tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay FinishingPowder

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What is it: tarte's best-selling finishing powder in an easy-to-apply pressed-powder compact!

Who is it for: Anyone looking to fight excess oil and shine for a fresh complexion all day long.

Why is it different: Take tarte's Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder on the go with this convenient pressed-powder version! Infused with Amazonian clay, this powder helps mattify skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and reduce excess oil for a soft-focus finish that never looks heavy or chalky. The included brush applicator lets you set your makeup in place or touch up anytime, anywhere.

How do I use it: Using the included brush, gently dust the powder along the forehead, down the nose, and along any other areas as needed to help reduce shine and set your makeup.

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  • 0.25-oz Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder
  • Brush

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tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay FinishingPowder is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Powder! Have had this for about a month now, use it every time I go out of house. I have very oily T zone and this is amazing. I come home with same matt finish I left with. It absorbs oil as well as the Amazon clay eye shadows which I also love. Great product!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Controls Shine I had this on my wish list for awhile, and purchased on easy pay. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but am pleasantly surprised by how well it controls the oil and shine on my face and sets my makeup. Before using this, by the end of each work day I had a greasy, shiny t-zone. After using this, I come home from work each day with more of a matte face which I want. That alone makes this worth it for me! I'm not a fan of the brush, it doesn't do much so I use another brush that actually picks up the product.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best I am in my sixties and this is the only finishing powder I have found that does not settle into facial lines and perfectly sets my make-up. Thank you for the prodect. A suggestion - the brush is useless. Lose it and lower the price. Thank you.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels like cool silk This finishing powder goes on so smooth and has a cool feeling on my skin! I love it doesn't add color, just finishes my makeup.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weird This "powder" is strange. Rather than looking/feeling like a powder, it actually looks/feels like a wafer. The brush is useless, so I tried it with one of my IT brushes. It still didn't work for me. Wishing I had kept the box so I could send it back.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Finishing Powder This is a good product and it isn't too white. I would say try it to anyone looking for a polished look. I use it over IT Cosmetics.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Well I have the older form of this product, the loose kind. Just love it. I must say this looks much better in a compact. The loose form gets all over the counter if you make a slip and it also last a long time. Can't wait till I'm finished the the loose kind so I can buy the one in the compact. After applied it looks like you have a "photo finish" My skin looks beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a "photo finish" BTW, I'm no spring chicken, if you know what I mean! You won't lose on this one.
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this This is the perfect powder for midday, evening touch ups. I love it because it doesn't make your face feel like you have caked something on it and it balances out shine and perks up your look. You can't miss using this as a setting powder (hint a little goes a long way). I put a little over my makeup, or over bronzer, or over regular setting powder. It gives you that wonderful smooth HD effect. I highly recommend this powder.
Date published: 2015-07-03
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