Base make-up products to invest in for a clean-canvas look

They are the actual hero products of your beauty routine.

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Most of us believe that a pigmented blush or eyeshadow is the hero of our make-up routines. But that's not quite true. If you really think about it, it's the base make-up products that do the most work. Not only are they the glue holding all other elements together, but also help create a clean canvas by blurring out imperfections (we're talking pesky zits, stubborn dark spots, and pores the size of a ring light) and enhancing the skin's texture. They work silently in the background, choosing to be the invisible supporting characters.

The fact, you can apply as much product as you want, but without a strong base, nothing will stick. These are indispensable parts of your make-up routine. We've rounded up the best foundations, concealers, primers, and BB and CC creams your beauty bag has been missing. 

PS: Make sure to do a shade test before you buy anything.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self Refreshing Concealer, ₹2,800 


Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, ₹3,590  

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, ₹2,590  

Thank You Farmer Be Beautiful Luminous CC Cream SPF 30 PA++, ₹2,719  

Clinique Even Better Light Reflecting Primer, ₹1,600 

Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25, ₹3,510  

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Mini Foundation, ₹1,900  

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Refillable, ₹4,300