I bought this before I tried the Dream Smooth Mousse because I was in a huge rush and I just saw it on the shelf and grabbed it. My first impression of it (after I realized that I got the wrong one) was that it was really cool. The texture is strange and almost like airy clay and I thought this was awesome, because from far away, it looked like it blended impossibly easily. Up close however, I realized that it looked SO incredibly cake, no matter how much I used. It just wont sink into skin. Now, I like that it does at least mattify much better than the Dream Smooth Mousse and requires no powder or primer, but it definitely does not look like real skin to anyone within five feet of you. Dream Smooth looks more like real skin, but it does have a dewy finish, which, for people with combination-oily skin like me, looks very shiny very fast. The staying power wasn't much to write home about (during the day I'd go to the bathroom and progressively find that my clear skin has been melting off until, at the end, there was no makeup at all). I suggest using a primer if you want to keep it on and can't reapply during the day, although I'm not sure how much that would do about all the cakiness. I broke out a little, but not as much as everyone is saying, and not nearly as much as with the Dream Smooth. Honestly my acne pretty much stayed the same. It gave my skin a soft plush feeling, which is sort of nice.... but very un-skinlike. GREAT coverage, using this you will never need a concealer, which is good news for acne sufferers!! Very little covers a lot. All in all, while it has impressive coverage and a very interesting texture and blend, and does succeed in making your skin "Matte", it's not really worth $14 unless you're planning to wear it onstage or far away where the cakiness is hard to see. Poor staying power and cakey finish make it very unsuitable for everyday use.