I've been using this foundation off and on for more than a decade. Through it all, it has never irritated my skin or broken me out. It is very easy to apply, you can use whatever method you prefer, even if it's your fingers--it goes on smooth. It has a semi-matte, but very natural looking finish. It covers blemishes and blends with concealers beautifully. The downsides...I feel like the color can be a bit grey-ish in some lighting and I wish it lasted longer. I'm thinking I might try to powder with Hourglass Ambient Light to see if I can fix the feeling that the color is a little dull.