This creates a beautiful finish. I swipe it on my nose, cheeks, forehead and blend it with a foundation brush. I mostly use the foundation side and just dab the highlighter on the tops of my cheeks and blend for a little glow. This foundation blends beautifully and leaves a natural matte finish that lasts all day for me. I set it with setting spray to help it last. It's very soft and is a small quantity for the price. I don't expect it to last very long.