I purchased this wanting to try some Smashbox face products, and I was recommended this at the store. I don't like the sponge applicator they included because it's hard to blend out and product becomes concentrated when I apply it to my face. I just use my own powder brush, and it goes on very well! It sets my foundation, and completely mattifys my face which I love. I don't apply too much though otherwise it looks a bit cakey. I've used this everyday for half a year now, and it's my most worn powder. Highly recommended!