Bobbi Brown's foundation sticks are worth the splurge! It is fast easy and compact for on the go application. No mess, works just like a lipstick. I apply it directly to my face and use my fingers to rub it in. You can keep it a light application or build to make it heavier. It has great coverage. Covers much more than BB Cream but doesn't feel like a traditional foundation. This also doesn't make my skin look dry. I tend to look flaky this time of year and foundations tend to make it look worse, this does a great job masking it!