What is your current go-to foundation? Also, what's your skin type and why do you like this particular foundation?
My response: this week's question was inspired by reader Ashley's comment on my recent Sephora post. She wanted to know what powder foundations I like to use with my Sephora Multitasker Brush, and that got me thinking about how much I've learned to love the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation (which I bought when Clinique was doing one of their free shipping + samples offers that I tend to post about). It's ridiculously pricey ($27) so I would ONLY get it if there was a good discount/sale/free gift promo. And thank goodness this compact is lasting me a VERY long time. I've been using it for months now, and I keep expecting to hit pan...but I never do. So that makes the price a little bit more digestible!
I actually didn't like this foundation when I first started using it, because I originally used the accompanying sponge and it deposited way too much product. I was a cakey mess by mid-day, and the powder settled into fine lines I didn't even know I had. But now that I use the Sephora brush and buff it into my skin, I quite like it! It doesn't oxidize on me, it provides excellent coverage, and the staying power is awesome. I have super oily skin, and this powder keeps me looking fresh for hours. By about 1 or 2 in the afternoon I do have to use an oil blotting sheet, but then I'm good to go for the rest of the day. Plus, pressed powder foundation is so fast and easy to apply--and you know I'm all about that.
As for drugstore powder foundations, I'm afraid that I haven't liked any that I've tried in a very long time (which is precisely what compelled me to try the Clinique product). I am currently testing the new NYX Hydra Touch Powder Foundation ($19.99) for review, but it's too early for me to have an opinion on that one yet. I got that product at Ulta when they were having a BOGO1/2OFF sale + $3.50 off coupon (it's currently part of the B2G1FREE sale). I would never get it if it weren't on sale though, because $19.99 is crazy for drugstore foundation. Right?