Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

Tarte Cosmetics

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4.1

142 reviews

73%
would repurchase
3.3/5
package quality

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Reviews

Reviews


4.0
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3 years ago

Your mileage may vary but this blows NARs or Makeup Forever's popular setting powders way out of the water. None of the other high end setting powders have impressed me as much. Too Faced Primed &...

About reviewer (519 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen



5.0
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4 years ago

I was looking for a setting powder and a saleswoman at Sephora recommended this. She took an eyeliner pencil, drew a line on the back of her hand, and then smudged the liner with her finger. Then...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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4 years ago

This is going to be hard to explain but I'll try my best This wasn't terrible but I feel like I've had better. I bought this in a rush at Macy's since they don't have LM ( I usually use the...

About reviewer (35 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairRed, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

I have tried several different brands of finishing powder, but I always come back to old faithful here. I gave four lippies instead of 5 because I do have to touch up mid day because I get shiny,...

About reviewer (39 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Medium

EyesGray


4.0
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4 years ago

Overall good powder. Mattifies and sets really well. The texture feels like nothing which I love. Only complaint is the packaging - I wish it had a mesh screen like their loose powder foundations.

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 years ago

My holy grail product. I prefer this to Laura Mercier loose powder,Laura Mercier secret brightening powder and MUFR Hd powder. I live in South East Asia. The weather is generally hot all year...

About reviewer (39 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Olive, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


2.0
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4 years ago

This blurs pores a bit, but it makes my skin feel uncomfortably dry... yet it doesn't keep my oil at bay. The packaging is also terrible. I've had a problem with the lid cracking on the side.

About reviewer (155 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


2.0
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4 years ago

Annoying packaging, it spills over my entire make up draw. The overall feel on the face is okay, however over time it dries out and it does have a very powder-y look to it.

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairSilver

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

I've been using this powder for 5 years now. I haven't found another that feels so light on the face that doesn't leave a white cast. In those 5 years I've only had 2 containers, as I have to use...

About reviewer (104 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


3.0
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4 years ago

Overall an okay product. blurs pores temporarily when i buff it into my skin. does not really keep me shine free. I still oil up within a couple of hours. however a little goes a long way. I...

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown



4.0
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3 years ago

Your mileage may vary but this blows NARs or Makeup Forever's popular setting powders way out of the water. None of the other high end setting powders have impressed me as much. Too Faced Primed &...

About reviewer (519 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen



5.0
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4 years ago

I was looking for a setting powder and a saleswoman at Sephora recommended this. She took an eyeliner pencil, drew a line on the back of her hand, and then smudged the liner with her finger. Then...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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4 years ago

This is going to be hard to explain but I'll try my best This wasn't terrible but I feel like I've had better. I bought this in a rush at Macy's since they don't have LM ( I usually use the...

About reviewer (35 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairRed, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

I have tried several different brands of finishing powder, but I always come back to old faithful here. I gave four lippies instead of 5 because I do have to touch up mid day because I get shiny,...

About reviewer (39 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Medium

EyesGray


4.0
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4 years ago

Overall good powder. Mattifies and sets really well. The texture feels like nothing which I love. Only complaint is the packaging - I wish it had a mesh screen like their loose powder foundations.

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown




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