This is a pink toned powder. So if you have darker skin, this will make you look ashy or dirty. However, during the winter months, this is perfect! It has average mattifying properties, but you get SO MUCH for the price you pay. I love baking with this because there is so much i don't feel like I'm wasting powder. I've used it practically every day for 2 years and I think i still have half left. Because of the bulky packaging though, i wouldn't recommend it for traveling.