Water or Oil- based Cosmetics

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What´s the difference between oil-based and water-based makeup?

Water or Oil- based Cosmetics

Oil-based cosmetics are mixed with oil and go on usually heavier, with a matte finish. Most theatre makeup is oil-based. You must powder the make-up to set it, and use a cleanser that takes off oil-based makeup. The final result looks good, but can be mask-like, and the feel of it on skin is heavy. Water-based make-up often is in a cake form, and you use a sponge dipped in water to create a light base which you apply to the skin. The look is sheerer and feels lighter.



10/16/2006 3:24:45 PM
bill ingrid said:

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1/31/2007 5:20:19 AM
ashley said:

i like oil based make up

6/6/2007 12:52:39 PM
Precious said:

I love using oil based cosmetics but have recently stopped using because it clogs pores and promotes pimples and blackheads.........


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