smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder
smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder
smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder



smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder


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A translucent, silky finishing powder with Amazonian clay that keeps makeup in place & diffuses imperfections.

This microfine loose, invisible clay powder blends effortlessly into any skin tone to set your foundation to a breathable matte finish without chalky residue or flashback. The secret’s in the clay – it naturally balances all skin types to absorb oil, minimize the appearance of pores & make your makeup last without flaking or clinging to dry patches. You can also use the oil free formula as an undereye baking or treatment powder – Amazonian clay will absorb shine to reveal a smooth, soft-focus finish.

Use a large fluffy brush and lightly dust finishing powder over skin alone as a treatment or over concealer and foundation to keep makeup in place and add a natural finish. For targeted application, use your ring finger to gently pat finishing powder over undereye or blemish concealer to keep product from migrating into fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin.

  • dermatologist tested
  • vegan
  • oil free


  • 90% of women saw an immediate improvement in skin texture

After 1 week:

  • 90% of women said this finishing powder greatly normalized excess oil production
  • 93% of women said this finishing powder greatly improved the wear time of makeup

*in a consumer panel study after 1 week of use.


  • Amazonian clay: Amazonian clay acts as a total skin balancer, by hydrating all skin types, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft focus and flawless finish. 

8.5 g / 0.3 Oz.

Ingredients: Silica, talc, polymethylsilsesquioxane, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, kaolin.

Made in China.

formulated without

  • parabens
  • mineral oil 
  • phthalates
  • sodium lauryl sulfates
  • gluten
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When I purchased my Tarte products, I also got this finishing powder. I can't tell you how much this does for your face. It feels soooooooo smooth and it doesn't look ashy, but one thing it does do is keep on my foundation all day. I don't even have to use it during the day for extra powder. If you're afraid that it will make your face look ashy, don't be. I can assure you that it doesn't. It seems to me to even brighten your face. I have had a lot of people comment on my makeup lately, but I don't know what it is except all Tarte products. That is all I use now and it will be all I ever use. Please Maureen, don't discontinue anything now that at my advanced age I finally got my makeup the way I want it. If you want to be smart, start using these products when you're in you're late teens to 20's. It will make a difference.
February 1, 2013
this powder is the FIRST finishing powder that I ever noticed a difference with, it keeps any foundation or powder from creasing into my fine lines or pores. It completely makes it look like I have no pores on my nose, It really does give an airbrushed look. The best part is is that its not drying so you wont look cakey or overly powdery when using it! I also love that it is good for my skin. It doesn't irritate my skin no matter what product I use it over!
August 4, 2013
This product really works!!! It keeps your makeup in tact in heat and high humidity. Once I apply in the morning, I do not need to touch up so it lasts all day. My only complaint is the delivery system; I have difficulty getting the powder out of the small hole and it gets all over my fingers. Hope they redesign so that it's easier to dispense without wasting product.
August 2, 2010
Love this powder helps make up last all day even on the hottest summer days wore it at a local renaissance Faire in 90 degree heat my make up didn't melt I have the pictures to prove it! It's a must by
January 15, 2013
I agree!!! This is a wonderful finishing powder. I've never used anything that compares to the softening effect on my makeup. And besides setting my makeup it also helps my skin's condition. I have some enlarged pores beside my nose and this seems to make them disappear. And after using this powder for a short time the pores will be smaller. As a 63 year old woman I love the softening effect it gives me. Thanks Tarte!!!
July 28, 2011
Absolutely the best setting powder out there!! With it's Amazonian Clay base it's amazing for sensitive skin and anyone looking for a water resistant setting powder. It's my most favorite, cult product of all time. Looks great on a variety of skin tones, using a light hand to set makeup, concealer, etc.
April 3, 2017
I had been using a drug store powder to set my face, until I picked this one up online. And I did not know what I was missing! I use it to set me whole face and under my eyes. It makes me skin so smooth and soft. My makeup lasts all day and looks perfect when I use this. I bought the travel size and I will be purchasing the full size very soon! love this product!
June 1, 2017
This powder is superb. It absorb oil, and keeps your makeup fresh all day.
March 2, 2012
Got this as a sample a couple of times in my orders. I absolutely love it for setting the entire face. Goes on well, it doesn't cake up and it is super smooth. A little goes a long way, and the two sample sizes I got have lasted me quite a while. Whenever they run out, I'll be on the hunt for the full size!
January 3, 2017
Love this powder. I know baking is the new thing but I only use this product as my all over powder and let me tell you it is the best thing I've bought from Tarte. I have very oily and acne prone skin. This translucent powder makes my makeup last all day, mattifies my skin, doesn't break me out, and keeps my skin soft as a babies bottom! I love that a little product goes a long way. Can be used to bake but I honestly wouldn't waste this on baking my highlight. This product is so awesome at setting my foundation and keeping my oily face from greasing up. Once again Tarte has given me a staple product. Try it you won't be disappointed.
October 31, 2016