I have been really pleased with this product: it hides a multitude of sins, does not cause breakouts, does not come off all over my shirts (although it DOES come off on my visors/hats but that's pretty much unavoidable). I hate liquid makeup (except for Chanel's ultralight "tinted moisturizer"), so I use this every day over my MAC primer with SPF 50 or Beauty Balm or Moisturizing Serum. I have combo skin. This is the FIRST powder that can keep up with my crazy 14-hr days (I'm a nurse) without becoming shiny. At the end of a particularly long or muggy day, I can see it trying to get shiny (I live in Hawaii). I don't bother with the brush it came with - JUNK. I use a large fluffy kabuki brush. You literally can see the blemishes disappear as you put it on! I see it's now on clearance and am hoping it isn't going to be discontinued. Other options: Chanel powder, Dr. Hauska's face powder.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I got this with the PhotoReady compact make-up and both are terrible. I tried applying it with the brush it comes with and with a sponge and got the same outcome: It goes on very thickly, settles into every pore and line, and doesn't blend. Also, it does not last very long at all. Don't waste your money.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Can be worn alone or over foundation. Using brush applicator, swirl into powder and tap off excess. Apply over entire face, smoothing over forehead, nose, chin and jawline. Apply prior to sun exposure.