Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Review

Wagwan sexy people! How you all doing? Today, I will be reviewing the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup in 11 Sunny which I purchased from House of Fraser. It contains about 30ml and costs around £24.00. I was on the hunt for a good foundation for oily skin and this is what the lady at the counter recommended. She said it is really good for combination to oily skin as it helps to control oil by absorbing it as well as providing moisture. She helped me match the correct shade. She told me that it is medium coverage but can be built up to full coverage.

So now on to my thoughts after giving this foundation a go. The packaging is really simple, it's small and cute and comes in a square shaped bottle. The bottle is made out of a thick layer of glass which makes it feel heavy as well as look expensive. I think the packaging is a 9/10 and the only down side to it is it don't contain a pump which means I end up pouring out more foundation than I need.

Now on to the foundation itself. The shade is slightly darker than my actual skin tone but to be fair that would be the fault of the worker who matched me up. She didn't match it to my neck as accurately as I would have liked it to be. However, this can be fixed by applying a lighter concealer to balance out the shade. The formula itself is thin and easy to blend out. But I would say it is more light/medium coverage than medium/full coverage as it don't cover up as much as I would like it to even after applying two layers. The consistency of the foundation is very thin so you can see through it. It is lightweight and it is perfect for days you don't want to wear too much makeup. I would not wear this on a day where I want full coverage.

It claims to control oil levels but I still got oily around my t-zone and towards the end of the day by foundation start splitting around my smile lines. It does make my face look dewy and towards the end of the day I just look like an oily mess as my skin begins to release oil and I don't like that look. It would have been better if it was more towards the matte side. In terms of how long it lasts, it requires touch ups throughout the day and it doesn't look the way it did at the end of the day compared to the start. I wouldn't use this on a day wear I will be wearing makeup all day and want my makeup to last.

Overall, the foundation is good if you are looking for light coverage foundation and want something lightweight to wear for regular use on an everyday basis. There are a range of shades to choose from but don't be like me and actually get it matched to your neck. However, it does not control oil and cannot be worn for a long period of time. It is also more on the dewy side and I am a matte girl.

What do you think of this foundation? What foundation would you recommend?
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  3. that sounds really amazing!


  4. Great post! That foundation looks very beautiful! ♥


  5. Amazing post! I want to try this foundation for so long! I follow you, I hope you will follow me back ♥

  6. great review! thanks for sharing your thoughts on this :)

    xoxo, rae

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  8. Really appreciate your honest thoughts on this, hun! My skin is really oily and I love foundations that give full coverage, so I would probably be giving this one a miss. Thank you for sharing this lovely review! xoxo


  9. Nice product, dear :)
    Have a nice day! xoxo

  10. I have oily skin as well, so I'm not getting it. It sounds it would work for me un winter though x

    Pink Frenzy

  11. I would definitely recommend the L'Oreal Infallible foundation for oil control. It lasts so long and is just fantastic.

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  12. I have dry skin so sounds like something I might like as I prefer dewy foundations. Great review! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  13. Thanks for sharing this review! I have problem skin (acne problems :'( ) so it makes finding the perfect foundation super difficult. I want something with good coverage, yet doesn't feel too heavy and limits oil where possible. So good to know I can cross this one off my list, but I imagine it would be great for people with dry skin!

    Talyssa xx
    The Hidden Thimble