Clinique City Base foundation offers very smooth coverage. I, personally, use the Honeymilk shade and consider it my most consistently favorite foundation. The cosmetic sponge included with the foundation works well enough as an applicator, but it is not a sponge of the quality I would expect with a Clinique foundation. The foundation, as stated above, goes on smooth. I have larger pores across my nose and leading up to it on my upper cheekbones. The coverage of City Base manages to work well at covering up inconsistencies in this area as well as the more easily managed areas of my face. I have skin tone inconsistencies and the occasionl imperfection to conceal. As long as the imperfection isn't a major occurence, the foundation works fine as a stand alone. My skin tone ends up looking very smooth and consistent with my appropriate shade of City Base. Blush loads well on top of the product as well!
East Dubuque, IL