I use Sheer Cover coverup and foundation powder. It does not seem like it would do anything as you put it on. Then, somehow, after it is applied, it is amazing. I never really realized that I had red in the creases of my nose until I looked at one half of my face with Sheer Cover and one half without. It is very light, feels good, and works very well to evenly color the face. It cannot do much for pimples, but pimples are raised, there really is not way to completely hide them.