I'm LOVING this combo. I've been using Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream for a little over a year now and I love it. It gives me such a lightweight, and glowy look, AND its cheap! I get mine from Walgreens for less than $9. In the fall I can pull off using the shade medium deep alone, but I've learned that for the spring/summer I need mix medium deep with deep to achieve my desired shade. I apply it using my real techniques buffing brush, or a damp sponge.I strongly suggest that you try it out especially if you don't want to wear foundation on these hot sunny days.