Amazonian Clay Pressed Mineral Powder
Last Updated:04.02.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Fans of mineral makeup and powder foundations are likely to enjoy this pressed powder. Likely, so will everyone else with normal to oily skin. This pressed powder works well when applied after foundation or on its own worn as a mineral foundation. It works better dry than wet. Dry application provides sheer coverage and a natural matte finish that is excellent at controlling shine for hours without turning cakey. This pressed powder applies equally well with a powder brush or the included latex sponge, depending on how much coverage you desire.

Almost all of the shades are good and geared toward those with light to tan skin tones.


Active: Titanium Dioxide (5%), Zinc Oxide (6%), Other: Polyethylene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tricaprylin Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Lanolin Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Kaolin, Imidazolidinyl Urea. May Contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green

Brand Overview

Tarte Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: Excellent foundations; great cheek stain and powder blushes; superior pressed powder and eyelining pencils; good mascaras; unique, innovative, beautiful packaging; complete ingredient lists on the company's Web site.

Weaknesses: Can be pricey.

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 formulas—silicones, synthetic fragrances, preservatives and on and on. However, we’ll forgive them that as what’s 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 foundations—noted 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 call 855-968-2783 or visit www.tartecosmetics.com.

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Good, not great at controlling oil

I like the finish of this powder but it does not control my oil at all. Not 1 hour later my nose is shiny. I am not one to retouch my makeup throughout the day so not sure if this powder is going to work out. I might return it as it is $30. I have tried touching up with this powder but it seems to cake on my face especially around dry patches and breakouts.

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Tiffany C
Good product

I have fair combo skin, fine lines and the same product (without spf) works great - light 04. Slightly yellow which reduces my redness, long lasting, doesn't settle in lines, very natural looking and not too 'buildable' which I prefer. Would try this based on the good results from the non-spf version.

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