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Superbalanced Makeup

Clinique

Superbalanced Makeup

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1.0 oz Item 2153594

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Color:27 Alabaster (very fair, cool-neutral undertones)

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The smart makeup. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup is a liquid foundation with adjustable, oil-free coverage provides moisture and absorbs oil when and where needed. Silky upon application.

Features & Benefits:
  • Solution for oiliness, dryness and uneven skintone
  • For Dry Combination and Combination Oily skin
  • Natural finish
  • Medium coverage
  • Non-acnegnic
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Allergy tested
  • 100% fragrance free
  • Oil free
  • Sweat and humidity resistant
  • 8-hour wear

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Apply after using your 3-Step Skin Care System. Start in center of face and blend outward with Foundation Brush or fingertips. Blend evenly for smooth, natural-looking coverage. For a seamless look, dampen fingertips and blend edges, especially along jawline.

Remove with your favourite Clinique makeup remover.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 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, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide.

May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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Product Reviews

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CliniqueSuperbalanced Makeup
 
4.6

(based on 261 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (140)
  • Blends well (124)
  • Easy to apply (120)
  • Goes on smoothly (119)
  • Long-lasting (89)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Difficult to apply (3)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (90)
  • Sensitive skin (44)
  • Normal skin (38)
  • Mature skin (36)
  • Full coverage (35)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (18), 30 minutes (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (95), Budget shopper (57)

Reviewed by 261 customers

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3.0

Decent

By ashlee_2018

from Minneapolis

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

    Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

    Unfortunately even the lightest shade was too dark for my winter skin. It went on easily but I don't think it would be very long lasting.

     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By April

    from Layton, UT

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

      I love this product. It's lightweight and goes on easily. The coverage is great as well. I have been and will continue to be a repeat customer.

       
      5.0

      Lifetime user

      By Jackee

      from Modesto, Ca

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

        I've been using Clinique since high school (20ish years) and nothing compares to Clinique. I look like I'm still in my 20s. It has truly been my go to and I'll never use anything else. And I'm an esthetician! So love your skin and buy this! :)

         
        5.0

        Have used it for years .Have changed brands but always back

        By Okie Quilter

        from Yukon Ok

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

            Everyday use

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good, Not Great

            By Candyfairey

            from Georgia

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

            When I first started using this I loved it. It goes on like silk, then I use a damp beauty blender to blend it, otherwise it would be a little streaky. It doesn't exacerbate my hormonal acne and feels really light on my skin. It also doesn't show any dry patches on my really dry skin or irritate my very sensitive skin. But then my acne got worse (nothing to do with the product) and it was barely covering anything other than evening out my flushed skintone. I also started to notice that even with a setting powder it barely lasted more than a few hours before it started getting really shiny and splotchy. The coverage is good if you have relatively good, clear skin already, but not good for angry red acne or fresh acne scars. I'm on my second bottle and only use it if I'm not going to be out long. Give it a try though as it seems to be a kind of hit or miss product. On days when I need good, long lasting coverage I use Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

             
            5.0

            Love it feels so clean and helps my complexion !

            By Tfowler

            from Poplar Bluff

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

              Love this product

               
              5.0

              Flawless literally!

              By MM

              from Detroit, MI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

                  I've tried it all...always seem to comeback to this product

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I will purchase this product again.

                  By Evie

                  from Lafayette, La

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

                    I like this product because it does not contain SPF.

                     
                    5.0

                    I love Clinique superbalanced Foundation

                    By BritainyLuz

                    from Woodbridge VA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Skin
                      • Light To Medium Coverage

                      Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

                      I use 09 Sand and have been loyal to it for over 4 years now.

                       
                      5.0

                      love it

                      By Reba

                      from Turlock

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Matte Finish
                      • Noncomodegenic

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Light To Medium Coverage

                        Comments about Clinique Superbalanced Makeup:

                        I love this foundation, it's lightweight and blends well.

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                        • Q:

                          I use tarte amazonian clay in light medium in winter and medium beige I summer. What color would you suggest?
                          Asked on 3/12/2018 by Hillary from undisclosed

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello! Clinique Superbalanced Makeup shade Nude Beige is a similar shade and tone to your favourites. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                            Answered on 3/14/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          If I am Silk Shell in the other superbalanced foundation with spf, what would my shade be in this one?
                          Asked on 1/24/2018 by EL from Pittsburgh, PA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello! Clinique Superbalanced Makeup shade Alabaster is a similar shade and tone to your Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15 shade Silk Shell. Be sure to let us know your results!

                            Answered on 1/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          Which lighter shades contain cool/neutral undertones in them?
                          Asked on 1/23/2018 by EL from Pittsburgh, PA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup shade Breeze and Alabaster are cool neutral undertones for a fair skin tone. Visit your local Ulta Clinique counter to experience Clinique Superbalanced Makeup in person and find your custom-fit shade. We can't wait to hear your results!

                            Answered on 1/23/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          My concern is in the manufacturing, I've been purchasing this in the same place Ulta. But each bottle is labeled either Belgum or Canada a few USA. I thought Clinique was manufactured in the USA? I even asked the Clinique Rep, she said she didn't know why each bottle had a different Country .
                          Asked on 1/16/2018 by Robin from PA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi! The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. does business in over 150 countries and territories around the world. As a global organization, our products are produced in various facilities worldwide. You can be assured that, regardless of the place of manufacture, all of our facilities follow stringent manufacturing practices and follow our Global Quality Assurance procedures and policies. Clinique is a brand of the Estée Lauder Companies. Thank you for your question and have a great week.

                            Answered on 1/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          What would be comparable to Estée Lauder Double Wear Light foundation in the shade Intensity 2 in Clinique foundation.
                          Asked on 12/30/2017 by Terri from Hershey,Pa

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello. Try Clinique Superbalanced Makeup shade Porcelain Beige for a similar shade and tone to your favourite. We can't wait to hear your results!

                            Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          Does it have a pump top?
                          Asked on 11/1/2017 by estella from newtown

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup does not have a pump top. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                            Answered on 11/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          I bought the color alabaster but it seems a bit light for me, any ideas what to try next? I have fair skin with neutral undertones so I was thinking ivory?
                          Asked on 10/30/2017 by Allicyn from Baton Rouge Louisiana

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi! Try Clinique Superbalanced Makeup shade Light for a shade darker in the same neutral undertone as your Alabaster. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                            Answered on 10/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          I have an oily forehead and a dry chin. Should I use this foundation or the Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15?
                          Asked on 10/27/2017 by Holly from St. Paul, US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello! Clinique Superbalanced Makeup and Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF 15 will both help to subtract oil and give moisture in areas you need it most such as forehead and chin. The main difference is that Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup is a sheer coverage with a matte finish vs. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup which is a moderate coverage with a natural finish. Be sure to let us know your results!

                            Answered on 10/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          I use the superbalanced silk in Canvas. What would be the best match In the superbalanced?
                          Asked on 9/1/2017 by BeautyMix from undisclosed

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi! Neutral should be a similar shade with the same undertone for your skin. Thank you for reaching out and have a great week!

                            Answered on 9/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                        • Q:

                          I have used the superbalanced number 2 fair in the past. Recently I went and purchased the number 2 but it was silk shell? Did the numbers change or did I buy the wrong thing?
                          Asked on 8/10/2017 by JL from Cherry Hill, NJ

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hi! I apologize for the inconvenience. There are 2 Superbalanced formulas. You have previously been using the regular Superbalanced. You purchased a different formula, which is called Superbalanced Silk. We will gladly exchange this for you. Thank you for reaching out.

                            Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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