My daily foundation use. All day, everyday. Best applied with a Mac Foundation Brush, and okay use with the sponge. Use the Brush! The sponge really wastes the foundation, because most of it gets absorbed in the sponge. You should def top it off with the Mineralize Skinfinish to set in this cream foundation.
This is my HG full coverage foundation. It covers my blemishes well because it's so creamy, and it even covers my freckles without looking mask-like, which is next to impossible. I like to use it when I'm having my photograph taken or filming something, or if I'm going to be somewhere fancy where full makeup is a thing. I wouldn't necessarily use it every day, because it is full coverage/heavy, but otherwise it's lovely.
A facial in a compact
I fell in love with the finish of this foundation when the MUA applied it - my dull skin looked fresh and dewy, and NC30 was a perfect colour match. I was apprehensive, because the Mineralize Skinfinish Powder hadn't agreed with my skin, but without the bismuth oxychloride it was fine. I wear this during the winter when my skin needs extra hydration - if I did carry it through to the summer, I'd have to add a powder over the top because 'dewy' might turn to 'shiny' pretty quickly!
This comes with a sponge, which I don't like applying it with - I don't get as even coverage as I do with a brush. I always apply this with a stipple brush which gives a natural coverage that perfectly complements the finish of the foundation.
Final word about the coverage - maybe because I don't apply it heavily, this doesn't last all day so it's worth using a primer. Otherwise, this is my go-to winter foundation for keeping my skin looking bright and hydrated even when it wants to be dull and dry.