I have red areas on my face and very pale skin. I thought at first glance this would be to dark. I am not sure how, but it's amazing at blending all the colors in my skin to one smooth glowing color. My sister has darker skin and it's looks just as good on her! AH-mazing! I have NEVER had these kind of results in a base. I was also worried because anything over 10SPF usually makes my skin feel heavy, clogged and greasy. I cannot even tell there is an SPF in it.. After my birchbox sample, I purchased this and my skin is looking better because of it. I allows me to start with such a smooth base aka: canvas, , that my highlighting seems to work better. I'm getting to see better colors from my blush and shadows, it's as if it makes everything better. I've told all my friend and especially those of us with fine lines... it's BRILLIANT!!!