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Tarte Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

What it is: A collector’s edition of Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder inspired by the Aqualillies. What it does: Want to make waves in your beauty routine this summer? Dive into this limited-edition collectable packaging of your favorite Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder inspired by America’s most glamorous synchronized swimming group! Aqualillies reinvent the classic art of water ballet and mesmerize audiences with their modern strength and vintage beauty. These true Tartelettes—fearlessly powerful, healthy, real women—are the perfect muses for this high-performance, splash-proof collaboration. Just like the members of Aqualillies, you can power through the hot summer days and set your makeup in place as you mattify and replenish your skin with this silky, translucent finishing powder. This soft, perfecting formula minimizes the appearance of pores, diffuses imperfections, and balances skin for a natural, flawless finish. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: Amazonian clay is nature’s most perfect ingredient providing total skin balance for better, longer, truer wear. Research results: In a consumer panel, immediate results included: - 90% of women saw an immediate improvement in skin texture After one week of use: - 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
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Questions & Answers for Tarte Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

Question
What type of brush is best for application?
What type of brush would be best for applying a finishing powder like this?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago, IL)
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a large buffing brush. The kind you use to apply a loose powder with. Works for me. Also, if you want to keep your eye liner in place you can use an angle brush and add it directly to the liner for added stay power!
answered 1 year ago
ko00021
(Statesboro, GA)
answer 2
I use the ELF powder brush and it works great :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
amyramen
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
I use a big fluffy powder brush. My favorite is the one from Real Techniques!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jules416
(Lowell, MA)
answer 4
I use the Sephora Pro Kabuki brush #43 with this and love it. I just dab a small amount of powder on at a time and blend with a circular motion.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
rafox
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
Personally I use the same foundation brush I use for powder foundations, not creme or liquid foundations. I find the coverage to be about the same. Basically a large soft brush should be fine.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
marie6857
(Montreal, QC)
answer 6
I've found BareMinerals' finishing brush is best. Something thick but with very soft bristles has an excellent effect.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
weemeglet
(Houston, TX)
Question
When do I apply this?
I'm wondering if this is applied ontop of foundation but under brozer and blush or ontop of everything? thanks for your help :)
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
stuntdouble
(Ontario)
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I apply it on top of any liquid or cream based make-up. So for me it goes on top of my concealer, cc cream/foundation, cream eye shadow, liquid liner, cream blush and cream highlighter. Put your mascara on after you put this on.
answered 1 year ago
ko00021
(Statesboro, GA)
answer 2
I usually put it on after blush/bronzer. Sometimes I put it on after foundation and then again after blush, but depends on your skin type.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
quin2000
(Auburn, WA)
answer 3
I apply the product on top of my foundation. I use it throughout the day and evening and it keeps the shine off my nose, forehead and cheeks.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Snackbarqueen
(Fort Collins, CO)
Question
does the Aqualillies for Tart smooth operator comes in different shades to match your skin color
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
shafina
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
This goes on a little lighter but it ends up setting up as a clear powder. It works on any skin tone (I have tested it on friends with dark to light complexion).
answered 1 year ago
ko00021
(Statesboro, GA)
answer 2
Hi Shafina It is translucent so it will work for all skin tones.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
The powder goes on clear even though it looks white in the packaging.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
atetreault
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Question
Is this compact refillable?
I wanted to know if I would be able to put other powders in there after I was done with it. I really like the packaging!
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
artooo
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Definitely. You can pry open the inside lid (the one with the hole in it) after you're done, then put your new powder in.
answered 10 months ago
hych
answer 2
No, not refillable, not without lots of creative effort, active tinkering, and mess. But this product lasts *forever*, so little do you need for each application. By the time you run out, they'll probably have introduced a new, equally cute special edition design!

Also, if you are willing to stick with this same Tarte powder, have you considered just transferring the lid when you run out and get a new, regular edition jar? I think that might be feasible. It should screw on to a regular version of the same product. I think the jar dimensions are the same, just decorated differently. It's a possibility worth looking into. I don't have one of each to compare; I'm just thinking about the logistics and likelihood.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
weemeglet
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
Yes! You can remove the inside packaging for it and put something else inside.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Jessvana
(Redlands CA)
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How does this compare to MUFE HD Microfinish loose powder?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Miami, FL)
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
So, I personally like this better.

All HD powders have a silica based compound that when used with any other flash but high definition camera/professional based flashes you end up getting what I like to call a "ghost" complexion. It essentially looks like your makeup doesn't match your skin. So, HD powders really aren't for every day wear or anything short of the red carpet. This simply is a setting powder that is all natural, lacks any silica based products, and sets your make-up while also decreasing oil.
answered 1 year ago
ko00021
(Statesboro, GA)
answer 2
A lot of people find it comparable. I actually love the Tarte powder more!
answered 1 year ago
jules416
(Lowell, MA)
answer 3
Both this and the MUFE powder give you a nice, flawless finish when you first apply them. The difference is that the finish of this Tarte powder stays matte all day, whereas with the MUFE powder my skin starts to look shiny within a few hours. I hope this helps! :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
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How long will this limited edition be out for?
I am hoping to ask for this for my birthday and knowing my loved one they don't purchase things till the last minute, and my birthday is at the end of April. Will this limited edition packaging still be out?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
If they sell out of the limited edition the good thing to know if this powder is identical to the original tarte Amazonian clay powder, it just has a different package.
But it is a pretty package!
answered 10 months ago
lashes101
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 2
This product will be available while supplies last, so it depends on the popularity of the item.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Is this the exact same product as 'Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder"
They have the exact same ingredients. Is this just a difference in packaging....?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
yes- just limited addition packaging... which is adorable.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
jln78
(Bellingham, WA)
answer 2
Yes! Same product just different, limited edition look (:
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
lovelyninalynn
(San Diego, CA)
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Is that packaging a better quality than the regular one? or is it just have a different lid?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
bellaerin
(Vancouver, BC Canada)
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
Its just a special edition lid. The quality is still the same.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
myboysangel
(West Columbia, SC)
answer 2
It's just a different lid. Same amazing product on the inside just different colored and patterned lid. Other than that the container itself is the same.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
erinmarie263
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When do I use this?
Should I apply this before or after my blush, bronzer, and highlighter? I'm hoping to use it as a product to keep everything in place during the day.
asked 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Easton, PA)
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
Use it like you would a setting powder, after everything else. I find it holds everything best when it's the last thing I apply.
Hope that helps!
answered 10 months ago
lashes101
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 2
Either way will work fine! This powder will waterproof anything that it is applied over, so you can apply it last to make your makeup last longer.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Color
Can this white powder be used on dark skin?
asked 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Aqualillies For Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
I would say no. I have a yellow tone, and you can tell when I'm wearing this powder.
answered 6 months ago
mugenprincess
(San Diego)
answer 2
Yes! It's a white powder in the jar, but it's translucent once you apply it (unless you go totally overboard of course). It's supposed to fade to nothing since it's just a finishing powder, and it really does the job well.
answered 6 months ago
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