I have combination skin that becomes quite oily around a certain time of the month and this primer was just what I needed. It melts into my skin and just 'invites' my foundation to to blend nicely in. I have been able to maintain a soft matte finish that is not too dry yet not too greasy. I don't quite see the benefit of the brush-type dispenser and would rather not have it only because I feel it is a medium for me to loose a bit of product when compared to a regular tube where I squeeze on my fingertips to apply. I recommend and will buy again!