After trying a few foundations, I've found that I really like this one. Usually with foundations I find that I have a sticky feeling by the end of the day, or the foundation has dried too much and it starts to flake off and look extremely unappealing. Not only that, but it's difficult to find the right shade when you life in the midwest and have changing skin tones all year long. What I liked about this foundation was that it would blend into my skin nicely wherever I put it, but that's the tricky part. You have to use just the right amount and just the right pressure in order to make it look natural. Too much foundation and your spots look extremely noticeable - not even powder will take away that look. Too little foundation and your spot isn't covered - your skin just looks a tad bit lighter/darker. With the right amount of pressure and the right powder press afterward, this foundation does a great job of smoothing skin tone and covering spots.