Ugh, Lisa Eldridge fan, so of course I had to try this foundation.
Sadly, I think I'm one of the rare people that has tried this product (only twice) and each time, it looks like crap on my skin. I was worried about the talc, which sometimes breaks me out, but this gives me flaky dry spots. It's not the alcohol, as my much cheaper alternative has alcohol and doesn't look like crap on my skin (oily in t-zone but dry other spots) - so it's something else, but this is a miss for me, even with just trying it twice. I may try it again with a sponge, as I used a brush and fingers the other 2 times, but this is a runny consistency where sponges tend to absorb too much product...so that may be the final straw.
It does smell strong, but it's not an old perfumey smell, more like a fresh fruity smell? I don't like scents, but this didn't bother me too much. Mind you, I haven't worn it all day because it looks like crap on my skin so I wash it off. I also find that it oxidizes on my palm while applying, but yet, looks ghostly (beige 10) when on my face. I think it's the SPF possibly doing this. Beige 10 is what I should be using (NC15/NC20) because it does oxidize, so I dunno.
I did get it for a little less than the $50 price tag, but I'm 99.99% sure I'm going to sell this so someone who loves it can use it. Not for me. I have a cheaper combo that works well for my skin, for much, much less.
ETA- tried this with a sponge and it looked great. However, it got dewy on me super fast (sunscreen) and everytime I blotted, it transferred so much! So docked 1 lippie for price, another for scent that isnt really necessary, and another because it transfers more than any of my much cheaper foundations.