This is the most smooth, natural, matte, yet glowing powder I have ever used. It can easily be worn alone or over a foundation as a setting powder and/or for touch ups throughout the day. In case one has never tried it, it does not come with a puff or sponge, so you have to apply with whatever you prefer, but I recommend a brush. A big fluffy brush for setting over foundation, or a buffing/kabuki if you want to use it as a foundation. Beautiful finish!!