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Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss
Member Name: Lools_24
Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss
Date: 07/07/11, updated on 15/11/11 (49 review reads)
Advantages: Smooth glossy lips, nice colours
I tend to wear and own a lot of lipglosses therefore when buying presents my family tend to purchase lipglosses as a safe present. My parents tend to purchase more premium brands of cosmetics as presents for me as they know because I'm on a budget I won't purchase these for myself so like to "treat" me on my special occasions. Amongst my birthday presents this year they opted for Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss.
*** Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss***
"Meet Clinique Superbalm - lip balm with a colourful twist. Gorgeous colours treat your most under moisturised skin to helpings of soothing shine. Instantly relieve dryness, protect with antioxidants and more. Dip in. " Is the description of the lipgloss on the Clinique website.
The gloss comes in a wide variety of colours the most widely available include apricot, raspberry, mango, liliac and rootbeer. The colours are generally very pink and pastel based therefore for those that prefer more orange/ brown tones of lip colour this may not be for you.
The Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss comes in a small 15ml plastic squeezeable tube. The tube is clear so you can see the exact colour of the lip gloss and you can also see how much of this product that you have left. The lip gloss lid screws off to reveal the end of the tube which acts as an applicator. This is a slanted piece of plastic with a hole in the middle which dispenses the lipgloss when you squeeze. In comparison to other lipglosses in similar packaging, this hole is smaller therefore less product dispensed when you squeeze.
As this was a gift I obviously did not visit a store and purchase it myself. However in my true fashion I did check up and find out the price and where the product was available. Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss is sold at Clinique counters in department stores which includes John Lewis, Debenhams, Selfridges, House of Fraser and Fenwicks. Boots also sell this lipgloss. A 15ml tube costs £13.00 therefore this would definitely be considered a "premium priced" lipgloss if compared with the average high street brand which costs around £5 a tube.
My mum purchased Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Grapefruit. This is a very light bright pastel candy pink type colour when looking at it in the tube, however do not let this put you off as the colour when on your lips is more subtle and diluted in its intensity.
To apply you simply squeeze the tube and run the applicator along your lips. This dispenses lipgloss out of the hole in the nozzle and the angled nozzle rubs this onto your lips. The consistency of the lipgloss makes it easier to apply than many other lipglosses with a similar style packaging design. This is because the lipgloss is reasonable thick, therefore because it is not runny it means you do not risk the lipgloss running over your lip line. It also means you do not apply excess product as at £13.00 per tube wastage is not at all desirable!
Once spread onto your lips the grapefruit colour was not as intense as it looked in the tube. The light candy pink colour was more subtle and gave a light pink shimmery shine to my lips rather than a matte block candy pink colour. The effect is very glossy and has a mirror like varnished shine rather than just a wet balm type look.
The lipgloss does not have a real taste to it. There is a slight sugar sweet flavour if you lick your lips but it is not fruity or fragranced like many lipglosses are. Once on your lips you do have to take care (especially when you go out on a blustery day) that your hair (if long) does not get stuck to your lips causing a sticky mess which happens with all brands of lipgloss but I would not consider Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss to be an excessively sticky lipgloss that leaves an uncomfortable sticky feeling on your lips.
The Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss stays on your lips slightly longer than most lipglosses. I find that if I do not drink or eat this lipgloss will stay visible on my lips for up to 3 hours. If you are eating and drinking you will find that you need to reapply in order to maintain a shiny glossy look.
The effects of the Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss are great for those like myself with dry chapped lips. The Clinique lipgloss has a soothing moisturising effect which you can feel working on your lips immediately. I found my lips had a lovely cool smooth feel to them. After around 3 applications of this lipgloss, my chapped sore lips looked perfectly smooth and free from chapped skin.
I was very impressed with the Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss. The thick consistency of the lipgloss makes it very easy to apply but means a little product goes a long way. Once on your lips it does not have an excessively sticky feeling to it but it has a very nice super glossy colour which last longer than average compared with most lipglosses. The moisturising effects of the lipgloss is also impressive and leaves even excessively dry chapped lips like mine, smooth and free from dryness within only 3 applications.
I do think this is a great lipgloss both the moisturising effects, colour, shine and also its staying power but at £13.00 per tube it is not a product I will be purchasing regularly as I would not describe it as an "outstanding" beauty product. However it will be appearing on my Christmas and birthday lists as it makes a lovely gift!
Summary: Glossy lip colour from Clinique