Clinique Superbalanced Foundation review

Taryn Davies
Published: April 3, 2017

Clinique is the perfect go-to brand for those who suffer from sensitive skin, but they also offer a great range of foundations, including their Superbalanced foundation which comes in two formulations.

The Superbalanced foundations promise to control oil, whilst hydrating the skin and providing perfect, weightless coverage. Pretty much every we could wish for from a foundation.

Clinique Superbalanced Foundation Review makes the two formulas of Clinique Superbalanced different?

The Clinique Superbalanced foundation comes in two formulations, the standard Superbalanced and Superbalanced Silk – so which is the best one for you and your skin type?

Superbalanced has a natural matte finish, whilst Superbalanced Silk is a natural finish.

Superbalance offers a sheer to moderate coverage, whilst Superbalanced Silk gives more coverage to the skin, with a medium-buildable finish.

The Superbalanced formula doesn’t come with SPF protection, whereas the Superbalanced Silk has SPF15 protection and both formulations add moisture to the skin where needed and subtract oil if that’s needed too.

Clinique Superbalanced Foundation Review


Blends beautifully, excellent shade selection, feels lightweight on skin, buildable coverage in both formulas


The bottle - there's no pump so getting the product out can get a little messy. Some might find the lighter coverage for the standard formula isn’t enough, lack of SPF in the normal Superbalanced formula

Bottom Line

The Superbalanced foundations from Clinique are a brilliant buildable foundation that are available in a good shade range, that hydrates where needed and absorbs oil in the places where skin can get a little greasy, the t-zone for most people. They’re perfect if you have dry or combination skin. The Silk formula has SPF included and a higher coverage with a natural finish. Whereas, the Superbalanced formula has a natural matte finish, and more of a sheer coverage. They’re a great price point for a higher end foundation, £23, and they’re available from a number of places too – so getting your hands on the shade you need shouldn’t be a problem.

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