I have struggled with oily skin since my teens and I'm now 64. Blotting papers or tissues were my constant companion until I tried this primer on a whim. Buying it was one of my best makeup decisions ever!! I tap it on my T-zone and partway across my cheeks, then follow with foundation and a bit of blush - I'm good to go until mid-afternoon. By then, I do need a blotting paper around my nose but only one. People with normal or dry skin cannot possibly understand what a miracle that is!! I find it equally useful on days without foundation, only a bit of mineral powder. For me, tapping it on instead of spreading with a finger works best. Thank you, Rimmel, for giving an older dog a new trick!!!!