I swear by this foundation. I really don't like the feel of wet foundation going on my face so I found MAC offered a powder form that covers just as well & goes on smooth. Also my skin is so sensitive that when I use other brands such as Clinique, Cover Girl, Revlon, I break out with a rash. I've been using MAC Studio Fix for years & luckily no break out yet. The Studio Fix has 33 different shades to choose from, making the perfect shade for your skin tone easy to find. It comes with an applicator sponge but, I prefer to put my foundation on with their #129 foundation brush. I do need to touch up at least once a day using their Blot Pressed Powder in 1 shade lighter than the Studio Fix. If you tend to apply your makeup in the car, the powder will get on your dashboard so make sure you don't apply in the car. If you purchase MAC online they're always having free standard shipping promotions. A little secret that not many people know about is that they recycle their containers! Bring in 6 empty containers to any MAC makeup counter (whether it's foundation or lipsticks) & you get a FREE lipstick!