I bought some of this in 1N last spring, as well as 1W, and played with them a while but set them aside.At the time I wasn't sure if I wanted to use concealer over the top the way I always do when I wear foundation because it'd be like smearing something creamy over a powder, and I didn't think that would work well. I did try it but wasn't so impressed. I thought mineral foundations might not be my thing, you know.
I brought it out again this weekend, as I am in the process of moving and am deciding what to keep and what to toss. I used one of my fave drugstore BB creams, Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Aging BB Cream SPF 20, which is a thick, easy to spread, hydrating, and opaque-ish cream, put the concealer over that cream, and then put the 1N over it using a mini kabuki brush. Wow! My skin looked fresh, healthy, and almost flawless.
I was pretty astonished that this one area under my right cheekbone, which seems to have these annoying reddish splotches (probably due to age, blahhhhh) and which is very difficult to cover 100%, disappeared.
This foundation builds well and is hard to overdo because it simply doesn't look too cakey or crusty or weird if you use it over a good BB cream or moisturizer. (I do not suggest using a concealer over the top, though.) I'll also add that prior to my using the BB cream this weekend, I had done a Korean-type 10 step skincare routine, so I had a number of layers of creams and serums on besides the BB cream. Yet, the foundation still made my skin look fresh and almost flawless. Not bad for someone over 50, eh.