I have tried tons of foundations and I wanted to really love this one. I started to use it, yes, it can make a mess, but it does look nice on the skin, which offsets the mess for me. I used #9 and the color looks good. It\’s easy and quick to apply and my skin radiates. BUT, by 12 or 1 in the afternoon, it\’s disappearing. The coverage I had in the morning at 7, is gone by lunch. I use good skin care and use a primer. I actually use their primer too! But, it just doesn\’t last for me. I use it for weekends when I don\’t want to do full makeup, but want to even out my skin.