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TPGP Review: Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder

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I continue my venture into all things Tarte (courtesy of the samples I received when I cashed in my Sephora points). This is the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder – $29. It works like normal face powder, to set the makeup underneath, and to keep skin from getting shiny, but it’s translucent instead of being skin-tone tinted.

I love, love, love this product. I usually don’t wear powder in the fall, winter and spring because my skin is so dry–if I do apply to set my makeup, the powder clings to dry patches on my face, making them look even dryer…and gross. This product is great because it doesn’t dry out my skin, and it’s translucent, so even if I’m having a dry-face-day, it doesn’t collect in tan patches on my cheeks. It’s really light, it takes the shine out of my T-zone, and you only need to use a little bit to get results. I’ve been using the sample size for about a month and it’s still chock full of product. Highly recommend for those who usually avoid powder in the cold, dry months of the year.

Author: Beth

Writer, blogger, basset-hound walker. Beth is a connoisseur of nachos and holiday films. She loves books, sidecars, costume jewelry, and people with a quirky sense of humor.

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