I used to be a whiz at applying makeup. That was one thing I was really good at. That said, I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn makeup in the last year. Or two. And of course, I'm used to the liquid foundation. I had gotten this mineral makeup (can't remember the brand off the top of my head) that is organic. I thought that would be good for my skin. I'm fairly fair skinned, so I held the bottles against my hand and picked one. First off, it has a built in brush. I *hate* that. You have to shake the bottle so the stuff gets in the brush and you spend more time shaking than applying. Then, it was so darn light that it was like I wasn't wearing any. Ok. So, that's $15.00 down the drain. I go back and pick another brand. I hold my hand up under the little color guide they have and choose appropriately. We're going shopping today. I'm feeling pretty good and wanted to wear makeup. So, I open the container. There is this pad there. What the heck is that? Applying makeup with a pad??? I thought, surely not, and thought it was supposed to come off. Apparently it's not. I shook and shook and shook and nothing was happening. So, I opened the bottom part to make sure there wasn't a piece of plastic covering the holes. Nope. So, I get out my own makeup brush, dab it in the power, tap, tap, tap and even blow off the excess. I'm blind as a bat without my glasses, so here I am leaned way over the counter til I'm a few inches from the mirror and I start applying. I couldn't tell anything was going on. I mean, all the commercials say how good this stuff is at covering blemishes and it wasn't covering no blemishes. I continue applying, making sure I get around my eyes, etc. Then I step back, put my glasses on and take a look. It looks like my face just came out of a tanning booth. And blemishes *still* not concealed. ARGH. So, I take a tissue and wipe off some of the makeup. Then a towel. Then put a light covering on my neck so I don't look like some idiot walking around the store. Ok. Not so bad. Obviously the makeup is too dark for me, but it looks ok. Then I applied my eyeshadow. I always use light browns. I put my eyeshadow on and it looked like my eyes were glowing it was so light compared to the foundation. Quick, find a darker brown to put over the light. That's better. Except by this time I just managed to bring my eye shadow to the color of the foundation. Certainly nothing to make my eyes pop. I give up. I'm going back to regular foundation.