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Depends on the texture of your foundation but a duo-fibre brush (NYX does some fab ones) gives good blending and doesn't soak up too much product. Then if you want fuller coverage, maybe a densely-packed bluffing brush to blur around the edges, or to bluff in your concealer or what have you. Having said all that, I was speaking with one of the assistants at MAC the other day, who said that fingers are one of her preferred ways of applying foundation, so maybe it's more sophisticated than it seems!
The biggest one of these is the absolute best brush I have ever used for foundation - honestly worth buying the whole set just for it (although I do use some of the smaller ones for concealer etc). The size means that it is really quick and so fewer strokes to leave brushmarks required (if that makes sense!) I dot foundation on face then blend it in rather than putting product directly on the brush
Although I think good eyeshadow brushes are important, I can honestly say, using my fingers is as good as any foundation brush I've used. I find with brushes, the foundation just sits on top of my skin, whereas with my fingers I can get it to sink in properly. Unless I'm doing it wrong! Also, they waste a lot of product.