Do you have an issue with your foundation not holding up during the day? According to professional makeup artist, Wayne Goss, it could be due to “incompatibility issues with your skincare or primer”. In order to determine if YOU have incompatability issues, you first need to understand the difference between water vs. silicon-based makeup.
How to tell if a product is water-based or silicon-based:
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). For example, this primer is silicon-base because it contains the ingredients Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone (in fact, these are the first two listed ingredients).
This primer would be considered water-based because it does not contain any ingredients that end in “cone” or contain “silo”.
The “Matching Principle”
In order for your makeup to last as long as possible, you need to match your silicon-based primers with silicon-based foundations like this one. Most foundations on the market are silicon-based. You also need to match your water-based primers with water-based foundations like this one and this one.
I hope you found this post about water vs. silicon based makeup helpful! Be sure to check out my other makeup posts here.
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