purchase the white powder, and the only place it appears “visibly white” is sitting in the container. When applied with a brush (I use the twirl, tap, buff method like with bareMinerals,) the product goes on 100% sheer. The only way I was able to obtain white pigment on my face was if I applied the product with my finger. Also, the controlled release container is genius and makes it impossible to get too much product on your brush. I think this product is amazing, and would not want someone else to hesitate to try it out because of reviews like those. I would venture to say that those who have written poor reviews for this product either are not using the correct application or are impossible to please. That coming from someone who would have rated her oily skin an 8 out of 10 (10 being the oiliest,) and now would rate it about a 2 after using Tarte Smooth Operator!Overall, this product is sheer, oil controlling, extremely long wearing, velvety smooth, odorless, and a product that has earned a permanent place in my beauty bag! « less

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