I am posting this as a perfect example of why women are so utterly confused and drawn in to the hype. Lisa Eldridge is a respected make-up artist, and I do enjoy her application advice. But scientist she is not. Could you all -- other posters here too -- take a look at this post and give a word about whether there is anything to this essence stuff? I think not, but I'd be interested in your take away as you wade through.
My favorite line from the post -- "So in essence... an essence can be whatever you want it to be!"http://www.lisaeldridge.com/blog/27316/in-essence-whats-an-essence/#.VqvOH1IlR2A