Clinique Superbalanced Foundation

3.5

724 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Butylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Isotetracosane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Coconut Acid, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Lecithin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Polyethylene, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides Updated: 7/5/2013 New formulation


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have used this foundation for more than 6 years and I'm pretty satisfied. I use number 03 ivory and this color fits well with my own skin color. I have a normal to dry skin with an oily t-zone. This foundation moisturize the dry places and does not give a shiny or oily feeling at my t-zone. After application, my skin feels soft and has a natural color. The coverage is good to medium. I prefer natural foundations without 100% coverage otherwise my face will appear very unnatural. The product is allergy tested, fragrance free and oil-free and tolerable for sensitive skin. Definitely my favorite foundation!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This makeup has an excellent ability to spread over. It has a fluid texture that lets you get even coverage and it spreads sooo easily. It is hard to find a color light enough for me but, Breeze is perfect. This doesn't give you a "made up" look. You get a medium coverage that is smooth. It is not as moisturizing as other foundations but, it can be paired with a moisturizing sunscreen under it. There are no special bells and whistles. It's just a good makeup with good coverage and easy to spread.It reminds me of L'Oreal's True Blend.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Just finished up my first bottle a few days ago. I am afraid to admit that I've had this particular bottle since 2005! Yes, you read that correctly! It has taken me ages (obvio) because at one point I felt the colour (Cream Chamois) was a little too pink for me and, I got caught up in a billion other foundations eventually burying this one under a huge pile of ones I didn't care for. This summer, I made it a mission to finish 3 foundations by the end of the year and so this had to go first! The colour itself isn't as yellow as I prefer, it's a neutral tone that gives my skin a little warmth whilst looking like real skin. The formula was created to mattify oily areas and hydrate dry and even though my skin is combo (mostly oily), I didn't notice the mattifying properties. I am, however, one of those oily skinned women who prefers a glow. The more hydration the better and this foundation always makes me look and feel young because of the added moisture. It should be noted that there is no SPF in this which I'm ok with because I always use a separate one anyway (Cotz or Clinique City Block). I'll definitely repurchase but in a different shade and after I finish all of my other foundations ;)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

Great foundation for my fair , combination skin.
It is hard for me to find a foundation in the right colour. I'm fair with red cheeks but I hate full coverage. This foundation gives a light to medium coverage and is very buildable.
I bought mine in Alabaster.
I can apply it with my hands but I found Out that buffing it is with a brush gives a nicer effect.
Without powder (I haven't found my HG setting powder yet) It Stays put for 6 hours on a warm day. With a primer (Smashbox) underneed it.
My t-zone starts to shine after 2 hours.
I got a sensitive skin and most foundations make my skin itch and breaking Out.
This one doesn't.
Overall a great foundation

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My new holy grail foundation! I've tried quite the assortment of foundations in an attempt to find one that works for my oily/combo, sensitive, relatively fair skin, and this is it! It truly does what it claims--keeps oily areas matte(ish), and hydrates dry areas. It isn't a full coverage foundation but does balance skin tone and redness very well. I find I need to blot my face mid-afternoon, but I'm used to having to do that and reapply lipstick anyway, so it's not a huge deal. Doesn't have any SPF, so be sure to apply that before. The packaging kind of stinks. It's a square glass bottle and you have to buy the pump separately (an additional USD$6), so it's hard to get every last bit of product like you could in a squeeze tube. Does look nice on my vanity, though! The packaging is very clean looking, though, which is what I expect when I think of Clinique. If you have oily/combo skin but not a lot of breakouts, I absolutely recommend this!


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

To get to the point, I like it. I think with the other steps I take to prevent oily skin, this foundation does help. It's light coverage, but can be layer without looking cakey. I also like that it doesn't make my skin look flaky.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This foundation in nude beige was my holy grail since I got to know it from Fall 2013, I loved the shade and since I have a dry/combination skin, it used to stay on my skin enough time to enjoy the shade, but when I bought a new bottle recently, I noticed this foundation has gone under extreme transformation, I mean the manufacture has had some changes in its formulation, not only I didn't found the its previous nice yellow shade in that but It just melts on my skin as I apply it, it does not have any coverage, actually It seems you applied a moisturizer. I am going to return that. I wish the company makes the first formulation again.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I wouldn't say this is the most perfect foundation but it's the best I've come across so far. I have super dry skin on my forehead and oily skin in my nose area (I'm not the only one right??). This foundation does a good job at "balancing" the moisture and oil on my skin as my forehead stays relatively hydrated while my nose doesn't get too oily. The price is not too bad for a department store brand (CAD $29). However like everyone else has said, the packaging really sucks but Clinique does sell a pump for it but at $7. However this wasn't t ideal for me and I assume the same most people.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I am very fair and have a lot of difficulty finding foundations that are light enough. The lightest shades from most brands, even high-end brands like Chanel, Dior, YSL, Lancome etc -- are simply too dark.

I live in Europe and I could not find any Clinique foundation shades lighter than Ivory, which is still too tan. Then, by luck, one store happened to have an order mix-up and got in a bottle of Alabaster. It was the perfect shade for me and I've been happily wearing it ever since. No problems whatsoever.

I had been wearing Sensai/Kanebo's CP cream foundation in Creamy Beige CF 11. It was a good match and it wore very well. However, they've discontinued the shade. I was pleased to find a substitute from Clinique, especially as it costs nearly $100 less than the Kanebo/Sensai foundation.

I plan to keep wearing this foundation, although I might look at some pale shades from other brands when I am back in the U.S., where there is a much greater variety available for really fair-skinned redheads.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This gives a very Nice and natural cover. It feels moisturising on the skin. But what does it matter? When It's totally gone in less than 30 minuts. Have to apply again and again. Worthless. Will Never buy again.


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