The formula comes in a white paste, dispensed from a squeeze tube. I use my fingers to quickly blend this out on my face. Don't even try a brush. This formula dries too quickly for a brush. The best way to describe the consistency of this formula - like spreading glue stick onto your face. That is why I didn't like it in the first place. It is very tacky and dries super fast so it is hard to blend out over a large area like your forehead. I would recommend working in small patches, again, using only your fingers to blend the product out.
What it claims:Amazingly, as soon as I put it on, I can see my face instantly mattified. There is no shine folks. But that matte factor does not last all day. Another reason why I didn't like it. It does a nice job for about three hours and then I have to pull out the oil blotting sheets and translucent powder. You might have better wear time with this than what I do though hopefully.
I do give it a little bit of time to set before I put on the rest of my makeup, otherwise it latches onto my mineral makeup and leaves my face looking patchy. I have not noticed any recent breakouts -which was what I had feared - from using this product so that in itself is one plus.
Though, this is one product that I will not be repurchasing. Hopefully, you'll all seen it featured on one of my "Running on Empty" posts soon.
That's all folks.