So, I recently tried the tarte Smoother Operator Tinted Moisturizer after hearing all the positive things about it. I haven't had the best luck with tinted moisturizers as I don't have the best skin, so, while I like the idea of a lightweight foundation that diffuses your flaws while feeling like you aren't wearing makeup, I dislike the fact that a majority of my acne-scarring shows through.
Smooth Operator used to be known as one of tarte's foundations, but after a packaging change and an increase in shades, they finally changed the name to tinted moisturizer. I'm not sure if I agree with this. The coverage is light and definitely on the heavy side of light, but it still feels like a tinted moisturizer. Complaints? None here!
This tinted moisturizer is oil-free, so, it's good for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin types, offers SPF 20, and has become a really big favorite of mine. I love using it and setting it with either a light dusting of mineral makeup (Origins Multi-grain review coming soon!) or a pressed foundation like my Make Up For Ever Duo Mat, as they just give me just the amount of coverage without heaving powder makeup or heavy liquid makeup.
$36 isn't cheap for a tinted moisturizer, but be sure to purchase off of tarte's website, as there are always coupon codes floating around online for tarte (at least 30% off normally!) I suggest heading into Sephora, swatching some shades or get a sample, then ordering off of tarte's website. That's your best option!