Okay...stupid name aside, this is a great foundation, much better than I expected. I'd never worn a "powder foundation" before, but I have worn regular facial powder without foundation. That didn't work at all, because there was no barrier between my oily skin and the powder, so it would just melt into my skin.
I'm not sure what the difference is with this product, but it does control oily breakouts while, at the same time, truly giving great coverage for blemishes and uneven skin tone. As I get older (I'm 34), I find that while my skin is definitely oily and acne-prone, I have some redness to my cheeks and large pores that I really want to hide while not looking like I'm wearing a lot of makeup. This does all that and more! This is not a light, airy type of powder, like you usually get in a compact...this is a very dense, yet finely-milled powder. You can control the coverage just by controlling the amount of product you pick up on the sponge.
I can wear this for a few hours without needing to blot or touch it up, and that is a long time for me. I wear this when I don't have a lot of time to fuss with makeup, and I think this is going to be a staple for me this summer because it doesn't gunk up on my face in the humidity like my liquids are starting to do. I like the slim compact, it fits easily in my pocket (duh) or purse...but the sponge is shaped kind of oddly and I can't find replacement sponges. I do take care to wash the sponge every week with acne soap.
The first shade I bought, 605 Ivory, was a good match as far as color, but it made my skin look rather flat and lifeless. I have found that 615 Natural Ivory gives me a little pink color while still being a good ivory match for my cool-toned PPP skin. (610 Classic Ivory is for warm-toned girls, it is more yellow.) And the price is good, at less than $6 at Wal-Mart. I'd think this would be good for students or perhaps as a teen's first foundation. If you have oily skin and want a quick, no-muss no-fuss face, you want this!