Foundations, primers and BB creams are some of the most important items of makeup. They create a base onto which other makeup can be applied and help to create an even skin tone.
The right ones can smooth away fine lines, banish dark circles and take years off our age. The wrong ones, however, can draw attention to problem areas and give our skin a muddy, artificial hue.
Last year it was all about the BB (blemish balm) cream. According to those in the know, the next big thing will be the CC (colour control) cream.
In theory, it should be a great thing that there are so many base layer products out there, but in reality it can be confusing. You certainly don't need to use them all - piling on unnecessary products will make no one look good — but what are all the options and how do you choose between them?
Let's start with BB creams. BB creams are worn alone or under make up. They typically work like a primer but also include sunscreen, a light tint and a moisturiser.
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