I have tried everything for my oily skin because makeup melts off of me. I'm not going to say that I still don't struggle, but oh my heck this has been a total game-changer for me! I turn it upside down to get some product in the lid and then brush it over my face before I do my makeup. After using a mattifying foundation (sorry--still use another brand's), I brush my Mac Blot Powder over my face, which I also absolutely love. And then I once again brush this finishing powder over my face for one final oil control step. Between using this powder both before and after applying my makeup and also using the Blot Pressed Powder, I go hours longer than I used to before my makeup is an oily mess. And I mean hours longer. Yes, I'm using twice as much powder, but it's well worth not having to reapply makeup several times a day! I worried that it would make me look white, but it doesn't at all. If you have oily skin like me, this will be your new favorite! You just have to learn how to best use it, like I did.