I don't usually buy Clinique, and that's why I'm so impressed when I find a product I like. This could be described as a blotting or touch up powder. I have somewhat oily skin, and it is perfect for use in the afternoons, to reduce shine and produce a freshly made up look on the skin. Very light in weight and not cakey. My skin is medium to light and I have blue eyes and blonde hair. I chose the stay light neutral color, and it is perfect.