The purpose of this post is to give you a quick guide on choosing the best silicone based foundations. Read this post if you want to learn a little bit more about this type of foundation and after you finish reading, I hope that the post was able to help you decide if its the right type of foundation for you. Silicone Based Foundations are not for everyone. You must ensure that your skin type is suitable for this type of foundation (I will go into detail later in this post).  Towards the end of the post, I recommend 3 popular products that I have used in the past. They are also popular amongst my clients. I hope that you will find this post interesting and useful.

What Are The Best Silicone Based Foundations Out There?

The products that I recommend here are the most popular ones amongst my clients. As I have mentioned before, silicone based foundations are not for everyone and you should always do some research first before purchasing. Some people may develop allergic reactions  while using silicone based products. However, if you know that your skin type is ok towards silicone then these products can do wonders for you! Check them out and I hope that you will find these helpful.


1. Temptu Pro Silicone Based Foundation

Temptu Silicone Based FoundationThis silicone based foundation is good, smoothens your skin and makes it shine. The silicone in it makes it good for use even in warm weather so you don’t need to be scared about sweating because the foundation is waterproof. Although I love water based foundation because of its very natural feel but with silicone base, I have more assurance that the foundation will not run down my face when it gets hot or wet. Moreover it is more elastic and retains more water on your skin to prevent dryness than the water based foundations. The smell given off by the product before application is lost after you apply it and so you don’t need to worry about the scent. The price is also very affordable. The 1 oz bottle can be used for 3 to 4 months even when you use it daily. The staying power of the foundation is really high and so there’s no fear that it will stain your cloth. Tempu S/B is light and will not make your face feel heavy.


2. Max Factor Lasting Performance Make-Up

best silicone based foundationThis foundation is known online as one of the best products out there. Even though it is not the most expensive, it has much more quality than the expensive high class ones which are double or sometimes triple the price of this foundation. I am a big fan of this product because of the wonders it does on my skin. After application, my skin feels really silky, the colouring on my skin is really beautiful and it fills wrinkles brilliantly. It doesn’t give a heavy look despite the covering it provides. I highly recommend it, it has a natural look because it blends easily with the colour of your skin and doesn’t stand out or look oily. Your skin has enough space to breathe and ends up looking very healthy and pretty.


3. FACE Atelier Ultra Foundation

Face Atelier Silicone FoundationUltra Foundation is a long lasting foundation–could last throughout the day. It doesn’t peel, neither does it wrinkle the skin. This silicone-based foundation doesn’t require you to use primer because it already contains primer. The ultra foundation prevents dehydration and doesn’t have that oily feeling. It leaves your skin looking very smooth, wrinkle-free and natural.  It is a great foundation amongst celebrities, for example Lady Gaga.


How to Recognize Silicone Based Foundations?

The number 1 mistake that many people make is believing “silicone” is an ingredient that you can find on the package of your favourite foundation. This is completely untrue. Silicones are chemicals and should not be mistaken as an ingredient. However, there are certain ingredients that you can look for to tell whether or not a product contains silicone. The popular ingredients you’ll see in any makeup foundation that is silicone based are:

Cyclomethicone – A fluid-like ingredient with a unique quality that makes it spread easily. It is smooth and slippery on the skin and forms a covering/shield against water. It also has the ability to cover wrinkles.

Dimethicone – It’s an oil which is silicone-based and is used mainly as a moisture preservative. It locks the moisture inside to stop it from escaping to the atmosphere.

Trimethylsiloxysilicate – Trimethylsiloxysilicate is a skin sealant which forms a shield on the skin to minimize loss of water and prevent skin dehydration. Also it prevents formation of foam on already finished product when it is stirred or shaken. From the research carried out by The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel, Trimethylsiloxysilicate has been declared a safe ingredient.

Cyclopentasiloxane – It can get rid of wrinkles and scars on the skin to an extent. It also has the ability to retain moisture in the skin thereby making the skin soft and fresh. It retains water on the surface of the skin, and by so doing, prevent scaling and skin dehydration. Cyclopentasiloxane lubricates the skin and makes the water layers more flexible. But it’s capacity shouldn’t be compared to that of Vitamin A or E because it cannot nourish or exfoliate the skin like the vitamins. It only forms a protective barrier to lock water in and keep the skin lubricated.

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Why do Manufacturers Use Silicone in Their Foundations?

Silicone has many great fluid qualities and can be used in its different forms to keep the skin smooth. It’s a waterproof agent and some forms can be used to minimize scarring and heal wounds. The molecular structure of these forms of silicones are very favorable to the skin because the molecules have large spaces in between the molecules. This gives enough space for an absorbent covering to be formed which prevents the skin from suffocation. This accounts for the light weight of the silicone even as it prevents moisture loss.

Why You Should Use Silicone Based Foundations

Naturally, we sweat and so we often go for smooth, lustrous hair or makeup that will not get spoilt when we sweat. Silicone is the basic ingredient that allows this to be possible. There are several forms of silicone which are refined to carry out a particular function; either waterproof function, moisture sealants, hair protection, silky feeling, long lasting colouration, silky feeling on the skin as the products are applied instead of oily feeling. These ingredient keep our skin dry after applying our deodorants and make our sunscreens resistant to water from sweat or elsewhere thereby making it last on our skins.