I've always had extremely oily skin. I certainly got it from my mother, although hers is not nearly as bad as mine! I always used Cover Girl up until about 3 years ago when I started using MAC Studio Tech (pressed powder) About 9 months ago I started using MACs Moistureblend (creamy moisturizer foundation-- okay coverage) and found myself breaking out... after MONTHS I realized it was that (it happened so slow I didn't realize the possibility) and changed to the MAC Studio Tech (another creamy base, but more coverage) and it worked for a while... but then the same thing happened; so much breakouts. So all along the while I have had very oily skin where I've had to use oil blotting sheets all around the HOUR. I have oily skin by itself so I never thought to blame the makeup. I mean it was SATURATED really bad after about 30 minutes, it was terrible. I can't even believe it was the makeup that was making it worse; I had no idea. I always had the problem which is why I never thought of it, plus for some reason it kind of happened gradually. So now I'm using these two products and WOW. I finished my makeup at 8:00am. It's 4:15pm and I only had to blot ONCE at 1:30 because I was going out and wanted a touch-up, but that was all. I mean I was needing to tend to my skin a couple times an hour if I could before. My skin looks SOOOO AMAZING I love it... Love it love it love it. I feel so stupid that I never really asked anyone what to do and talk about makeup... because it was only last week I was talking to this woman I work with and she had a similar story with MAC (she just asked what I used and the conversation sparked) and it was like wow... could it be the makeup? I mean it seemed so gradual. The MAC was sooo much better than the CG so... I just always blamed it on myself. Or maybe it just doesn't mix well with my skin condition-- I'm sure that could be why as well. So with that, here is my ABSOLUTE MIRACLE combination!: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P109937&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5809 Laura Mercier Foundation Powder http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P185010&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5318 Vincent Longo Light Canvas Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 I absolutely consider it a cure!