I have tried many, many different powders and have found the following: When a product description says that it is "translucent" this is not generally true. When It says that it provides flawless coverage, again, this is normally not true. So many times I have ended up with a powder that is just too dark for my pale skin or too shimmery so I look like I have oil all over my face. But this powder is 100% different. The texture is soft and fine and it goes on effortlessly either with a brush or pad and it truly is translucent. A miracle powder that manages to provide coverage without saturated color clashing with my skin tone or other make up colors. I will never have to buy an inferior powder ever again!