Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder by Tarte
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Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder

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tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder Fair 0.39 oz/ 11 g
tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder Fair 0.39 oz/ 11 gtarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder Light 0.39 oz/ 11 gtarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder Medium 0.39 oz/ 11 gtarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder Tan 0.39 oz/ 11 g

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Key Benefits:

  • Blends Well
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth
  • Longlasting

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, Boron nitride, CI 77742, Aluminum hydroxide, Mica, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tricaprylin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Chlorphenesin, Stearic Acid, Lanolin alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Zinc Oxide, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Tocopherol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Isopropyl Myristate, HDI Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Polyethylene, Nylon-12, Kaolin
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Ratings & Reviews

4.278% of 1536 reviewers recommend this product

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Sephora user
March 8, 2017

finishing touch or perfect light coverage you want

This is a product I ended up deciding on after realizing I didn't want heavy coverage all the time. Sometimes I want to just do some concealer, a pore finisher and this on top and it gives me a great daily look. It gives me light coverage and stays true all day long. It's also a great thing to keep in your purse if you want a touch up even with a full face on. This is pretty much one of my staple products and I fully plan on purchasing it again even after it was not recommended for me by a Sephora associate. I told her I don't always want full coverage and wanted this for daily wear. She suggested I do something heavier but this is the light, flawless finish I was looking for. Glad I went with my instinct. I was also a shade lighter in the product than I had anticipated. If your local Sephora has it in stock I'd ask a sales associate for some advice on color matching. « less

Sephora user
November 14, 2011

Not worth it.

The powder was a light to medium coverage and I layered it over a liquid foundation. It was not the most buffable powder I've ever used and it yellowed during the day, taking me from my natural warm undertone, to a cool, sallow, jaundaiced shade. Where I have troubles with creasing, it creased right with the liquid foundation (one of the main reasons I layer powder...to set my foundation). It creased under eyes, in my parantheses lines, and it created lines I don't normally have! It also did nothing to disguise my large poresize and clung to any parts of my skin that weren't perfectly exfoliated. Last time I checked, makeup was supposed to help you disguise flaws. Not enhance them. It went back.

sephora user
September 24, 2010

Controls shine, Does NOT crease, Natural-looking

I have tried other mineral powders, Bare Minerals and one by Avon which my mother gave me. I found both of these powders to really sink in my pores and look quite gross and shiny by the end of the day. When I mentioned this to my Sephora representative, it was suggested I use a primer to prevent the product from sinking in. I have used primer before, but I really don't like the feeling of so many layers on my face (if I didn't need to wear makeup I wouldn't), but I figured this was my only choice. However, after purchasing this powder yesterday I applied it to moisturized skin with Touche Éclat and here are my thoughts: PACKAGING: Could be better but not an issue for me. This compact is literally 3 flat layers kept shut by magnets. There are no outer 'ridges' enclosing the compact so it looks a little sloppy when some loose powder strays from the pressed powder. I do not mind the separate area for the sponge, and I do not find the compact difficult to open. I have short nails but you don't need nails to pry it open... APPLICATION: Goes on wonderfully, very smooth. I find the sponge to work very well for either 'patting' or 'sliding' the powder on your face, and neither application looks too heavy or cakey. COVERAGE: My sister looked at my face in sunlight after I had applied and she said my skin looked 'really good'. I am normally afraid of looking at my face in natural daylight, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that my skin looked even and natural, and there was no obvious sign of 'makeup'. My skin has a nice glow due to diet, but I have some remaining purple pigmentation from acne, and the skin around my eyes is very thin and you can see my veins. I also have redness around my nose. This powder did not completely erase the pigmentation, and I wasn't expecting it to, but it did even out my skin taking care of the redness and veins. STAYING POWER: After I had applied this powder I was traipsing all over the city until late at night. It was changeable weather and I was alternating between sweating, being cold, windy, subway, dry lecture halls etc. When I returned home at midnight I was SHOCKED at the state of my skin. My pores were not visible and crater-like, I had a tiny bit of shine in the corners of my nose, but nothing compared to the shine and 'goop' created by previous powders. The makeup had not magically 'disappeared' and maintained the same coverage as when I applied it. To my delight, I did not have ANY makeup creases in my smile lines or the crease above my chin, which was the case with previous mineral powders. I am very pleased that I will not need to use a primer beforehand. I get a bit oily in my T-zone, but this powder kept my skin nicely matte. SHADE: I am so relieved to finally find a shade that 'disappears' into my skin. I am pale with yellow undertones (Italian/British background) and have never found a powder or foundation that completely matches my skin tone. The shade I have is Fair 02. In Touche Éclat I use shade 2. FINAL THOUGHTS: Excellent product that works perfectly with my skin, and one that I feel good about supporting! I have only used it once, and hopefully it will not cause breakouts. If it does I will write another review. If your skin sounds like mine, hopefully you will find success with this product.

Sephora user
October 12, 2014

good replacement for discontinued CoverFx MatteFx

Got this to replace the CoverFx MatteFx Pressed Powder which was apparently discontinued. It works well as a setting powder and has a natural matte finish without looking cakey (or flakey on dry patches of skin). I wear it over BB cream and use it to set my eye liner, and it seems to control shine, absorb oil, and preserve the longevity of my eyeliner just as well if not better than the MatteFx did. Because the coverage is sheer, it would not make a good foundation by itself. The shades seem to run on the lighter side - I have medium-toned skin and I use the darkest shade (tan), so this probably would not work well for people with dark complexions.

Sephora user
June 5, 2011

In love!

This powder gives me great coverage, which is necessary because I have acne and blemishes that I need to cover up. Tip: I apply it with Sephora's #45 professional brush which is great) and it feels very light on my skin. Definitely sticking to the powder, and the TARTE brand in general! Plus, natural ingredients that make my skin healthier. Can't be beat. Tip: Since I have oily skin I use Tarte's finishing powder (Smooth Operator) on top of this powder to reduce the shine and the look of pores. Its another awesome product by TARTE.

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