Oil-Based vs. Water-Based

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What is the difference between oil and water-based makeup?

Oil-Based vs. Water-Based

When planning a make-up design you can use grease, or oil-based products, or you can choose water-based. Grease-based has a longer staying power and can create dramatic stage designs, but is not compatible with water and must be "set" with powder. Water-based make-up is usually applied with a sponge or brush and water, and can be removed with soap and water.



8/9/2006 11:11:29 PM
Roro said:

great tip but which is better for the skin


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