Ive worked on a few makeup counters which has helped me try before I buy as we all know how expensive the best can be and how disappointing when it doesnt do what it says on the tin lol, I found that Dior foundations forever and sculpt are very good. For shoots ive also used the Ben nye concealers and foundations which i wouldnt recommend for everyday but they are amazing at covering bad skin. I have a palette that has around 12 shades which is great for my kit as it matches pretty much every skintone.
Only tried a few of the Mac foundations which i wasnt that impressed with.
hope it helps
Jane Iredale mineral foundations are great - they cover everything. I use the pure pressed cake powder which acts as a concealer as well and is also waterproof and has spf20. Main site is www.janeiredale.com and I think they have a link there to international distributors.
Are these foundations just good for covering pigmentation issues, or are they good for really uneven skin. I was looking for something that is thick enough to help even out skin that has acne or bumps/pits from acne.