photochomatic pigments." Don't worry that everyone will see the shimmer on your face, it really isn't that noticeable.
The finish to this foundation is very natural with a slight dewy look to it. I applied this with my fingers as well. This does work with a brush (I used a flat top one). I think it's bc the consistancy of this foundation is slightly thicker than the Maybelline one so the brush works well. I don't recommend a sponge. This foundation doesn't have that sticky feeling that Maybelline has so I can use a regular powder.
The lasting power of this foundation is also average, I would say between 5-6 hours. I wouldn't say that it lasts as long as the liquid foundation because I normally get about 8 hrs of wear from that.