Okay, so truth be told I’ve used this foundation on three or four occasions. It does go on smoothly and blends really well. If your skin is dry or flaking you might want to exfoliate before you use this foundation, or any foundation in fact. I think the stick packaging is really cool, however I don’t use the stick directly on face. It feels as though I would apply too much if I used the stick so either use my fingers or a brush. My colour with Black Opal is Truly Topaz. I find that stick foundation matches my skin tone closer than the Truly Topaz in the cream foundation. Over all I think I like this product but its not for dry skin.