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Tarte Cosmetics

Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

for $ 29.00
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Smooth Operator is an appropriate name for this translucent finishing powder because it has an incredibly soft and smooth texture! The lightweight, fragrance-free loose-powder formula sheers out onto skin for a nearly imperceptible finish, although those with dark skin tones may notice a slight whitish tint. This can be used to set makeup and smooth out your complexion. While this powder temporarily absorbs oil, don’t count on it to stay matte for long.

By the way, you can ignore the claims Tarte makes about Amazonian clay. That’s just marketing mumbo jumbo.

Pros:
  • Lightweight, fragrance-free loose powder with a luxurious feel.
  • Nearly imperceptible, translucent finish.
  • Works well to set makeup and smooth over complexion.
Cons:
  • Those with a dark skin tone may notice a slight white cast.
  • Despite claims, there is nothing special about Amazonian clay.
  • Pricey!

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Silica, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride.May Contain: Iron Oxides.

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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