Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15 Review

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15 Review


You know I am so much in love with Clinique Superbalanced Foundation, that I want Clinique to introduce more products in this particular range.  Last time, when I asked them what other products they had, the store people showed me “Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15.”  I grabbed it immediately the moment it was shown to me.  The packaging was really attractive and I didn’t want the SA to show me any demo either 🙂  Let’s see what the product actually claims and whether it delivered true to its claims.

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Product Description:

Allergy tested, 100% fragrance free.  Sheer to moderate coverage.  Natural finish.  Mineral makeup with a smart advantage.  Long wear pressed to loose powder formula helps absorb oil, maintain skin’s moisture balance.  Protects with broad spectrum SPF plus antioxidants.  Lightweight, oil free, includes anti-bacterial brush.

How To Use:

Turn dial clockwise to first mark to release enough fresh powder for a full face application.  Using brush, sweep powder over face to desired coverage.

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Rs. 2100 for 18 gm.


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My Take on Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15:

There are so many good things I have to say about this makeup powder.  After two disappointments with Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask and Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, this is such an awesome product.  Superbalanced powder makeup is suitable for dry/combination to oily skin types, pretty much all skin types you can say.

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Most of the claims made by this product are true and I will list them out one by one.  I got the shade “06 Natural 6 (M).

Talking about the packaging first, its a pressed to loose powder which comes in a sifter jar.  There is a very clear mirror provided and a brush which though applies the powder well, feels very scratchy.  I use a kabuki brush instead.  The powder is not picked well by puff or compact sponge, only brush goes well with this powder.  I have to twist the dial clockwise to get the right amount of product for one-time use.  Because of this feature, there is no wastage of product.

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The best thing is that since its a pressed to loose powder, when you open the jar, the powder will not fly all over the place.  The packaging is very attractive; however, it starts to look messy over a period of time with spilled powder.

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Many of us, when we are doing touch-ups with compact powders, have that feeling that we might have gone a bit extra, but not with this.  The powder is finely milled and goes smoothly on the face.  Its extremely lightweight.  Though the texture is not silky like Makeup Forever HD Powder, still, its smooth enough.  It gives the most perfect natural finish on the face, does not feel cakey at all. You can go overboard applying it, but still it would look good.  It gives a matte finish and provides medium coverage.  Its good to wear over your favorite foundation. In summers, oily skin can skip everything and use just this powder alone.

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This is a mineral-rich formula and hasn’t broken me out at all.  It does brighten the face because of the matte effect.  This product has talc in it, I don’t mind talc as an ingredient, but some people do not like talc.

When you are using this powder, it won’t feel dry on the face, it just feels right.  Superbalanced powder has SPF of 15, so yay for that too.

This is a great powder, but it does have some inadequacies.  First, its not long staying.  In humid conditions, it will quickly melt away and you would have to do frequent touch-ups.  Second is the high price, at a lesser price, you can get MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation plus Powder.  Third, I didn’t like the brush at all, it claims to be anti-bacterial and applies the powder good, but it feels a bit scratchy.

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Overall, I love this Clinique Superbalanced Powder and I am going to repurchase it again.

Pros of Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15:

  • A superb pressed-to-loose makeup powder that brightens up face.
  • Gives a natural finish.
  • Does not look cakey.
  • Gives a nice matte look.
  • Mineral-enriched powder.
  • Comes with SPF 15.
  • Texture of the powder is smooth.
  • Sifter and twist-to-release-powder packaging which prevents wastage of the product.
  • Provides medium coverage.
  • One of the best loose powders available.

Cons of Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15:

  • Pricey.
  • Does not last long, in humid and hot weather, it melts away quickly.
  • Would require frequent touch-ups.
  • Brush feels a bit scratchy.

Would I Repurchase Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15?

Yes, forever.

Do I Recommend Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15?

Yes, to those who are crazy about matte look.

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42 thoughts on “Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup with SPF 15 Review

    1. Thankooooooooooo so much Neha……………I am so waiting for your haul, just saw a preview on FB, major drool….me too high…..high five 🙂

  1. clinique product review on the blog… it has to be from jomol di… 😉
    very nice pictures :)..
    but mine and your skin is totally opposite.. i to have dryy skin.. 🙂 so i canot copy your products.. 🙁 😛

  2. Awesome review. I got the loreal mineral loose powder recently (without reading the review in IMBB :() and I’m disappointed to the core. I curse myself for wasting 120rs on it.
    I have oily t zone… How does it fair in that part??

    1. Shami, not yet, this one looks good, but you should give MAC Studio fix a try, because its so raved about 🙂

  3. hey Jomol, came to know that u have completed 3 yrs with IMBB thru neha’s post…CONGRATS sure must be an awesome feelinng…

  4. hey Jomol, came to know that u have completed 3 yrs with IMBB thru neha’s post…CONGRATS sure must be an awesome feeling…

  5. Jomol am so loving it..the pics looks so clear n tempting as well :)…congrats on completing 3 yrs on Imbb….You guys are amazing.

  6. Congrats Jomol for your 3 beautiful years with IMBB. 🙂 More power to you, Neha, Rati and Sanjeev and to the blog. 🙂 I’d love to try this Clinique Powder but to pricey. I’ll check out MAC StudioFix Powder first upon your reco. 🙂 Lovely photos! 🙂

    1. Thanks sooooooooo much Val. MAC studio fix is such a raved about product, give it a try, but this superbalanced powder will not disappoint at all 🙂

  7. OMG jomo, i also waaaaant this, I <3 d superbalanced foundation too, I am so getting this, thankooooo for d revu :*

  8. GM jomol &all..
    Jomol, congrats for the 3 yrs completion.. 🙂
    and this one looks very promising..and clear pix..

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