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 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST HAVE! I just love this Finishing Powder! I own every brand under the SUN! This one exceeds the all. I use with my Amazonian Clay Stick Foundation, tarte CC Cream and My IT CC Cream. It just does the finishing touch. I've gone without it. and my face feels sticky or wet. With this, my makeup feels as smooth as Glass. I also think that this DOES NOT HIGHLIGHT my wrinkles. Thank you Leigh and tarte and QVC.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from On the fence I use Tarte's foundation and I love it, so that is why I decided to try Smooth Operator Finishing Powder. Overall, I believe the product is "o.k." with exceptions. First, the brush doesn't work well for me - the brush is a bit harsh and I do not feel it applies the product evenly, so I use a different brush. I prefer loose powder and this product is a pressed powder and my fear is that it will get 'stale' quickly - like another reviewer said, it is like a wafer. I am medium complexion - but I do not go in the sun, so I am pale for a medium. I think this makes me look even paler even though it goes on clear. Strange. This product can make your skin look and feel dry depending on your skin type and other products you use. I used ITs bye-bye pores loose powder for a couple of years, and I think I like bye-bye pores better. Tart's finishing power is a bit pricey for the size and quality. I might like it better if Tarte offered a loose powder.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best powder ever Absolutely love love this powder!! Keeps my face fresh all day..
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Powder I like this alot. Was using IT loose powder...what a mess. I really like how this one sets my IT CC cream.
Date published: 2017-07-14
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
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