I love this foundation TBH! I've stuck with this foundation for about 2 years now. I am currently using 200 nude for oily skin. I apply my palladio primer, then either buff the product on with a regular foundation brush for best coverage or just dab and blend it on with a sponge. You have to blend it quickly but it applies quite well. I set it with colorstay pressed translucent powder. Since I have large pores and hyperpigmentation from my past acne it sometimes looks a tad bit noticeable when applied but through out the day it settles itself. It doesn't break me out either! I love this foundation and will continue using it.