it's a makeup base, but it's wonderful as a tinted sunscreen/sheer foundation too. have very soft,sort of floral smell, i think most of Mamonde products are base on flowers. doesn't cause any bumps to my sensitive skin [my skin is very sensitive with face makeup that i get little bumps within a day of using a foundation, for instance, if it's not gentle]. even out my skin tone enough without looking makeup. it doesn't have any shimmer in it that i see, but it seem to have a light effect property because my nose look i'm using highlight on it. i'm using this as my sunscreen since it's so light, and moisturize enough for my skin. didn't use it yet as a makeup base, when i do, i'll update again.