This compact is great for people with oily skin.
If you have dry patches, this will exaggerate them, so make sure to exfoliate and moisturize well.
I am on my third compact ( unfortunately, Neutrogena has poor shipping packages; the powder arrived shattered :()
In comparison to the mineral sheers loose powder, this compact version gives a true matte finish. Also, I find that Nude 40 in the loose powder form is a bit orange toned, but in compact form, the color is a more natural warm/neutral shade.
The powder is silky and soft!
The sponge traps a lot of the product and is useless. Neutrogena, feel free to leave out the sponge compartment from here on out.
I have oily skin and on bad days , my face is an oil mine.
If your skin is in a similar situation, then feel free to get a shade that may seem a tiny bit too light. As the product settles onto your face, the oil will naturally interact with the powder and cause to turn into a slightly deeper shade.
I apply gel moisturizer to my face in the morning- I steer clear of any cream products. On my bad days, this foundation keeps me shine free for 4 hours, on my ok days, 6 hours.
This powder will transfer, for example when blowing your nose, but i don't use primer/liquid foundation. I can blot over with soft patting motions and the product won't transfer onto the blotting sheets.