I really did love this foundation when I first bought it, but over time I've come to the conclusion that it just doesn't cut it. I have relatively dry skin and when it's first applied, it makes my skin look healthy, smooth and perfected - much better than anything else i've ever tried. However, regardless of whether I use a primer or set it with powder or do both, I can't seem to make it last the day through. I've found that my face, particularly my forehead looks shiny after a few hours and little of my foundation is still on my face at the end of the day. Having said that, I've never been one to do touch ups, blot or powder during the day. So if that doesn't bother you then I'd definitely say to go grab a sample. Or if you're someone who doesn't have a problem with oil or never seems to have shine break through your foundation then I would definitely recommend it, but for us folk with the tendency to get oil in the t-zone, the search continues!
When I first bought this, I thought it was going to change my world. As I got older, it just did not make me happy. It doesn't blend evenly, it makes your skin look very cakey, and it smells like paint. Definitely not a re-purchase product.
I was colour matched perfectly by the women at the Clinique counter. I really like this product. Through a series of questions regarding my skin type, I was recommended this product. I have an oily t-zone and my cheeks can be very dry.
My cheeks are fully hydrated throughout the day (I also use moisturiser before putting this on too), the staying power lasts a good full working day.
Only cons is that my nose still gets oily and I can look a little shiny if I don't use a finishing powder. Other than that it's a great foundation. It glides on easily using a foundation brush and blends in extremely well making my face looking so smooth.
Another con is probably the packaging. Whist it looks amazing I will more than likely have a problem getting all of it out when I'm almost done as there is no pump.
Bear in mind that this product could probably look better if I used a matte primer before I out this on.
Will definitely re-purchase :)
Just had to return this, I have an oily t zone and dry cheeks and this seemed to make my t zone much oiler and clung to the dry patches, about two hours after I'd applied it, it was just in blotchy patches on my face. I've given it a 2 as the colour was a really good match for my pale skin.
After using Cliniques Stay True oil free foundation for years I needed something more moisturizing and this is what was recommended. Coverage was quite sheer and didn't seem to last even until noon. It wore off unevenly and left pigment clumps. This happened even after topping off with loose powder. I expected more
This foundation made me oily and I have dry skin! I tried setting it with powder and still, I found myself having to powder again in 2 hrs. The worst part was that It creased in my expression lines and made me look like I had fine lines! (around mouth from smiling-forehead-nose)
I found this foundation to medium to full coverage. It also felt heavy on my skin!
I dun see anything that's superbalancing about this foundation. As i continued to use this, i noticed my t-zone getting oilier and oilier while the rest of my face getting dryer and dryer.....and more and more bumps on my face!! i will not recommend this to anyonee.......
For reference I'm NC25/NW25. Neutral to warm skin tone.
My skin is combination (slightly oily tzone, dry cheeks), sensitive, broken capillaries on my cheeks and chin.
Clinique had a gwp. So I decided to try the SuperBalanced foundation while purchasing lipsticks. The girl matched me with #28 Light (neutral).
At home I applied my usual moisturizer and primer. I applied a sheer layer and added slightly more. It covered some of the redness but is definitely not a full coverage foundation imo. It felt like I was wearing nothing on my face which I liked and didn't feel cakey. I also applied my MAC blot powder to my tzone area.
However within 4 hours my t-zone was quite greasy, the foundation on my cheeks was wearing off and felt a bit slick. .
I also felt this color oxidized on my face and looked too peachy.
I returned the product.
I've been using this for over a year & really like it. I have extremely finicky skin, so I gravitate towards Clinique's non-allergenic, fragrance-free, oil-free products. If my skin is breaking out, I use this foundation. It doesn't aggravate my skin at all. This is my go-to foundation and it's very easy to use. Although I have my complaints about this product, I've almost emptied a bottle, which rarely happens.
Pros: oil-free, non-comedogenic, fragrance free, color matches & blends well, light/medium coverage, doesn't cake up, can be applied with fingers
Cons: will transfer onto clothes, large-mouthed glass bottle- I'd prefer a tube or pump, isn't long lasting- needs touching up throughout the day, wear off oily skin very quickly in summer.
Bought this about a month ago, and so far I'm very happy with it. I have a really oily T-zone, and while this doesn't really prevent oilyness, it doesn't make it worse either. I like that it isn't full coverage, so my face never looks cakey, and it lasts pretty much all day if I blot and reapply powder occasionally.