Water Base Makeup formulas is a little thinner, it blends over the skin smoothly and evenly with less effort than most oil-based liquid makeup. The makeup is easily removed with soap and water. Alcohol-based foundation, which is usually combined with water, provides very sheer coverage, is extremely light, and won’t clog pores. Alcohol Base Makeup is a category of makeup that uses a special polymer base which easily dissolves in alcohol, but not in water. Alcohol makeup is an extremely valuable tool in effects cosmetics. Its staying power is nearly unparallelled on skin. It is sweat resistant and waterproof. You need rubbing alcohol to remove it.