I feel like it does not tend to get cakey at all and it pretty much does the job of keeping you matte. The only thing I dislike about this product is that you can definitely see a white cast in pictures. I would start off with a sample if I were you, since it's a bit pricey. I also recommend trying out the E.l.f HD loose powder (only $6), it's great for oily skin. It works wonders on my skin, since I tend to get really oily all around my T-zone.