I have repurchased this foundation twice now, which says something. I was initially afraid to try it, since I thought I wouldn't want something so matte and full-coverage. However, if you have a full skin-care regimen and apply moisturizer regularly (and who doesn't, these days?) then I doubt this would be too cakey or drying. I apply it with a dampened makeup sponge and find that this helps with creating a natural, not-so-matte-but-still-long-lasting base (and a little bit goes a long way). On my sensitive, normal skin, powder isn't necessary, since this sets after a few minutes. Over the summer I decided to try out the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, thinking something lighter might be good for the warmer months, but quickly switched back. The perfecting, long-wearing quality of this just can't be beat. I also hardly wear concealer under my eyes now, because I find so many of them crease and make fine lines even more obvious (I'm now in my early 30s). This is liquidy but still gives a lot of coverage, so it works better under my eyes than most concealers do. I also wear sunscreen everyday (usually the Make P:rem cream or the Elta MD UV physical sunscreen spf 41) and have found this foundation plays well with those products (although I do notice that by the end of the day my skin looks less glowy than I would like--but I find that most sunscreens tend to make me matte rather than shiny over the course of the day, so I think it's just something I have to live with). I also have sensitive skin that tends to breakout easily and have not had any trouble with this. Unless you have very dry skin, I would suggest you give this a try. And for those with oily skin, I would imagine this would be the best foundation ever.