I've used bare minerals since the Christmas before last. My mom gave me a giftcard that had enough on it to get the full little kit so I didn't experience the expense firsthand. I personally like it. If you get the right brush, it did give me full coverage. I have moderate to severe acne and it comes with big, dark, black scars mostly covering my forehead, cheekbones, and chin. Just a few brush strokes made them basically disappear, which had me surprised. I couldn't find anything that covered them. Of course mineral powder is good for oily skin like myself, but it does sometimes make your skin dry and make it flake a little (on the cheeks for me). And the white powder that absorbs excess oil works miracles. It also makes your skin looks healthy and glow. I've gotten multiple compliments. Be careful about that powder though. Too much could cause you to look pale.