Mehron's Colorset Setting Powder is used to absorb the oils from cream based makeup so that it "sets" and will not rub off. This Colorset Setting Powder developed by Mehron is a natural translucent formula that will not discolor the cream makeup if applied properly. The proper way to apply Colorset Setting Powder is to use a Powder Puff and press the powder into the Cream Makeup; it should be pressed in, not rubbed. When using Colorset Setting Powder over a multi color application of Cream Makeup, it is advised to work on one color at a time so that colors do not transfer onto each other. Mehron's Colorset Setting Powder is used on stages and movie sets the world over. Expect 6-12 applications from the 0.25 ounce bottle.