I'm a guy and I used this to even out my skintone. I hv very oily skin with deep acne scars so anything cream base is big no-no. I was interested to try nars as i was using mac studio fix foundation for years. I am in NC35. I've gotten this in stromboli and apply this with my real techniques expert face brush and the result was flawless. I set the foundation with my nyx blotting powder and it lasted me for a good 8 hrs. I only blot twice and touch up once. I will definitely repurchase this.