Ok so I’ve sampled both the um… samples of the Clinique liquid foundations I picked up during the promotional period and I must say that my initial instincts were correct. My skin much preferred the SuperFit foundation over SuperBalance foundation despite everything the SA told me.
Clinique SuperBalance liquid foundation made me oily
I was told that the Superbalance foundation was this “magical” foundation that would provide moisture where I had dry skin and not where I was oily and so it was perfect for combination skin. That’s the theory.
In practice, what happened was an oil slick. By midday I was mopping up enough oil from my face to fuel my car… if it ran on face oil that is :P And I’m NOT oily skinned! Quite horrifying. Even after setting with loose powder, I was still an oil slick by noon so after 2 attempts I gave up on Superbalance foundation. Superfit was way a better “fit” for my skin.
Clinique SuperFit liquid foundation is oil free
The SuperFit liquid foundation is oil free. So, it is light on the skin and did not turn me into the oilfields of the Middle East by midday. You could say my acne scars are the scars of warfare :P
If I were to choose a liquid foundation from Clinique, I’d pick it up in Superfit.
Also, the colour match in SuperFit was better so it blends right into my skin and did not oxidise. The coverage is a little thin though but as you know by now, that does not bug me. It evens out skin tone nicely where it matters and that’s it.
However, if you have very dry skin then you might find this foundation a little drying.
Although the samples looked a little paltry, they did last quite a few uses and definitely more than 1 week. I’m still using the samples now and will do so until they dry out.
I’m not in love with these foundations though. Oil free or not, the foundation feels a little heavy on my skin. I’m used to the lightweight feel of the Lancome Maquiliquide foundation and the Diorskin Nude Hydrating liquid foundation so I felt the “weight” of these Clinique foundations.
Did you pick up your Clinique sample foundations and are you liking the ones you got? Do share! :D