Friday, 23 November 2012

My Current Foundation: Clinique Superbalanced

Hey Everyone,
Today's post is a review of my current foundation of choice... Clinique's Superbalanced foundation! I love this foundation and used it when I was about 16 then forgot about it for more than a few years, and then this year I was in Debenhams and for some reason decided to repurchase and have been in love with it ever since!
Aimed at: All Skin types but especially good for combination skins like mine as its moisturizing enough for the dry patches, without looking overly shiny on the oily parts. Its 100% fragrance free and oil free, which means its better for the skin and less likely to break me out (which a lot of fragranced products do as I also have very sensitive skin)

Clinique says: Clinique's great equaliser for combination skin. Provides moisture and absorbs oil where needed. Minimises appearance of fine lines. Helps protect skin from environmental damage. Apply to face and throat with fingers. Can be worn in the immediate eye area. For seamless look, dampen ends of fingers and blend into hair and jawline.

Packaging: It comes in a really pretty floral box (I had to add that in! its to pretty not to!). The product comes in a glass bottle, but its a pretty sturdy bottle which very thick glass (I'm not saying it would survive a fall on a titled floor but it must have a better chance of survival than other foundations I've used!) The glass is frosted which makes it seem extra luxurious.  The cap twists on and off to make sure your keeping the product air tight... to last longer! The one thing I don't like about this product is that it doesn't have a pump, which means if you don't have a steady hand you can sometimes pour out to much! however I've seen people buy a pump and fit it to the bottle so there's always that option!
Formula: I love this formula! Its obviously a liquid foundation, but its really creamy and feels amazing on! What I really like about this foundation is that its loose and thin enough to give you a great natural finish, which is good for the summer when your skin might be looking its best (and when u feel like u need less coverage). HOWEVER its really build-able (like seriously build-able!) So if you want more coverage just leave it a couple of minutes to sink into the skin and then reapply another layer and you have more coverage...Amazing!!

Finish: Really natural like your skin but way better, if your building it up to have more coverage its still looks really natural and not at all heavy! It gives what I would call a dewy glow, however all you have to do is give your skin a very slight powder and its matte! So its a really versatile foundation!

Pair it with: If you want to lose the dewy glow and stay a bit more matte then 17 at boots do a great powder which pairs perfectly with this foundation! 17 Shine Control Pressed Powder!
Price: I picked mine up from Debenhams for around €25, while then were having a sale day! But it normally retails for around the €29 mark. I have to say it is a little bit more pricey than drugstore but its totally worth it! If its better for my skin, and looks amazing then I would definitely repurchase. However waiting for a sale or discount day is definitely worth it to get a few €'s off!

Have you tried this Foundation? Whats your current foundation?

10 comments:

  1. Love your blog! It's really pretty and I really enjoyed reading through your posts! Glad I found you via the #bbloggers Blog Hop! I am now following! x

    Would be awesome if you could follow me back!
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    1. Thank you so much so nice! I'm off to your blog now! :) x

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  2. I've never tried a Clinique foundation before, but it looks amazing. I'm a MAC addict and swear by the studio fix fluid :) xo

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    1. I used to use that all the time but find it too heavy on the skin now! :) x

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  3. Love your blog! Could you tell me which colour this swatch is?
    Thanks x

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    1. Yer sorry I totally forgot its alabaster! I think its the lightest shade as I'm very pale! :) x

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  4. I love the shine control powder too. Bloggers influence me too much as I bought it after loads of people have said it is amazing! Ha. I was pretty impressed too though. Ive never used the foundation tough, currently cant be parted from my No 7 haha. Fab review hun and love the blog! Xx

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    1. lol me too I saw it on youtube and had to have it! Using Rimmel now though and love that too! Thank you so much! :) x

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