As for me, I use 2 foundations.
First I'll use my Maybelline Fit liquid foundation in classic ivory and then I set it with a powder foundation from XinYiZhui which is a professional finishing powder I get from bornprettystore.com
It works so well to set my foundation. Especially in this hot summer heat makes my skin look fresh and not oily. I also use their blush brush to apply it.
Its a light weight 1/3 length brush that is so extremely soft it doesn't irritated my skin like other hard bristle brushes. It allows the powder to lightly coat my skin and not look caked on like some brushes can.
This is the result https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
La Mer .... just started using it a few days ago and am very happy with it. I don't know what it is about my skin, but I just can't find a foundation that works for me (and I've tried many many brands). Hopefully my search is over (fingers crossed).
Guerlain Parure Extreme, since I've discovered it I've not bothered to look elsewhere. It stays put for 12hrs, doesn't rub off on collars, easy to apply evenly with kabuki brush. Airbrush finish with no streaks. I love it and have not used anything else in the past 18 months. Beige Clair #02, is the perfect skin tone match to my complexion (typical Irish freckly medium-pale skin tone). It doesn't look right in the bottle but matches perfectly once applied.