When I first started using makeup as a preteen Covergirl was my go to brand. I always loved looking in magazines and seeing the models with different products on and in the ad it would say what type and shade the model was wearing, which I found to be helpful. I think this foundation is a great learning tool, because it's very liquidy you can kind of play around with it and see how much coverage you really need. This is not my favorite foundation from Covergirl but I think it's a good classic starter and occasionally still use it. I always have some on hand for when I run out of other foundations.