Product Purchased by IMBB
Skin tone: warm-yellow undertones, NC25-30
Skin type: oily-combination
I am reviewing Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 today. I purchased it online and chose the shade Silk Bisque. Let’s read on for complete details about the foundation.
Price: $25 for 30 ml
Benefits: Balances Skin, Oil Control
Skin Types: 2, 3, 4
Slip on a silk-enriched makeup. Feel naked, yet covered to perfection. Control oil, yet hydrate where needed. Protect with SPF. Oil-free. Sheer to moderate coverage. Natural-matte finish. Ideal for Dry Combination to Oily Skin Types.
How to Use:
Apply after using your 3-Step Skin Care System.
Start with a small amount in the center of the face. Blend outwards with Foundation Brush or fingertips.
Blend well and build coverage as needed.
Remove with your favourite Clinique makeup remover.
My Experience with Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15:
Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 comes in the green signature Clinique packaging with every small and big detail printed on it. The foundation is sold in a frosted glass bottle without a pump. It is a liquid foundation and I would have really appreciated a pump with it, but seems like Clinique is saving on it. You have to dispense the product from the bottle, which isn’t tricky, but might get messy and unhygienic at times. I prefer to use my left palm as a platform for the foundation. The bottle is a bit heavy but travel-friendly.
Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF-15 is a liquid foundation and the consistency is fluid. Rightly named as Silk foundation, it feels and sets like silk. It is easily blendable without any streaking and it does not cling to dry patches either. The finish is dewy and best for dry skin or winter season. I wonder how Clinique has declared it suitable for oily and oily-combination skin types. I feel this one is more appropriate for dry and dry-combination skin types, because even with average moisturization, it sets flawlessly and doesn’t enhance dry patches.
Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup comes with SPF 15, which is below the minimum daily requirements of sunscreen. So, you will need some extra while stepping out, but then it doesn’t reflect much of whitish cast in photographs. Dermatologically tested, it doesn’t trigger acne and doesn’t accentuate pores as well. However, I feel it oxidises slightly and also settles a bit into my laugh lines after a couple of hours.
Talking about the coverage, it gives sheer to medium coverage. One coat is for sheer and you can add another layer without looking cakey for a medium coverage. I grab a concealer for my sun spots and marks because Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup blurs them but they keep peeking through! The best part is that Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup is extremely comfortable to wear and feels like silk. It is a hydrating foundation that gives ample time to blend.
Clinique claims that it controls oil and hydrates dry areas. The wear time is approximately 6 hours without any primer. Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup offers you an impressive array of shades. My usual match in Clinique is Ivory but I was confused to see newer shades in this range and unfortunately ended up picking one tone lighter. I should have opted for Silk Sahara though Silk Bisque works fine with custom drops.
Summing it up in pros and cons:
Pros of Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15:
• Impressive shade range for yellow, pink and neutral undertones.
• Easily blendable.
• A hydrating foundation; doesn’t cling to dry patches.
• Perfect for dry and dry-combination skin types.
• Dewy finish and feels silky on the skin.
• Evens out the skin tone.
• Brightens up the complexion.
• Oil-free and dermatologically tested.
• Does not to trigger breakouts.
• Doesn’t accentuate pores or blend to streaks.
• Medium coverage achievable with two layers of foundation.
• Fragrance-free formula.
• Love the frosted bottle.
• Liquid foundation – easy to blend.
Cons of Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15:
• The frosted glass bottle is adorable but I would have preferred a pump.
• Clinique needs to add some swatches of shades on its website on priority.
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15?
This is one HG everyday foundation with sheer-medium coverage for every skin type. Yes, I confidently recommend Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF-15 and I will prefer it over my regular Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup but in shade Silk Sahara to match my summer NC-30 skin (yellow undertones, medium complexion).
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