Why do you hate MK?
I like Becca and Kevyn Aucoin, but they're pricey too. They're 2 of the very few brands to match my olive (and oily) skin.
If the theatre makeup thing works for you, also try Ben Nye, RCMA, Graftobian and Kryolan. Some pro beauty supply places will sell you samples, e.g., Camera Ready Cosmetics and Alcone.
Edit: Damn, sorry... Becca and KA aren't oil free. I'm not sure about the others.
Last edited by The New Black; 03-20-2013 at 08:35 PM.