This is the second Clinique liquid makeup I have tried. My first try was Clinique's even better foundation. And while I loved the staying power and the finish of this foundation, It still dried out around my nose area. I have serious combination skin, where I'm oily almost everywhere on my face, but get really dry and flaky around my nose and sometimes at the corner of my mouth. So I thought I would try the Superbalanced since I'd heard so much about it and it's for combination skin. It claims to moisturize your dry areas while absorbing oil in those areas you get oily. It also claims to be long wearing and water-resistant. I gave the overall rating a 3 just because the makeup had a nice finish after applying it. I applied it with my ELF powder brush (I always apply my foundation with this brush because I absolutely love it). It actually worked a little bit with my oily areas. However, I found that it dried out the area around my nose even worse than the Clinique Even Better Foundation, and after a few hours it the covereage wasn't as good and almost looked cakey on my chin. I'm definitely not saying this is a horrible foundation, (i've definitely had worse), however, it just didn't work well enough for me. So I wouldn't necessarily buy it again.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
reeree77 5/3/2012 10:03:00 AM
I absolutely love this product! I have very complex skin. I'm oily everywhere on my face, but I get dry flakies around my nose and sometimes around my chin. You would think it would be impossible to have oily skin AND dry flakes, though I exfoliate daily. Anyways, I tried this a while back before I started having these flaky problems and loved it. However, my makeup ADD kicked in and I wanted to try something else. I tried a couple of different loose powders, and wasn't thrilled with any of them. If anything, on top of my liquid foundation, they made the dry flakes more prominent. Well I went to walmart the other day, seen this and decided to repurchase it (I used up all of first one I bought), and totally rediscovered my love for it. It helps keep my face from being shiny AND doesn't emphasize my dry flakies! I don't believe I'll be switching back to anyd over powder. This is my HG! Will definitely buy this item again when i run out!