#ModelMonday - 5 Best CC Creams

CONSIDERING the popularity of BB creams when they arrived in 2011, it was only natural - alphabetically, at least - that CC creams should follow. And follow they did, launching here in 2013 after debuting in the always-ahead-of-the-pack Asian market and spawning new launches mont after month ever since.

Whereas BB stood for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm, CC represents Colour Control, Complexion Corrector or Colour Correction. Like BB creams they boast hydrating properties, SPF protection and semi-sheer coverage, but with the added benefit of colour-correcting technology to improve uneven skin tones. 

Yes, some CC creams seem to be little more than tinted moisturisers, but there's no doubt that some of the formulas on the market stand out for their ability to even skin tone and conceal imperfections without a heavy finish or oily texture - those are the ones filling the gap in our make-up bags.

Chanel Excellent coverage, good SPF protection and a thick but blendable texture, Chanel's CC cream works best worn over a serum as a moisturiser-foundation hybrid.

Chanel

Excellent coverage, good SPF protection and a thick but blendable texture, Chanel's CC cream works best worn over a serum as a moisturiser-foundation hybrid.

Ole Henriksen Providing a dewy glow and sheer coverage, Ole Henriksen's CC cream utilises green tea extract to calm redness, vitamin C to act upon dark spots and ferulic acid to prevent against free radical damage. Use in the place of a primer to create a glowy base for make-up.

Ole Henriksen

Providing a dewy glow and sheer coverage, Ole Henriksen's CC cream utilises green tea extract to calm redness, vitamin C to act upon dark spots and ferulic acid to prevent against free radical damage. Use in the place of a primer to create a glowy base for make-up.

Yves Saint Laurent Designed to awaken the complexion, the pink-based YSL CC cream is ideal for dull-looking skin. The brand has also created a lavender-toned version, for sallow skin, and an apricot hue for uneven skin tone.

Yves Saint Laurent

Designed to awaken the complexion, the pink-based YSL CC cream is ideal for dull-looking skin. The brand has also created a lavender-toned version, for sallow skin, and an apricot hue for uneven skin tone.

Olay A blend of serum, SPF 15 moisturiser and sheer foundation, Olay's CC cream specifically targets the signs of ageing, working on reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Lightweight and hydrating, it can be worn alone or as a base - ideal for rushed mornings or lazy weekends.

Olay

A blend of serum, SPF 15 moisturiser and sheer foundation, Olay's CC cream specifically targets the signs of ageing, working on reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. Lightweight and hydrating, it can be worn alone or as a base - ideal for rushed mornings or lazy weekends.

Darphin With its blendable texture, impressive SPF 35 protection and radiance-boosting particles, Darphin's CC cream is easy to apply and won't settle into fine lines or pores.

Darphin

With its blendable texture, impressive SPF 35 protection and radiance-boosting particles, Darphin's CC cream is easy to apply and won't settle into fine lines or pores.