First, when I opened the compact, the powder fell out onto the counter; it hadn't been glued into the compact. Second, it doesn't cover. I can't use it alone or to set makeup. My face still has that characteristic "shine" about 5 minutes after applying, Third, it didn't come with an applicator pad, sponge, or brush. Fourth, every time I swipe the powder with a brush or clean pad, it develops a solid, oily film on the surface that must be "scratched" off before using again. I've used cheap, drugstore powders that were better quality.