I use the Bare Naturals LOOSE mineral powder and I believe it works MUCH better than this product. Personaly I just don't like compressed powders. I also HATE mini cosmetic brushes. Perhaps if this product came with a cosmetic application pad I would be more satisfied. Maybe even if it came with a brush like the one given with the LOOSE Bare Naturals powders. This product is good if you just want to rid shine, but it doesn't have great coverage for MY complection(I am VERY pale.) Not for me.