To be honest I hate powder usually. In fact I avoid it at all costs. I know people set their makeup with powder and swear by it but I skip that step. I always felt that it made me look kind of crazy ashy unless it is a perfect match for my skin. I have used a few of the all skin tones white powders and some were ok but nothing I really made a habit out of.
Several celebs had issues with white powders and I can admit that made me even less likely to get a new one. Although I did get a laugh out of so many people that look perfect all the time looking a little crazy. These are my favorites…
I love Tarte’s Smooth Operator. I had a really nice sales associate at Sephora rave about it and she set a foundation that I wanted to try with it and it looked good all day. I decided to buy it because it looked really good when she put it on. I kept mirror checking it throughout the day trying to see when things were going to get ugly and to my surprise it never did! I’m a regular person so I don’t have to worry about pictures on a day to day basis.
This has Amazonian Clay in it like many Tarte products. I really love how it makes me matte not ashy after I dust it all over my face lightly with a fluffy blush. It stays that way for quite a while too. Smooth Operator does what Tarte says. The oily parts of my skin (t-zone) stay matte and the drier parts (cheeks) look nice and normal. Not many products achieve that for me. I love it when they do though.
At $28 it’s pricey but to me it’s worth it!
Disclosure: I purchased this product myself!