First, I have been a Laura Mercier and MUFE user for many years. I have combination, aging (slightly), with hormonal breakouts. This leaves me with red spots, and dark spots, needing coverage. I was color matched in O20 for my medium beige skin. The color is perfect, and the coverage....it's the best I've ever experienced! Completely neutralized the reds, while covering sun damage. I found you only need a very light application with a sponge, while layering a tiny bit more on problem areas. Pressing, and rolling will give you a blended look, without settling in fine lines. I never used a compact foundation before, and love that I can toss this tiny compact in my purse for quick touch ups. I normally worry about breakouts, but I have never experienced this with other Shiseido skincare or makeup products, so I'm feeling confident, this won't either.