I haven't worn foundation but a couple of times in my life because it was always so thick cakey and made me break out. this is the sheerest full coverage ever it covers your flaws not your skin. Its such a great deal too I no longer need to buy concealer. I use my sedona lace seven midnight lace brush set to apply it and the small face brushes work perfectly. I bought this because I was tired of looking too ghostly and flat all the time. This range of shades gives my face dimension and I can wear all the colors in diffrent places on my face. I was scared of solid foundation being greasy this is anything but I hardly even need powder so I just lightly set my t zone.