I'm new to using makeup daily, and this is my first experience with a foundation, so I may be biased, but I absolutely love this product! I just put it on for the first time this morning and instantly my skin looked so much better and even, without feeling like I had caked it on. I do have some blemishes right now, and this product took all the redness away and barely makes them noticeable. It also does not leave the crusty look powders do near the blemish.
Additionally, it's definitely essential to moisturize your skin first, so be sure to do so evenly. The matte look is perfect for my day-to-day as well.
I also find many of these reviews make it out to seem like there's a lot of blending involved. I only used a finger dab on a few select places. Like I stated above, I simply used a makeup sponge and had no difficult whatsoever. I wasn't working continuously on blending at all, it took maybe a minute or two to spread the product all over my face and be satisfied with it.