I've been using this powder for a while, it is my current HG. I have true combo skin - it's dry & needs moisture but is also shiny in areas by mid-day. I read a review a while ago before purchasing that this powder looks like you but better, like after a glass of shiraz, blurred just so slightly & I think that is great description. Packing is fine, lid stays on tight, I find the size of the jar to fit easily into make up bags. As with any mineral makeup I don't peel off the sticker, I just poke holes into it with a pin or needle. This allows just enough product to escape with out making a huge mess. If you hate the packaging of mineral makeup try this - we love the lack of fillers that make mineral makeup better for your skin, but those are the ingredients that make it set up in a pan. I'd rather go without icky ingredients on items I use every day. I use my EcoTools Bronzing Brush with this powder, pat on & buff or brush on. I've never had a problem with white powder showing, even in photographs & under stage lights. It takes such a small amount, I'm nowhere near finished with the jar so that offsets the cost for me. I do have a little shine but less & later in the day then I have with other powders (BE mineral veil, Sephora finishing). Great for no makeup days (just this powder to keep the shine away) & wonderful to take the shine off sunscreen.