Clinique Superbalanced Foundation

3.5

709 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


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

For me, this is a full-coverage foundation. I apply this with a wet sponge to help thin it out. This gives me a flawless, porcelain-doll look. I bought this foundation when I was still modeling a bit on the side. However, it can make me look kindda oily as the day goes on (and I have what people describe as the "normal" skintype).

I no longer use this foundation since it gives a too much of a porcelain-doll look. It makes my face kindda look fake~ It is way too much coverage for an everyday use. Maybe for special occasions. Bonus: It does give a great photo-finish though.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 8/5/2009 8:33:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I like the foundation, it really does seem to have some balancing effects on my skin)tzone not as oily), which I should definately tell since I live in the desert where its more than 100 degrees every day, plus humid. I just wish it had a little more coverage, and I feel like I have to use twice much more product as it all seems to sink into my skin fairly quickly. I use about two dime sizes, where as with my PF mnineral foundation(liquid) I use a pea size and get much more coverage. I think I am going to try the compact formula and pray that it balances my skin out as good as this one. Otherwise if I wanted light coverage and a natual look (when I dont have so many breakouts) I would like to continue using it for now.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i bought this today,
and thought i'de try it when i got home
took my old different foundation off from before and start again.
i bought number 03 'ivory' which i got told in the store was the best for my skin colour.
im really pleased with it, i have dry skin near my t-zone and oily skin on my forehead.
and normal skin on my cheeks.
and this foundation works so well on all of them
it's a perfect match for my skin tone, and it's the most natural looking foundation i've used in a very long time.
i top it off with the clinique almost powder foundation and it looks so natural.
i couldn't be happier.
i would definately buy this again, and the price was really good for how good the product is.


on 8/3/2009 9:24:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So I am a longtime fan of Clinique's Almost Makeup...however now that it's summer and I have a tan, the darkest shade was not dark enough, and it seemed a bit too greasy. So I went to the nearest Clinique counter and asked the SA for a sheer foundation that would help control oil, and she mathced me to Superbalanced in "Sand". I have to give her props, not only do I love this makeup, the shade is spot on for my very golden summer tanned skin! I am one of those gals with odd combo skin, super oily t-zone yet flaky at the same time, so finding a foundation that suits that skin type is tricky. This stuff is sheer, natural looking, and does seem to balance out my skin. I am super oily so I set it with Clinique's Stay Matte powder in Golden. Of course I still have to blot and powder my tzone throughout the day, but that will be the case with any foundation I use. It's a dream to apply, and I think my new fave! I love Clinique!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This foundation seems to melt into your skin and the color blends naturally with your own seemlessly. Would have given it five lippies if not for the fact that this is only amazing in winter and fall. During the summer months I got a very oily T-zone even with primer underneath and it felt a bit too heavy. But I would definitly buy this again as a winter foundation.


on 7/16/2009 7:11:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I used this product for 3yrs solid, but it just wasnt a good coverage for me as id say its only light to medium and didnt cover my pinkness as im fair, also doesnt cover blemishes very well at all. i possibly would buy this again for summer possibly.


on 7/13/2009 11:37:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My favorite winter foundation! But I've found that it's just not able to stand up to my extremely oily T-zone in the summer. But for the colder/less humid months, this is amazing.


on 7/9/2009 9:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

For my acne-prone and oily skin, this foundation is a no, especially in the summer months.

I originally started using it in the winter, and it was decent. The coverage was moderate - definitely wasn't enough to cover up my red spots and all of my scarring, but it went on smoothly and matched my skin tone well. It would definitely wear off as the day went on, however, and I'm pretty sure it has exacerbated my break-outs.

Now in the summer, it's been turning orange. My face is an oil slick! I'm going to try Cover FX as soon as I can get my hands on it.


on 7/5/2009 1:05:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This broke me out. The texture also seems quite oily and runny. It also did not wear well throughout the day. A few hours after wearing it, it seemd to fade off in certain spots so my skin became blotchy. Also, I'm a PPP neutral/cool and MAC has me at NC15 and the lightest shade is not quite light enough. Will not repurchase. Clinique Stay True is much better and no breakouts.


on 7/1/2009 11:20:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have finally found my HG of all foundations. Finally... after years and years of trial and error. I've always been a Clinique makeup girl. I used to use their skin care range, but after much deliberation I changed to a natural skin care range called Sukin. It's much cheaper, and agrees with my skin a lot more.

Superbalanced is amazing. I have normal to combo skin. I use the shade 'Alabaster'. I used to use Perfectly Real Makeup in shade 02. But, it's winter and I get a bit dry. So, I tried this amazing foundation. The coverage is medium, but looks natural. It's not matte, which I like to steer clear from... because even though I'm 23, matte foundation makes me look older I think. The only thing that is a downside is the packaging. Although I'm not too worried, as I can get just the right amount out with a spatula, or when I shake it up, I just use the lid with my Ecotools foundation brush. The texture is great, it blends easily, and doesn't cake at all. All in all a fantastic product. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now. No break outs. No flaking. No oil build up. No blocked pores. Seriously a great foundation. I'm so glad I found it :D
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After much consideration, I eventually gave up on this. i've been using it for at least 1-2 years now. Loved it, up until I started to notice that it doesn't match my skin anymore. It's too dark. I bought MAC select spf 15 foundation yesterday, which matches my skin perfectly. NW15. I compared the two, and yeah... clinique... I love you but, we don't fit anymore.


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