I have been watching beauty YouTube videos for years. Today, I watched the most informative video that I have EVER seen on YouTube. The video was called “Why Does My Foundation Vanish During The Day?” by the amazingly talented Wayne Goss. For those of you that do not know, Wayne Goss is a professional makeup artist and does some of the best YouTube videos I have seen.
Among the many tips he shared in his video (watch it here), he said that one of the reasons that your foundation does not hold up is due to “incompatibility issues with your skincare or primer”. Basically, he says that silicon and oil do not mix. Therefore, you should not use a silicon-based foundation with an oil-based primer or moisturizer. After researching, I also learned that if you are using a water-based foundation, then you should use a water-based primer. As oil-based makeup products are rare, I am going to focus on silicon-based vs water-based.
How to tell if a product is water-based or silicon-based:
Now, I am not a scientist but this is what I could find on the internet. Almost all makeup products have water in them, so just because you see water listed as an ingredient – that does not mean it is water-based. It seems that the general rule of thumb is that if a product has ingredients that end in “cone” or contain “silo” – they are silicon-based (EVEN if water is listed as an ingredient). I used that methodology to determine if some of the most popular primers and foundations are silicon-based or water-based:
Silicon-Based Foundations (most foundations):
So, if you are someone like me and you only wear silicon-based foundations, then you should stick with silicon-based moisturizers and primers. Here are my favorite moisturizers that are silicon-based: Epionce Renewal Lite, Tula Day and Night Cream, and Murad Oil-Control Mattifier.
I hope this was helpful for y’all! I basically learned that I have been doing my makeup completely wrong.
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