I had to debate whether to give this a 4 or a 5. Here's why:
As a transparent powder on NC 42 skin, it's difficult to rate what you can't see.
But it does what it should do.
It covers the shine and keeps my oil under control (my T-zone is slightly oily). It even unifies my make-up and provides a wonderful matte finish and does appear to reduce any cakey makeup I may have.
And it doesn't take much - or at least it doesn't seem too as it is so transparent that I can't tell when there is product on the brush or not.
But after several hours, there are two particularly difficult spots around my eyes that do bleed out a smidge. Not that any other powder is any better - this is among the two best that I have found. I just can't give any powder a complete 5 star review until I find one that last at least 6 hours with no break through at all.