Silicone/Water Based Primers & Bases

A water-based primer goes best with a water-based foundation, and same for silicone-based.

Water-based products seem to be better for dry skin. Silicone-based products are better for filling in pores, fine lines, etc to create a smooth complexion.

I’ve compiled this list based on information on the internet and I hope it will be useful to you too. Please contact us for any corrections or updates you would like to add here.

Water-Based Primers
Almay Smart Shade Perfect Correct Primer
Bairly Sheer Spray-On Face Primer
Becca Backlighting Primer Filter
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Belletto Studio Correctors: Green Tea, Mellow Yellow, Peachy Keen
Benefit That Gal
Burberry Fresh Glow – Luminous Fluid Base
Cover FX Illuminating Primer
Essence All About Matt! Oil Control Base
Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux
Honest Beauty Everything Primer
Illamasqua Hydra/Matte/Radiance Veil
Illamasqua Matte/Satin Primer
Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer
KORRES Pomegranate Mattifying Primer
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer
KORRES Quercetin & Oak Face Primer Antiageing Primer
Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Oil-Free
Lorac I’m So Sensitive Soothing Face Primer
Lorac Aquaprime
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer – Mattifying Primer
Mary Kay Foundation Primer
NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer – Oil-Free
Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydrating Primer
Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer Base
OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel
Pacifica Rose Gold Primer Serum, Jasmine Iris Primer
PurMinerals Hydrate and Balance Primer
Sephora Collection Silicone-Free Foundation Primer (discontinued)
Sephora Collection Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer
SheaMoisture Face Primer
Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hr Brightening Primer
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer
Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Complexion Primer Potion

Water-Based Foundations
bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
Camera Ready Camera Ready Airbrush Foundation
Clarins Ever Matte Oil-Free Foundation
Clinique CC Cream
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB
Estée Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup
Holika Holika Essential Petit BB Cream
Innisfree Long Wear BB Cream
Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation
Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation
Maybelline Dream Fresh BBSilicone-Based Primers

Banila Co Prime Primers
bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer
Becca Resurfacing Primer
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer
Bourjois Flower Perfection Translucent Smoothing Primer
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer
Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment
Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer
e.l.f. Studio Hydrating Face Primer
Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur
Givenchy Acti’mine Color Correcting Primer
Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer
Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixir
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
L’Oreal True Match Blur Cream
Lancôme La Pro
Laura Geller Spackle
Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer
Make Up For Ever HD Primer
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Maybelline Instand Age Rewind
Maybelline FaceStudio Mast Prime Blur + Smooth Primer
Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer
Missha M BB Boomer
Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer
NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer
NYX PhotoReady Perfecting Primer
NYX Pore Filler
Palladio Herbal Primer
Perfekt Skin Perfection Gel
Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer
Pur Minerals Color Correcting Primer
Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer
Revlon Revlon Color Stay 24 Hr Oily/Combo Skin
Revlon Revlon Color Stay 24 Hr Normal/Dry Skin
Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro
Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum
Smashbox Photo Finish
Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
Stila One Step Correct Triple Swirl Helix Primer
theBalm timeBalm Face Primer
The Face Shop Face It Velvet Skin Primer
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Pore Perfecting
W7 Prime Magic Camera Ready Face Primer
wet n wild CoverAll Face Primer

Silicone-Based Foundations
Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation
Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème
Benefit’s The Big Easy Liquid To Powder Foundation
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment
Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation
Garnier BB cream
Giorgio Armani’s Luminous/Lasting Silk Foundation
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
Kat Von D’s Lock-It Foundation
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation
L’oreal Infallible Pro-Glow/Matte
L’oreal True Match Super Blendable MakeupMAC Prolongwear
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation
MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation
MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation
MAC Face and Body
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty Beauty Genius Gel Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin
Nars Sheer Glow
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation (Claims to be water-based)
Revlon Colorstay (Whipped)
Revlon PhotoReady
Revlon Nearly Naked
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
Sephora 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation
Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation
Stila CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation
Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Water Foundation
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin
Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Liquid Foundation
Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat


Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

Water-Based Setting Spray
Australis Make-Up Finishing Spritz
Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix Setting Spray
NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray
NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray
Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray – Oil Control
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Urban Decay B6 Complexion Prep Spray
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Silicone-Based Setting Spray
L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray