Having a combination skin (normal but oily on certain parts of the day) this foundation does gave the luminous effect on me, considering I've heard mixed reviews about this product on dry skin. I love the light consistency,and it's super buildable, giving almost medium-to-full-coverage. I wouldn't say its my HG foundation yet, just because I still need to blot/touch up with loose powder (especially on my forehead, it tends to shine like crazy after a good 4-6 hours of makeup). One bottle goes a long way, IMO because one pump's sufficient for a "second skin" kinda finish. I'd most probably still purchase this in the future.