I used Smashbox primer for several years but was never 100% pleased with how my makeup looked over top of it. I decided to look for another primer and my search led me to this one from Paula's Choice. I've used PC moisturizer, toner, and exfoliators for years. I just had no idea that she had some makeup products. I love this primer! It helps my makeup look dewy but never shiny. My skin is both dry and oily, meaning I start the day with flaky patches and then, later on, end up with shiny spots. However, when I use my PC products in the morning as I should, my skin looks and feels amazing and my makeup lasts the whole day. Here's my morning routine - wash face, toner, exfoliator, moisturizer, and then this primer. I usually wait a couple of minutes between putting on the moisturizer and the primer. The primer feels sort of greasy at first, but it soaks right into my skin. A few minutes later, I apply my makeup (Mac studio fix fluid). It might sound like a lot of steps, but it doesn't take that long and I'm really happy with how my skin looks. The only thing I don't love about this primer is the sunscreen smell, but I am glad that I don't need to layer sunscreen over top of my primer, either. It's a trade-off I'm happy to make.