I picked this up on a whim, looking for something as an e/s base to stop the creasing. It does just that! I haven't used many e/s bases, but this one seems to work really well so perhaps I don't need to look further. It is thick and if you put on too much the shimmer can show up, as the previous reviewer mentioned. But a tiny dab-ul-do-ya. When you first apply, it is creamy, then it 'hardens' for lack of a better description. Works very well, will repurchase. And while it is a tiny pot, it is a good value at under 6 bucks.