Tarte Cosmetics

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder in Bronze

for $ 29.00
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Smooth Operator is a fitting name for this bronzing finishing powder because it has an incredibly soft and smooth texture. The lightweight, fragrance-free loose-powder formula imparts a sparkling sheer bronze color. Sparkles don’t exactly equal a natural tan look, but if you want your bronzer to glow, this will do the trick.

By the way, you can ignore the claims Tarte makes about Amazonian clay. That’s just marketing mumbo jumbo and perhaps Tarte’s way of justifying the hefty price tag. You don’t need to spend near this amount for a great bronzing powder.

  • Lightweight, fragrance-free loose powder with a luxurious feel.
  • Delivers a bronze glow.
  • Overpriced!
  • Despite claims, there is nothing special about Amazonian clay.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly started Tarte in 1999, out of a desire to create a cosmetics line that would prove that glamour can be good for you. This comes in the form of products that highlight naturally-derived ingredients in their marketing campaigns, and occasionally taking swipes at the concept of synthetics in makeup.

This is ironic, as Tarte uses more than a few beneficial synthetically derived ingredients in their formulassilicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, well forgive them that as whats ultimately important is whether their products meet your needs, and to that we can say the brand excels in many areas at what they do.

However, a few products are a bit on the pricey side and there are a few iffy shades and textures to consider among their foundationsnoted in their respective reviews. A few caveats aside, most of Tarte's foundations, blush options, eye pencils and an ever-expanding range of innovative products demonstrate that color is what they do best.

For more information about Tarte Cosmetics visit www.tartecosmetics.com.

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