There are a lot of foundations out there, from sheer to full coverage foundations, longwear to liquid foundations, matte to dewy finish. Exactly what the name suggests - this is the base upon which you'll create your entire beauty look, so it's important you have the perfect cosmetic to create an even, flawless skintone. Here at Calissa we have a selection of some of the best foundations out there.

One of the first steps of picking your foundation is looking at the coverage. If you want it to be light and buildable, then the Delilah Tome Frame Future Resist Foundation SPF 20 has a subtle luminosity and a velvety texture that's comfortable on the skin. This liquid foundation's soft, supple texture means it glides effortlessly onto the skin, creating a smooth and flawless complexion. It is also enriched with peptides and vitamins A & E, which work to nourish and protect the skin for the duration of the day. The SPF20 offers great protection from the sun's rays and environmental aggressors, helping to keep premature ageing at bay. This is suitable for all skin types, just choose the perfect shade to suit your skin tone.

Full coverage foundations are usually a good choice for someone who has more dramatic skincare concerns, such as acne, hyper-pigmentation or scarring or someone who is after a more dramatic beauty look.

The next step is to choose your formula. Do you want liquid, stick, cream or powder form? Dr. Hauschka's multi-award winning Tinted Day Cream richly mouisturises the skin whilst giving it a subtle, natural glow. It nourishes dry skin as well as sensitive, reddened and mature skin, harmoniously blending with your own natural skin tone for an even complexion. Rose, quince and St. John's wort tone the skin and support elasticity, whilst nourishing rose water and extracts of kidney vetch have a balancing effect. Dryness is prevented by the combination of avocado and almond oils with protective rose wax, beeswax and quince seeds to balance the skins oil and moisture.

We also have a selection of body foundation which can help to conceal everything from bruises and moles to blemishes and scarring. Covermark have products specifically for the face and also products for legs and body. The Covermark Leg Magic is a revolutionary formula which is waterproof and smudge-proof to ensure make up stays on without streaking even in harsh conditions such as sports activity, including swimming. It also helps protect from damaging sun rays' thanks to the SPF16. This can safely be used every day and lasts up to 24 hours.

The last step to picking your foundation is the finish. Most foundations are described as natural, radiant, glowing or matte finish. Foundations that bear words such as dewy, or glowing usually contain light reflecting pigments to give your skin a radiant, youthful finish. Zelens Youth Glow Foundation is an oil-free formulation that boosts radiance to leave skin silky smooth. The creator, Dr Marko Lens, is renowned in the field of skin ageing and this product contains photo-luminescent diamond spheres to give a natural light to medium coverage for a more youthful complextion that isn't cakey. Uyaku is a natural extract from the Japanese evergreen spicebush which minimises the appearance of ageing and provides antioxidant protection against environmental stresses. This luxury foundation also boosts elasticity for firmer skin. Is this isn't a perfect foundation, we don't know what is. All that's left is to pick the foundation shade to suit you.

All foundations can be applied with your fingertips or a make up sponge, beautyblender or brush. Have a look at our Brushes & Tools section so you can apply your foundation in the absolute best way possible, to create a photoshop finish.