It absorbs instantly, so I can put on my make up a minute later. It's very lightweight, don't feel it's on at all during the day, it's matte but not too matte finish like Shiseido, no white cast. It is also much more sheer than Shiseido. It's good block to both UVA & UVB. The only drawback compared with Shiseido is that the SPF which is not that high. Due to the finish and texture (feeling on skin), I'd rather pick this one.